⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Unbelievable (2019)

An entirely addictive eight-part drama based on a Pulitzer-winning article about a young woman, Marie Adler, who after reporting rape at the police station, denied the assault had ever happened. Inspired by these true events, at its core, it is a gripping crime mystery series. But the unconventional female detectives played by Toni Collette, and Merritt Wever, who will not leave a stone unturned when they fight for justice and other women’s safety, make the drama very special.

We follow Marie Adler’s story in parallel with the rape investigations that took place three years later. Seemingly unrelated attacks dismissed due to the lack of evidence and communication between police departments are finally connected by chance and police officers Duvall and Rasmussen join up their forces. Those two astonishing female detectives are brilliantly played by Merritt Wever and Toni Collette. Together there are nothing short of unstoppable in this serial rapist case. I very much appreciated the two timelines, which allowed me to see the fascinating investigation conducted as well as what happens to the rape victims after the attacks. None of them will ever get their life back. If they are lucky they will be taken seriously and they will not be treated with condescension like criminals themselves. There is one scene when a lawyer tells Marie, ‘Noone ever accuses a robbery victim of lying, or someone who says was carjacked. Doesn’t happen. But when it happens to sexual assault…’ I guess he wanted to say that it happens notoriously.

I have watched it on Netflix