REVIEW: Waco (S1 E4/6)

This re-telling of the Waco siege is shaping up to be an excellent series. At the end of episode three, we got an insight into the terrifying mind of David Koresh. He wasn’t a monster in the traditional sense – he was one that manipulates, coerces and controls, all under a guise of a nerdy,…

REVIEW: Waco (S1 E3/6)

Like many of the people within Mount Carmel under the influence of David Koresh, I’ve found myself falling for this impactful series that tells the story of the tragic Waco siege in 1993. A gauche analogy perhaps, but it’s not long until you’re pulled in, too, beguiled by the narrative propulsion that’s powered by the…

REVIEW: Waco (S1 E2/6)

Last week’s opening episode of Waco presented us with a compelling if meat-and-potatoes re-enactment of David Koresh’s infamous Waco tragedy from the early 1990s. Taylor Kitsch plays the oddly normal cult leader with an easy charm. Apart from his barking pronouncements from the scriptures, I was left wondering how this man had managed to cajole…

REVIEW: Waco (S1 E1/6)

As we all know, true crime – and dramatic adaptations thereof – are all the rage at the moment. We’ve already had two noteworthy TV versions of true crimes this year here in the UK – ITV’s Manhunt and Netflix’s stunning When They See Us. The question is, how far back do you go when…