Have always had a soft spot for true crime documentaries. This is an area where streaming channels have tons of binge-loving content.
I’d loosely followed the Laci Peterson case and for the first time recently dug in and watched all six episodes on Hulu (nearly 6 hours worth) of The Murder of Laci Peterson plus the related ID Murder Mystery episode.
Hulu has plenty of information on the Scott Peterson trial and Laci Peterson murder. The streaming platform has two documentaries about the grisly crime. There’s A&E’s 2017 docuseries The Murder of Laci Peterson, which dissects Laci’s disappearance and the police investigation into Scott Peterson, and Scott Peterson: An American Murder Mystery, an installment of ID’s An American Murder Mystery series.How to Watch Both Scott Peterson Documentaries on Hulu
Disturbing case. Was Scott Peterson stone cold guilty as it seems? Or was he framed by his wife seeing a bungled burglary across the street? I’m leaning more toward the jury of his peers getting it right, but see cracks in the case.
If you’ve watched both of these documentaries and/or know more about the case, feel free to share what you think in the comments. Or if you just want to commiserate about true crime. I used to enjoy reading true crime novels, too, but it’s been awhile since reading the last one.
Netflix continues to shine with documentary releases.
Tread, which premiered last year to rave reviews at the South by Southwest film festival, is currently sitting on the streamer’s Top Ten list for movies in the U.S. The story Tread tells is so singularly strange that viewers could be forgiven for questioning whether it’s even real. However, as anybody from Colorado can attest, it’s very real indeed.The true crime documentary crushing it on Netflix
This isn’t as harrowing as Dead Man’s Line (see: Dead Mans Line – A Riveting, Real Hostage Standoff), but once that armored killdozer starts wrecking buildings and cars, it’s on.
There was another story about how Marvin Heemeyer was wronged by small town politics and that should have been dramatized instead of a bunch of dozer reenactments (that were just moving along down roads — those shots could have been handled by the actual footage). There could also have been drama from people fleeing their homes and businesses but that wasn’t dramatized either, viewers were just told. These criticisms aside, the dozer scenes were fantastic.
Some real tension here. Check it out.
The short documentary on the Rubik’s Cube solving was good too, also on Netflix. Two teenage boys going against each other but staying great friends. Keep these good documentaries coming, Netflix.