Making a Murderer

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thermalben started the topic in Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 at 8:08am

Having never been much of a TV person, I've surprised myself and have been recently enjoying some great web series created for Netflix (Narcos, Bloodlines, House of Cards, Orange is the New Black etc). 

The latest one is Making a Murderer - it's only been out for a few weeks - and it's fascinating look at a guy in the USA who spent 18 years in jail for a crime he didn't commit (sexual assault and attempted murder - he was exonerated by DNA). But a couple of years after he was released, he's arrested and convicted of the murder of a local girl. His nephew was also arrested and convicted. 

The series has incredible footage from the trial, but more importantly the police investigations and interviews which led to the convictions, plus in-the-moment interviews with just about everyone. It's a real insight at the US legal system and how venerable people can be manipulated to say the things someone wants them to say. Well worth checking out (you will need a Netflix account though).

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thermalben commented Saturday, 2 Sep 2017 at 6:49am

Nah, but my wife loves it and has been asking me to get up to speed.

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Gaz1799 commented Monday, 4 Sep 2017 at 10:31am

It's a few years old now but if you haven't seen it I strongly recommend True Detective. It's only 1 season too so its not a life long commitment. Best one I've seen in years.

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talkingturkey commented Monday, 4 Sep 2017 at 2:12pm

The Handmaid's Tale.

Brutal!

Chixdiggit!

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stunet commented Monday, 4 Sep 2017 at 2:24pm

The Handmaid's tale: an anaolgy to life under Trump, or is that an overreach?

Methinks more the latter, but jeezarz...if it isn't a fantastic premise. Know it was written thirty-odd years ago, but scenes such as the US refugees escaping to Canada are sweet inversion of reality.

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stunet commented Monday, 4 Sep 2017 at 2:27pm

Horace & Pete.

Love the way it was filmed, the dialogue, ideas etc...but couldn't get past episode six.

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Blowin commented Monday, 4 Sep 2017 at 2:39pm

Netflix is starting to seem a bit limited.

Where's True Detectives to be found ?

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Gaz1799 commented Monday, 4 Sep 2017 at 2:45pm

Solar movies has it, that's where I'd stream it. The first season is epic. I haven't seen nor heard good tales about the second season however as it has a different cast.

https://solarmoviez.to/search/true+detective.html

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crustt commented Monday, 4 Sep 2017 at 5:55pm

Season two is on Netflix

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stunet commented Tuesday, 3 Oct 2017 at 9:01am

Not a fictional series, but a ten part doco series, Abandoned is worth a watch. Skater Rick McCrank visits the places capitalism forgot, old nuclear reactors, abandoned fishing towns, rundown factories, meets with the people who still live there, gives a short history - never heavy handed - and skates the forgotten terrain.

Clues to the understated but impeccable cinematography are given in the credits ("executive producer Spike Jonze") and the music is spot on. Made by Vice, available on SBS On Demand.

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 6 Dec 2017 at 4:33pm

Right, finished Godless not that long ago.

What's next ?

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amb commented Wednesday, 6 Dec 2017 at 6:15pm

if your after another western "hatfield and mccoys" on Netflix..not as good as GodLess..but wortha watch

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thermalben commented Sunday, 21 Oct 2018 at 7:37am

Halfway through the second season of Making a Murderer. Absolutely incredible.... worth the price of the Netflix subscription alone.

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indo-dreaming commented Sunday, 21 Oct 2018 at 8:07am

Is there a new season?

Please Stunet just give me that ignore button for Crypto (Herc, uplift or whatever other names he has used)

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thermalben commented Sunday, 21 Oct 2018 at 8:14am

Yep, was released Friday night. 

The entire case is mind blowing. I'm up to Episode 8.. can't wait to see how it finishes (trying hard not to Google where things are at real time, though having seen snippets of news over the last few years, I have a vague idea).

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indo-dreaming commented Sunday, 21 Oct 2018 at 8:28am

Cool..yeah the last one was good.

Please Stunet just give me that ignore button for Crypto (Herc, uplift or whatever other names he has used)

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Blowin commented Thursday, 8 Nov 2018 at 7:13pm

Rightio , gents .

What have you got to recommend on Netflix now ?

Appreciating the tips so far. Had a few epic binge sessions.

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Westofthelake commented Thursday, 8 Nov 2018 at 8:48pm

For something a bit more out of this world I can recommend Lost in Space, and Star Trek Discovery.

For something down to Earth try Ozark and Animal Kingdom.

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Westofthelake commented Friday, 9 Nov 2018 at 10:43am

Cosmos - A Spacetime Odyssey is pretty damn awesome.

Stranger Things is slow to start but keeps on giving.

Sense 8 is really good in a weird kind of way - Created by the Wachowski sisters who both used to be the brothers who created The Matrix movies.

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Westofthelake commented Monday, 12 Nov 2018 at 4:30pm

Just finished Season 6 of House of Cards - Got to the end of Episode 8 not realising that it was the last episode. The whole season 6 was a bit of let down really.

Never fear, I'm onto Peaky Blinders which is excellent.

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