Netflix series on murders of Ian Huntley has received heavy criticism from viewers
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A series about the tragic Soham murders that has just dropped on Netflix has been under heavy scrutiny from viewers.
As you can see, it's a chilling watch.
The series, which first aired on Channel 5 last year, tells the story of the horror murders of 10-year-old girls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman through the lens of Carr.
She infamously provided her caretaker boyfriend with a false alibi in a bid to cover up his horrific crimes in August 2002.
Both he and Carr, a teaching assistant, worked at the girls school and were trusted by the unsuspecting youngsters.
Carr was jailed for conspiring to pervert the course of justice after she turned on Huntley during the trial.
Carr was slapped with a three-and-a-half year sentence, while Huntley was sentenced to life for the double murder, with the judge stating he must spend at least 40 years behind bars.
Episode one of Maxine shows how the couple, played by Jemma Carlton and Scott Reid, began spinning their web of lies to the police.
After a row with Huntley, Carr went home to Grimsby to stay with her mother for the weekend and went on a night out.
On the Monday morning, news of Holly's and Jessica's disappearance reached her and she rushed back to Soham.
When the police come calling due to Huntley's suspicious behaviour, Carr told them her then-fiancé had been with her.
The monster was initially eliminated as a suspect due to her false alibi.
Carr repeated this lie during several press interviews and also cleaned their house of any evidence. But she later caved when quizzed by police and confessed she had been covering for Huntley.
Maxine, which first aired on Channel 5 last year, sets out to explore what drove Carr to lie for the evil caretaker.
But the series has received heavy criticism from viewers, with many slamming the way the protagonist is portrayed.
One said in a tweet: "Watching a TV drama about Ian Huntley and I must be getting old cos I’m struggling not to find it all in the most absurdly bad taste."
Another wrote: "If you’re going to turn the horrific deaths of two little girls into a drama, completely ignoring the trauma it will likely cause to the families, then you could at least make it well."
A third added: "Maxine trying really hard to make her out to be a victim here! Fifteen minutes in and I’m finding it all a bit in bad taste."
And a fourth commented: "In case anyone watching Maxine has forgotten the real victims. Two beautiful innocent children who had their whole lives ahead of them.
"They were murdered by Ian Huntley and Maxine Carr covered for him by providing a false alibi. Maxine is attempting to paint her as a victim."
Carr, who was dubbed 'the most hated woman in Britain', was released from jail in 2004 after serving just 21 months of her sentence.
She was given a new identity and granted lifelong anonymity.