‘Unbelievable‘ is brilliant! Do not miss it! The way this police procedural dives deep into the psychology of rape victims, detectives, and serial abusers is very intense and highly moving!
Empathy vs. apathy, drive vs. negligence and how the approach to heinous rape crimes can alter the proceedings of such life altering incidents – this slow burner is markedly different storytelling. It engages you completely with its no nonsense and matter of fact narrative even when it is disturbing at it’s core.
Cases of sexual assault need to start with a notion of trust on the victim, and demand utmost patient hearing and an approach loaded with empathy and focus. For the victim, it is a scar for life and the sensitivity with which this show projects the shift of victim’s behavioral pattern over time is amazing. Furthermore, it takes you deep into how the investigators try to align themselves with the trauma, while maintaining a delicate balance of what their work and life demands. All this makes it very relevant in these times of multiple cases of MeToo losing steam.
Make time for this 8 part web series on Netflix. Brilliant performances by Merritt Wever, Tony Collette, Kaitlyn Dever, Danielle Macdonald and rest of the cast. Brilliant screenplay. A wholesome experience!