Steven Avery, the subject of Netflix's Making A Murderer. Photo: Netflix
If, like most of the world, you spent the holidays bingeing on Netflix's incredible true crime series Making A Murderer, you'd be familiar with the travesties of justice that are the cases of Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey, two Manitowoc County residents relentlessly pursued by crooked cops and sent to prison for crimes that all evidence seems to indicate they didn't commit.
You'd probably also be familiar with that ridiculously good-looking silver fox reporter who regularly popped up at the trial's courtside press conferences. He had the face of a teenage soap opera star, the hair of a retired diplomat, and the reporting zeal of a real-life April O'Neill.
Now, years after the events depicted in the series have wrapped up, the guy - known to his friends as Aaron Keller, NBC26 correspondent - has become an internet superstar.
Viewers love him, and they're letting everyone know.
The handsome gray haired news reporter is the only thing keeping me from screaming and running out of the room!!! #MakingAMurderer— Stephanie Drake (@DrakeStephanieM) January 4, 2016
The most suspenseful part of Making A Murder was wondering when these two certified babes were gonna make out. pic.twitter.com/1MllZlcqJ2— erin chack (@ErinChack) December 30, 2015
Not too surprisingly, he's not the only breakout star from the series.
Others have set their legal crush sights on Steven Avery's defense team, who probably have important last names cultivated by years of respectable lawyering, but are now known to the world mainly as 'Dean + Jerry <3 <3 <3'.
If it's okay to be in love with two men that aren't your husband, I'm in love with Dean Strang and Jerry Buting #MakingAMurderer— Kat Canipe Wells (@_allhallowskat) December 29, 2015
I want a Jerry Buting in the streets and a Dean Strang in the sheets ;) #MakingAMurderer— Dana Wickens (@danawickens) December 29, 2015
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/okINXDbL5c— maeve higgins (@maevehiggins) January 4, 2016
A video of courtroom footage of Dean Strang and Jerome Buting tracked by "Whatta Man."— netamarie (@netamarie) December 24, 2015
Good to see we're all focused on the important issues from this legal injustice. While we're at it, someone needs to do a street-style blog on Pa Avery's rad backwoods chic.