The Keepers (2017) - Mini-Series Review

Monday, August 7, 2017

poster for the mini-series The Keepers
A seven-part docuseries about the unsolved murder of a nun and the horrific secrets and pain that linger nearly five decades after her death. (IMDB)

Rating: TV-MA
Runtime: 7 hours 16 minutes
Genre(s): Documentary, Crime, Mystery
Released: May 19, 2017
Directed by: Ryan White

On the night of November 7th, 1969, a nun went missing. Her body would be found two months later, but the questions surrounding her horrific demise would remain unanswered, almost 50 years later. Two of her former students, who were obviously impacted greatly by their teacher, reunite with the hope that they could do what the police had not (or perhaps just refused) and solve the who, what, and why of her mysterious death.

However, the box of dark unknowns that they began digging through provided much more than they were expecting. Over seven hour+ long episodes, a web of lies, corruption, pedophilia, and pain is exposed, leading to more questions than answers.

The ongoing pain and suffering of the incredibly long list of victims is just absolutely heartbreaking. The idea that monsters could get away with such disgusting behaviors so easily, is sickening and proof of how dark our world can really be.

After finishing this docuseries in one sitting, I was left feeling incredibly frustrated and angry. There is a strong sense of desperation to have the truth finally exposed before everyone involved is no longer alive and the case is forgotten forever.

Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆ 9/10