• Network: Netflix
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 21, 2022
Metascore
45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Kayla Cobb
    Sep 22, 2022
    70
    This is a slow burn that assumes you’re somewhat familiar with this case. Most of the stress in “Episode One” worked for this critic because I knew what was coming. If I didn’t, there’s a chance this somber pacing drift into boring territory instead of being quietly terrifying.
  2. Reviewed by: Benjamin Rosenstock
    Sep 22, 2022
    67
    Monster rarely shoots for dark humor in its depiction of the man’s heinous acts, which is for the best. But while the subject is treated with the seriousness it deserves, I found myself craving a wider range of tone.
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 51
  2. Negative: 14 out of 51
  1. Sep 24, 2022
    1
    Terrible direction and a focus on fictional events and lines from a historic event. Added fictional scenes of police ready to grab their gunsTerrible direction and a focus on fictional events and lines from a historic event. Added fictional scenes of police ready to grab their guns on Tracy Edwards while removing the actual event of them trying to help him remove the cuffs. Inventing fake scenes of the neighbour yelling and making a scene when Dahmer was arrested as if she tried to warn them, really take away what should have been an interesting show. Once again Netflix takes a story or event, and changes it for the worse. Full Review »
  2. Oct 1, 2022
    10
    pretty dark series, reminds me of "the silence of the lambs", not done watching it yet, evan peters is great
  3. Sep 30, 2022
    8
    Very subtle and well made psychological exploration of a highly troubled murderer. Good casting. Slow paced. No gore.