At the very least, it’s nice to see someone come out of this whole circus with a little something to show for it. And while I’d prefer that the blatantly innocent mentally handicapped kid get out of jail so he could watch Shane O Mac jump off the jumbotron in Dallas this Sunday, seeing Dean Strang get a chance to become “the Anthony Bourdain of criminal justice” is a pretty good compromise.
TDB — If you loved watching Wisconsin defense attorney/courtroom bae Dean Strang fighting on behalf of convicted killer Steven Avery in Making a Murderer, get ready to hit the road with America’s favorite bespectacled lawyer—the Road to Justice. After spending decades as a criminal defense lawyer, author, law professor, and Wisconsin’s first Federal Defender, the soft-spoken Strang became an instant standout of Netflix’s true crime docuseries as the cameras captured him fighting to prove Avery’s innocence alongside defense partner Jerome Buting. Now Strang is adding another laurel to his resume: reality TV star.
He’ll star in and executive produce Dean Strang: Road to Justice, which will follow in the style of Parts Unknown and attempt to make Strang the Anthony Bourdain of criminal justice. Produced by Covert Media, the docuseries is set to launch with a season consisting of eight one-hour episodes in which Strang guides viewers through landmark legal cases that expose flaws in the criminal justice system
Yo real talk… it’s about time something actually went well for the Avery Defense team. I mean holy christ. We’re like four months removed from Making A Murderer and nothing has happened. Steven Avery still isn’t one day closer to freedom. Brendan Dassey is about to miss his ELEVENTH straight Wrestlemania. And that entire family still lives in the godforsaken county of Manitowak, Wisconsin. I doubt anyone involved in the defense even got paid from the success of Making A Murderer. All this whole thing did was make them revisit the worst period of their entire lives. You think you were angry watching videos of that needle dick Len Kachinsky smile for the cameras? You think your jaw was on the floor hearing the tape of Sgt. Coburn calling in the plate number? You think you were furious watching that bald asshole Mark Wiegert manipulate a false confession out of Brendan? You think you had given up on life when you heard the jury read their verdict? You think you wanted to reach through the screen and choke the life out of Ken Kratz, revive him, then kill him again? Well imagine being them. Life has sucked for everyone in the “Steven Avery is innocent” corner since the start of the trial, and it only got worse since then.
At the very least, it’s good to see someone come out of this whole circus with a little something to show for it. And while I’d prefer that the blatantly innocent mentally handicapped kid get out of jail so he could watch Shane O Mac jump off the jumbotron in Dallas this Sunday, seeing the star of the show, Dean Strang, get a chance to become “the Anthony Bourdain of criminal justice” is a pretty good compromise. Good for you Dean. Love you and Jerry forevs.
P.S. Coincidence that I made this my fantasy baseball team name this week? So much tribute…