It may not be great, but it's addictive.
Executive Produced by George Clooney (whose father was an anchorman and TV host), it successfully makes the case that media coverage of courtroom drama has sensationalized tragedy and repurposed it for macabre entertainment.
And talk about meta.
My reviewing Trial by Media, which itself covers the media coverage of Court TV's coverage of Jenny Jones' talk show.... And irony of ironies, either Paramount or Warner owned both Jenny's show and Court TV itself, so they made money on a murder, then made money (through higher ratings) on the coverage of that murder AND the victim's family suing the murderer. And here I am telling you about it. You can hear the echo loop, right?
Every episode kicked me in a new way, but the saddest (and most depressing of all) was Cheryl Araujo's story.
Sometimes, people are jackals.