Making a Murderer is a Netflix original documentary series about the incredibly long trial of Steven Avery, a man once falsely convicted of rape and sent to jail for 18 years before being exonerated innocent. Avery filed a lawsuit against his local court for taking away 18 years of his life for something he didn’t do, only to be convicted once again under the suspicion of murder.
But this time, there’s overwhelming evidence… overwhelming and very questionable evidence…
The further I talk about the events that take place in Making a Murderer, the more I ruin it for whoever may want to watch so I shall stop.
Making a Murderer doesn’t feel much like a documentary, it feels more like a live court case unfolding in front of our eyes as we decide Avery’s guilt or innocence without actually having a say in the matter.
One of the great purities of Making a Murderer is it’s lack of connection to the filmmakers themselves. Instead of the camera turning around every next minute for the directors to raise their eyebrows and say “well would you look at that”, we see the matter of the fact as it is presented, in the courtroom.
However I wouldn’t say that the show is completely unbiased as it is primarily focused on Avery, his family, friends and lawyers without ever really showing us a point of view from the other side. But do we want their point of view? That’s for you to decide.
This show is not light entertainment. It will pull you in and you will feel that you are a part of it. And the reason that this is only the review of the first season is because the second season is currently filming. Yes. The case continues…
I’d say Making a Murderer is definitely worth watching if you have an interest in real-life drama or an interest in law and how the system of justice isn’t always just.
What did you think of the first season of Making a Murderer? Whose side are you on?
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