If you’re stuck with a bunch of free time this awkward, in between Christmas and New Years week, you should probably check out Making a Murderer on Netflix.
Emmy Rossum, Colton Haynes, Shaun T and Mindy Kaling have all been tweeting about it. And if a group of celebrities as random as that have taken a liking to it, you probably will too.
Making a Murderer falls into that super trendy true crime/fucked up justice system drama a la the story of Adnan Syed in Serial.
Without giving too much away, the Netflix original docu-series tells the super upsetting story of Steven Avery, a Wisconsin man wrongfully imprisoned at least once…for 18 years. It gets worse and more depressing from there on out.
The story isn’t sexy, it isn’t fast paced, but it is fascinating and frustrating and captivating.
If you have, like, a lot of faith in the United States’ justice system after watching this and listening to season 1 of Serial, you’ve missed the point and probably can’t sit with us.