Netflix's new documentary series 'Exhibit A' is going to be your next true crime obsession
Netflix is known for great original shows and movies to binge as you lounge on the sofa, but true crime documentaries are where its bread is truly buttered.
We've got so much to look forward to now, but a lot of Netflix's original viewership were shows like Making a Murder or The Jinx, and although podcasts like Serial have tried to steal Netflix's thunder, series like Exhibit A prove that there's only one place to go for real-life murder mysteries.
Check out the trailer for Exhibit A here:
Over four bumper episodes, video forensics, touch DNA, cadaver dogs and blood spatter all come under the spotlight, as we see how these techniques have put people away.
One such person is George Powell III, who was sentenced to 28 years imprisonment for armed robbery in 2008, convicted using video forensics. But here's the controversial bit: the man was described by witnesses as five feet six inches tall; Powell is six foot three.
Speaking to Paste Magazine about the show, Kelly Loudenberg (who also made the show Confession Tapes), explained that one of the leading causes of wrongful convictions was something she described as "junk science":
"I think often when you have something called science, you take it at face value, but it's not. I think the next round of waves of exonerations will be from, and have been from, junk science. It's the leading cause of wrongful conviction. I think we just have to be now aware that this happens a lot."
Making A Murderer was one of Netflix's early hits, and part two looks just as good:
"A lot of people are convicted on bad science and it's handwriting, it's for fraudulent cheques. You know what I mean? It's not always bloody murder, like you'd see in Dexter," Loudenberg added, and although it lacks the glamour of grisly bloody murders, it's similar to When They See Us in showing us the damage that can occur when the hammer of justice goes astray.
All in all, sounds fascinating. Check it out on Netflix, folks! I don't think you'll be disappointed.