"Congratulations! You just finished Making a Murderer on Netflix! What are you going to do next?"
"I have no idea! Probably try to invent time travel so I can go back in time and watch it for the first time again! Or just curl up in a ball and rock away the withdrawal! Either one! YAY!"
To anyone who has recently finished Making a Murderer, we feel you. You've binge-watched the crap out of it. You've discussed the minute details of Steven Avery's story. But now that it's over, you want more. You need your true crime fix. And we're here to be your supplier.
Making a Murderer may be over, but there are so many more incredible miniseries, podcasts, books and movies out there that will fill the void the Netflix series left in your heart. Check out our list below and thank us later. You know, in a couple months when you're done watching, reading and listening to all of these like a crazy true crime addict:
Serial (podcast): Duh. It's safe to say that Serial's first season kicked off our new obsession with true crime stories. If you are one of the four people in the world who haven't yet listened to the story of Adnan Syed's murder case, we suggest you download it now.
The Staircase (miniseries): This 2004 television series documents the trial of author Michael Peterson, who was accused of murdering his wife. The cameras catch all the action with Peterson and his legal team, and there are plenty of twists and turns to keep you interested until the final verdict.
West Memphis Three: With this story, you can take your pick. There are books, documentaries and dramatized movies about this case. The West Memphis Three is the name given to the three teenagers who were convicted of the 1993 murders of three boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. We recommend the 2002 true crime book Devil's Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three.
The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (documentary miniseries): You probably heard a lot about The Jinx last year, and there's a reason why you couldn't escape the HBO series about Robert Durst. Get ready for one hell of an ending and after the screen fades to black, you can catch up on the drama that's still happening with Durst's trial.
Missing Maura Murray (podcast): Though not as expertly produced as Serial, the story spun in this podcast about the strange and sudden disappearance of college student Maura Murray in 2004 is compelling on all fronts.
Snapped (TV series): If you're into true crime stories, specifically about women gone bad, then this Oxygen show is a must for your DVR.
Broadchurch (TV series): The British drama series starring Doctor Who alum and Jessica Jones villain David Tennant about the tragic murder of a young boy and the small town secrets revolving around his death will make you stay up until the wee hours, binge-watching the hell out of it. Do not, we repeat, do not watch the American version, Gracepoint. Stick with this one, if only for Tennant's yummy accent.
Captivated: The Trails of Pamela Smart (documentary film): This 2014 HBO series about the 1990 murder of Gregg Smart and the incessant news coverage of Pamela Smart's trial is a fascinating take on our addiction with true crime and the media's role in that obsession.
The Thin Blue Line (documentary film): We don't want to spoil anything for you guys with this one, but just know that this 1988 movie about a man convicted of murdering a police officer changed everything.
True Detective: You've heard about the backlash regarding season two, but don't let that negative buzz overshadow the fact that season one was well written, well-acted and just plain captivating to the very end.
Cropsey (documentary): Urban legend meets true crime? So much yes.
Zodiac (film): David Fincher's 2007 movie about the infamous Zodiac killer is definitely must-see content for true crime fans, but what's maddening is that these murders still haven't been solved! And if you have time, you need to check out the special features on the director's cut, which includes interviews with experts about the real Zodiac killer and an interview with someone who actually survived one of his attacks.