Solely Murders within the Constructing Assessment: Outdated-College Comedy Meets a Middling Thriller in Hulu’s True-Crime Satire

Solely Murders within the Constructing Assessment: Outdated-College Comedy Meets a Middling Thriller in Hulu’s True-Crime Satire
That observation by Steve Martin’s character in Hulu’s new comedy Only Murders in the Building is a nice little summary of the show… and of the current true-crime craze, too. Only Murders — premiering Tuesday, Aug. 31 on the streamer; I’ve seen the first four episodes — takes square aim at our strange collective fascination with other people’s grisly deaths, and it pummels that target with a barrage of sharply honed laughs, bolstered by the presence of two comedy legends. Yeah, the murder mystery stuff is just OK. But the humor, and the unexpected poignancy, here make it a case worth diving into.

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