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The Staircase: Season 1 (2005)



Critic Consensus: The Staircase -- in its newly expanded form -- offers a gripping, detailed depiction of the complex justice system, even if the overall narrative lacks objectivity.


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Documentary series focusing on a murder case in North Carolina.

Critic Reviews for The Staircase: Season 1

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (7)

Unmissable stuff.

June 15, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

It's tricky to write about this series without giving spoilers and, by dint of it being a trial drama, it's much more satisfying...

June 8, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a must-watch for anyone interested in true crime shows as it's not only a fascinating case on its own but really the template for so much that's on television and streaming services today.

June 5, 2018 | Full Review…

It is a tragedy of epic proportions, sprawled out over 15 years. Days turn into weeks, weeks into months, months into years. The case drags on. Yet Kathleen Peterson remains dead, reduced to a series of graphic images, to pieces of bloody evidence.

June 15, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Groundbreaking true crime documentary is still compelling.

June 12, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

At its core, there is an extraordinary study of the character of a man, Michael Peterson, a storyteller caught up in his own drama, playing along.

June 12, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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