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A documentary that took ten years to make, ‘Making a Murderer’ tells the story of a terrible crime as well as a potentially innocent and wrongly accused individual. Viewers are divided on whether Steven Avery actually did the crime, but even more importantly, the documentary has brought up important questions about the American legal system.
If you like your television to be gripping and full of suspense, read on for my recommendations.
This show has transported the famous OJ Simpson trial from 1995 all the way into 2016. People who followed the case are transfixed on the series for the nostalgia and those of us who were too young to remember are devouring the juicy details for the first time.
Ryan Murphy (of ‘American Horror Story’ and ‘Scream Queens’) has made yet another successful show with ‘American Crime Story’. For those who love crime and courtroom shows, ‘The People v. O. J. Simpson’ kills two birds with one stone.
Based on the film of the same name by the Coen Brothers, ‘Fargo’ is unmissable TV. In particular, Billy Bob Thornton is great as villain Malvo in season one – he will give you nightmares.
It’s not for the faint-hearted as the detectives follow Malvo’s trail of destruction: bloody massacres, blackmail and revenge killings are rife and keep the excitement going.
If season one was a success, season two has been hailed by many as the best thing on television right now. Bringing in the big names with stars Kirsten Dunst and Brad Garrett, it’s not one to miss.
Don’t take my word for it – read this article for more on Fargo’s brilliance.
This show stays firmly with the detectives – as the title may suggest – keeping the focus on the pursuit of criminals. The show is full of drama, showing how personal relationships unravel alongside the more suspenseful action.
A word of warning: it is bloody and gruesome, with horrific scenes that will linger in your mind. Detectives Rust and Marty will definitely make you reconsider the profession; there is little glamour to be found here.
As is often the way, the show’s second season wasn’t as well received as the first. Read this to find out why.
‘Broadchurch’ is an example of British TV done right. Set on the coast, it follows the case of a child who is murdered, thus tearing the whole town apart. All the locals want to work out who did this – but of course, it was one of them.
This is one of those crime shows in which every episode features someone different in the hot seat as the prime suspect. Even if you think you know, you could be wrong. The show not only reveals who killed the child, but it sheds light on all the residents of Broadchurch and carries the message that everyone has skeletons in their closet.
For more on this fantastic show, read our article here.
The next suggestion is alike to the previous as it portrays crime, but it is perhaps the most similar to ‘Making a Murderer’ for one reason: it is based on true events.
This makes the details even more harrowing, as you have to watch while knowing it all really happened. Read on for my final TV series like ‘Making a Murderer’.
This documentary series tells the story of a husband accused of murdering his wife. He had initially claimed that she died by falling down the stairs. But what really happened?
There were lots of sensational aspects to this story: sex, lies, and betrayals, with secrets hiding around every corner.
With lots of twists and turns along with some serious courtroom action, this was surely ‘Making a Murderer’ in the making. The fact that the documentary was released just a year before the events of ‘Making a Murderer’ makes this even more poignant.
It goes without saying that if you still haven’t watched ‘Making a Murderer’, you need to watch it. Right now. Especially if you’re into crime shows and documentaries, you will absolutely love it. Afterwards, you can join in on the discussion that has divided opinion: did he or didn’t he?
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