The show follows teams of investigators as they try to figure out how some of America’s most horrifying and brutal crimes against humanity were committed in such a short amount of time. You true-crime fanatics will find this compelling series calming despite the brutal and gory details. Aileen Wuornos, known as the “Happy Face Killer,” and Keith Hunter Jesperson, known as the “Green River Killer,” are included in the first web of killers.
When BTK returns to the scene after a 10-year absence, it’s unclear why he stopped in the first place, and the search into his identity continues. Docuseries focuses on the investigation’s findings rather than the reasons for this extraordinary inactivity. Catching Killers omitted this explanation for BTK’s slumber phase.
Coverage of Phoenix Serial Shooter and two programs on the Toronto Village Killer are included as well. That so, we should caution anyone thinking about starting to stream “Catching Killers” that it is not for the faint of heart. Beyond the awful deeds, the series depicts the depravity of humanity and the terrifying depths of evil.
Rotten Tomatoes has given the series an 80 percent rating based on whether or not it can be streamed. No doubt, you should binge-watch it. There are just enough hints dropped in Season 2 to keep viewers engaged without overwhelming them with material, as is common with many true crime documentaries.