In the vast expanse of the Australian outback, a town called Larrimah, boasting a mere 11 residents, has become the unexpected epicenter of Netflix’s latest true-crime sensation, “Last Stop Larrimah.” This gripping documentary, originally aired on HBO in the US and recently made available on Netflix in the UK, has quickly captured the attention and intrigue of viewers, drawing parallels to the eccentricity of “Tiger King.”
At the heart of the story is the mysterious disappearance of Paddy Moriarty, a 70-year-old retiree, and his faithful dog, in 2017. Last seen in the Pink Panther Pub on a fateful December night, Moriarty’s vanishing act set off a chain of events that would baffle investigators and incite the imagination of a global audience.
The documentary explores the peculiar dynamics of Larrimah, a town where everyone knows everyone, and feuds brew like storm clouds over the vast Australian desert. The spotlight falls on Fran Hodgetts, a wild buffalo pie-maker, whose ongoing feud with Moriarty made her a prime suspect. Hodgetts vehemently denies any involvement, despite accusations that she may have baked Moriarty into one of her pies, a macabre echo of the infamous Sweeney Todd tale.
Viewers have been quick to praise the documentary’s enthralling narrative and its cast of larger-than-life characters. Social media platforms are buzzing with discussions about the bonkers and outrageous personalities populating “Last Stop Larrimah.” With each revelation, the town’s residents, including the pub barman Richard Simpson and Hodgetts’ live-in gardener Owen Laurie, are scrutinized as potential players in this real-life drama.
The documentary’s popularity has soared, earning it a coveted spot at number 7 on Netflix’s Top 10 TV shows in the UK. Fans of true crime have hailed it as one of the best in recent times, captivated not only by the baffling disappearance but also by the compelling storytelling and unexpected twists that echo the madness of “Tiger King.”
While the fate of Paddy Moriarty remains unknown and the town of Larrimah is left in a state of perpetual speculation, “Last Stop Larrimah” continues to captivate audiences, inviting them into a world where reality is stranger than fiction. As viewers binge-watch this wild journey, they are left questioning the boundaries of human eccentricity and the depths of small-town secrets, making “Last Stop Larrimah” a must-watch documentary that will echo in the minds of its audience long after the final credits roll.