By Ashtyn Britt
I do not know about anyone else, but I am a long-time fan of the Investigative Discovery Channel. I cannot explain why I find documentary/reenactment crime shows interesting. Maybe I like the idea of hearing insane stories about what pushes people over the edge to feel better about other things in the world, or am simply fascinated at what drives people to do things that seem insane. So, when I recently found out that my Hulu subscription included most of the best shows from the ID Channel, I knew I would have no problem getting through the Pandemic. So, if you are interested, here are my top 5 recommendations for ID Channel shows now available on Hulu!
This show is by far my favorite, providing usually two or three stories per episode under a specific theme. What is especially great about this series is the wide variety of different types of crime that are described throughout the series, rather than by one subcategory like a few other choices on this list.
This show focuses specifically on crimes in relation to marriages, going from identity theft to homicide. What makes this show so interesting is how people can marry someone who is nothing at all like they seem, and hearing what it took for everything to reach the point of criminal behavior.
“Wives With Knives” is a sort of combination of the two shows mentioned before. While the focus is crime in marriages, it is specifically about the wives in marriages rather than the husbands, as is more often the case in “Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry!?” However, it is equally as entertaining.
This show will also feature couple-related crimes, but usually there is something unusual about the union from the start. Some examples could include innappropriate power dynamics, incestuous relationships, or anything else that makes the story stand out from the ordinary.
This show gives accounts of various crimes that were worked on by retired Lieutenant Joe Kenda. This allows his personal account into what happened as well as his skills in how he caught some of the most heinous criminals recorded, and giving a very unique twist on an ID Channel show.