With several of its true-crime series, Netflix has had tremendous success. Shows like ‘The Ripper‘ and ‘Tiger King‘ have kept viewers on the edge of their seats, wondering what could happen next. And while Worst Roommate Ever may not be as intense as those series, it's sure to give you the chills.
This series profiles some of the most dangerous and deadly roommates in history. From murderers to thieves, these roomies have terrorized and traumatized their housemates.
CALL ME GRANDMA
The first episode in this limited series is titled ‘Call Me Grandma', and it's one of the most shocking stories in the five-part series.
It recounts the tale of Dorothea Puente, an elderly lady who opened her home to mentally disabled lodgers.
She cultivated a reputation for being kind and pleasant. However, this nice old woman was a heartless and sadistic murderer who drugged and killed her tenants for their social security payments.
When the inhabitants of Dorothea's home began vanishing, and strange pits appeared in her garden, friends and relatives were alarmed.
A charity worker pleaded with the local Police to look into the disappearances and dig up the old ladies' flower beds. What the authorities discovered was genuinely nightmarish: Puente had been drugging her lodgers and then burying them in her backyard!
In total, Dorothea Puente is believed to have killed at least nine people, but the actual figure may never be known.
BE CAREFUL OF THE QUIET ONES
The second episode in Worst Roommate Ever focuses on Maribel Ramos, a college student who shared her home with a middle-aged Korean man called KC. When he moved in, he was quiet and reserved, hence the episode's title.
On May 3, 2013, Maribel Ramos vanished. She was last seen paying her rent. However, before this, she informed her partner that she had gotten into a fight with KC regarding his share of the rent. Ramos was irritated with her lodger for failing to pay his rent on time and ordered him to leave the property the next day.
Maribel Ramos would never be seen again. Maribel had complained of being unsafe around KC a week earlier, and he was an obvious suspect in the students' disappearance.
KC was subsequently convicted of Maribel's murder using evidence from a computer in the local library used by the suspect. His search history led cops straight to Maribel's corpse; KC was convicted and sentenced to 15 years to life in state prison.
KC Joy is eligible for parole later this year, so you'll want to do a more thorough background check on future renters.
Worst Roommate Ever has five episodes, each lasting between 40 to 60 minutes.
I would have liked more episodes, as the series felt a little short. However, I'm sure Netflix will release more in the future if this series is successful.
IS THE WORST ROOMMATE EVER ANY GOOD?
Overall, I thought the show was well-done. If you're looking for a series that will keep you engaged, then Worst Roommate Ever is definitely for you.
With terrifying stories of murder, theft and intimidation. Definitely not for the faint of heart! Check it out on Netflix today!
MORE TRUE CRIME SERIES
Some of the most popular true-crime documentary series on Netflix include “The Raincoat Killer,” “Don't F**k With Cats” and “Killer Inside: The Mind Of Aaron Hernandez.” These series have been extremely popular and have gained a lot of attention from the public.
While these series are great, a few other true-crime series are worth watching. For example, “Athlete A” is a recently released series that documents the systematic abuse within US Women's Gymnastics team.
“Unsolved Mysteries” is another series that is relatively new to Netflix, and it investigates Unexplained deaths, UFO sightings, and disappearances. “Unsolved Mysteries” is a perfect watch, even if it is incredibly upsetting at times.
Netflix has a wide variety of true-crime series available, and it can be hard to know which one to watch first. So if you're looking for a review of some of the best series, read be sure to check out the ‘Crime‘ genre page, which has hundreds of series and movies for you to stream right now.