Geezee wrote:Binged on The Staircase (and the follow-up) on Youtube over a couple of weeks. I still can't get over how the TV crew managed to "strike gold" (so to speak) on this case - they must have started filming a week or two after the death, and followed it through to its incredible conclusion, with innumerable, improbable twists and turns and interesting characters. How they were able to identify a case, mobilise the necessary resources and convince all the participants (particularly since they are a foreign TV crew) in such a short period of time, and then have that case turn into such an absolute soap opera over the course of so many years, is really incredible. The whole detour into the case in Germany, the fact that the second body was embalmed/exhumed, the whole blowpoke thing, the forceful sister-in-law, the permanently angry-looking DA who looks like the worst kind of high school bully, and perhaps most incredibly the FBI blood spatter expert - whom they spend so much time on in the original documentary, without having any foreknowledgeable of what was about to be revealed about him (but there are so many things in his testimony that really made you wonder)...and just the whole uncertainty/mystery over what on earth happened. Like Making the Murderer, it definitely has its critics for being one-sided, but just because they spend more time with the defense, it doesn't mean, in my mind at least, that it is in any way biased - it lets the dialogue speak for itself, the characters speak for themselves, and you can make your own mind up. Anyone who is convinced they know what happened one way or another has watched another programme, in my mind.
He did it , no doubt. Unless you believe the owl theory of course.