Worst Roommate Ever Review

The victims in this documentary unknowingly invited murderous roommates into their home, not knowing that they made the wrong choice.

The victims in this documentary unknowingly invited murderous roommates into their home, not knowing that they made the wrong choice.

Jihyun Lee, Reporter

With its release on Netflix on the first day of March, Worst Roommate Ever has gained worldwide attention and success. This five episode documentary contains the stories of four killers: Dorothea Puente, K.C. Joy, Youssef Khater, and Jamison Bachman.

While their murderous intentions were overlooked at first, their true natures were quickly uncovered the longer people stayed with them. Each killer owns attributes that make them cunning and intelligent enough to evade the law. Despite this, the four the series focuses on inevitably get caught, as each lets their suppressed dark side come to light in unsettling ways. Victims’ family, friends, and survivors themselves share their experience on losing their loved ones to a seemingly normal roommate in this Netflix documentary.

Most of the victims found their murderous roommates on Craigslist, which goes to show that anyone could have fallen victim to the fake persona they used to get in someone’s home. The series also contains semi-realistic animations that depicts scenes missing video footage, which add to the disturbing air of the stories. The documentary is an eye opener to the dangers of finding a roommate online, since lying is especially easy to do on the internet.

Worst Roommate Ever is a chilling series with each episode dedicated to the victims of each killer. The graphics, storytelling, and people’s accounts of their encounters with the murderer prioritized the victims rather than highlight the deeds of one of the four. I give this documentary four out of five shields.