As if the Christmas hangover wasn’t bad enough, I fear the vast majority of you out there have binged on the latest Netflix original Making a Murderer and now have no idea what to do with your life. We found ourself in the very same boat and did some digging to get us through until something else happens in the Avery case.
This is the best space filler for Making a Murderer we’ve found. Serial is a weekly podcast that you can enjoy on the go. Hands being held up, you won’t be watching this, you’ll be listening. Season 1 consists of 12 episodes investigating the death of Hae Min Lee and the guilty verdict imposed upon Adnan Syed, Lee’s ex-boyfriend. Certain aspects of the case really echo what we’ve seen in the Avery case throughout Making a Murderer, including the lack of evidence that we’ve come to expect from the likes of CSI.
The best part of it all is knowing that season 2 has already gotten underway. Season 2 looks at Bowe Bergdahl, former US soldier who survive captivity for five years in Afghanistan only to return home to claims that he was a deserter. Sounds juicy doesn’t it!
You can follow Serial on the website or by downloading via the iOS Podcasts app or using an Android app like Podcast and Radio Addict. I love listening while I drive and better still, it doesn’t cost a penny.
The Thin Blue Line
Sure considering you already have that Netflix trial for the month, you may as well give The Thin Blue Line a watch too. The Thin Blue Line depicts the true life story of Randall Dale Adams. Adams was convicted of murdering a police officer and sentenced to death for his crimes. The Thin Blue Line would have a massive impact on Adams’ life and naturally we won’t say any more to ensure you can fully enjoy the film.
The Central Park Five
Amid a race war in 1989 New York, the sexual assault of a woman running in Central Park led to the arrest of 5 young black men. Actually they weren’t, it was 5 young boys. As I write I realise how difficult it is to not give anything away, so just go watch it. One thing I will say about The Central Park Five is that it shows much of what happened throughout Making a Murderer is not an isolated incident. It also has a nice moment where Trump wants to come down on these guys like a ton of bricks. Just goes to show he’s always wrong. Anyway, this is also on Netflix.
That should be enough to take the edge off that Making a Murderer hangover you’re experiencing. You can take some solace from the knowledge that a second season of Making a Murderer looks likely and you never know, they might even make a movie.