There was a jaw-dropping reaction to Three Identical Strangers on TV last night 2 years ago

There was a jaw-dropping reaction to Three Identical Strangers on TV last night

What part shocked you the most?

On Thursday night, Channel 4 aired Three Identical Strangers, a documentary from 2018 that seems to have a mind-blowing effect on all who see it.


Having premiered at last year's Sundance Film Festival, the movie quickly impressed critics as it generated a huge buzz.

The Tim Wardle-directed doc falls into the tradition of truly great non-fiction films in that while the original subject matter is interesting to begin with, the twists and turns that arrive along the way make it genuinely essential viewing.

Think the likes of Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, Capturing the Friedmans and The Imposter - incredible stories elevated by unexpected revelations and individual moments that result in you demanding friends and family check it out immediately.

Three Identical Strangers, difficult as the story may be, belongs in such conversations.

As the synopsis reads:

"Three strangers are reunited by astonishing coincidence after being born identical triplets, separated at birth, and adopted by three different families.

"Their jaw-dropping, feel-good story instantly becomes a global sensation complete with fame and celebrity, however, the fairy-tale reunion sets in motion a series of events that unearth an unimaginable secret – a secret with radical repercussions for us all."


Clip via NEON

If you weren't watching on Thursday night, the good news is that Channel 4 have added the film to their online player. Just click here to check it out.

If you were watching, you probably reacted with enough shock and awe to qualify for the next season of Gogglebox.

Those who tuned in were left bemused, enraged and shaken by the experience.


To say much more would be to spoil the narrative for anyone who has yet to check out Three Identical Strangers, but this should give you some idea...