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Dirty John (2018 - 2020)

Dirty John (2018 - 2020)





Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

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Based on the articles and breakout true crime podcast from Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard, Bravo's scripted event series "Dirty John" tells the true story of how a romance between Debra Newell (Connie Britton) and the charismatic John Meehan (Eric Bana) spiraled into secrets, denial, manipulation, and ultimately, a fight for survival for an entire family. Their fast-tracked romance creates tension between Debra and her two daughters Terra (Julia Garner) and Veronica (Juno Temple), leaving the girls no choice but to investigate the man who has swept their mother off her feet, while the backstory of Debra and her mother Arlane (Jean Smart) provides insight into why Debra was so vulnerable to John in the first place.

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Critics Consensus: Although Betty Broderick's sensational Story is at times scattershot, Amanda Peet's incredible embodiment of a woman scorned is a sight to behold.

2020, Bravo (Season 1); USA Network, 8 episodes

Critics Consensus: Dirty John might not live up to the thrills of its source material, but Connie Britton puts on a clinic with her interpretation of true crime treachery.

2018, Bravo (Season 1); USA Network, 9 episodes


Amanda Peet
as Betty Broderick
Connie Britton
as Debra Newell
Eric Bana
as John Meehan
Christian Slater
as Daniel Broderick
Jean Smart
as Arlane
Rachel Keller
as Linda Kolkena
Julia Garner
as Terra Newell
Juno Temple
as Veronica Newell
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