Watching "Painkiller" miniseries on Netflix feels surreal

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The Sackler family's greed and the introduction of OxyContin's devastation is the central theme

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"Dopesick" on Hulu told a more comprehensive and measured version of the same story

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"Painkiller" shares real-life figures and plot developments with "Dopesick"

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The writing, direction, and framing in "Painkiller" are inferior to "Dopesick."

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"Painkiller" suffers from being late to the narrative and would still be inferior even if it came before "Dopesick."

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Timing places "Painkiller" in the shadow of the superior "Dopesick."

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"Painkiller" fails to introduce new perspectives and focuses on wrong aspects

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Patrick Radden Keefe's New Yorker article offers greater compassion than Painkiller

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The portrayal of Richard Sackler in "Painkiller" lacks proper execution

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