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Viewers Are Raving About Netflix True Crime Miniseries Sophie: A Murder In West Cork

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Viewers Are Raving About Netflix True Crime Miniseries Sophie: A Murder In West Cork

Netflix has dropped your latest true crime obsession Sophie: A Murder in West Cork.

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The three-part miniseries looks into the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier, who vanished in rural Ireland just before Christmas 25 years ago.

The French television producer was staying in her holiday home in the Irish town of Schull. Her body was found tangled in briars an her head had been bludgeoned with a concrete block. The discovery sparked a massive investigation to see who was responsible.

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The Netflix show speaks to Schull residents, who remember Sophie's death as clear as day.

The three episodes dive into the police's number one suspect: investigative journalist and local inhabitant Ian Bailey.

There were several witness statements implicating Bailey in Sophie's murder, however the director of public prosecutions didn't think that was enough and ruled out prosecuting him. Bailey continues to deny any involvement in Ms Toscan du Plantier's death and he remains the only suspect.

Since debuting on the streaming service, people have been overwhelmed by the story.

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The Guardian has praised the miniseries for exposing the 'minutiae and magnitude of grief' related to Sophie's murder when it happened.

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"It gave us a rounded portrait of Sophie herself and concentrated on the reverberations of loss round the family and efforts to try to bring Bailey, as the family see it, to justice," Lucy Mangan wrote.

The Independent's John Dee added: "Here's a story that has absolutely everything, a trolley dash of documentary-friendly elements.

"There's a brilliant, beautiful victim slain in her prime, a picturesque setting, a police force that lurches between charming and bungling, a vaguely sinister husband and, incredibly, a prime suspect absolutely delighted to be interviewed. Netflix has assembled a compelling film, but they have no excuse not to."

The miniseries is now available to stream on Netflix.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Netflix

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