I'm crazy about true crime documentaries and judging from the popularity of the genre, you are as well. Could you solve a crime if confronted with the evidence? I'll bet a lot of people might think yes, they could, after years of watching professionals do it on TV.
Spike TV offers a new twist on the formula - Murder, where two teams of real people (who have no law enforcement training) are presented with all the evidence and given 48 hours to solve a killing. It's a bit contrived butfascinating, it's suspenseful with plenty of winding turns. The teams go over a replica of the crime scene, not the actual crime scene itself, but it's still extremely gruesome and realistic. No question, this production goes to great effort to get every forensic detail right.
Obviously, the crime was solved some time ago so the suspects are established ahead of time which helps move things along. Other than that the teams are pretty much on their own, using the knowledge they gained from watching CSI shows to study the crime scene and analyze all the evidence. You'll be guessing along with the team members and undoubtedly express bewilderment at how they came to the conclusions they did.
If you're a habitual watcher of crime documentaries and CSI type shows you'll enjoy this riveting new series.
Look for Murder on Spike TV - Tuesday, July 31st at 10pm ET/PT.