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Month: January 2016

Why Are We So Addicted to Mysteries Like ‘Making a Murderer?’

Why we can’t turn away from shows like Serial and Making a Murderer. (Photo: Getty Images) Ever since we all binge-watched Netflix’s Making a Murderer over the holidays (if you didn’t, what are you waiting for?), it’s been a hot topic of conversation everywhere from Facebook newsfeeds to the bar on New Year’s Eve. If you remember back to last October, the same type of craze surrounded season one of Serial, a podcast produced by NPR and journalist Sarah Koenig that investigated the case around Adnan Syed’s conviction for allegedly murdering his high school girlfriend Hae Min Lee. Like Making a Murderer, listeners were left debating whether he did or didn’t do it. Related: Binging on Netflix is Probably Rotting Your Brain Whether or not we realize it, our obsession with true crime shows may ...

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