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Let’s talk about The Staircase, a limited series on HBO Max. Exploring the life of Michael Peterson, his sprawling N.C. family, and the suspicious death of his wife, Kathleen Peterson; based on a true story.
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The Staircase on HBO Max
Genre: Based on a True Story, Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Type: Limited Series
Inspired by a true story, The Staircase explores the life of Michael Peterson (Colin Firth), his sprawling North Carolina family, and the suspicious death of his wife, Kathleen Peterson (Toni Collette).
Colin Firth, Toni Collette, Michael Stuhlbarg, Juliette Binoche, Dane DeHaan, Olivia DeJonge, Rosemarie DeWitt, Tim Guinee, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sophie Turner, Vincent Vermignon, Odessa Young, and Parker Posey.
I’ve been following the story of Michael and Kathleen Peterson for a while now. I watched the documentary on Netflix first and was hopeful that this series would help shine some light on the situations we didn’t get to see in the documentary. While I did enjoy this limited series, I found the jumping from year to year confusing. Sometimes I had to rewind to figure out what year it was. I miss shows being chronological. I found this one hard to follow because of that.
I give The Staircase on HBO Max 3.5 out of 5 stars.
87% of Google users liked this TV show
93% Rotten Tomatoes
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