Officers' Roles Under Microscope
Convicting A Murderer - Episode 4
Year Released: 2023 -
Runtime: 10 x 45m episodes
Where To Watch: Episode five will be live on DailyWire+ tomorrow, followed by one episode each Thursday after; Ep 1-2 are in front of the DailyWire+ paywall, and three onward are for members only.
See my review of episodes 1-3 here: www.ohmr.themailnewspapers.com/murky-waters-of-legal-drama
See my review of episode 4 here: www.ohmr.themailnewspapers.com/shifting-perspectives-engaging-narratives
RAVING REVIEW: As we enter the realm of CONVICTING A MURDERER's fifth episode, "Manitowoc's Web," the story unfolds further into an intricate puzzle centering around Steven Avery. No sidelined as an ancillary portion of the story, the Manitowoc Sheriff's Department claims a central role, hinting at being more involved than previously let on, especially when a $36 million lawsuit looms large over Manitowoc County.
Candace Owens attempts to break down the confusing web surrounding the lawsuit. With whispers around officers like Colburn and Lenk worrying over the case? Owens cuts through the chatter, revealing their positions as mere witnesses without the weight of potential financial loss. One might imagine officers harboring resentment against Avery, considering the shared history. But Owens promptly breaks such rumors, reminding us that reality is often messier and less scripted than expected. Some of her true colors are coming out in a stretch of faith. Officers juggling roles in small communities are more common than you'd think. Coming from a small town myself, I get that thought process, but this may be the most significant stretch of the series so far.
Now, for a dash of cinematic suspense in this true crime docuseries, the unexpected find of Teresa Halbach’s RAV4 license plates. Forget what you thought you knew; the plot thickens as these plates are discovered. I’ll agree, sometimes, if things seem too “convenient,” they may be. Ironically, this episode has me pulled in two different directions.
Revisiting the initial episodes, they felt like a jump into the pool's deep end. With Candace Owens providing depth and perspective, it was like adjusting to a new lens. With her analysis, Owens illuminates the darker corners of Avery's past, presenting an alternative to the Netflix narrative many are familiar with.
Episode four was an emotional seesaw. As each detail about Avery's life, including tidbits about Jodi and the elusive B. Janda, was revealed, it felt like unmasking a character layer by layer. What strikes me most about CONVICTING A MURDERER is its commitment to uncovering the truth. Under the guidance of Owens, the narrative, with all its raw edges and artistic nuances, showcases the potency of storytelling. I am still hesitant; as I mentioned, this episode had a more familiar tone to Owens and some of her preconceived ideas, but as a whole, it is in good faith so far.
As the credits roll on "Manitowoc's Web," my appetite for the story grows. While the allure of the well-known Netflix series remains, my attention is firmly gripped by this account, and I am excited to watch the Netflix series after this to compare the two. With every episode, it becomes clear: documentaries like these aren't just to display facts but to challenge, enchant, and enlighten viewers.
For more reviews, please visit - https://linktr.ee/Overlyhonestmoviereviews for more info.
Follow me on Letterboxd, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Find my social media accounts on most platforms simply by searching Overly Honest Movie Reviews.
I’m always happy to hear from my readers; please say hi or send me any questions about movies.
[photo courtesy of DAILY WIRE+]
MY SAG-AFTRA/WGA STRIKE STATEMENT:
As an advocate for creators, actors, and writers, I firmly stand with SAG-AFTRA and the WGA in their current strike. The entertainment industry is built on these individuals' extraordinary talents, and their contributions must be appropriately recognized and rewarded. They deserve fair compensation, sensible work hours, and respect for their creative rights. I believe in the power of unity and collective action, and I'm steadfast in my support for their fight for better working conditions and fair remuneration. Together, we can shape a more equitable future in the entertainment world.
#SAGAFTRA #WGA #SAGAFTRAStrong #WGAStrong