Making a Murderer: Season 2 (2018)

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Season 2
Making a Murderer

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Making a Murderer's return may not yield closure for this maddening saga of crime and punishment, but the series' exploration of the U.S. justice system remains riveting.

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Critic Ratings: 41

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Episodes

Air date: Oct 19, 2018

Lawyer Kathleen Zellner accepts Steven's case. Brendan's lawyers confront the federal court to secure his freedom.

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Air date: Oct 19, 2018

Brendan's lawyers claim that a forced confession swayed his conviction. Kathleen challenges Steven and stops by the crime sight.

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Air date: Oct 19, 2018

Kathleen hires forensic investigators to examine the clues she uncovered from Steven's fire pit. Brendan's hope for a favorable court decision dwindles due to a 1996 statute.

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Brendan's family feels hopeful while awaiting the verdict. Kathleen pushes for new tests.

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Kathleen visits Steven's trailer on the suspicion of evidence tampering. Brendan's family reels following a new revelation in his case.

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Kathleen acquires the case's original physical evidence. A press conference occurs with the former prosecutor at the helm.

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Kathleen examines the bullet that allegedly killed Teresa Halbach. She then follows Teresa's trail on the day she vanished.

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Kathleen unearths new intel regarding one of the State's key witnesses. A new twist in the case sends Brendan for a loop.

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A witness's confession sheds new light on Teresa's car. Kathleen pieces together a rough timeline of Teresa's activities on October 31st, 2005.

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Kathleen unveils two significant revelations in the case. Brendan's lawyers amp up their efforts.

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Critic Reviews for Making a Murderer Season 2

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (15)

Right now, Part 2 feels like false hope, and the filmmakers would've been better off waiting for something to happen before pushing out another wearying report.

Oct 22, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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What the documentary is missing, as it was in the first season, is a real sense of who in this mess is the victim.

Nov 9, 2018 | Full Review…

It's every bit as compelling, and frustrating, as the first [season].

Oct 30, 2018 | Full Review…

More footage filmed over less time has not helped Making a Murderer, and it's at least twice as long as it needs to be.

Feb 19, 2020 | Full Review…

The second season does not develop efficiently. [Full Review in Spanish]

Mar 4, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

No matter what you come out believing by the end, one thing is clear, this story is a long way off having an ending, which at this point - given the number of lives that have already been destroyed - can never be a happy one.

Jul 31, 2019 | Full Review…

Season two is just as addictive as the first, though it's starting to feel like a habit we should try to kick.

Jul 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Revalidates why it's considered the mother of the docu-series. [Full review in Spanish]

May 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Making A Murderer: Part Two may not sweep the nation as immediately as its predecessor, but the docuseries is no less compelling.

Jan 1, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The second season has nothing else to say. [Full Review in Spanish]

Oct 30, 2018 | Full Review…

This season is far more intriguing than I imagined, but it's also heartbreaking. We hear Dassey call home, full of hope, discussing his plans for his first meal on the outside, when we know that might not ever happen.

Oct 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Given how the series has interacted with real-life events so far, it will be interesting to see how Zellner's evidence, timeline and alternative suspect theories impact Making A Murder's ongoing meta-media narrative.

Oct 19, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Making a Murderer: Season 2

  • May 08, 2019
    Corrupt coos over there need to come undone
  • Mar 09, 2019
    Not as good a #1 but still innocent.
  • Mar 01, 2019
    Not as good as season 1, but an acceptable follow up.
  • Feb 09, 2019
    This documentary is very well done. I suspect most of the negative responses are based more in America's hatred of older, powerful women than honest appraisals of the documentary.
  • Feb 05, 2019
    I love how Netflix is making these real crime series, they are way better than any so called reality TV, or crime show dramas on TV. This show really caught my attention as a former Police Officer. You could tell from the start something was not right about the police force and prosecutor of the county. I am not 100% certain Steven is innocent, but I am almost certain the local police department planted evidence and are as corrupt as hell. This is one of Netflix's best program, or show. It will have you totally engrossed in it from start to finish. Well worth the binge watching.
  • Jan 02, 2019
    Devastating to see the misconduct of law enforcement and innocent lives destroyed. Riveting and devastating.
  • Dec 29, 2018
    Very compelling, even if everything you see is from one side. Still nakes you think.
  • Dec 27, 2018
    The fact that professional critics give it 71 % makes me strongly disregard what professional critics think on this website. Season 2 is great. It has the same truth centered, uplifting vibes as the first season. Probably less intense, but still, great. Both seasons are certainly at least 90 %. The new character in season 2, the feminine lawyer, is surprisingly entertaining, intuitive, and intelligent. Well done "Making a Murderer"
  • Dec 03, 2018
    There's something unsatisfying about the second season. We kind of run in place to the point of no return, but It's still bingeworthy.
  • Dec 03, 2018
    This show is amazing and everyone should watch it. This season was probably the most interesting season yet. The reasons why its so interesting is they take into play the popularity of the first season. They cover all the talk the show caused around the country and world. Another part they show is the evidence that they found after the show. It really makes the show interesting because it is developing in real time.

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