The Verdict on Making a Murderer: Did the Netflix Doc Do Its Subject Justice?

Making a Murderer

If you’ve yet to finish binging on Netflix’s gripping Making a Murderer docuseries, don’t worry — this article won’t give away the ending. However, it will carefully ask the questions that you’re likely to be mulling over in the show’s aftermath. For instance…

* Having seen how easily the authorities in Manitowoc County, Wis., were able to send Steven Avery up the river for sexual assault and attempted murder — not to mention how long it took (18 years!) to get his wrongful conviction overturned — how scared are you that you could end up in the slammer for a crime that you didn’t commit?

* Since, as soon as Avery was released, he filed a monster of a lawsuit against the county, do you think that its officials retaliated by having Teresa Halbach rubbed out so that they could frame him for her murder? Do you have any doubt that Avery’s nephew, Brendan Dassey, was prompted by the authorities to make the confessions (yes, plural!) that he later recanted?

* And finally, on a scale of 1 (“It’s not right nor is it OK”) to 10 (“Flames, on the side of my face… !!!!”), how angry did the series leave you? Vote in the poll below, then hit the comments.