Top True Crime Adaptations of 2022: Which One Will You Binge First?

True crime enthusiasts had a lot to love in 2022, with a plethora of suspenseful and thrilling adaptations to choose from.

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Top True Crime Adaptations of 2022: Which One Will You Binge First?

True crime enthusiasts had a lot to love in 2022, with a plethora of suspenseful and thrilling adaptations to choose from. From podcasts to TV shows to movies, it seemed like everywhere you turned, there was another gripping true crime story waiting to be discovered.

If you're a fan of the genre, then you won't want to miss out on these top binge-worthy true crime adaptations of the year. At number five on the list is "The Fatal Fallout," a five-part series about Candy Montgomery, a young Texas housewife who seems to have it all but is looking for an escape from her ordinary life.

She begins an affair with her friend Betty's husband, but ultimately kills her in a gruesome attack. Was it self-defense or murder? This series leaves you wondering "did she or didn't she?" At number four is "Tinder Swindler," a cautionary tale about the dangers of online dating.

When the man you love tells you he's in danger, what do you do? In this case, you might end up giving him everything you own to fund his luxurious lifestyle. This swindler scams women out of everything they own to fund his lavish habits, and he's a professional at getting away with it.

Top 3 True Crime Adaptations

Stepping up at number three is "The Staircase," a mysterious drama about a crime novelist accused of killing his wife after her body is found at the bottom of the stairs. Just when you think you know someone, something new is revealed.

Was it a freak accident or a much darker reality? At number two is "The Thing About Pam," from the Dateline podcast and adapted into an NBC original. This story follows Pam Hupp's involvement in her friend Betsy's death. As the story unravels, people start questioning Pam and she can't keep her story straight.

There are twisted facts, dark moments, and even fake injuries. Even behind bars, Pam still tries to convince us of her innocence. Manipulating its way to the top of the list at number one is "Inventing Anna," the story of Anna Delvey, a woman who takes the saying "fake it till you make it" to heart.

Anna cons her way through the elite New York social scene and becomes more famous than anyone could have imagined. But in the end, her fraud and master planning catch up with her and she is convicted of larceny and theft. In this case, VIP isn't always better.

Whether you're a die-hard true crime fan or just looking for your next binge-worthy show, these top adaptations have something for everyone. Get ready to be on the edge of your seat as you try to solve the mysteries and unravel the twisted plots.

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