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Netflix Series Review-A look into the unknown returns for a second season

MADDY REMINGTON
campus editor

Giovanni Rebosio/The Collegian
After the first volume made its debut in 1987, the series has been reimagined for
Netflix and is currently in season two.
Borat brings along his daugter Tutar on his new adventure through America. He
tries to sell her to Vice President Mike Pence.
A look into the unknown returns for a second season

Unsolved Mysteries confounds viewers with six episodes in the volume two premiere featuring murder, tsunami ghosts, prison breakouts and stolen kids.

The season begins with a bang giving us a look at a case from 2010 where a prominent White House staff member was found dead in a Delaware landfill. This show looks inside Jack Wheeler’s life as a White House staffer and American businessman, as well as a theory into his disappearance because of his job at the time. But this prominent member of the U.S. government may not be what he seems at first glance.

The second episode gives an intriguing look at the story of Jennifer Fairgate, a seemingly normal woman who takes a spur of the moment trip to Oslo, Norway. But when she is found dead in her hotel room of an apparentsuicide, the details don’t add up. This episode reveals details of life as a spy and leaves viewers wondering why not a single person from across the world can recognize this woman. Who is Jennifer Fairgate? What is her story? Unsolved Mysteries seeks to reveal all.

“Death Row Fugitive” showcases a peculiar prison break that has led to the manhunt for Lester Eubanks, a convicted killer. Decades later and he is still believed to be on the run with incredible luck. Unsolved Mysteries delves deep to reveal the mysterious details of where he is and how he managed to stay off the grid.

“Tsunami Disaster”, episode four, gives us a look at the aftermath of a Tsunami in northern Japan. Fifteen thousand were killed in the wake of the 2011 tsunami. But residents have begun to get an eerie feeling that their friends and family who have passed are still around. This episode follows the reported thousands of ghost sightings in the fallout of one of the most massive earthquakes and tsunamis to date.

“Lady in the Lake” takes viewers through a confounding journey to understand what happened to a Michigan woman gone missing. The signs and police point to suicide but the small details in the case point to a much larger scheme. What exactly happened to the Michigan woman? And why does it seem that the police are covering it up? Unsolved Mysteries highlights how details can make all the difference.

The final episode “Stolen Kids” takes viewers on a heart-wrenching journey back to the 70s where two toddlers both disappeared from the same Harlem neighborhood park within months of each other. The case details are too similar to be dismissed, but even with an in-depth citywide search, the kids and the kidnapper have yet to be located. They could still be alive.

This series does an impressive job showcasing cold cases from across the world in a creative way. The cinematography takes viewers through a whirlwind of emotions by making them feel as if they are experiencing the situation. The choice to showcase these cases in a docudrama was perfect because it makes the audience more invested in the case.

Unlike volume one, volume two gives viewers cases that are closer to home and aren’t as outlandish. The cases’ details make viewers question the confounding plot holes, twists and turns. Fans of mysteries and detective-style entertainment will rejoice at this formidable second installment.

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