The Staircase is based on a 2004 documentary about a man, Michael Peterson, who was accused of bludgeoning his wife. And reviews are pretty good for this, but it’s coming at a time when it feels like everything that happens gets adapted into a streaming series. Bonus points if it already was once, or had a podcast that preceded it. This makes me too fatigued to sort the wheat from the chaff, so I abandon ship and have corn instead. That was a terrible metaphor, I’m sorry. The Gala work hangover is real.