Honestly, I’ve had trouble getting into any TV show lately. There’s just so much going on that it’s been difficult to feel invested in a show. That’s why this week for Gone Too Soon, I’m covering complete nonsense. I’ve wrote about a couple of reality TV shows in the past, Patriot Act and Next in Fashion, but this show isn’t like any other reality show I’ve ever seen. This week I’m covering Whodunnit and you probably haven’t heard of it. I mean whenever I bring it up, people think I’m lying. I have seen a few Tik Toks about it though, so some people remember it.
Whodunnit ran for one season back in 2013 and honestly I loved it. My sister has even been asking me to write about this show since my first Gone Too Soon. This show aired while I was in high school, and I vividly remember my sister and I going to my best friend’s house to watch with her family.
Whodunnit is a murder a mystery and thirteen contestants are put into a mansion when they are “killed off” one by one until they solve the final puzzle. The catch is one of them is murdered. The contestants must solve riddles, puzzles and piece together the clues to solve each crime. The player with the worst theory is at risk of being killed next. I feel like some of the puzzles were pretty easy to solve, even if you didn’t have every clue, but that may be because I’ve watched every episode of Criminal Minds.
Should You Watch It
Yes, a 1,000 times yes. I’ve talked about my love of nonsense television several times. This may be the best of the genre. It’s hokey and over dramatic and more fun than any television show has the right to be. It should be watched by everyone, immediately, if only because I need more people to know that this show exists. If you like murder mysteries, reality television and fun, then Whodunnit is the perfect distraction.
Stand Out Moment
Every. Single. Death. I mean, they went all out for the murders of the contestants. They lit a guy on fire! The contestants had to act out their murders and then just hang out in the morgue while the other contestants investigated their death. They are inspecting this person’s body for clues to catch the killer, while they are playing dead. Whodunnit is campy fun.
A competition show can’t leave you without a winner so there’s no cliffhanger to be found here. Whodunnit is extremely low stakes. You may be upset about the winner, but for the most part it’s mindless TV. Unless you try to figure out the murders yourself.
Where to Watch it
All nine episodes of Whodunnit are available on ABC and the ABC app to watch for free, no sign-in necessary. If you like me, just need to watch something with very little investment, but high entertainment value, then this is perfect. Have fun!