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In Praise of ‘American Vandal’: TV’s Sleeper Hit of the Year

Streaming services like Netflix often tend to work on a model which favors hype following instead of leading – for every Marvel property or proven commodity like Black Mirror that’s preceded by a blitz of hype, there are dozens of series that get released with little fanfare, banking on big leaps of faith that the right folks will find it. (Remember how little advance buzz accompanied Stranger Things before that first weekend turned it into a phenomenon?) Still, on paper, a true-crime satire that harnessed the appeal of both 13 Reasons Why and Making a Murderer sounds like the kind of sure thing that would get a major marketing rollout. Which is why you’d have thought that Netflix would have turned the premiere of American Vandal, Tony Yacenda and Dan Perrault’s parody of modern investigative vérité set in a high school, into a major stop-the-presses event. 

Looks like there’s more bad news for Making A Murderer’s Brendan …




By Olivia Hayes

At one stage, it seemed freedom was right around the corner for Brendan Dassey.

One of the main subject’s of Netflix’s popular crime documentary series, Making A Murderer, had his ruling overturned throughout the year, raising hopes that he would soon leave prison.

Now though, it’s been repealed.He and his legal team had the motion for his release declined by a US appeals court.

Image result for making a murderer brendan

Brendan was only 16-years-old when he was convicted, and then this year, at the age of 28, after his conviction was overturned, a Chicago court house found he was interviewed properly by police and his confession of murder was not forced.

If you remember watching the series, Brendan was brought into the police station on his own, without a parent or guardian, when he

Read more at: https://www.joe.co.uk/news/looks-like-theres-more-bad-news-for-making-a-murderers-brendan-dassey-152832

Looks like there’s more bad news for Making A Murderer’s Brendan Dassey




By Olivia Hayes

At one stage, it seemed freedom was right around the corner for Brendan Dassey.

One of the main subject’s of Netflix’s popular crime documentary series, Making A Murderer, had his ruling overturned throughout the year, raising hopes that he would soon leave prison.

Now though, it’s been repealed.He and his legal team had the motion for his release declined by a US appeals court.

Image result for making a murderer brendan

Brendan was only 16-years-old when he was convicted, and then this year, at the age of 28, after his conviction was overturned, a Chicago court house found he was interviewed properly by police and his confession of murder was not forced.

If you remember watching the series, Brendan was brought into the police station on his own, without a parent or guardian, when he

Read more at: https://www.joe.co.uk/news/looks-like-theres-more-bad-news-for-making-a-murderers-brendan-dassey-152832

Netflix Has Revealed Its Most Watched Shows of 2017

(Photo: Netflix)

(Photo: Netflix)

Netflix knows what you’ve been watching these past 12 months… and how you watched your favorite show. 

It has compiled the most streamed shows of 2017, which it then broke down into four distinct albeit nebulously defined categories: the shows we devoured (“shows so good they made us say ‘just one more'”), the shows we savored (“shows so good we took our time to enjoy them”), the shows that got us cheating (“shows so good we watched ahead of our significant others”) and the shows that brought us together (“shows so good they’re a family affair”).

The Tragic, Real-Life Epilogue to Netflix’s “Making a Murderer”

The press evince justifiable pride these days over so much great work—on sexual harassment, Donald Trump and myriad other topics. For sure, it’s mixed with anxiety over shaky business models, a Trump-fueled decline in public esteem and painful screw-ups, such as those of late by CNN and ABC News.

And then there’s this frequent occupational reality: press achievements that come crashing or go unacknowledged. Those limits of journalism are typified by an engrossing and controversial Netflix series and its account of a troubled young man named Brendan Dassey.

On Friday a federal appeals court in Chicago released a rather astonishing 4-3 decision in which it overturned a lower court and upheld a murder conviction against Dassey, a learning disabled Wisconsin man who was badgered by cops (at age 16) into a murder confession. The interrogation video was a central element of the Netflix series, Making a Murderer, an exploration of

Read more at: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/12/the-tragic-real-life-epilogue-to-netflixs-making-a-murderer

The Tragic, Real-Life Epilogue to Netflix’s “Making a Murderer …

The press evince justifiable pride these days over so much great work—on sexual harassment, Donald Trump and myriad other topics. For sure, it’s mixed with anxiety over shaky business models, a Trump-fueled decline in public esteem and painful screw-ups, such as those of late by CNN and ABC News.

