Monday, January 4, 2016

Making a Murderer worth the time

SHERYL AND I took it easy this past weekend. We closed the store for three days and had a blast Saturday night watching Fielder, Blake Gardner and Devonte Clark play at One Restaurant.

But other than that, we did nothing, and it was glorious.

One of the beautiful things about Netflix is the documentaries. Sheryl and I got sucked in on New Year's Day watching Making a Murderer, a 10-part series about a Wisconsin man and a brutal murder. By the way, you can also watch every episode on YouTube.

Sheryl is adamant Steve Avery is innocent, as is his nephew. Her opinion is that they were incapable of cleaning up a bloody mess so thoroughly that it could not be detected at all in the house and garage. Since they are men, and slow, an of course she is probably right.

I'm not sure. I don't think the series showed all of the evidence, and condensing a murder trial into watchable form is extremely difficult, though the filmmakers did a great job.

Then we got into the High Profits series, about a marijuana dispensary in Colorado. Again, it's really well done and it shows the immense amount of work that goes into owning and operating a business, along with small town politics and the daily grind.

Someday, and it might be sooner than later, we in little old Quincy will be faced with the same issues, and it could get really interesting.

Warning: Binge-watching is way too easy. It's 2 a.m. and you have two more episodes to watch, and you can't keep your eyes open but you watch it anyway. Sleep is overrated - watch the shows!

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