Making A Hit

Making A Murderer: Thriller is an understatement


Mia Luckett, Feature Writer

Do you live for melodramatic crime shows? Do you love characters that you can love to hate, and a plot with too many twists to count?

Well, then the 10-episode long Netflix original, Making a Murderer, might be your next obsession.

To start off, this show is definitely five stars. It took me on a journey of tears, and anger, and left me in a sorrowful shock once it was over. Each episode is about 40-60 minutes long, so, I did find it hard to “binge-watch” this series.

However, it was far from boring, and every time I finished an episode I spent my whole day anxious about what would happen next.“Documentary” is definitely not the term that comes to mind when I think about this series, however the fact that it is a true story just makes it even more intriguing.

Revealing the flaws in our justice system, and in our moral compass in general, the show will have you questioning your faith in humanity.

The show documents the woeful tale of small town Steven Avery, a man wrongfully convicted of rape in 1985. The Avery family as a whole was frowned upon in their small town community. Steven Avery was probably treated the harshest, mostly due to the fact that his IQ was 70.

After being behind bars for 18 years, Avery is released due to DNA evidence that proves his innocence.
After being exonerated, Avery files a $36 million lawsuit against Manitowoc County for wrongful incarceration.

His chances of winning were high. It was suspected that the county police department did not conduct an in-depth investigation of the case, in order to frame Avery.

However, at the height of his case, Avery is yet again charged, this time for the murder of a local car photographer, who was killed in The Avery family’s junk yard. Yikes.

This series is a great pick for fans of Law and Order, Criminal Minds, and CSI. Honestly though, the saga is a must watch for everyone. It gets inside your head, and will have you even questioning your own moral compass.
It exposes how inhumane we can actually treat one another, and is a reality check, providing a basic lesson of karma. I’ve probably over stressed this, however this is a must watch, it’ll have you at the edge of your seat and change you forever.