Unbalanced …

3 Feb

Two days … I think it was my record.

I’d never been sucked into such a drama before and been so upset after watching it. I couldn’t believe it.

I. Couldn’t. Eeeeeeeeeven.

Dude … if you haven’t seen it, you probably should. Although I wouldn’t recommend the up-until-2 a.m.-binge-watching session. Take it easy if you can, but I doubt that you will because you look at the level of shady people handling the situation and you’re like no way, no way.

No way this still happens.

You think to yourself that common sense and justice would prevail but you’re left wondering, what the hell?

Yeah … in case you haven’t figured it out I’m talking about the Netflix Documentary Series Making A Murder.


I don’t want to spoil the drama for you, but all I can say is that it’s gonna blow your mind and you’ll end up with all these twists and turns wondering what happened? I mean are you freakin’ kidding me? What is going on down in Wisconsin?

All I will tell you is that it’s the story of Steven Avery, a man who was wrongfully imprisoned for 18 years for a crime he didn’t commit. After he’s exonerated he is then accused of another crime two years later … when he’s in the middle of suing the county for millions. The series covers the arrest, prosecution, and trial.

And it blows your mind.

But apparently I couldn’t get enough of this Whodunnit? type of series where searching for the truth was as complicated as working on The X-Files. Although if people had common sense … dude the truth would surface a lot faster.

But the binge didn’t stop there … I discovered a podcast … Serial. It uncovers the story behind what happens during a murder trial … the day, the process, the witnesses of one case … piece by piece.

These stories had me so intrigued and so vested that it only took me two days and major lack of sleep to discover the facts and the end. And I wasn’t interested for gossip’s sake or sensationalism, it was more the story and the people. The truth! I wanted to know the truth, I wanted to know for sure. I wanted to know what happened. I wanted to be done with all these shades of gray. I wanted answers for this, just as much as the people involved did. But nothing is ever easy.

The this-can-happen-to-you situation, that’s what really got me. I mean probably not, really. But you never know, wrong place, wrong time and you could find yourself on the other side of that table in Interview Room 1.

These real life stories, man they left me speechless. Frustrated and speechless, which was why I had to take a couple of days before writing about it. But I felt the need to share these stories so that you could hear about them and just decide for yourselves.

Does the system still work? I know it’s flawed, but it’s not supposed to be this flawed, right? Reasonable doubt. Innocence. Guilt. There’s supposed to be some balance. But there’s still supposed to be truth, but you realize a lot of people lie.

I don’t know, man. I don’t know. But I’m feeling pretty unbalanced now, unbalanced and wondering how the truth can get so buried.




12 Responses to “Unbalanced …”

  1. bgddyjim February 4, 2016 at 1:01 AM #

    You got sucked in… They only look at one side of that story in the show. Research the actual crime and you’ll find the victims DNA all over his van. There’s a lot more to it than what’s in the show, that’s all I’m sayin’.

    • The Guat February 4, 2016 at 11:30 AM #

      Yeah I figured there’d be a couple of you out there. Ha! Yeah when I saw it I actually went online to find out more and realized the prosecution was asked to participate and declined here times, then as I kept reading all kinds of stuff came to light, but the manner in which this unfolded, the police that wasn’t supposed to be involved, how they gathered evidence, duuuuuuude there is a lot of shady stuff that went on there and it’s so blatant that it blows my mind and then the kid, OH! Man! That kid gets me I can’t believe that one. But have you heard Serial podcast? In that one everyone cooperated and there’s no shadiness there, but you know someone is lying. It’s crazy. Most of the time I think the system does get it right, but it is flawed and the few times that something goes wrong, you’re like what the what happened here?

      • bgddyjim February 4, 2016 at 12:17 PM #

        I’ve only ever written about my own personal experience once… The system is definitely interesting, I’ll give it that.

  2. cravesadventure February 4, 2016 at 5:14 AM #

    I started watching, but my spouse is not into it, so have to watch when he is not around. It peaks my curiosity and cannot wait to get more into it. Happy Day – Enjoy 🙂

    • The Guat February 4, 2016 at 11:34 AM #

      Duuuuuude it’s totally crazy that this actually happened and it’s not so much the verdict that’s interesting it’s the process. It how everything unfolded, the shadiness, where you’re like, wait a minute…wait a minute, what really happened here? It makes you go online and find out more of the truth.

  3. Dentler Erdmann February 4, 2016 at 6:23 AM #

    Yeah, the system is definitely flawed; but for the most part, it works. I’m guessing that for every case of which you write, there are 99 cases where the system gets it correct. Now having said that, the “one” is still too many, especially when it’s so blatant.

    • The Guat February 4, 2016 at 11:21 AM #

      Erdman! That’s exactly wha I was thinking. Most of the time it totally works right? But then there are those cases that make you think what the heck is going on. And yes!!! Yes! Blatant was the exact word I was looking for, exact! Crazy, I tell you. Definitely makes you wonder. Have you heard the podcast Serial? That one is interesting too. Good to see you here!

      • cravesadventure February 4, 2016 at 11:36 AM #

        It is like the Amanda Knox case – left me baffled and wondering who did it?!? JonBenét Ramsey (they think they have a lead in this case again due to the making of this documentary – mind blown!). Jacob Wetterling.

  4. susielindau February 4, 2016 at 7:52 AM #

    My brother did audio for that show!!!!!

    • The Guat February 4, 2016 at 11:18 AM #

      Duuuuuuuude it was such a crazy show! I can’t believe your brother did that show, how awes to be involved in something that exposes the system that way. I couldn’t believe it. There was all kinds of stuff going on and the shadiness was so blatant…dude I was like does anyone else see this but me. Then someone pointed out that it was one sided and I was like dude … Really? They asked the prosecution to participate three time, but they refused and now that it’s out they’re saying it doesn’t paint a fair picture. Ironic. Have you heard the Serial podcasts? Dude those are crazy too. In those both sides agree to talk it’s a total trip.

  5. Cayman Thorn February 6, 2016 at 4:12 AM #

    I had read about the case before Netflix brought the show to air. Haven’t seen the show only because I think this case is so dark on so many levels. It’s why I stick to fiction for my crime dramas. But everyone I know has watched this show or is watching it. It’s taken on a life of its own.

    • The Guat February 6, 2016 at 12:55 PM #

      It totally has … I think the filmmakers just intended to make a small little documentary that exploded later, but you’re right everything about this case is dark, and off … Definitely makes you think. Serial is another series a podcast that leaves you thinking…maaaaan! A lot of truth and a lot of lies out there … Sometimes it’s hard to figure out.

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