About the DVD
Inspired by a true story, The Staircase follows writer and war veteran Michael Peterson after the suspicious death of his wife Kathleen. On December 9, 2001, Michael makes a frantic 911 call reporting Kathleen has fallen down the stairs of their Durham, NC home. But when the district attorney brings murder charges, members of Michael’s blended family must choose whose side they’re on and which version of events to believe. As the case becomes engulfed in a media circus, a French documentary film crew arrives to meticulously chronicle its many twists and turns. Intertwining multiple perspectives and timelines, this gripping limited series explores the elusive nature of truth, while serving as an intimate portrait of a family’s grief.
My Take on the Series
I always get drawn into these types of stories and this docuseries does not disappoint. The series had great actors and a storyline that really drew you in. Each episode adds to the mystery and through the episodes you really get to see and play out a number of the theories that came up in the actual case. The story is tragic and at times the series is not always easy to watch, especially as you relive the last moments of Kathleen again and again. The story is so complex and every episode really keeps you on the edge of your seat.