Inspired by a newspaper article from 2005, directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos have spent the last decade documenting an unprecedented real-life thriller that spans more than thirty years. Set in America’s Heartland, Making a Murderer follows the harrowing story of Steven Avery, an outsider from the wrong side of the tracks, convicted and later exonerated of a brutal assault. His release triggered major criminal justice reform legislation, and he filed a lawsuit that threatened to expose corruption in local law enforcement and award him millions of dollars. But in the midst of his very public civil case, he suddenly finds himself the prime suspect in a grisly new crime.
Everyone loves a good mystery, toss in a murder and the intrigue is only that much more. Time and time again, whether it be through movies or television, the human mind yearns to watch bad guys put away for their wrongdoings. The following list contains the shows that draw you in, feeding your inner need to watch the good guys succeed and the murderers punished.