Earlier than Dirty John, the Netflix dramatisation, got here Dirty John the wildly fashionable LA Occasions podcast that includes the true voices of Debra Newell and her household and hosted by award profitable journalist Christopher Goffrey. The podcast has been downloaded over 50 million instances and whereas the Netflix model starring Connie Britton and Eric Bana had a shiny, trashy attraction it couldn’t stay as much as the podcast each for being not truly actual, and in addition too tethered to the true, by no means fairly with the ability to attain the complete on bonkersness of fiction sequence like You.
Dirty John was the nickname of John Meehan, the arrogance trickster on the centre of the unique case and whereas at first it was exhausting to think about how a season two can be attainable, Meehan’s story having been concluded, the present has expanded its remit so it might probably serialise and dramatise different true crime instances with a deal with tales the place love went unhealthy.
Season two is the story of Betty Broderick (performed by Amanda Peet), a girl raised with sturdy Catholic values primed to be an ideal housewife by her strict mother and father, who married up and coming physician, and later lawyer Daniel Broderick (Christian Slater). Regardless of sharing 4 kids and shifting to California the place they lived what appeared like an idyllic life, within the mid 80s their marriage dissolved bitterly and really publicly, ending in tragedy.
It is a pretty well-known case (within the US at the very least) and the primary episode (of eight) reveals that by the tip of this story Daniel shall be useless by Betty’s hand. Not a whodunnit then, and even a lot the story of what was finished, however extra a journey displaying how a seemingly good couple might generate a lot uncooked hatred between them that it led to murder – and particularly murder by a girl and mom of 4.