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The notorious Cecil Hotel grows in infamy when guest Elisa Lam vanishes. A dive into crime's darkest places.

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Status Ended

First Air Date 2021-02-10

Last Air Date 2021-02-10

Seasons 1

Episodes 4


TMDB 7.3


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sirena_wallas shared a tip "very interesting story."

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deena_chadwick shared a tip "The doc should have been done in 60-90 minutes. There was a bunch of unnecessary garbage that took up way too much time."

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RicoLoveDinero shared a tip "This gotta be one of the most chilling documentaries on Netflix as of late. Definitely a must watch I will say."

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sutton_death shared a tip "It was definitely entertaining. However like most people say it definitely could have been condensed"

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nicole_norm shared a tip "Really good watch! Highly recommend👌🏼"

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lily_naert shared a tip "SO GOOD!!! crazy crazy story"

christina_paz shared a tip "This series is really good"

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JustineNicole shared a tip "I think it was beyond us! Supernatural🙀👁"

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itsveganyo shared a tip "Woah ... sad, leaves you with questions, and a true eye-opener."

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lindsey_garbacz shared a tip "Loved it! It’s so interesting to see how they connect the disappearance of Elisa Lam to national issues."

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sheridan_ward shared a tip "Did not see that end coming!! Directed by #ronhoward & #bryanglazer"

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katie_richman shared a tip "I was hooked."

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allygrover shared a tip "Definitely interesting to watch!!"

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jazmine_eddins shared a tip "Really good!!"

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jennifer_ofstein shared a tip "Slow burn of a series, keeps you intrigued the whole way through. Not too drawn out to be boring."

chelseaa_ shared a tip "good crime doc to watch. keeps you up!"

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maggie_4043 shared a tip "As someone who loves true crime I love to watch it"

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aziz_hanifa shared a tip "Awesome and creepy"

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alexandra_lazarow shared a tip "Interesting but could have been done in fewer episodes. Definitely dragged on during some parts"

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macie_mead_271 shared a tip "There's a lot of interesting things in this one I didn't know before. Worth the watch."

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solo.adventure.girl shared a tip "Not as creepy as the trailers make it out to be but a very well put together documentary"

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patricia_gilkey shared a tip "I watched all four episodes in one day. I love it."

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hallie_epps shared a tip "I liked it! I wish it had been solved though. I totally think the hotel was in on it!"

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deleted_user_1618842838172 shared a tip "I thought it was an excellent show. Well worth the watch."

margo_mcfarland shared a tip "I thought it was really good! They did a deep dive into every aspect of the case"

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julie_litton shared a tip "I thought it was really interesting, but I really like true crime."

sherrie_1855 shared a tip "This was very eye opening and finally puts to rest the case that I’ve followed for so long."

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lena_struplova shared a tip "I just love these crime docuseries from Netflix <<3"

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katie_lambdin shared a tip "Mystery- couldn’t figure it out"

jennifer_maynard_8258 shared a tip "Dispelled a lot of myths"

viviana_mentessi shared a tip "It was my type and very interesting."

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amanda_fino shared a tip "Bing it just in one sitting and I love it."

emma05 shared a tip "Damn all these years I thought she was murdered, this such a sad story about our mental health care then and now."

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melissa_gerndt shared a tip "So crazy!!! And creepy!"

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megamus.maximus shared a tip "It was interesting. Could have been better, for sure.. but I'm glad Elisa Lam's story was told."

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albert_skretka shared a tip "Only thing to say is Must Watch. Just be sure you have a few hours to kill because you won't be able to turm it off."

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alicia_tello shared a tip "Watching this now, so far really good, a must watch"

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s_cognito shared a tip "Creepy #creepy"

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regina_trolman_demelo shared a tip "A Weird Story."

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ian_parker_1661 shared a tip "Watching it now"

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jay_lamp shared a tip "Just watch if you like true crime."

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morgan_whitt shared a tip "really good! super spooky"

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tiffany_theresa shared a tip "It has you going into all different directions. Was it murder ? Was it a cover up ? Was it suicide ? #mindblown"

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amber_gulevich shared a tip "Very interesting story and the conspiracy around the crime."

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rachel_rowlan shared a tip "Creepy."

ashley_monique_balo shared a tip "Mysterious. Keeps you thinking after its done"

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sandrine_bouchard shared a tip "Couldn't get enough of the creepy facts around this hotel 🙄"

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elyse_h. shared a tip "Could have been executed better but still interesting."

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suzanne_searcy shared a tip "It kept you on your toes the entire time!"

