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ICYMI: A New Season Of ‘Dirty John’ Dropped & It’s Super Dark

Over the weekend season two of Dirty John dropped on Netflix and I know what y’all are thinking? How is that possible considering the way the first season concluded. Well, it turns out the series has returned with a different story and this time it’s a double murder.

Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story relays the infamous case of Betty Broderick (duh), a divorced housewife who killed her ex-husband, Dan Broderick, and his new wife, Linda, in 1989. Each episode focuses on a stage in Betty and Dan’s life together before the murder: first meeting, then having four kids while Dan studied to be a doctor and then a lawyer, before Dan hired Linda as his law firm’s assistant and then divorced Betty.

Set mostly in the ’80s, the bonkers fashion is enough reason to watch.

I binged the first three episodes last night and let me tell you: this series is deeply unnerving and dark. Amanda Peet in the role of Betty is pure chaos, while Christian Slater fits into the smug shoes of manipulative Dan a little too well.

It’s a slow start but deeply addictive once it gets going and shines an important light on the ways women are gaslit, coerced and controlled in toxic relationships.

Viewers are here for Dirty John’s second season about Betty’s story:

Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story is available to stream now on Netflix.