Thursday Movie Picks - TV Edition: Docu-series

It's another TV week at Wandering Through The Shelves and this theme is one of my favorites - docu-series. This is my favorite way to consume true crime in media. I know plenty prefer podcasts but I like this format. Here are three docu-series that I highly recommend

1) The Staircase

I believe this one is available on Netflix now, but when I watched it years back, someone had uploaded it to Daily Motion. It follows Michael Peterson who is accused of killing his wife. This case is so bizarre, on the face of it, you think he has to be guilty but after watching this doc go look up the "owl theory." It's either the greatest reach of all time or the answer to everything depending on where you land.

2) The Keepers

Making a Murderer is probably the most popular true crime series Netflix has to offer but I always suggest giving this one a watch. The frustrating thing about it is that I feel like this case will never get solved and that's awful because Sister Cathy deserves more than that. 

3) I Love You, Now Die

This is a fairly new one from HBO but I chose it because it actually changed my mind on the case. It follows one you've probably read about, a girl who was tried for manslaughter for egging her boyfriend on via text message during his suicide. I'll admit, based off the articles I read I judged this girl but the case is so much more nuanced than that. 

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  1. Those all sound like they would have pieces that intrigued me but I'm not much for true crime and never watch docu-series. So therefore I'm sitting out this week, stay safe in these crazy times!

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    1. You too! Thanks for still stopping by. Like I said to Dell, I Love You, Now Die is only two episodes long so it is a quick watch if you're curious.

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  2. I'm not much for docu-series, myself, but these do sound interesting. Especially that last one.

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    1. That one is only two episodes so you could watch it very quickly if you wanted!

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  3. The Staircase is SO bizarre. I don't know what to think. Stranger things have happened to people, so I have no idea what happened... the owl theory is a good one. but I just don't know.

    Also in regards to the girl convicted of manslaughter for encouraging her boyfriend to kill himself... I'm so conflicted. I think it makes her a sh*tty person, but not a murderer. I don't know. I've been avoiding true crime as of late but I may need to watch The Keepers!

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    1. I feel like he HAD to have done it, like how can you not hear anything?

      The thing with the girl is her boyfriend manipulated her so much that no wonder she was like "fine, do it." at that point. It's such a tricky situation and tbh I don't feel she should've went to jail for it.

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  4. Okay, what the Hell am I supposed to do now, Brittani?? THESE ALL SOUND AMAZING.

    I'll probably just work my way down? (but aren't I supposed to be watching that Lion Guy show or something)

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    1. I would love to hear your thoughts on The Staircase to be honest, it's such a bizarre story.

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  5. These all sound intriguing to watch and i don't know this owl theory so I have to look it up. I don't know the 2nd one at all and only heard the basics on the 3rd but, I can imagine he was manipulative because he had mental health issues and many are manipulative but that doesn't give her the right to convince him to kill himself. Again, I will need to see to program

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    1. Spot on with the 3rd. You've got to look up the Owl theory if you watch The Staircase it's batshit.

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  6. I haven't seen any of these but they do sound interesting.

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    1. Definitely worth your time if you want to check them out!

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  7. I'm glad to see The Keepers. I haven't seen the series but I've always wondered whether it was worth the watch or not. Now I'll add it on my list.

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    1. It is, it's just sad that the changes of that case being solved are so low.

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  8. The last one seems too heavy for me right now but The Staircase sparked my interest!

    I by the way don't love podcasts like a lot but I recommend Criminal. It's like 15-20 minute episodes and it has so many different true crime angles. Like.. I think you'd like it. There's one episode 18, 695BGK, that's pretty good!

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    1. Thanks for the rec! I'll have to check that out!

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  9. I haven't checked out The Staircase yet. I feel like I've heard so many things about the case that at this point, I'm not sure I find it interesting anymore. True crime is so weird but I love it.

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    1. I keep meaning to look it up to see if anything has changed since I watched it. Maybe there's more theories.

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  10. This is a genre of docu series that I do not watch, but I do know of the first two. Have not heard of the last one at all.

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    1. True Crime is definitely an acquired taste. I get it.

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  11. Hell yes to The Staircase. I watched that years back as well, and I've always said that it is the best doc series of this kind. Did you see the new episodes on Netflix? I was really glad they picked it back up again.

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    1. I did! Those were on Daily Motion where I watched it initially. I probably should've watched them on Netflix because they felt very spliced together when I watched online.

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