Dahmer – Monster is an interesting look at the serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. The show stands on its feet thanks to an award-worthy performance by Evan Peters.
The Ryan Murphy series takes you through a journey. But from the get-go, aka, first 10 minutes of the first episode, you’re disgusted.
Yes, the show is about a serial killer than had zero remorse, but it’s also about the victims. I liked some parts and hated others. To be honest, the first four episodes were hard to watch, and it took me over a week to finish them. But for some reason, the second part of the show felt…. meh.
Like, the showrunner wanted us to hate Dahmer from the beginning, which is a valid point, but it made the reason of the season flat.
Aside from storytelling comments, the show stands on its two feet thanks to a great cast that committed to the horrors portrayed here, with Evan Peters being the centre of it all. Frankly, I had my doubts about Peters, but he showed me wrong. In addition, it’s very obvious that Dahmer had some unfortunate help from the police and politicians alike. I’m not saying that they murdered someone, but the fact that they dismissed a LOT of the warning signs just because he’s white and his neighbor, Glenda Cleveland (Niecy Nash) was dismissed because she’s “an angry Black woman” is disgusting. Hearing that 9-1-1 call made me cry. And I rarely do that.
Should you watch it?
The script is well-written, the cinematography is beautiful, and all the acting here is top-notch. But watching the show sometimes felt like a disgusting chore.
Where can I watch it?
You can stream the limited series Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story exclusively on Netflix everywhere.