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Making a Murderer Part 2 Review: Compelling!

Director – Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos
Genre – True Crime Documentary
Streaming Platform – Netflix 

[The opinions expressed in this article are entirely mine and were not endorsed by any political organization or person.]

Introduction: Acclaimed as one of the best documentaries in recent years, Making a Murderer, a Netflix Orginal is an inspiration behind quite a few Netflix shows like 'Wild Wild Country' and even mockumentaries like 'American Vandal'. The series follows the unfortunate journey of Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey, both convicted and behind-bars for a crime they didn't 'allegedly' commit. In Part 2, the story takes fresh new turns when a distinguished and a celebrated lawyer, Kathleen Zellner introduces herself as the new attorney of Mr Avery. On the other hand, the series also explores Brendan's advocates' progress to get Mr Dassey out of prison as a result of a coerced confession.

Rationalization: Triumphing over multiple awards and nominations, the writer-director duo Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos once again showcase their extraordinary filmmaking talent by detailing the entire ten-year journey from 2007 till 2018 precisely, decoding every misstep from the 2007 trial and by striking with the right of emotions between Avery and his family and also between Dassey and his parents. Kathleen Zellner, the show's brand-new addition, is a breath of fresh air as the whole ten-hour programme primarily involves her unravelling new pieces of evidence which are not only credible but also displays the fact how poorly handled the 2007 trial was. Laura Nirider and her defence team on the other hand also fill in important roles throughout the runtime, as their journey of getting the poor son-of-a-gun out of the way is equally fascinating to watch.

Conclusion: Overall, Making a Murderer Part 2 is a worthy successor and lives up to the standards of making a ten-hour narrative a compelling observation. They're only a handful of shows which make me emotional and Making a Murderer successfully overawed me by making me feel about these real-life human beings and the anguish that they had to go through every day restricted in a secluded world. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, this is the best thing on Netflix right now, and if you're one of those 'binge-watchers' who hasn't had the chance to check it out, please do immediately.

-A Just Stream Editorial by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)
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