Till Murder Do Us Part: Soering vs. Haysom Creature Review 2023 Tv Show Series Cast Crew Online
Netflix has done a solid job churning out this relatively-compelling documentary mini-series. It centers around a brutal double homicide and the two individuals believed to have been involved in it. But questions about each individual’s role in the crime loom, and each opens itself up to meaningful rabbit holes worthy of true crime exploration.
But don’t expect this mini-series to get to the bottom of any questions or even explore any rabbit hole in much depth. Expect, rather, sneak peaks of many rabbit holes. It’s sort of like the Ikea Showroom of intellectually-compelling true crime – entertaining enough but lacking punch.
I especially surprised that, even near the end of the series, some basic elements of the crime (logistics, brutality, etc.) were not discussed, though they both could have made meaningful and highly-relevant talking points. My inner philosophy student was also somewhat surprised that they failed to mention the prisoner’s dilemma.
It almost seems like the series was put together kind of shabbily – if not carelessly. Another sign of this is that Jens Soering’s interviews are all in German, despite him speaking perfect English. This was probably because they used the footage from the previously-made German documentary “Killing For Love” (I haven’t verified this but strongly suspect it). I don’t take issue with the German itself, but it’s just another reason to suspect that Netflix is – perhaps fittingly – not telling us the whole story here….
Thankfully, the basics of the story are very intriguing, and the whole story isn’t necessary if one’s goal is simply to produce “binge-worthy” true crime content. The real life mystery, therefore, provides all the intellectual weight. And coupled with the solid aesthetic production of any Netflix content, that makes for entertaining viewing. It sure could have been better, but that doesn’t make it bad.