Are you even paying attention to what you’re reading now or are you too preoccupied with exclaiming, “How could you have taken so long to listen to ‘Serial’?”
Okay, I believe you. But I’m still a little suspicious.
Which is apt, I suppose, for a post about this podcast.
I’m only halfway through, so I can’t be sure whether more information is unearthed later on, but for now, all I can say is that, as someone who doesn’t know how to lie, not really, it’s hard to comprehend that someone would be able to lie about something so grave.
I want to trust what the accused says. I also want to trust what his detractors say. Obviously, there’s a conflict here. Sure, I spend a lot of time trying to read more into what people say than they mean, but when it comes down to it, I want to believe you when you tell me something. It’s why I’m so gullible; my natural reaction is to believe you.
So listening to this case is maddening to me in a way that may not be the typical reaction–more than wanting to know who committed the crime, I want everyone’s words to be genuine, and I know that’s impossible in this situation.
I guess I shouldn’t keep listening, then, but of course I don’t really have a choice. “Serial” has sucked me in just like it sucked you in, and it won’t stop until it gets all of us.