A few years ago two true-crime sensations took over our culture like a fever.
First it was Making a Murderer, whose popularity that not only led Netflix to become the go-to home for true-crime docs, but also launched a thousand Reddit threads of amateur sleuths debating the innocence of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey. Only a year later, our obsession was exacerbated by Serial Season 1, which launched even more voracious internet sleuthing.
But while both of these sensations allowed audiences to delight in the murder-mystery of a real-life victim, their subsequent seasons in 2018 feel more like a moral reckoning.
Serial Season 3 is now no longer just one murder case, but an entire courthouse’s worth of cases, ranging from minor crimes to major ones, explored week by week. Similarly, Making a Murderer Part 2 is