After a long day in the office there’s nothing more I love than coming home, getting comfy on the couch and watching some good tv, preferably with some tasty snacks too. Lately our tv has been really glitchy when we watch the normal channels which is so frustrating, so we’ve been looking into getting a smart tv Panasonic. In the meantime, we’ve been watching things on Netflix more to avoid hearing the crackles every two seconds! There’s quite a lot I’ve been meaning to get through so I thought I’d share with you what’s on my to watch list on Netflix.
Bobby Kennedy for President
I’ve only watched one episode but I’m already hooked! I find anything to do with the Kennedy’s fascinating. They’re such a complex family but it’s usually JFK that you hear about. This four-part documentary series focuses on JFK’s younger brother, Robert, who was attorney general, senator and presidential candidate in the 1960s. The series shows rare and exclusive footage of Bobby, following the development of his political career which came to an end when he was assassinated in LA in 1968.
The Staircase is coming to Netflix in June and I cannot wait. I’ve been wanting to watch this since My Favorite Murder hosts Karen and Georgia were talking about it being aired on Netflix US. I’ve watched an old Forensic Files (which is also on Netflix and I totally recommend) episode on this story so I’m already familiar with the case. The Staircase follows the trial of Michael Peterson, who is accused of murdering his wife Kathleen. The documentary is directed by Jean-Xavier de Lestrade who was given access to Peterson’s home, the courtroom and interviewed Peterson, his family and the defence attorneys. The case took a strange turn, after Peterson was released from prison is 2011 after it emerged that misleading information was given during the trial. This will be one of those shows that everyone will be talking about.
The Keepers is a seven part true crime series that tells the story of Sister Catherine Cesnik, a 26 year old nun who was abducted and murdered in Baltimore in the 1960s after going shopping for an engagement present for her sister. Catherine was a much loved teacher at a local high school for girls. There’s a lot about the case that doesn’t add up, like Catherine’s car being left across the street where she lived and not in its usual space, as though it had been driven by someone else and returned outside her home to not cause suspicion. The engagement present was never found either. Days later, Catherine’s body was discovered in a local wood and police had no idea who would want her dead. That is until shocking admissions of sexual abuse at the all girl’s high school came out. There are a lot of horrifying details that emerge from this documentary but it’s also a celebration of the power of speaking out and getting justice.
What is on your to-watch Netflix list? Do you have any recommendations that I should watch? Let me know in the comments below.
*This is a collaborative post.