The wife and I decided to check this out because it's been getting a lot of buzz and we both like true crime stuff. Holy shit - it's just as good as all the hype. Here's the blurb from wikipedia which gives you an idea of what it's about (with no spoilers, although some of you may be familiar with the case already):
Making a Murderer details the life of Steven Avery, a Wisconsin man who served 18 years on a rape conviction and other charges pertaining to a separate conflict with his cousin. DNA analysis later linked the assault to another man guilty of other crimes in Manitowoc County. As a result of the DNA analysis, Avery was released. After his release, he filed a $36 million lawsuit against Manitowoc County and several county officials associated with his first arrest. Soon after filing the lawsuit, Avery was accused of the murder of Teresa Halbach, a photographer who was last seen on the Avery family property to photograph a minivan.
I haven't listened to Serial, but my wife has and says it's comparable, but that this was even better. The filmmaker definitely has a point of view that she's trying to convince you of, but the great thing about the series is that it doesn't even matter whether you think he's guilty or not in the end - it still raises a lot of really troubling questions about how the justice system operates.
Anyone else seen it?