It looks very promising. What do you think can it be a “Making a Murderer”? Does it have any chance at documentary or nonfiction series?
So Netflix’s Emmy strategy this year is just to dump everything in May: House of Cards, Master of None, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Anne, Sense8, Bloodline and now this.
Debuts with preliminary 82 on Metacritic from six reviews. The Jinx got 76 and Making a Murderer got 84. Planet Earth II though has 96.
I find crime docuseries more appealing to viewers but Plane Earth II is a tough one to beat. Maybe it will generate buzz after it is aired, just like The Jinx and Making a Murderer.
Finished it in two days — these type of shows are always addictive. But it did not need seven episodes to tell the story (three or four would’ve been enough). Naturally, 90% of the time it’s on the verge of or actually breaking ethical boundaries. It tries too hard to emulate that final Jinx scene… twice… on every episode.
After all the criticism toward Making a Murderer came out (leaving out important details that would make Avery look guilty), I’m approaching this with more skepticism. The first episode did grab me and I hear the second and third episodes are great, but as GusCruz said I’m already feeling like this might have been a stretch to make it to seven episodes and I’m already somewhat cynical about some parts — from what I’ve been reading it involves a lot of hearsay, conspiracy, repressed memories (problematic), a questionable witness, and the doc eventually forgets about Cathy for a while to become more of CC sex abuse than the murder. Can anyone comment on this? I will definitely finish this and form my own opinions because I just eat disturbing, morbid crime stuff right up (since childhood even) but I wanted to know what others think of the criticisms.