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The Staircase

TV Show
Netflix, SundanceTV, Canal+
Documentary, Crime
1 Season
13 Episodes
Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, presents a gripping courtroom thriller, offering a rare and revealing inside look at a high-profile murder trial. In 2001, author Michael Peterson was arraigned for the murder of his wife Kathleen, whose body was discovered lying in a pool of blood on the stairway of their home. Granted unusual access to Peterson's lawyers, home and immediate family, de Lestrade's cameras capture the defense team as it considers its strategic options. The series is an engrossing look at contemporary American justice that features more twists than a legal bestseller.
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Latest Episodes

Looking for Closure
Looking for Closure
Season 1 Episode 11
June 8th 2018
Between Anger and Despair
Between Anger and Despair
Season 1 Episode 12
June 8th 2018
Flawed Justice
Flawed Justice
Season 1 Episode 13
June 8th 2018
Reopening the Case
Reopening the Case
Season 1 Episode 9
January 30th 2013
The Last Chance
The Last Chance
Season 1 Episode 10
January 30th 2013
The Blow Poke Returns
The Blow Poke Returns
Season 1 Episode 7
October 28th 2004
The Verdict
The Verdict
Season 1 Episode 8
October 28th 2004
A Weak Case
A Weak Case
Season 1 Episode 5
October 21st 2004
The Prosecutions Revenge
The Prosecution's Revenge
Season 1 Episode 6
October 21st 2004
A Striking Coincidence
A Striking Coincidence
Season 1 Episode 3
October 14th 2004

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deskrabbit says...
4 years ago
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A well-made documentary that follows Mike Peterson and his defense team. It is obviously biased toward them. However from what I could see it did show both the defense and the prosecutions facts and claims throughout the trial, therefore the viewer can still make up their own mind by looking at the facts. [spoiler]It is pretty clear, to me, that he did not kill his wife. I did even go into this thinking that he was guilty(without much knowledge of the case though) but there were no evidence that, for me, spoke to his guilt in any way or form. And then the absolute incompetence and ill will from the prosecution, police involved and forensic lab workers...?! Baffling.[/spoiler]
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brodyriver says...
4 months ago
We enjoyed it initially but as it progressed we found ourselves skipping a lot of the monologues and the family discussions because it was so very biased. The final speech by the sister of the dead wife was brilliant and quite telling, including a scathing reference to this "documentary". My wife and I felt almost like accomplices by watching it which made us feel uncomfortable. (NB. We came to the conclusion that he did it so we were biased also).
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neeneewayland says...
4 months ago
AH, so good. I like how its really unbiased in how they portray him, because it allows you to feel the uncertainty that others felt watching the case.
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Kaelee says...
10 months ago
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Dragged out for too many episodes. There was so much filler and pointless scenes that by the end I was fast forwarding some. [spoiler] I googled the case after I finished the show and was shocked to read about the owl theory. It made more sense than anything I had just watched. :person_facepalming::female_sign: [/spoiler] I felt so bad for everyone, especially the kids. Such a horrible situation.
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