Netflix has released a documentary named ‘The Disappearance Of Madeleine McCann’. The documentary got a lot of attention, due to the fact this is one of the most worldwide known cases: the disappearance of a 3-year-old Scottish girl on the 3rd of May 2007 (which happens to be my first birthday and why I am interested in this topic): however, there has been a lot of hate for the series, since it discusses ‘unimportant’ topics: facts about Praia de Luz (the hotel the McCann’s stayed in when she was abducted) that nobody cares about and more. Why would the viewers want to know about the hotel’s past, when they’re only interested in where Madeleine might be?

The first episode discusses what Kate and Gerry McCann – her parents – have seen and heard. It seemed interesting until they record people barely involved in the mystery. It shows how far Madeleine and her siblings were from the McCann parents. This makes me confused. Madeleine was only 3 years old, almost 4, so why weren’t Amelie and Sean – her brother and sister – taken too?  Why Madeleine? It will be 12 years on my birthday since the little girl was kidnapped, so why are people still discussing her disappearance? What makes this case so special? It has been over a decade and even if Kate McCann said she’ll look forever we have to be realistic. As of March 2018, it has been said over £11.6 million have been invested in this case and it makes me wonder why we don’t do this for any other missing children or adults even, why did Netflix have to  release a whole season about her? Why is she more important than the others? We might never know.