How Only Murders in the Building addresses the true-crime problem

Fans have been falling out of love with the seemingly indestructible true-crime genre, and yet this show happily bucks the trend.

A show about a podcast about a murder that’s only available to stream online, and stars two elderly comedians of yesteryear doesn’t sound like the recipe for a hit – yet Only Murders in the Building delivers its premise in one of the most fun and addictive series ever.

In the show, Hotel Arconia residents Charles (Steve Martin), Oliver (Martin Short) and Mabel (Selena Gomez) form an unlikely trio of amateur detectives and podcast producers who are hellbent on solving the mystery of their neighbours’ (that’s one neighbour per season – this whole murder thing is catching on) untimely death.

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Silvi Vann-Wall is a journalist, podcaster, and filmmaker. They joined ScreenHub as Film Content Lead in 2022. Twitter: @SilviReports