Making a Murderer Episodes 7 and 8: An Ending With No Resolution

While the first few episodes of Netflix’s Making a Murderer are marked by confusion, the emotions you feel watching eps. 7 and 8 are more certain — but also more hopeless. The evidence doesn’t seem to hold up, and the closing arguments, verdicts, and reactions from the Avery family are both gripping and painful to…

Stepping Beyond the Police Tape of Making a Murderer

Netflix’s new true-crime docuseries opens with a homecoming. Steven Avery’s hair is buzzed, his white beard is long and wiry, and he feels wonderful — or so he says. His mother hugs him hard. He smiles shyly. But the scene’s exuberance belies both the brutality and the downright strangeness of the complicated case…

Did a Single Episode of Sherlock Change the Whole Show's Trajectory?

It's no surprise BBC's Sherlock has taken off the way it has: the mysteries are delectable, the setting simultaneously sleek and cozy, and the bromance simmering. The show's viewers have gone from fans to having super-fans, to mega-fans, over the course of its run, that is, until the series two finale when things,…

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