For the past few weeks all I've been hearing about and seeing online is talk about a Netflix documentary called Making a Murderer. Over the weekend I decided it was time to check it out and I wasn't disappointed.
This is an original Netflix documentary, which is a new thing for them. Netflix is known as a streaming/dvd rental service but has started providing original content. I've had a Netflix account for several years but don't use it as much as I should (since I'm paying a monthly fee).
This documentary includes ten hour long episodes and the word on the street is that you shouldn't start until you have several free hours, because once you start you won't want to stop watching. I concur. On Saturday afternoon I decided to watch a few episodes while I was working on a puzzle, and I ended up watching NINE episodes in a row resulting in a 2 a.m. bedtime. I'm sure glad I didn't start it on a week day.
I won't give any spoilers, so if you haven't watched it yet it's safe to keep reading.
The documentary focuses on a man from Wisconsin that was charged with a crime and is then exonerated after serving 18 years in prison. He is in the middle of filing suit against the county that charged him when he is arrested for another crime. What follows is a long trial full of twists and turns. It is griping.
At the end of the series I felt drained and wanting more, all at the same time. I did a quick google search and found hundreds of articles, discussions and videos about the series. All of it left me confused, angry and sad.
If you haven't watched the series yet I would strongly encourage you to do so. I'd love to hear your thoughts about it if you have seen it. Feel free to share here!