Candy: Miniseries

Candy: Miniseries

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Emmy-nominee Jessica Biel reunites with the producers of The Sinner for this five-part saga based on the disturbing true crime story of Candy Montgomery (Biel), a seemingly average suburban mum who killed her friend from church Betty Gore (Melanie Lynskey, Yellowjackets) with an axe.

2022Rating: TV-MAUSAUCP, Love & Squalor Pictures
DramaThrillerTrue Story & Biography

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Friday the 13th

A normal day in the life of Texas housewife Candy... More Montgomery is interrupted by a beguiling incident. Meanwhile, Allan Gore, away on business, tries to contact his eerily absent wife Betty.

EPISODE 1.2

Happy Wife, Happy Life

Two years before the incident, Candy and Betty are shocked... More when their beloved pastor Jackie announces her divorce. Candy considers her own love life, while Betty takes on a troubled foster child.

EPISODE 1.3

Overkill

Candy and Betty relish in new friendships.

EPISODE 1.4

Cover Girl

The truth closes in on the Montgomerys. Allan deals with... More the fallout of the previous day.

EPISODE 1.5

The Fight

Candy tells her story.

Candy: Miniseries | Reviews

71%41 reviews

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Paste

Paste

Don’t Google the story before you watch. Candy lets the tension build and wisely leaves the details of what happened that terrible day until the fifth episode.

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IGN

IGN

Presented in such an uneasy, patient "what lurks beneath suburbia" manner that it makes for an addicting vibe.

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Decider

Decider

Candy makes a good case that more true-crime dramas should be about the lead up and the aftermath of an event, not the event itself.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

(The) series' greatest strength is offering its own emotional interpretation of a 1980 death rather than trying to offer a definitive version.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

An unsatisfying telling of a compelling story.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Biel and Lynskey are typically phenomenal.

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Slash Film

Slash Film

True crime fans are sure to find things to appreciate... and fans of cinematic storytelling will appreciate the good cinematography and great performances, but in the end, Candy is a little bit of a mess. 

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

All the performances are solid, but "quiet desperation" is a tough mood to maintain over five episodes...

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Variety

Variety

Once it catches back up with the murder... Candy starts to show its seams.

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Vulture

Vulture

The framing of Candy is such a disappointment because Biel and Lynskey both do good work within it.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

The show’s consideration of the suffering that paves the way for murder stand outs in a true-crime genre that too often forgets about the lives behind the horror.

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Salon

Salon

Its squandered potential is... frustrating.

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CNN

CNN

The performances... are sharp and convincing, and the unexpected turns... make this one of those fact-based productions where the less you know going in, the better.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

A fascinating psychological character study...

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Both Ms. Biel and Ms. Lynskey are terrific...

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Candy: Miniseries | Release Details

Candy: Miniseries is available to stream in Australia now on Disney+.