Murder on Middle Beach: Season 1

Murder on Middle Beach: Season 1

Murder on Middle Beach: Season 1

This four-part HBO docuseries follows a first-time filmmaker attempting to get to the bottom of his mother's brutal murder, examining the evidence and interviewing family members over the course of eight years.

2020USAHBO
CrimeDocumentary

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1
27 December 2020

Mom's Dead

Following the brutal and unsolved murder of his mother Barbara back in 2010, Madison Hamburg returns to his hometown of Madison, Connecticut to piece together her life story. Through interviews with those who... MORE knew Barbara best, Madison dives into his parents' divorce and the unsettling details of his mother's life that were kept under wraps.

EPISODE 1.2
27 December 2020

Tables & Rooms

Madison investigates the parts of his family that have been kept in the shadows, and explores the fallout of his mother's and aunts’ involvement in the “Gifting Tables”—a multi-level marketing scheme that ... MORE aimed to uplift women but, as it grew exponentially, evolved into something more insidious.

EPISODE 1.3
27 December 2020

Sisters

Conway makes a stunning accusation against someone within Madison's family. Madison consults a private investigator to help find evidence that will exonerate his loved ones.

EPISODE 1.4
27 December 2020

Reasonable Doubts

With the 10-year anniversary of his mother's death approaching, Madison continues his quest for the truth. However, he comes up against some surprising roadblocks to his investigation.

Murder on Middle Beach: Season 1 / Reviews

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

Pays careful attention to complex human behavior, all viewed through the humility of its filmmaker.

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Succeeds in sustaining the emotional weight of this enterprise.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The way the series gels is as the latest meta examination of why we're attracted to true crime in all its forms.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

The human toll of his investigation is very close to the surface in Murder On Middle Beach, particularly when his questions get more pointed later on.

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Salon

Salon

It doesn't have a tidy ending, but grief rarely does.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

The emotional foundation of a torn-apart family is what strengthens Murder on Middle Beach...

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