There are some people who are obsessed with true crime TV (my boyfriend is one of them). I’ve never seen someone get so excited to watch a series based on mass murder, serial killers, investigations, and even sometimes sexual assault.
But, he’s not the only one. Many of my friends are addicted to true crime TV shows and documentary series. The reason? Apparently, people are infatuated with getting inside the “minds” of the killers and perps. They want to know why they do the things they do, how the criminal justice system works, and, all the suspense.
Me today: the national news is kind of upsetting and stressing me out. I better watch some true crime shows about serial killers to soothe my soul. Ahhh, that’s better.
— Jessica Zender (@jesszen) March 13, 2018
I watch true crime documentaries the way some men watch football – with a mouth full of food, shouting unsolicited advice at the screen
— Project Thalia (@ProjectThalia) October 12, 2018
I went to grad school w a girl who was super into true crime in high school & she wrote richard ramirez a letter & he wrote her back & basically said “yeah prisons boring I watch a lot of tv btw send me your panties” & that kind of ended it for her
— funny comady roy (@fuckwarlock) March 26, 2018
When I start watching Forensic Files and I realize I’ve already seen the episode, I get mad. I get so mad I could poison someone in small amounts every day for 6 months.
— Jeremy Rowley (@Jeremy_Rowley) March 12, 2018
The weirdest shows on investigation discovery are the ones that play jolly music in brutal murder reenactments (all of them)
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) April 10, 2013
I want to have kids but I don’t want them to get murdered, so am I going to have to make them as obsessed with true crime as I am so that they know what to look out for? Or will that turn them into murderers?
— Ana Duvergel (@AnaDuvergel) March 27, 2018
me: Wow! Why am I so freaked out all the time?
also me: watches disappearance shows, listens to murder podcasts, watches unsolved crime videos
— camera witch (@chloeeberghorst) January 19, 2018
Roses are red, people are fake, I stay to myself so I won’t be on first 48
— MTV Ellie Puckett ✝ (@whaattaafoxx) March 16, 2018
do y’all ever watch true crime shows and be critiquing the murderers? like rEALLY brenda?? if you’re going to claim an intruder broke in and killed your cheating husband, at least break a window or soMETHING pic.twitter.com/XzvSB84Wwq
— teaira ? (@_bebetete_) March 15, 2018
every couple of weeks i call around to the major insurance companies and make sure my girlfriend hasnt taken out a life insurance policy on me. i might watch too much forensic files.
— MacMally? (@MacMallyMMA) March 19, 2018
I watch too many true crime shows to let my friends leave with men they don’t know. You’ll thank me later when all your limbs are still attached bitch! pic.twitter.com/pAqUOUxZO7
— ?rae (@emo4evaa) February 3, 2018