And then there’s this frequent occupational reality: press achievements that come crashing or go unacknowledged. Those limits of journalism are typified by an engrossing and controversial Netflix series and its account of a troubled young man named Brendan Dassey.

On Friday a federal appeals court in Chicago released a rather astonishing 4-3 decision in which it overturned a lower court and upheld a murder conviction against Dassey, a learning disabled Wisconsin man who was badgered by cops (at age 16) into a murder confession. The interrogation video was a central element of the Netflix series, Making a Murderer, an exploration of

Read more at: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/12/the-tragic-real-life-epilogue-to-netflixs-making-a-murderer

Netflix Is Confused About The People Watching This Christmas Film 18 Days In A Row

Netflix recently revealed some pretty interesting stats about its users’ viewing habits in its 2017 Year in Review. Some have proven to be hilarious (whoever’s watched Bee Movie 347 times in 2017), some unsurprising (we’ve collectively watched 140 million hours of Netflix a day this year), while others have just been downright baffling – like the fact that 53 people have watched A Christmas Prince every day for the past 18 days.

Credit: Netflix / A Christmas Prince

A Christmas Prince is a 2017 Christmas rom-com film – and probably one of the few Netflix Originals you’ve never heard of, unlike Narcos, Stranger Things, BoJack Horseman, Love, The Crown, House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, Making a Murderer, Master of None and others.

Even Netflix is questioning why everyone’s been watching it so much – and it’s Netflix’s own.

Starring Rose McIver (we dunno either) and Ben Lamb (yep,

Read more at: http://www.ladbible.com/entertainment/film-and-tv-netflix-is-worried-about-those-watching-this-film-18-days-in-a-row-20171211

Making a Murderer’s Brendan Dassey will stay in jail after appeal fails

Brendan Dassey, the man who was jailed as a teenager after, he claims, being coerced into giving a confession, has lost his latest appeal for freedom.

Dassey came to fame with his uncle, Steven Avery, after both were the subject of gripping real crime Netflix documentary Making a Murderer, released in late 2015. 

On Friday, the Chicago federal appeals court overturned a ruling that could have seen Dassey freed from his life sentence.

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/on-demand/2017/12/11/making-murderers-brendan-dassey-will-stay-jail-appeal-fails/

Making a Murderer: Brendan Dassey will not be freed as court rules confession stands

A US judge has called the failure of Making A Murderer subject Brendan Dassey’s appeal “a profound miscarriage of justice”.

A federal appeals court in Chicago narrowly overturned a ruling Friday that could have freed the Wisconsin inmate who featured in the Making a Murderer series from prison. 

The full 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals reviewed Brendan Dassey’s claims that investigators tricked him into confessing that he took part in raping and killing photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005. Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 after telling detectives he helped his uncle, Steven Avery, rape and kill Halbach.

Brendan Dassey is pictured in this undated booking photo obtained by Reuters January 29, 2016.

Brendan Dassey is pictured in this undated booking photo obtained by Reuters January 29, 2016.

The 4-to-3 opinion conceded a ruling that wasn’t obvious or easy, but said it

Read more at: https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv-radio/99724440/making-a-murderer-brendan-dassey-will-not-be-freed-as-court-rules-confession-stands

Making a Murderer: Brendan Dassey will not be freed as court rules …

A US judge has called the failure of Making A Murderer subject Brendan Dassey’s appeal “a profound miscarriage of justice”.

A federal appeals court in Chicago narrowly overturned a ruling Friday that could have freed the Wisconsin inmate who featured in the Making a Murderer series from prison. 

The full 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals reviewed Brendan Dassey’s claims that investigators tricked him into confessing that he took part in raping and killing photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005. Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 after telling detectives he helped his uncle, Steven Avery, rape and kill Halbach.

Brendan Dassey is pictured in this undated booking photo obtained by Reuters January 29, 2016.

Brendan Dassey is pictured in this undated booking photo obtained by Reuters January 29, 2016.

The 4-to-3 opinion conceded a ruling that wasn’t obvious or easy, but said it

Read more at: https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv-radio/99724440/making-a-murderer-brendan-dassey-will-not-be-freed-as-court-rules-confession-stands