Admittedly I’m not a massive fan – they all feel a bit samey to me – but the genre is absolutely huge, as people just can’t seem to get enough true crime.
I imagine during this period of quarantine that love has only strengthened, with many of us catching up on shows we’ve had on our ‘to watch’ lists for years.
And if your favourite hobby really is binge-watching crime documentaries, then you’re in luck, as you can now earn some sweet cheddar in the process.
MagellanTV – a streamer that exclusively shows documentaries, is hosting a competition for a fan to win $1,000 if they can watch 24 hours of true crime documentaries.
They will get 48 hours to watch 24 full hours of content, documenting what they’re watching on social media.
The true crime documentaries that will be part of the challenge have already been picked. They include 16 different shows that all look into infamous criminals, including Manson’s Missing Victims and Manson 40 Years Later.
A whopping five hours of your task will also including watching Behind Bars, which has a running time of 288 minutes.
The chosen participant will then get a year of free membership to the service, and three three-month long memberships for the pals and family.
If you would like to apply for MagellanTV’s “dream job” simply follow their instructions below:
“If you’ve got nerves of steel and this job sounds like the perfect fit for you, just fill out our application form, with 100-1000 characters (about 12-100 words), making your ‘case’. There’s even an option for sending in a video (just give us a link to it) if you’re not camera-shy.
“Include your level of true-crime-obsession, and any social media platforms on which you’re active (Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Twitch, IG, etc.).
“Should you win this dream job on our All-Night Crime Watch, we’ll provide basic guidelines for tracking your Crime Journey – when it comes to sharing the experience via social media, we just want you to keep it real. Don’t worry if you accidentally drift into the dark dreamland-you’ll actually have 48 hours to complete this epic crime and mystery binge.”
If you think you’re up to it, you can fill in an application on the MagellanTV website, but sadly you have to be from the US.
They always get the good stuff don’t they?