Netflix Original Series: Making A Murderer
A recap of the Netflix Original Series Making A Murderer
Filmed over a 10-year period, Making a Murderer is an unprecedented real-life thriller about Steven Avery, a DNA exoneree who, while in the midst of exposing corruption in local law enforcement, finds himself the prime suspect in a grisly new crime. Set in America’s heartland, the series takes viewers inside a high-stakes criminal case where reputation is everything and things are never as they appear.
Sullywood Rating: 10/10
Speechless, angry, confused. Just like the words spoken by our favorite film gangster Johnny in Home Alone 2, I could go on forever baby. It’s hard to put into words just how amazing and disturbing Making a Murderer truly is. Amazing because of how perfectly done this 10-part documentary series was, and disturbing because of that notion that people who swore to protect us, those perfect individuals, might not be so perfect.
To protect and serve. To bring justice. All notions that I firmly believe and have faith in, at least in my community. (Now saying that, I will not be going anywhere near the state of Wisconsin ever again.) But what if these individuals weren’t perfect? What if they didn’t believe screw ups could happen? What if they have an…..gulp…agenda? It’s terrifying to think, after watching this show, how easy it would be to frame someone, especially when the framers have the resources that our “villains” in the story have available to them.
The connections and coincidences are jaw dropping. You feel completely helpless sitting on your couch, curled up with a blanket, while watching Avery fight for his life….twice. You also feel your blood start to boil with every word spoken by Ken Kratz, the district attorney for this case against Avery. I mean seriously, you cannot create a better “villain” for a story, especially for a non-fiction piece like this.
10/10 rating? I don’t give those out to everyone, unlike candy on Halloween. But I cannot come up with any complaint regarding this series. The sheer amounts of footage and interviews conducted, completely and utterly blew my mind. If not for starting this one late evening on a work night (why did I grow old again?), I probably would’ve watched all 10 episodes in one sitting. The editing job one had to do with this series is something I wish on no person.
I think the only complaint that I’ve seen is that this documentary might be one-sided. But I truthfully don’t believe we see just one side to the story, or an abundance of evidence left out in order to perpetuate the notion that this is a huge conspiracy. Heck, if the narrative that we watch the entire series was left out and we were just provided with the evidence against Steven Avery, it would be easy to think he’s guilty. I can’t say 100 percent that he didn’t do it, but I can say with complete certainty that something doesn’t smell right in the state of Wisconsin, and NO it’s not bad cheese.
I am not being dramatic when I say this is one of the best series in television in history. While the Manitowoc County Sheriff’s department might have made a murderer, the creators of this series definitely made a masterpiece.
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