Making A Murderer Raises Question After Question

“Making a Murderer”

Rating: 8.5/10

Netflix’s new documentary series “Making a Murderer” is a complete goddamn horror show, and for more reasons than one. Filmmakers Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi worked on this project for a decade, long before Netflix was crowned ruler of the free world, and their tireless patience pays extreme dividends when it comes to the sheer amount of information and access they were able to obtain. The 10-episode series has the capacity to engross, shock, and depress viewers in equal measure. This is no small feat today, and as the story unfolds it becomes painfully clear that sometimes the old “stranger than fiction” adage turns out to be true. Continue reading “Making A Murderer Raises Question After Question”

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Jessica Jones Saves The Day

“Jessica Jones,” Season 1

Rating: 8.5/10

For a while now, I have been supremely turned off by superhero fare. It’s not that I want to be, and there have certainly been entries into the broad genre I’ve enjoyed and even loved, but most of what I’ve bothered myself to watch has been tedious and formulaic. Netflix released the first season of Marvel’s “Daredevil” earlier this year, and it defied my expectations tenfold. The series was captivating, interested in actually exploring its central villain for real, and more than just popcorn entertainment. This November, Marvel went ahead and teamed up with Netflix again for the inaugural season of “Jessica Jones,” a show that actually takes things a step further in my eyes. Continue reading “Jessica Jones Saves The Day”