What to watch if you loved Making A Murderer

What to watch if you loved Making A Murderer

Now I don’t know about you, but I love a crime documentary. Like, really LOVE a crime documentary. Which is why it probably won’t surprise you that I was a big fan of Making a Murderer when it was realised. I watched the whole 10 episodes over two days. And become one of those really annoying people who just wanted to talk about Steven Avery and the injustice he suffered to anyone who would listen. So if like me, you loved the show, then here are my recommendations for what to watch if you loved Making a Murderer:

EVIL GENIUS 

Now, this might be one of the most twisted documentaries I’ve ever seen – and I’ve seen a few! This one tells the story pizza delivery man, Brian Wells, who literally blew up while in police custody for bank robbery. He had had a bomb locked around his neck and was tasked with going on a criminal scavenger hunt in search of the key. Sounds odd right? Well, it is!

THE STAIRCASE

This was a bit of an odd one for me. Yes, I was hooked from episode one, but I also can’t quite get my head around how the documentary was shot and how it ended. If you’ve not seen it yet, it centres around the trial of Michael Peterson. He is accused of killing his wife by pushing her down the stairs of their home. According to Michael, she simply fell while he was outside. Obviously, the Police don’t believe him and think he’s guilty of murdering her. Especially when his past and behaviour within the marriage comes out. It’s definitely one of those documentaries that keep you guessing the whole way through as to whether he’s guilty or not.

THE KEEPERS 

This one is about Sister Cathy Cesnick, who was a 26-year-old nun from Baltimore. Although she was murdered back in the 1960’s, the case still remains unsolved today. This one is definitely a little tough to watch in places. The documentary suggests she may have been about to expose a paedophile ring involving the Catholic Church before she died.

I AM A KILLER 

Now unlike the other documentaries that leave you guessing whether someone is truly guilty of the crimes they’re accused of. I am a killer, focuses on those prisoners who have admitted their crimes. And are currently sat on death row awaiting execution. Not only is it gripping TV as you get to catch a glimpse into the personalities of these men. But it’s also startling just how much they all have in common. They all had less than perfect childhoods that involved everything from domestic violence to sexual abuse. Which just really makes you think whether these men stood much of a chance of a ‘normal’ life when their lives started the way they did.

Let me know in the comments if you’re a fan of crime documentaries. And what to watch if you loved Making A Murderer.

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10 Comments

  1. August 3, 2018 / 11:51 am

    Its not a show I have watched before but I am always looking for new things to watch, so may give this one and the other suggestions a go

  2. August 3, 2018 / 1:16 pm

    I enjoyed Making a Murderer although it can be a bit much for other people (like my husband!)

  3. August 3, 2018 / 2:08 pm

    I have not heard of this series, will have to look it up

  4. August 4, 2018 / 1:26 pm

    Cannot say I have watched any of these, nor I’m afraid heard of them. I’m not great with finding new things to watch, so really I take any recommendations and I’m either going to love or hate it. Should give them a go, you never know, I may get hooked.

  5. August 4, 2018 / 4:09 pm

    I’ve never actually watched the show to be honest! But I do love watching crime documentaries, it’s a weird fascination! I am a killer sounds like a show I would watch.

  6. August 5, 2018 / 9:27 am

    I have never watched this show to be fair – I am more of a Vampire Diaries, Doctor Who kind of gal. But I will have to add it to my ‘to be watched, list’. Thanks!

  7. August 5, 2018 / 5:12 pm

    I’ve not seen any of these, including Making a Murderer and they all sound great, so thanks a lot for the recommendations. Mich x

  8. August 5, 2018 / 8:25 pm

    I couldn’t watch Making a Murderer because it was disgusting to watch how this man was treated. I saw like 2 episodes and just couldn’t. I recently watched The Staircase and really enjoyed it. I found The Keepers a bit odd but good. Will deffo check out your other suggestions.

  9. August 6, 2018 / 2:59 pm

    I loved Staircase and Making a Murderer but just couldn’t get going with Evil Genius! X

  10. August 28, 2018 / 8:22 pm

    I watched Making a Murderer and The Keepers, and The Staircase. And also the newish Amanda Knox one. Most recent documentary that I binged was Wild, Wild Country. I love crime/social documentaries.

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