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What was the last documentary you watched?

Discussion in 'Documentaries' started by Richard Channing, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. Richard Channing

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    I was considering checking this out. Is it worth the watch? I actually don't really know anything about the case except what I've seen in the trailer.
     
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    Yeah, I think it's definitely worth the watch. It's an interesting case--murder, struggles with sexuality, fame, and brain damage. I just realized there are actually two different documentaries. The one I watched was from the Oxygen channel. Aaron's girlfriend cooperated in that one so you get her (very guarded and not entirely forthright, in my opinion) perspective. Aaron's second and final lawyer also participated in the Oxygen one. So you have his insights in that one. From what I've read of the Netflix one, it seems to dig a little deeper than the Oxygen one, particularly regarding Aaron's sexuality. I'll probably start the Netflix one today.
     
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    If you do end up watching @Richard Channing let me know what you end up thinking about Hernandez. I kept finding myself feeling sorry for him even as I was disgusted by what he did. His problems don't excuse or explain away what he did in my opinion. I feel sorry for him and believe he belonged in jail. Then I feel guilty for feeling sorry for him.
     
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    Oh ok. It's actually the Netflix one I watched the trailer for and was intending to watch.

    Will do!
     
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    I think that's probably the better of the two to watch. Even though the Oxygen one had the girlfriend and the lawyer involved--their involvement was slanted to protect Hernandez (and in the girlfriend's case, protect herself too, I think) and their involvement didn't really add much.
     
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    I watched the first Netflix episode about Hernandez and it's a lot more thorough and in-depth than the Oxygen one. The Netflix one includes phone calls between Hernandez and his girlfriend and his mother, so you get some of his voice in this one.
     
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    Two episodes into the Netflix doc and I don't feel sorry for Aaron Hernandez at all.
     
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    Charming one hour doc on Betty's career on Netflix.

     
  10. Richard Channing

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    Just finished this tonight and you're right, it's a very interesting case that raises lots of questions. Like you, after watching episodes one and two I had no sympathy for him whatsoever, however that did waver a bit with how things concluded. He was a tortured soul no doubt, and also a sociopath with a cold, vicious streak. The whole story is a tragedy, a series of tragedies actually, but I think docu-series like these go so in depth that it's easy for us to understand why someone like him ended up committing the crimes they did. And that's a good thing, but none of the contributing factors excuse the decisions he made which had far reaching consequences for many people. He was a thug and a murderer, but I can still feel some empathy for him and the struggles he faced.
     
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    Yes! Some of the things he did were so cold blooded.

    That's about where I ended up by the third episode. I do feel empathy for him, even though many other people have gone through similar things and not murdered several people.

    The documentary about him from the Oxygen channel featured interviews with the two radio hosts and the reporter who were making those comments about his sexuality on air. I did not like how they came across at all. They had no remorse.

    I googled to see if that personal assistant guy that he had all the phone calls with, who was most likely his secret boyfriend had done any interviews in the years since Hernandez died but I couldn't find anything.
     
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    Just watched the first episode of this OJ Simpson spin-off.
    Do I know Aaron Hernandez? He looks familiar but maybe he looks like that famous singer, I don't know his name but he's very popular amongst gay men (except for me, apparently).
    Or maybe I have read about Hernandez in a gay context...

    I'll watch the rest because I want to know if he dunnit, and why. And will there be an American Crime Story version? (murder & gay football hunks, oh yeah!)
     
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    I doubt it. He wasn't that famous even when he was doing well on his football team.

    I feel like I should know who you are thinking of but I'm drawing a blank.
     
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    I saw "Tough Guy" - the documentary about the life of pro hockey star Bob Probert. It was interesting. He was one hell of a fighter. Have any of you seen it? What did you think?
     
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    E! True Hollywood Story : Alfred Hitchcock

     
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    Gay Hollywood : The Last Taboo

     
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    Studio 54 : Behind The Scenes

     
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    The Great Hack (2019). If you think Facebook is a benevolent enterprise that exists only to bring people together, think again. Watch this and you'll want to delete you Facebook account.

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