Fri 12/9: Captive (Netflix)
Judging by the television trends of 2016, there is plenty of audience interest in true crime stories. Coming off their hit series Making A Murderer and the Amanda Knox documentary, Netflix looks to continue to deliver on that curiosity with a new series from Doug Liman that examines real hostage-taking cases. Contrasting with most programs, individual episodes examine a variety of different events and their relation to each other rather than just one. Having gained unprecedented access to case files, Captive strives for journalistic integrity, getting the viewpoint of everyone involved: the victims and their families back home, the experienced negotiators, business leaders, government officials, and the kidnappers themselves.