‘The Staircase’ on Netflix Review: Netflix & Chilled…Wine
Thanks to the rain this weekend, most of us spent plenty of time indoors; and what do we do when we're stuck inside on the weekends? A majority of us watch television.
That's exactly what I did, and I managed to watch the entire season of Netflix's newest true crime series, The Staircase, a documentary that covers the high profile murder trial of novelist, Michael Peterson.
Before the documentary was released, I was actually already familiar with this case because it had been featured on Dateline; but what they don't show you in that hour long episode is what goes on behind the scenes before the case goes to trial.
Here's a quick glimpse.
Going into episode one, I already had a feeling that by the time I finished the series, my thoughts on the verdict would completely change.
And I was right. My thoughts on this case, Michael Peterson, and the American justice system have changed completely.
I don't want to spoil anything for you, so you'll just have to watch it, but I'll tell you this- there was reasonable doubt for me; and there was only one scenario that I could come up with in my own mind as to how Kathleen ended up dead. IF Peterson did commit the crime, my thought is that he strangled her and hit the back of her head on the edge of the doorway to the staircase repeatedly, in the process; causing the lacerations to her head.
How the prosecution never suggested my theory is beyond me, but had it been presented, I might have believed that it was first degree murder.
Unfortunately, we'll never know what happened the night Kathleen Peterson died, only she and Michael know the truth; leaving me and the rest of the world without closure.