Making a Murderer is a Netflix documentary series about Steven Avery, his family and how they are dealing with the fact that he has seemingly been found guilty not once, but twice, for crimes that he did not commit. It makes you question police corruption, the judiciary system, and really just makes you wonder what the heck is going on within (and between) Manitowoc County, Wisconsin’s sheriff’s department and the state’s criminal justice system – and you consider how representative the story is to those institutions in society as a whole.
It’s a scary thought, and should be, even for those who aren’tsure whether or notSteven Avery, along with his nephew Brendan Dassey, ARE guilty for the murder of Teresa Halbach.
What makes the series so addicting is that, as a viewer, you are completely immersed inthe Avery family’s life and what they went through from 1985, when Steven was committed of his first crime (for which he spent 18 years in prison until being exonerated by DNA evidence), until today. Steven has now spent over half his life in prison and claims that he is being framed by the police.
His story would sound incredulous to the average person, but when you learn about the details of the so-called evidence, and how it was found, you start to relate to the Avery’s plight and question your own beliefs about just how well a person like Steven would really be treated under the circumstances.
After all, Steven was in the process of filing a $36 million lawsuit against the county for his wrongful conviction only 2 years before he was arrested and charged with the murder of Teresa. He eventually had to settle for $400,000 in order to finance this second case, which he ultimately lost.
Whether or not you believe Steven was framed for murder, the truth remains that theactions of the police and the investigators were questionable and, at times, even illegal, yet no one outside of the Avery family and Steven’s defense lawyers, seemed to pay attention to the details. There appeared to be no doubt in the minds of the police, the judge, and even Brenden’s OWN lawyer, that the two were guilty. And with no money, social support or repute, you wonder at how possible it would have been for the Avery’s to prove otherwise.
Bad news, folks. Your binge-watching adventures are about to get a little more expensive. So you may want to adjust your monthly budget planning.
On Friday, January 14, Netflix Canada announced that its prices are going up for two subscription plans and these new rates are already effective for new subscribers. "Current members will receive an email notification 30 days before their price changes, unless they change their plan."
You'll have to pay an extra $1.50 for the Standard monthly subscription plan and $2 more for the Premium subscription, while the basic subscription plan remains at $9.99.
"We're updating our prices so that we can continue to offer a wide variety of quality entertainment options," a spokesperson from Netflix told Narcity. "As always we offer a range of plans so members can pick a price that works for their budget."
If you've been subscribing to Netflix for a while now, you know prices raises are nothing new.
Not too long ago, back in October 2020, Netflix Canada's monthly plans also saw an increase. Oh, the price we pay to stay entertained during these unprecedented times...
But, if the updated Netflix prices are still fit into your budget, you'll be able to watch a myriad of exciting new seasons of trending shows this year, such as Too Hot To Handle and RuPaul's Drag Race. For those into true crime, you'll be happy to know The Puppet Master: Hunting The Ultimate Conman and How I Fell In Love With A Gangster are being added to Netflix in 2022.
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Even the premier of Quebec has something to say about the wildly popular — and extremely violent — Netflix show Squid Game. Asked about his thoughts on schools banning Squid Game Halloween costumes, Premier François Legault said the move was "extreme" and "not acceptable," linking it to cancel culture.
Legault was asked the question at a press conference on Friday, following a Journal de Québec report that an elementary school in the Charlesbourg borough of Quebec City banned Squid Game Halloween costumes because they do not "correspond to the values and rules of life of the school."
"We are now in a society where soon we will no longer have the right to do anything," Legault said.
He said this is why Quebec's minister of education wrote an open letter with France's minister of education. Their joint opinion piece in Le Devoir, "The school for freedom, against obscurantism," calls acts of cancel culture "assaults on freedom of expression and civic sense."
Legault also recalled the Halloween costumes he wore when he was growing up.
"When I was young, we dressed up as witches, we dressed up as monsters. But it's not because we wanted to support witches and monsters," he said. "To me, we need to have a balance."
The activity's creator shared a preview of the game map with MTL Blog and it looks so legit that you may have you remind yourself your life's not in danger in this "non-murderous" take on Squid Game— although, the fact that he was wearing a square-marked mask and holding a bag of marbles at the time might have also had something to do with it.
The Montreal activity is being organized by Walking Brain, a geo-gaming company that runs outdoor adventure games around the city.
Walking Brain founder David Naderi told MTL Blog that during the Squid Adventure Games, players will walk between parc Mont-Royal and parc La Fontaine guided by their smartphones. Games will be played on a web-based mobile app that uses artificial intelligence, meaning players don't actually need to touch anything or enter any buildings.
"They will solve some location-based riddles, some mind puzzles, that are very similar to those of Squid Game," Naderi said.
MTL BLog's Alex Melki met up with Naderi at McGill University to get a better idea of how the games will work, which is how he ended up getting a sneak-peek of the map on camera.
Squid Game fans will notice that the map is full of imagery depicting different aspects of the show, including the "red light green light" game, the VIPs, tug-of-war and dalgona candy.
Asked his advice to potential players, Naderi said, "[They should] find someone to be teamed [up with] that's as passionate as themselves to play this game and just enjoy because we're going to separate them from the world of reality."
Teams will consist of three to four players with six rounds of different games each team must complete. If the team can't complete one of the rounds, the system will eliminate them. The activity lasts three to four hours and you need to be 18 or older to play.
Winning teams get a cash prize of up to $200, depending on how many players sign up.
Centineo may be best known for his role as Peter Kavinsky in the To All The Boys franchise. But he's apparently in Montreal to work on Netflix's forthcoming series Graymail, shooting in the city from October to February, according to ACTRA.
The actor posted a photo of a Graymail script on his Instagram story on October 18.