If you feel a pang of recognition during Making a Murderer‘s opening, don’t adjust your volume; The theme for Netflix’s ten-part series bears more than a passing resemblance to that of HBO’s fantasy-epic Game of Thrones.
And maybe that’s appropriate. Both series are draining, and heavily feature murder, rape, conspiracy and just a general sense of nihilism hanging over the entire process.
The difference, the key difference, is that Making a Murderer is shockingly, disturbingly, infuriatingly a true story which took place in Wisconsin between 1985 and the present, and let me tell you–it’s devastating.
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Never mind an Emmy or an Oscar.... @MakingAMurderer deserves a Nobel Prize. The greatest documentary I've ever seen.— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) December 23, 2015
Everyone watch this asap.