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* DanceofDespair: Betty and one of her friends dance to a mixtape Betty made in her living room on the day of Dan's second wedding.

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* DanceofDespair: {{DanceofDespair}}: Betty and one of her friends dance to a mixtape Betty made in her living room on the day of Dan's second wedding.wedding.
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:After a contentious trial, including her oldest daughter and all but one of her previous friends testifying against her, Betty is convicted of second-degree murder. She's shown in prison being haunted by the ghosts of Dan and Linda, imagining how her life could have been, and singing "The Twelfth of Never" on a phone call.]]


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** Linda proposes getting a home security system to deal with Betty's intrusions, which Dan dismisses.


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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:In a press conference, a juror admits to convincing the rest of the jury to go for second-degree murder, thinking it would result in a lesser sentence. When an interviewer informs her otherwise, she has this reaction.]]


''Dirty John'' is a live-action true crime drama [[Anthology anthology]] series. It premiered on Bravo in November of 2018, before being aired internationally by Creator/{{Netflix}} in January of 2019.

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''Dirty John'' is a live-action true crime drama [[Anthology anthology]] {{Anthology}} series. It premiered on Bravo in November of 2018, before being aired internationally by Creator/{{Netflix}} in January of 2019.



** Notably in the second season, the names of the Broderick children have all been changed.



* BigWhat: [[spoiler:The telephone sequence after Betty shoots Dan and Linda.]]



* DanceofDespair: Betty and one of her friends dance to a mixtape Betty made in her living room on the day of Dan's second wedding.



* FlatCharacter: Linda Kolkena is presented as little more than “the other woman,” with no motivation or personality outside of being with Dan. However, [[spoiler:she does touch the [[VillainBall Villain Ball]] when she contemplates destroying Betty’s wedding china to one of Betty’s friends.]]

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* FlatCharacter: Linda Kolkena is presented as little more than “the other woman,” with no motivation or personality outside of being with Dan. However, [[spoiler:she does touch the [[VillainBall Villain Ball]] when she contemplates destroying Betty’s wedding china to one of Betty’s friends.friends, and again when she steals Betty's diary from her home, then returns it by setting it in the front foyer.]]


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** Linda says [[spoiler:"A lot of people have said she's joked about shooting us"]] in "The Shillelagh."


A second season based on the story of murderer Betty Broderick featuring Creator/AmandaPeet as Broderick and Creator/ChristianSlater as her husband Dan will premiere on June 2, 2020.

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A second season based on the story of murderer Betty Broderick featuring Creator/AmandaPeet Amanda Peet as Broderick and Creator/ChristianSlater as her husband Dan will premiere on June 2, 2020.


A second season is in the works as of 2019.

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A second season is in based on the works story of murderer Betty Broderick featuring Creator/AmandaPeet as of 2019.
Broderick and Creator/ChristianSlater as her husband Dan will premiere on June 2, 2020.


* ArtisticLicense: Before the credits for each episode, we get a disclaimer noting that while the series is based on true events, liberties have been taken in the portrayal.

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* ArtisticLicense: Before the credits for each episode, we get a disclaimer noting that while the series is based on true events, liberties have been taken in the portrayal. A list of specifics can be found [[https://www.eonline.com/ca/news/1004957/everything-dirty-john-changed-or-left-out-from-the-crazy-true-story here]].

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* JerkassHasAPoint: Veronica is blunt, overbearing, demanding ... and right about pretty much everything.

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* CrimeOfSelfDefense: Averted, as happened in real life. [[spoiler:Debra's younger daughter Terra inflicts injuries on John, that ultimately prove fatal, when he assaults her, but no charges end up getting pressed because she was acting in self-defense.]]


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* KillingInSelfDefense: [[spoiler:Terra inflicts fatal wounds on John when she manages to get the knife he'd attacked her with.]]


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''Dirty John'' is a live-action crime drama [[BasedOnATrueStory based on]] the story of conman John Meehan. It premiered on Bravo in November of 2018, before being aired internationally by Creator/{{Netflix}} in January of 2019.

The series focuses on John Meehan (played by Creator/EricBana), a charismatic man who uses deceit and manipulation to seduce Debra Newell (Creator/ConnieBritton), and the consequences it has for her family.

A second season is in the works as of 2019.

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* ArtisticLicense: Before the credits for each episode, we get a disclaimer noting that while the series is based on true events, liberties have been taken in the portrayal.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The first season ends with John dead and the family thus (for the time being) free of his manipulation, but still irrevocably shaken by it all.]]
* FourthDateMarriage: Debra agrees to marry John after knowing him for only a few weeks, as the episode captions take time to point out.
* ManipulativeBastard: John is this to a T, having manipulated countless women before Debra, and escaped numerous arrests while pretending to be different people.
* MultipleChoicePast: Part of the technique John uses to seduce people. He's claimed to be a licensed anesthetist and an Iraq war veteran, among others.
* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:In the season one finale, John attempts to kill Debra's younger daughter Terra with a knife. He slashes her arm, but she ultimately gets the upper hand and stabs him repeatedly.]]

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