‘Only Murders in the Building’ Sends Up Our True-Crime Obsession

‘Only Murders in the Building’ Sends Up Our True-Crime Obsession

Selena Gomez, Martin Short, and Steve Martin in Only Murders in The BuildingThere’s a certain level of emotional detachment you have to adopt in order to be a dedicated true-crime fan. Memorizing the gruesome crimes of America’s most prolific serial killers often comes at the expense of discounting their victims. As amateur investigations into cases play out online, real people can get hurt in the process. Still, fans of the genre keep coming back for more, devouring podcasts, documentaries, and series after series that make them feel like gumshoes cracking the cases.  That obsession lies at the heart of Only Murders in the Building, out August 31 on Hulu. Cocreated by Waco-born Steve Martin, the ten-episode series follows Charles (Martin), a washed up actor known for his role as a fictional TV detective, Mabel (Selena Gomez), a…View Original Post

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