Trying to “do better” for sexual assault victims
Updated: Apr 25
I'm a sucker for a good television series. I get sucked in by well-written story arcs and the evolution of complex characters. That’s what I hoped to find in Netflix’s new limited series Unbelievable. I came away shaken, but hopeful.
Embarrassingly, I did not know the premise of Unbelievable before I began watching; I’d just seen some positive Twitter feedback.
It’s embarrassing because it is an only nominally fictionalized account of a monster who raped multiple women across the Denver Metro Area and the 2011 manhunt led by two female detectives to find him.
As it turns out, the rapist lived almost down the street from me in Lakewood. That certainly sent shivers down my spine and spurred me on to an intensive Google map search.