The true-crime genre has been the torch-bearer for Netflix for a long time now, and the streaming giant does not wish to stop milking their golden cow anytime soon. Thus, the fans got a new true-crime docuseries titled The Puppet Master: Hunting the Ultimate Conman from Netflix. The Puppet Master was released on Netflix on January 19, but has it scored a convincing review for you to watch?
The docuseries follows the crimes of Robert Freegard, a conman who manipulates and steals from his victims by pretending to be a spy. And like all the docuseries, The Puppet Master also includes interviews with the victims and their families. So, let us look at how have the fans reacted to it.
The Puppet Master Fans’ Reaction and the cast of the docuseries
The true-crime docuseries has amassed fans online who have binged it. Fans have expressed their thoughts regarding the same, which gives you genuine feedback about it.
Ok but can we make Sarah’s dad an honorary member of MI5? The guy deserves it. The Puppet Master on Netflix be wild.
— Kirsty (@kirstyscapture) January 18, 2022
Twitter users praised Peter Smith for his detective skills, as he traced his daughter Sarah who was on the run with Robert. Some Twitter users also questioned the gullibility of the victims, as they felt Robert’s lies were way too simple to not get caught.
Watching the Puppet Master on Netflix and I can't help but wonder why people are so gullible?! 🤣 if someone told me they worked for MI5 I'd be like "Yeah, RIGHT"
— victoria 🪆 (@krankenwagen_) January 18, 2022
Usually, true-crime docuseries do not have a cast, but since The Puppet Master has a lot of reenactments, it does have a cast. Thus, the following people feature in the docuseries:
- Stephen Corrall as Peter Smith
- Jake Clifton as self and Sandra’s son
- Sophie Clifton as self and Sandra’s daughter
- Mark Clifton as self and Sandra’s ex-husband
- John Atkinson as self
- Sarah Smith as self
- Peter Smith as self
Review of The Puppet Master: Hunting the Ultimate Conman on Netflix
A quick look through the reviews will put an end to all your prevailing doubts. Decider says: “STREAM IT. The presentation of The Puppet Master: Hunting The Ultimate Conman is pretty basic, but the story is so compelling — and compellingly told — you’ll look past the production’s cheesiness.”
Primetimer says: “There might have been a way to tell this story that was more “fun,” but it would have robbed these victims of their truth. As it stands, The Puppet Master is a frightfully ordinary horror story. One that hasn’t yet ended.”
Based on these reviews, what do you think of the new docuseries? Will you stream The Puppet Master: Hunting the Ultimate Conman on Netflix?