The Killing Season is a documentary about one of the most bizarre unsolved serial killer cases of our time. It primarily focuses on the deaths of ten sex workers discovered on Gilgo Beach, Long Island. Authorities believe these killings are the work of the Long Island Serial Killer, LISK, who remains at large, to this very day.
Now y’all know I LOVE serial killing, murder, crime, suspense, and thriller TV. Give me documentaries – on that very subject – such as ‘Making A Murderer’ and my heart will skip a beat.
While this ten-part A&E special IS very interesting, it’s not exactly what I was hoping for. The first three episodes had me on the edge of my seat. But, then? Things took a weird turn and stopped focusing on the Gilgo Beach, murders.
I fully appreciate why things took such a drastic turn. And I fully appreciate learning about how many potential serial killers may be at large on any given day. Moreover, I felt an enormous sense of sympathy toward the targeted victims – all sex-workers – because other than their immediate families, and these two documantarians, NO ONE ELSE seems to give a shit about finding these missing woman. NOT EVEN THE POLICE. And no one is trying to figure out the possible connections between any these murders, or serial killing patterns.
Even though I was hoping/expecting for something COMPLETELY DIFFERENT – like some sort of resolution, or new information leading us toward a definitive suspect as the LISK – this documentary still shinned a necessary light on the horrors I can’t even begin to imagine. And it makes me question, a lot, about police protocol and procedures.
Also? Thanks to this show, I am currently addicted to scouring THIS website.
- Recommended 3 out of 5