Review: How I Caught My Killer


Haydn Williams

An illustration showing the show title and a cell phone, an item used in many of the cases on the show to catch the killer.

“How I Caught My Killer” is a limited series that premiered on January 12th, 2023. The show is rated TV-MA and follows true crime cases that happened between 2004 and 2019.

The limited series is made up of nine episodes. Each episode focuses on one victim. Throughout each of their episodes the show addresses the victim’s death and how the case was solved. The show uses family and friends of the victims along with a narrator to help tell the story of the victim, the case, and the trial. The series focuses on cases that were solved by something the victim had written, owned, or used in their daily life. Each of these items was a major piece of evidence in solving the murders of these victims and prosecuting those guilty of the crime.

Overall, I found the series to be fascinating. It was interesting to see how everyday items or tasks that we do not think about and how they can solve crimes. It honestly can be really heavy and depressing because of the fact that all of these murders had actually happened. I enjoyed this series because of the explanation of how each crime was solved but at times it was hard to watch because of the emotions of the family and friends while discussing what had happened. In my opinion it is a powerful and emotional show. I would give “How I Caught My Killer” ⅘ stars because it is a good show but may be hard for some viewers to watch.