The Keepers is a Netflix documentary series that explores the mysterious and unresolved slaying of Sister Cathy Cesnik, a nun who taught English and drama at Archbishop Keough High School in Baltimore. Sister Cesnik disappeared on November 7, 1969, and her body was found in a field a short distance from her apartment a mere two months later.
The documentary shows how many of Sister Cesnik’s former students believe to this day that there was a conspiracy involving the church and corrupt police authorities to cover-up Cesnik’s murder, after she became convinced that the priest working at the school, Joseph Maskell, was guilty of the sexual abuse of minors.
A review of the show by the New York Times has heaped praise upon the series, calling it “a fascinating and devastating experience … as much a character study as it is a crime documentary, if not more so.” It seems as though audiences agree wholeheartedly with this assessment. Fans are already sharing their enthusiasm for the show on social media. For example, Twitter-user Jessica Hickey stated “I’ve never been so angry or so moved by a documentary before. The survivors are incredible people,” while another viewer named T_Ruggeri stated “Two episodes in, The Keepers looks like the next true crime classic. Chilling to the bone, taut, layered storytelling, masterful editing.”
It sure is a good time to have a Netflix account, especially now that there’s a second season of Making A Murderer on the way, which will apparently prove Steven Avery’s innocence once and for all.