There’s a special brand of emotional cruelty that comes from the end of a TV series you’ve been binging with unhealthy focus. Odds are, you’re currently trying to fill the void that comes with wrapping up Making a Murderer on Netflix. You could fill that gap in your life with friends, family or community service, but we’re here to rescue you from that with nine (9!) suggestions of true crime docs that are worthy of your obsession.
The video conveniently featured at the top of this post provides an UPROXX-selected look at other winning options in the genre. You don’t necessarily have to like Making a Murderer to like these, but we suspect at least a few of these documentaries will intrigue viewers of the streaming series. Even if the dorky doc star power of directors like Ken Burns and Nick Broomfield mean bupkis to you, the gripping subject matter tackled in the highlighted releases should be enough to lure you in.
This set of recommendations features a mix of well-publicized staples (The Thin Blue Line, The Jinx), as well as offerings like the French series The Staircase that may have flown under your radar. Is there a true crime doc that you recommend? Share your picks in the comments, but mind your spoilers.