Hello. The Sundance channel is showing the 8 part documentary "The Staircase" every Monday night. They've shown 2 so far, but you can get caught up via the internet if you'd like to join in.
It's about a woman in North Carolina who was found dead at the bottom of the staircase at her home in 2002, and her husband who is charged for her murder. The filmmakers were given all kinds of access throughout the case and it's filled with unreal twists and turns.
It was released a few years ago. However, The Sundance Channel is showing it now because there are 2 more new hours to be revealed with an update on what has happened. I highly recommend it.
The great thing about this movie is that with each hour, new and crazy shit is introduced that makes you rethink things. I have no idea what happens or what the outcome is (SO DON'T TELL ME!!!), so I'm just learning as the documentary goes. Thanks to Netflix, I've watched through part 4.
The revelations each hour are awesome, but even better are the "characters" that keep popping up. Seriously, it's one of those things that you just can't make up. If you saw these people in a fictional narrative, you would've believe it.
You need to watch this for these people! In episode 2, there's a witness coach/expert who is unintentionally hilarious. In episode 3, the defendant's ex-wife is quite possibly the weirdest person I've ever seen in my life. And in episode 4, there's a guy who is part of the defense team who is assigned to operate the video screen during the trial. He's supposed to bring the photos up as the main lawyer is saying things, and he keeps missing his cues.
It reminded me of the rehearsals at Tosh. Their working on the presentation and he keeps fucking it up, and the lawyer is just yelling at him for being an idiot. Cause he is one.
Anyway, this probably sounds not all that great from my description, but trust me, it's fascinating. If any of you get on board and don't jump ahead, I'd love to discuss...