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True crime, pulp fiction and Olympic inspiration: What’s on tonight, Wednesday January 13


by Shayna Sappington
13th Jan 2021
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An exciting evening of murder, mystery and inspiration – here’s what is on tonight.


Looking for something new to dive into? We’ve got you covered with a killer line up of true crime, action thrillers and inspiring reads.

Travel to 1980s LA, where a sinister killer lurks in the vibrant city’s shadows, or to a border town in Texas and help a no-nonsense investigator as she searches for her sister’s killer. Or, for something more upbeat, listen along as Olympic runner Alexi Pappas tells her heartbreaking and hilarious story of overcoming hardships and striving for your wildest dreams.

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Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer, Netflix


It’s 1985 in Los Angeles; oversized blazers, dancing clubs and high Hollywood hopes infuse the city with an electric energy. But LA life soon changes when news of murder shocks its residents. Beneath the sunshine and glamour, a serial killer has been preying on helpless victims.

Detectives Gil Carrillo and Frank Salerno are determined to track the killer down and stop him before he claims more lives. But they soon discover how unique this case is and struggle to narrow down where he’ll strike next — a riveting, four-part Netflix series true crime fans won’t be able to stop watching.

 

WATCH
Briarpatch, Alibi


In this modern pulp fiction thriller, investigator Allegra Dill (Rosario Dawson) returns to her hometown on the Texas-Mexico border after her sister, a local cop, is murdered. In the opening episode, she arrives and finds a bizarre scene before her, wild animals are wandering the city after escaping from the zoo.

Things continue to unravel as Allegra begins to uncover a complex web of lies and conspiracies involving familiar faces. From the creator of Mr Robot and the executive producer of Homecoming, this ten-part crime drama stars Dawson along with Jay R. Ferguson, Edi Gathegi, Brian Geraghty and Kim Dickens. Tune in tonight at 9pm on Alibi to watch.

LISTEN
Bravey: Chasing Dreams, Befriending Pain, and Other Big Ideas by Alexi Pappas, Audible

Dubbed the ‘Renaissance Runner’ by the New York Times, Alexi Pappas is an Olympic athlete, actress, filmmaker and writer. In this raw and unflinching memoir, she opens up about her painful past and her inspiring journey of bravery and self-confidence.

“Being brave is the best way to survive, and I’ve always been about survival.” 

After losing her mother to suicide at just four-years-old, the young athlete sought to tenaciously survive however she could. Pappas reflects on touchstone moments in her life and the lessons she’s learned as an athlete and artist, sharing what she’s learned about confidence, self-reliance, mental health, embracing pain, and achieving dreams. 

Listen to Pappas tell her story on Audible and Apple Books or you can buy a hardcopy from Amazon.


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