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The Staircase

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Rotten Tomatoes Logo93%
Rated: 14+ (TV-14)2005 - 20181 Season,Series EndedOn:  

Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, presents a gripping courtroom thriller, offering a rare and revealing inside look at a high-profile murder trial. In 2001, author Michael Peterson was arraigned for the murder of his wife Kathleen, whose body was discovered lying in a pool of blood on the stairway of their home. Granted unusual access to Peterson's lawyers, home and immediate family, de Lestrade's cameras capture the defense team as it considers its strategic options. "The staircase" is an engrossing look at contemporary American justice that features more twists than a legal bestseller.The Staircase featuring Michael Peterson and David Rudolf has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on Netflix. It's a crime and documentary show with 13 episodes over 1 season. The Staircase is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a very high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 93% and a high IMDb audience rating of 8.0 (11,923 votes).

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#11 Ranked in Documentary TV

#122 Ranked in Crime TV

#165 Ranked in TV on Netflix

The Staircase has a very high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 93% and a high IMDb audience rating of 8.0 (11,923 votes). The show is popular with Reelgood users lately.

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Season 1

Season 01, Episode 01 Crime or Accident?

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Jan 16, 2005
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Crime or Accident? Jan 16, 2005 Following his wife's suspicious death, Michael Peterson speaks about his version of the events while lawyers and expert witnesses prepare for trial.

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Season 01, Episode 02 Secrets and Lies

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Jan 17, 2005
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Secrets and Lies Jan 17, 2005 As Michael's hidden life comes out into the open, defense experts debate if it will have a significant impact on the coming trial.

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Season 01, Episode 03 A Striking Coincidence

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Jan 18, 2005
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A Striking Coincidence Jan 18, 2005 The death of another woman close to Peterson from 17 years earlier sparks a new investigation. She also died on a staircase, casting major doubts over the defense case.

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Season 01, Episode 04 A Prosecution Trickery

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Jan 19, 2005
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A Prosecution Trickery Jan 19, 2005 As the trial looms and media attention heats up, an autopsy report's wording ruffles the feathers of the defense team.

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Season 01, Episode 05 A Weak Case

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Jan 20, 2005
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A Weak Case Jan 20, 2005 The prosecution presents its case while the defense strives to cast a reasonable doubt within the minds of the jury.

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Season 01, Episode 06 The Prosecution's Revenge

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Jan 21, 2005
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The Prosecution's Revenge Jan 21, 2005 A witness brings surprising levity to the stand. The judge rules on an important matter, and Michael's alleged temper comes under scrutiny.

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Season 01, Episode 07 The Blow Poke Returns

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Jan 22, 2005
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The Blow Poke Returns Jan 22, 2005 Kathleen's sisters pore over Michael's writings. Jurors visit the staircase at Michael's home. A vital piece of evidence reappears.

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