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branland shared a tip "It's the perfect meal to satisfy a true crime appetite."

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ryan_7926 shared a tip "A great documentary about this crazy hotel with a very sketchy past 8/10"

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christina_burke shared a tip "It was interesting but I didn’t learn a lot I didn’t already know. I kind of had in on as background noise!"

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noriah_allen shared a tip "Was soooo good!!"

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james_weaver_1488 shared a tip "Good just has some twists and turns"

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alexis_sargent shared a tip "Very interesting"

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yello_not_sus12345 shared a tip "I found it extremly intriguing and would recommend it for anyone who likes true crime or mysterys"

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liz_holsinger shared a tip "It was entertaining but they glossed over Skidrow’s history and it was a few episodes too long."

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nikita_8058 shared a tip "Interesting, captivating, sad. Watched all the way through."

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cesar_zambrano shared a tip "Tie between 2nd, and 3rd. But (the hard truth 4th episode) was the ending we needed but not what we wanted"

macy_wheelock shared a tip "THE BEST TRUE CRIME SHOW EVER!!!"

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randee_keil shared a tip "Being from Vancouver myself I remember the news talking about Elisa Lam. This docuseries is really good!!!"

brenda_g shared a tip "Intriguing"

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courtney_barker_2952 shared a tip "Interesting and a quick binge"

brandon_blatcher shared a tip "Very interesting and hooking because I live in the LA area and didn’t know that these things happened right near me."

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shyanne_stratton shared a tip "It gets you hooked"

amy_balderson shared a tip "Oooo. It will leave you angry."

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michelle_hernandez_9647 shared a tip "Poor girl. #cecilhotel"

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harley_ramsey shared a tip "I binged the whole show in 2 days! Very interesting!!"

karen_frank_8200 shared a tip "Provides a surprising lesson in the dangers speculation based on little evidence"

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johnna_bratcher shared a tip "Perfect to binge watch. Gets a little slow at times but really good"

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emmari_montor shared a tip "It’s great for binging and crazy interesting"

delina_king shared a tip "I wish it had more info on the rest of the stuff that has happened at the hotel. But still very well thought out series."

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ann_marie_merz shared a tip "Absolute rubbish!"

Jasmine Marsh's profile image

jasmine_marsh shared a tip "Interesting and captivating"

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beyond_2572 shared a tip "Really good gets creepy"

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bryanjohnson868 shared a tip "Engaging and mysterious with important historical context. Incredibly important messages towards the end."

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ryan_nippard shared a tip "Love all true crime and mystery"

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mindy_dimiceli shared a tip "Great binge"

karylem_orea shared a tip "It’s literally the perfect show to binge watch! Finished it in one sitting! #documentary #true_crime"

juliena_rossel shared a tip "you won’t believe the end"

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lany_sins shared a tip "I love the way they explain what happened and the different POVs makes it deeper."

jessica_vickery shared a tip "Interesting, twists and turns"

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maddee_hamilton shared a tip "So funny"

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carmen_cordova shared a tip "Incredibly eerie"

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aakilah_wilson shared a tip "Its mind blowing"

stacie_672 shared a tip "Real story"

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maria_davalos shared a tip "Definitely"

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robyn_brayshaw shared a tip "It’s a little weird. I like true crime so it was interesting but exaggerated a bit."

brennan_ball_5071 shared a tip "Weird"

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deleted_user_1619601957412 shared a tip "Riveting...but two episodes too long. It starts to drag."

lisa_herring shared a tip "It explained more."

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wonderful_world_of_ shared a tip "Binge watched and my jaw dropped the whole time. Extremely creepy."

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shae_rowe-bembridge shared a tip "had me invested at every turn, seriously gripping story!"

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heather_eckhardt shared a tip "Mindhunter is pretty good. It looks into the beginnings of criminal profiling."

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nahomi_mtz shared a tip "Creepy stuff"

heather_grass shared a tip "Fascinating case!!"

sherrie_mcphee shared a tip "It was very informative."

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karyn_cunningham shared a tip "It was ok, liked the start better than the ending"

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sarah-jane_gullacher shared a tip "Suspenseful and jarring."

lacey_brown_2402 shared a tip "Sad. 💔"

mirian_ferguso shared a tip "Very good!"

jaime_kallstrom_4083 shared a tip "Creepy, but very interesting. I watched a breakdown of this crime on tv a couple of years ago so am fascinated by it all."

anita_waldron shared a tip "This was riveting and very well done. Couldn't stop watching."

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