Dirty John (2018) - Drama

Hohum Score

16

Watchable

Debra's seemingly perfect life is disrupted as she falls for a handsome doctor who sweeps her into a whirlwind romance. But her handsome new beau pulls Debra into a sinister game of psychological manipulation.

IMDB: 7.1
Director:
Stars: Connie Britton, Eric Bana
Length: 50 Minutes
PG Rating: TV-14
Reviews: 25 out of 199 found boring (12.56%)

One-line Reviews (80)

Perhaps if this sociopath lived in another state on the much more intense and far more observant, mistrusting, and based on this movie..,much more intelligent and much less forgiving of red flag behavior....

Even my hubby enjoyed it, and he only started watching cause he thought "dirty john" was a shoot em up type of bad guy lol.

The way the girls and their mother are portryed is really shameful because they seem stupid and unwatchable, really shallow writing.

Predictable and just meh .

Six episodes down and every character is unengaging and the storyline is sooo bloated and drawn out.

This series is compelling.

Entertaining and passable .

What director thought her nasally, obnoxious, and monotone attitude was a good delivery or call???

Putting all this aside it is still a fascinating story, perhaps occasionally a little hard to follow caused by too many flashbacks and disjointed timelines.

Started off really well, good actors - I mean ok the sisters were annoying as hell, not sure if that was intentional, but then it dragged and although a true story sadly after all episodes it all felt a bit amateur

Even though it is based on true events, the main draw card for this series for me was Connie Britton; she such a stunning natural beauty.

Very boring and not believable, very bad acting and her daughters acting is awful

An exciting watch that really makes you think.

My unexpected fav character is Veronic, Debbie's unyielding daughter.

Intriguing .

After saying all of that, we (my husband and I) find this show very entertaining and extremely well done.

Slow pace of the program's progress .

Intriguing .

I binge watched this without knowing any backstory whatsoever of this real-life story, so it was unpredictable which kept me hooked.

The adaptation of the story is suspenseful, some problems lie in the pacing due to different time frames and flashbacks.

Worth watching .

Was very disjointed with the past/present depictions and SLOWWW.

Painfully slow.

Each episode is gripping and we didn't want it to end.

Don't waste your time .

It was long and drawn out.

I thought it was fast paced and intriguing.

Essentially, this is boring Hallmark romance garbage.

Good actors wasted on slow development .

There are ways to make a bizarre and absurd plot work, but this isn't how to do it, this show failed to make itself feel real enough to be gripping or crazy enough to be entertaining in a fun way, and at the end of the day, i couldn't have cared less about anything that happened.

The acting is very good, the bad guy - the actor played that role of "John" very well, he is intense and quite scary.

Now there's just pretty faces and/or somewhat known actors to pull the audiences in for a slow and burning disappointment.

Mind-numbingly dull .

So many cringeworthy decisions made but the show is entertaining and keeps viewers interested.

Worth the watch.

Men totally waste of time.

Just about worth watching.

The oldest daughter was a failed attempt at an independent spirited woman who was portrayed more as the self-entitled, self-indulgent woman no one likes to deal with.

I normally like both Eric Bana and Connie Britton but I only got as far as the third episode, life is too short to waste any more time on it.

Very suspenseful.

it feels contrived, protracted and rushed.

Too slow + drawn out.

It felt like I was getting a long slow lobotomy.

Totally waste of time .

Most of Netflix's Original Series are not very good, there are only a few that are worth watching, and Dirty John is one of them.

Okay so I literally just ended the first episode of the show however this is edge of your seat type entertaining no doubt about it one of the most gripping shows of the fall season and it's one of the best of 2018 period love love love it

Terrifying and gripping.

Debra's dull quiet...

Everyone's waste of time.

A lot of it was just bland and many scenes were pointless.

Just about worth watching if only to make people aware that there are people like Dirty John in the world.

Perhaps we are so used to predictable storylines and characters that when we are shown what real people did in a situation we are put out.

A bit unwatchable .

I found it chilling and exciting, although I did find the women weak and whiny.

It's just so boring.

There are many intense scenes and the scene featuring one of the daughter's vs John in the car park is brilliantly choreographed and powerful with great camerawork.

It was an interesting story but the series was too drawn out.

Edge Of Your Seat / Very Intense Drama .

An entertaining but very slow story.

Even though I after the first episode thought it was a little to "days of our life" - like for my taste, I still continued because the story is thrilling.

This is a compelling story.

Worth watching - I was completely entertained.

Binge watched - highly entertaining .

Waste of time .

Connie Britton was unbelievably disappointing, her acting was just so bland and one-note for the entirety of the show which ultimately made it really hard to keep watching considering she played the main character.

It's just so dull.

All in all not a bad show, gripping at times, and a rather good making.

It was super compelling and interesting and I was instantly hooked when I found out that Netflix had turned it into a show.

Suspenseful .

daughters unbearable .

It's intriguing for anyone interested in true crime.

Creepy and exciting .

Love the acting and can't believe it's a true story, worth watching it.

He gets right under your skin, I was on the edge of my seat constantly shouting at the screen haha, I absolutely hated him.

The last episode of the seasonis the most intense of all and here once again they present another great character, Terra (Debra's youngest daughter), her character so consistent from the start until the end that when Terra faces crisis, it is very beautiful, they know what should be emphasized.

But the story is exciting and I still kept Watchingon episode after another!

Watching paint dry is more interesting.

What a riveting portrayal of a sociopath in everyday life.

The rest is just back and forth braking up and back together, boring and waste of time.

Her character is so unwatchable.