True Crime has become a major phenomenon, there are countless documentaries and shows popping up on all our favorite streaming sites so here are a few for you to binge watch (if you haven’t already of course) and sharpen your detective skills.
In 2004, Michael Peterson called the police saying that his wife Kathleen had fallen down the stairs and died. Officers did not believe the story and what follows is a documentary about the court case, Michael, and his family. Netflix released the series recently and even added some extra footage. Afterwards, Google the owl theory.
Making a Murderer
Making a Murderer has been one of Netflix’s most watched original series, following the story of Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey as they are accused of murdering 25-year-old photographer Teresa Halbach.
The second series has been released featuring defence attorney Kathleen Zellner, this is definitely one for the books.
The Ted Bundy Tapes
I have to admit, I didn’t know who Ted Bundy was until I watched this series. It follows the story of two journalists Stephen Michaud and Hugh Aynesworth who interviewed Bundy while he was on death row, what he revealed to the men led to a book being written and the documentary being released.
Netflix’s four-part docuseries Evil Genius tells the story of a 2003 crime known as the “collar bomb” case. Brian Wells, an on-duty pizza delivery driver robs a bank in Erie, Pa. with a bomb clamped around his neck. Shortly after the heist, the metal collar device fastened to him explodes, killing him instantly.
Afterwards, while police are searching Brians’ car, they find notes from a kidnapper who forced Brian to rob the bank in the first place.
Phew, that’s a lot of murder. I think its time to take a break from true crime and watch something nice. I highly recommend a Disney movie.