Starring: Jessica Biel, Melanie Lynskey, Pablo Schreiber, Justin Timberlake, Timothy Simons, and Raúl Esparza
Creators: Nick Antosca and Robin Veith
In what feels like the 47th true crime miniseries I’ve reviewed in the past year, Candy at least takes a somewhat different approach to the genre. Instead of getting bogged down in the minutia of the murder investigation or sensationalizing the courtroom drama, it focuses on the events leading up to the central murder. In doing so, the show becomes more about the people involved and the possible causes than the actual incident. Coming at it from that angle, not to mention being a brief five episodes, helped keep me engaged even though I’m really starting to suffer from true crime fatigue.