This article was originally published on February 15th, 2019.
Netflix is notorious for adding shows to the streaming site that makes you either scared, never want to leave your home or not trust anyone. Well, Netflix has done it again! They've been teasing Dirty John for a while, which is a limited series that started on Bravo. Well, fans are so scared after watching Netflix's Dirty John that they actually never want to date again.
If you haven't seen or heard about Dirty John, then you're in for a real treat my friend. Dirty John was originally a podcast that blew up, as it's based on a true story. While some names in the show have been changed to save the peoples identity, most of the storylines are true. Let's get to the point. Dirty John is about a woman who meets a guy on a dating site, and they instantly fall in love. Debra Newell is a very successful woman, and John Meehan is a doctor. Everything seems perfect until it's really not.
During the series, and try to remember this is a true story that happened, you find out along the way that John aka "dirty John" is not who he says he is. Debra's daughters see this from the beginning and try to warn their mother. Unfortunately, she doesn't listen and gets wrapped up in all of John's obvious lies. After I watched the show, I was terrified of every person I came in contact with. Seems like I'm not the only one.
Throughout the show, not only do you recognize John's absolutely terrifying and manipulative ways, but you also see how someone can be wrapped up in him. He's handsome, charming, and a little too good to be true. Dirty John takes you on a journey of Debra's daughters trying to convince her that John is not a doctor and not anything like he says, and it's really up to Debra to believe them.
It's not only Debra's daughters, Veronica and Terra, who are scared for their lives. So are people on Twitter! After watching the show, fans vowed that they wanted to stay single or never get again because you "can't trust anyone". Here are some of the tweets:
Dirty John on Netflix makes me never want to date again 😭😂— Katie Timms (@KatieTimms94) February 15, 2019
Such a creepy series but addictive - I may even have nightmares.
Dirty john is hardest thing ive ever had to watch.— Parallaxicality (@Jackaxx079) February 15, 2019
Two episodes in to #DirtyJohn on Netflix and I’m hooked! Oh and I’m probably going to be staying single for a little while 😳😬— Stacey (@heartofgold81) February 15, 2019
Here I was thinking I miss Tinder, but I’m like 5-6 episodes deep into #DirtyJohn and im happy being single forever 🤷🏻♀️🥰 even if he’s as sexy as Eric Bana— Monica S (@TheDarlingx) February 15, 2019
after watching Dirty John i will hereby be requesting a DBS from every man I come into contact with thanks— rebecca ✨ (@messyrebecca_) February 15, 2019
Whether you've already binged Dirty John or were planning to, it's not for the faint of heart. Yes, a show like YOU is easy to watch because it's not a true story. But based off of a real life situation, and one that did not end well, Dirty John definitely gives you reasons to be scared.