• Network: NETFLIX
  • Series Premiere Date: Dec 18, 2015
Season #: 2, 1
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Universal acclaim- based on 165 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 165

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  1. Nov 5, 2018
    Loved the first season but you can tell the producers didn't have enough material for a 10 episodes second season. There's so much boring filler and repeated footage from the first one. The good, interesting parts ammount to 3 episodes or so. Besides, knowing Steven and Brendan are still in prison it's like knowing the ending of a thriller before you've even seen it.
  2. Dec 9, 2018
    While I loved season one, season two of Making a Murderer is a drag for most of the season. It finally gets interesting around episode six, but for the season to be half over by that point is just not acceptable. If they had gone with a shorter number of episodes in this season, it could have been nearly as good as the first season.

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Sonia Saraiya
    Dec 13, 2018
    The docuseries is so hindered by its own blind spots that by the end of the season, it seems to be chasing its own tail, lost in a world where it only sees what it deems relevant, permissible, or just. It would be worthwhile for this series to encounter, and try to interpret, its own warped reflection.
  2. Reviewed by: Erin Keane
    Oct 23, 2018
    Both storylines come with moments of triumph and disappointment for the respective teams in season 2, but it's Zellner's case, with its bloody reenactments, science experts and her fascinating and relentless brain at work, that will keep viewers in their chairs.
  3. Reviewed by: Laura M. Browning
    Oct 19, 2018
    If Making A Murderer is primarily focused on proving the innocence of Steven Avery—a seed that was sown three years ago--it’s because the show and its filmmakers genuinely believe in him and in the justice system. It’s a surprising through-line, this kind of enduring optimism in an institution that has allegedly failed both Avery and Dassey many times over. Defense attorneys are a force for good in this story.