If you keep an eye on TV, you’ll probably have seen the launch in May of a new Netflix show, The Keepers. This new show hasn’t gained as much traction as perhaps some of its big hits like Kimmy Schmidt or Orange Is The New Black, or even the OA, (which is why you may not have been aware it came out) but it’s certainly a fascinating show that will draw you in, break your heart, make you guess over and over and devour it until the end.
In case you’re unfamiliar, The Keepers is a true crime docuseries that revisits the murder of a schoolteacher nun at a Catholic high school in 1969 Baltimore. At the time, the murder was never solved, but several of her students never gave up and are still chomping at the bit to find out who murdered their favorite teacher.
The heart of the story is the uncovering of the sexual abuse that went on in the school and how this may have been the reason for Sister Cathy’s death. Although the show is macabre, it’s a fascinating look at how crimes aren’t always solved but how it’s not necessarily ever too late.
The show talks to other students, teachers, friends, relatives, journalists, government officials and other Baltimore citizens to piece together what happened, the struggle that the students faced at the school and hope to uncover what really happened.
Seven episodes long and at an hour each, it can take up a chunk of time, but if you like crime shows this is easily one of the best. The story is not told in a linear fashion at all, which can make it a little confusing, but it does make sense.
As you get to each episode, you’ll probably have more questions rather than answers, but they will get answered as the show continues. One thing we will say is to try not to Google around while you watch if you want to truly experience the full effect.
Since all Netflix shows are released in full, there have already been so many articles written about the events at the school and Sister Cathy’s death and if you get caught up in them, it may affect your perception of the show.
The show currently has a high 95% on Rotten Tomatoes and has a great review on Vanity Fair.
Although the show is fantastic, there are some parts that are very hard to watch and some accounts that are even harder to listen to. The fact that these terrible things happened to real people is what makes this show really hit home and whether the murder is solved at the end or not, it’s a beautiful story of love and trying to move on with your life.