Mak­ing A Mur­derer

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - WHAT TO WATCH - Net­flix. Ken­neth Chaw

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.

All 10 episodes of are avail­able on

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