We’re Officially Obsessed With Netflix’s New True Crime Fix ‘The Staircase’ & The Tweets Are Fire
For the many of us with a keen thirst for true crime, the newest (but also oldest) series to tickle your taste buds is Netflix series The Staircase.
While the series itself originally made its debut in 2004, it’s received a 2018 update with three new eps, and now all of it is available on Netflix. The show examines the arrest and eventual conviction of author Michael Peterson for the murder of his wife Kathleen.
Kathleen appeared to have died from falling down a staircase, but there’s ~ obviously ~ much more to the story. It’s a complicated case, with many twists and turns, and if you do your research… err owls.
Viewers can’t get enough of the addictive series and the tweets are, simply, just fucking hilarious.
Here’s how viewers reacted to The Staircase on Twitter:
HOW can the same thing happen twice?!
I swear Netflix crime documentaries are addictive as fuck. True crime is my crack and I am addicted. #thestaircase
HOW DO TWO WIVES DIE VIA A STAIRCASE FALL THOUGH? I need someone to run me a stat on the likelihood of that happening.
— Ayesha Brown (@byayeshabrown) June 8, 2018
How can we believe this was a coincidence?!??
Michael Peterson: My wife had an accident. She fell down the stairs.
— Marty Funkhouser (@TREdingplaces) June 11, 2018
— Savannah L. Barker (@savannah_lb) June 9, 2018
Oh shit. Is this a regular thing?
— Pure T. Filth (@rasslinmrk) June 9, 2018
The Powerpoint pain is real.
— You Can't Make This Up (@cantmakethisup) June 13, 2018
Two women are mysteriously dead but the drama over the Power Point presentation is giving me the most anxiety #TheStaircase
— Anna Rose (@annatries) June 11, 2018
— You Can't Make This Up (@cantmakethisup) June 14, 2018
This bit was a tad peculiar.
— NathanSkaggs (@NathanSkaggs) June 11, 2018
This family definitely have their quirks.
Name one completely normal person in #TheStaircase
— Nova Halliwell (@adviceineeded) June 10, 2018
Let’s be real. The family is bonkers.
If you’re having a tough time – if Bill from #TheStaircase can sit in a throne and wear a tiara while his brother is on trial for the murder of the mother of his children – then there’s hope for all of us. pic.twitter.com/djPHm81svA
— Luke 'Wengles' James (@Wengles) June 12, 2018
What kind of privileged household gift each other blow pokes?!?
Am I the only one who had never heard the word blowpoke before? #TheStaircase
— MissV (@missveinot) June 10, 2018
Been watching #TheStaircase this weekend and in spite of everything I just want to say: a blow poke is a really fucking weird gift to be giving people en masse
— Steve Ephesian (@6shann) June 11, 2018
This guy is quality.
#TheStaircase Best supporting actor goes to male escort, Brent Wolgamott!!
Making a murder trial courtroom burst out in laughter
"I have even entertained attorneys and … uh, even a judge" pic.twitter.com/HVihJYzX9k
— Mark the Oster (@HesTheReferee) June 11, 2018
Ain’t this the truth.
— Nbl (@nabz103) June 9, 2018
An accurate assessment.
— Matt McCabe (@welshmattmccabe) June 13, 2018
But that ending was rubbish.
I’ve never felt more robbed of anything than I do about the new #TheStaircase episodes NOT discussing the #OwlTheory. ALL I WANTED WAS THE OWL THEORY. HOW DO YOU IGNORE THE OWL THEORY?!? ???? ???? ????
— Brendan Reichs (@BrendanReichs) June 10, 2018
Bitch please, it was an owl.
Binge-watching an entire 13 episode true crime documentary into the wee hours of the morning, only to discover afterward on Twitter that an owl might have done it is peak 2018. #TheStaircase
— Molly Kupfer (@MollyKupfer) June 14, 2018
— c.valentine (@deadpandolores) June 10, 2018