Peacock’s Dr. Death: The Undoctored Story documentary follows the true story of Christopher Duntsch while unravelling even more horrific stories than the serialized version.
Watching Peacock’s Dr. Death series earlier this year, I wondered if things were really that bad. Apparently, they were worse.
Extremely eye opening, Dr. Death: The Undoctored Story is a truthful and incredibly sad documentary on a tragic yet avoidable sets of events. Decently done with firsthand interviews, the show was clearly very commercial with a lot of repeated dramatic footage/montage and score on many occasions throughout the episodes for the sake of drama. To be honest, the story didn’t especially need those. It’s already horrific enough on its own.
If you watched the serialized version, this is the real life equivalent of those events. Each episode interviews – surgeons, surgeons who operated with him, the mother of his child, his best friend, and patients… (with deposition excerpts, court snippets). Thankfully, there’s truly little re-enactments happening, and those were bad.
One comment I would have for Peacock in general: you need to get better at story telling. Jumping timelines can be fun, but in both of the series here, the documentary and the dramatized version, it was hectic and didn’t really help in grasping the severity of the issues being told.
Should you watch it?
A docuseries chronicling two doctors’ attempts to stop Dr. Christopher Duntsch, a seemingly brilliant, and charming neurosurgeon who maimed, paralyzed, or killed over thirty patients in Texas.