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    TV Recap: ‘The Staircase’ Episode 4 – “Common Sense” – Broken Families

    Spoilers Below INTRODUCTION In The Staircase Episode Four, “Common Sense,” directed by Antonio Campos, the Kathleen Peterson (Toni Collette) Murder trial causes the Peterson-Ratliff family to crumble apart. “Common Sense” opens with Michael Peterson (Colin Firth) and his French girlfriend, Sophie Brunet (Juliette Binoche), entering the Durham County Courthouse on February 24, 2017. Michael walks […] More

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    TV Recap: ‘The Staircase’ Episodes Episode 1 – 3 Unraveling of the Family

    Spoilers Below INTRODUCTION Antonio Campos and Maggie Cohn created The Staircase miniseries based on a true-crime docu-series of the same name. The miniseries Episode One “911”, Episode Two “Chiroptera,” and Episode Three “The Great Dissembler” feature a family slowly falling apart after Michael Peterson (Colin Firth) finds his wife, Kathleen Peterson (Toni Collette), dead at […] More