Netflix Binge-Watch: Making a Murderer

When it comes to watching shows I usually stick to my usuals: Vanderpump Rules, Real Housewives franchise, Law and Order Special Victims Unit, Married At First Sight and a few others. Lately, people have been talking about the the Netflix documentary called Making a Murderer. Just by the title I was pretty hesitant to watch the show, but then a close friend of mine said it was a similar topic to the first season of the hit podcast Serial. If you’re not familiar with the first season of Serial, it’s about a teenager named Adnan Syed who was arrested and charged with the murder of his ex girlfriend. There is no 100% conclusive evidence pointing the blame on him and it’s still a mystery as to why he was arrested and charged (for some people).  

Debating on whether to watch the new season of The X-Files or Making a Murderer I decided to put on Netflix and watch the first episode of Making a Murder.  All I can say is holy smokes… The first episode draws you in and you just end up having to binge-watch it. It’s only 10 episodes (about an hour or so each) and each one dives deeper and deeper into the situation of this man who was imprisoned for 18 years on a crime he didn’t commit, then gets released due to DNA evidence, only to get arrested about two years later for a crime he believes he was framed for (still claims he’s innocent to this day) by the cops in Wisconsin.

While I don’t want to give away spoilers for those who haven’t seen the show, I will say this – at the end of the 10 episodes you will be questioning a lot of things about society, law enforcement and our judicial system.

Have you seen Making a Murderer yet?




4 thoughts on “Netflix Binge-Watch: Making a Murderer

  1. Lexa says:

    It is an unbelievable documentary huh?! We completely binged on it and watched the whole thing over the course of a weekend! Eek! Got square eyes after that. I had soooo many questions afterwards. His poor long suffering mum. You just feel so bad for her right? It is such a great show. We haven’t watched it yet, but according to someone at my husband’s work, The Staircase is even better? I am not sure how it could be but I will definitely be trying it out. It is number 3 in this list if you are interested:

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  2. TheAdventuresofMrandMrs says:

    I was obsessed with the first Serial season (meh on the new one), and loved watching Making a Murderer! My husband and I planned to watch 1 or 2 episodes on Christmas Day and we ended up finishing the whole thing! Our justice system was built on “innocent until proven guilty” , but I don’t think that is actually how it runs. Which is sad and pretty scary.


  3. Leigh says:

    Agreed. Note on Serial. Adnan Syed is in court today to see if his case can be retried. Note on Making a Murderer. Turns out they’re making a second season and interviewing Steven Avery in some episodes… We’ll see when Netflix decides to premiere that.


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