Making A Murderer
IT’S a good time to start catching up on Season One of Making A Murderer before its second season, which is currently in production, comes out.
This 10- episode documentary begins with the sexual assault and attempted murder of Penny Beernsteen while she was out jogging on a beach one day in 1985. Steven Avery was found guilty and sat behind bars for 18 years. In 2003, DNA evidence showed that someone else com- mitted the crime instead, and Avery was freed. To avoid spoiling the rest of the series, suffice to say that the story is far from over.
Making A Murderer is presented in such a way that it unfolds like a fictional crime series, with a cliffhanger at the end of each episode. But it’s all real, very real. It’s fascinating to be able to watch actual courtroom footage and listen to recorded phone conversations. They offer real emotions expressed by real people affected by the case.
Not only does this give you a front- row seat, it makes you feel so close to the unfolding story that it’s like being part of their journey. It’s so affecting that I still find myself thinking about the case long after watching the show.
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