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  • boss
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    http://deadline.com/2017/04/the-keepers-docuseries-netflix-trailer-1202072202/

    http://www.indiewire.com/2017/04/netflix-the-keepers-making-a-murderer-nun-cathy-cesnick-baltimore-1201806316/

    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?

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    Riley
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    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.

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    Riley
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    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.

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    boss
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    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.

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    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.

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    LaChienne
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    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.

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