flight of fear and fascination
A Netflix must see: The Staircase
This 13-part Netflix docudrama will have you bewitched, confused and fascinated
Forget The Handmaid’s Tale, Game of Thrones and Big Little Lies. The series everyone is talking about — or not talking about, so as to avoid relationship-ruining spoilers — is The Staircase. This 13-part Netflix docudrama will have you bewitched, confused and fascinated. Here’s the deal (we’re not giving anything away, we promise): in 2001, American novelist Michael Peterson’s wife Kathleen was found dead at the bottom of a staircase in the couple’s North Carolina house. Peterson almost instantly become suspect number one in her death. Shortly after he was indicted, French film director Jean-Xavier de Lestrade and his team stepped in and began to film day-to-day footage of the accused, his legal team, his family, his prosecutors, the media and related legal proceedings as they unfolded. So what you’re watching in this well-edited series is a "live action" documentary that spans more than a decade and will have you trying to figure out whether the man in question is the murderer. Cer...