People are absolutely hooked on Netflix's new true crime documentary series
Two murders, four convictions, and a town full of secrets.
Given the fact that Storm Deirdre put a dampener on quite a lot of weekend plans, it's fortuitous that Netflix have recently released their most recent true crime saga, The Innocent Man.
In a story that gained national attention with John Grisham’s best-selling book, The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town, the six-part documentary series focuses on two murders that shook the small town of Ada, Oklahoma, in the 1980s - and the controversial chain of events that followed.
Two murders, four convictions, and a town full of secrets. What's the commonality and is the justice system conspiring against these men?
Murder, coerced confessions, failures in criminal justice. We've been here before and while the documentary doesn't break any new ground within the genre, it should appeal to those who enjoy features of this kind, especially Making A Murderer.
Based on John Grisham's only true crime best-seller, The Innocent Man, is re-opened and recreated with new evidence that has everyone questioning if the right men were charged, or if the killer is still out there.
Directed by Clay Tweel (Finders Keepers, Gleason, Out of Omaha), the documentary includes interviews with victims’ friends and families, Ada residents, attorneys, journalists, and others involved in the cases.
What's unique about the documentary is that it has as much respect and regard for the grieving survivors as it does the men fighting for their freedom. At six episodes, it can't be accused of dragging the proceedings out too.
Since landing on Netflix, the documentary has made an impression on those that have watched it.
Soooo, I’ve just binged all of The Innocent Man on @NetflixUK Tommy Ward is my new Steven Avery/Brendan Dassey 😭 I love him, wee soul. American police in small towns scare the bejesus out of me.
— Angela (@AngieBop84) December 14, 2018
If u like crime documentaries watch The Innocent Man on Netflix pic.twitter.com/HFztn6Ft4t
— taylor-leigh 🕊 (@taylorleighmc) December 14, 2018
When you live in Ada and you’re watching “The Innocent Man” on Netflix... pic.twitter.com/vD3dY9YCpb
— Dr. BoomSoon (@hinyhendricks) December 15, 2018
Honestly, everyone needs to stop what they’re doing and watch The Innocent Man on Netflix IMMEDIATELY. Like if I already didn’t have issues with the judicial system, good lord don’t ask me about my feelings now.
— Emma (@EmmaRosieMC) December 15, 2018
If you loved Making A Murderer watch, “The Innocent Man” on Netflix. You won’t be disappointed.
Well, you will with your justice system again, but you won’t with the documentary.
— Mixed Mamba (@CassieElaine) December 16, 2018
The Innocent Man on Netflix is VERY good and, most importantly to me, never loses sight of the victims and the devastation violent crime wreaks on families/communities. Really well done.
— Rachel Hawkins/Erin Sterling (@LadyHawkins) December 14, 2018
If I don’t answer it’s cause I’m binge watching The Innocent Man on Netflix. I’m so intrigued it’s unreal.
— Shelby Womack (@shelby_lou23) December 15, 2018
‘The Innocent Man’ on Netflix is a fascinating documentary charting the only non fiction story John Grisham has written about.
Worth a watch if true crime stuff interests you.#TheInnocentMan
— H (@helen_a15) December 14, 2018
Clip via Netflix