Making a Murderer

If Kafka wrote a legal thriller, and then Netflix turned it into a series, you’d get “Making a Murderer”.

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Ratings of Making a Murderer:

  • My Rating: 97/100
  • IMDB Rating: 8.6 /10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Ratings: 97/100 (User); 84/100 (Critics)

Review of “Making a Murderer”

Beneath the folksy charm of ‘Making a Murderer” lies an unsettling exposé.

It’s about the imbalance of power in Wisconsin’s Manitowoc County.

This is Steven Avery’s odyssey through the convoluted justice system.

The doc reveals questionable evidence and institutional bias against Avery’s $36 million lawsuit against key officials like Sheriff Ken Petersen and District Attorney Denis Vogel.

As scene after scene peels away the illusions surrounding Middle America.

You begin to be a wide-eyed skeptic of those coming against Steven.

Are authorities suffering from confirmation bias? (Avery had past convictions in 1984, 1989 and 2004 for burglary, animal cruelty and reckless endangerment)

But, what about Brendan Dassey’s disturbing 4-hour confession on March 1, 2006 with premeditated murder details that don’t align with evidence?

His polygraph test on May 13, 2006 also raises concerns over its accuracy given Dassey’s age and intellectual disabilities.

Then there’s Steven’s strange purchases in 2004 of handcuffs and leg irons found in his trailer, .T

There’s Teresa Halbach’s DNA traces from charred bones in Avery’s garage pit.

There’s the convenient discovery on March 2, 2006 of incriminating forensic evidence months after prior searches.

The significance of Avery’s exact rifle matching the bullet with Halbach’s DNA found in the garage on March 2 raises eyebrows.

Nuance and doubt increase with every episode.

Are officials rigging the game to undermine Steven’s lawsuit and protect the county’s reputation?

Why does portions of Dassey’s confession feel coerced?

Most haunting – could overzealous prosecution also mean justice for murder victim Teresa Halbach falls secondary?

Perhaps reform lies ahead. For hidden beneath the series’ twists lies a message: that unbalanced power corrupts, that fighting it demands diligence.

In that quest for truth, the riveting series transforms passive watchers into self-appointed juries more skeptical of easy answers.

In courtrooms and public opinion, truth still matters.

Thanks for reading!

Rob Kelly, Chief Maniac, Daily Doc