Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story Mini-Series Review

Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story Review: Disturbing and Gripping Piece of Material

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The docuseries "Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story" is the kind of material that will leave you wanting to wash up after watching it. It was gripping, disturbing, and scary all at the same. Knowing what we know now, each scene had that additional creep factor especially when Jimmy Savile made a dirty joke - which often or not he did. But for us, it had too much of the guy in it with little time spent on the actual victims that he molested through the decades. Still, this was better than the typical true crime material from Netflix, even if admitting it feels like sin itself.

Jimmy Savile ruled the British airwaves with his quirky nature, down-to-earth roots, and a willingness to give to charity time and time again. His popularity and image was at a high that the Prime Minister and the Royal Family had befriended him and even consulted with him on countless occasions. But this British icon, that was even knighted, had a hidden life that will shake the very core of British society once fully unveiled. 

This documentary while revolves around British culture is a stern warning that we should never really trust on public perception alone and that even those who seemingly to be angels can be devils behind the curtains - especially those who have the power, the money, and the means to sway public opinion about them. "Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story" is a 3-hour long docuseries that shows the rise and fall of Savile as the man himself from archival footage details his life before and during his fame. That's probably the most disturbing fact for us about this series - that it was focused too much on Jimmy Savile. This was a documentary about him and how time and time again he used his growing influence to stop authorities and the victims from outing him. This was devastating in so many ways especially hearing Savile make unnecessary quips about psychopaths not being criminals, saving himself from hell as he hopes that good deeds outweigh his bad deeds, or even wrestling with young girls. The docuseries comes at a high as soon as the victims were given a chance to tell their harrowing and sickening tales. Although this comes near the end that felt like a missed opportunity if you ask us. Like in his life and in this documentary, Jimmy Savile still gets most of the attention and gets his due justice a little bit too late.       
Rating: 4 reels

Why you should watch it:
- gripping and disturbing from start to finish

Why you shouldn't watch it:
- the victims are given little time to share their stories

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