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"Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez"

bigblue5611_2 : 1/17/2020 4:56 pm
Has anyone watched this yet?

I did a quick search and didn't see anything posted. Sheds some light on how he got to where he was, really sad to see to be honest. Had all the talent in the world and it all started unraveling when he was about 16.
I haven't seen it yet  
Jay on the Island : 1/17/2020 5:01 pm : link
but PFT wrote an article today criticizing the show for basically making excuses for Hernandez.
I don't think I'd go that far  
bigblue5611_2 : 1/17/2020 5:04 pm : link
I think it just paints the picture of how he got to where he did. It certainly doesn't discount the victims and their families in my opinion, but goes through the timeline of events in his life that most likely created the person he became.
RE: I don't think I'd go that far  
Mad Mike : 1/17/2020 5:14 pm : link
In comment 14783898 bigblue5611_2 said:
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I think it just paints the picture of how he got to where he did. It certainly doesn't discount the victims and their families in my opinion, but goes through the timeline of events in his life that most likely created the person he became.

That was my impression of the boston globe spotlight series about him. They laid out the stuff that had happened in his life, which was pretty rough, but I didn't think they were excusing him, just showing what he'd gone through.
I didn't find it to be offering excuses  
bigblue12 : 1/17/2020 5:31 pm : link
but doing just what the title states, providing an inside to his psyching. Very sad story on all accounts.
Is this on Netflix?  
BigBlueShock : 1/17/2020 5:34 pm : link
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Saw it  
jpkmets : 1/17/2020 5:34 pm : link
It wasnít a great documentary by my eyes. It was fine but not much I hadnít pieced together from osmosis of this story over the last few years.
RE: I haven't seen it yet  
Everyone Relax : 1/17/2020 5:41 pm : link
In comment 14783894 Jay on the Island said:
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but PFT wrote an article today criticizing the show for basically making excuses for Hernandez.


If that's what PFT wrote it's incredibly lazy by them. It seems to be the trendy thing now to criticize true crime doc directors for being sympathetic to the killers. That was not at all the case in this doc. I thought it was very well done and simply painted a picture of who he was. He was a sad person who had a lot of skeletons in his closet and seemingly would do whatever to keep them there.

They also focused a good amount on the victims and their families. It's a good watch. Highly recommend.
Hernandez shot into a car blindly as a freshmen at Florida  
Vanzetti : 1/17/2020 5:43 pm : link
He was probably drinking but that indicates a psychotic who enjoys violence

That was when he was 18. Did he have a hard childhood with his dad dying? Yeah, so did Ted. Bundty. So did OJ. But so did millions of others who donít kill.

As far as football goes, nobody on my high school football team has killed any one. And given AHís size, I bet he was dishing out more punishment than he was taking. And thatís when he shots his first victim, right after high school. Or at least the first one we know about.
I thought it was well done  
JohnB : 1/17/2020 6:31 pm : link
even on all sides.
Vanzetti  
bigblue5611_2 : 1/17/2020 6:34 pm : link
I get what youíre saying and where youíre going with that argument, however, it was more than just his father dying. It was the indiscretions by his mother, the confusion around his sexuality, hiding his homosexuality, amongst other things. Losing his father was probably the biggest blow, but there was more to it than that.
RE: Is this on Netflix?  
jeff57 : 1/17/2020 6:38 pm : link
In comment 14783928 BigBlueShock said:
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Yes.
I did think that they went out of their way to offer all kinds of...  
Crispino : 1/17/2020 8:02 pm : link
explanations as to why he ended up where he did. Death of his father, alleged sexual abuse, falling in with the wrong crowd, an unloving mother, conflicted sexuality, CTE.... a pretty long list. Take your pick. Felt to me like they were trying very hard to paint him as a victim of circumstances.
Someone told me today itís heavy on his sexuality  
FranknWeezer : 1/17/2020 8:46 pm : link
Which was the first Iíd ever heard of any such implications in his death.
Crispino  
bigblue5611_2 : 1/17/2020 9:14 pm : link
I certainly think there can be an argument made that he was a by-product, victim if you must, of all those things. We will obviously never know otherwise but I can absolutely see how all those factors played a part in this person he became and the things that he did. Unfortunately his actions created other victims which is even more of a tragedy.
Well done. Most interesting points:  
cpgiants : 1/17/2020 9:25 pm : link
1. Didnt know he was banging his High School QB.
2. Didnt know he was actually acquitted of the double murder in the other case linked to him.
3. Didnt know he was supposed to go to UCONN.
4. Wish they spent more time on his seemingly out of nowhere decision to sign with Urban at Florida.
5. His dad was presented as a bad dad, but his mom was presented as a total piece of shit.

Really a good watch.
RE: Someone told me today itís heavy on his sexuality  
BlackLight : 1/17/2020 9:32 pm : link
In comment 14784137 FranknWeezer said:
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Which was the first Iíd ever heard of any such implications in his death.


I don't think they spend much time on that aspect.

Really, the series just reinforced some basic truths. We're all clocks. Some of us are born broken. Some of us get broken somewhere along the way. But ultimately, we're no more in charge of where our minute-hand is pointing than we are in charge of what time it is in the first place.
I'm watching it now.  
Motley Two : 1/17/2020 10:41 pm : link
His girlfriend is ice cold. That's your sister, bitch!
Hmmm...Blacklight  
Chris in San Diego : 1/17/2020 10:45 pm : link
That's an interesting take on life....
Crispino  
AcesUp : 1/17/2020 10:55 pm : link
Thereís a reason he did what he did and it doesnít make sense if you just call him an asshole or try to break it down logically. Why would a millionaire professional athlete start executing people? The whole point of the documentary is to try to answer that absurd question. Theyíre not making excuses.
RE: Crispino  
EmpireWF : 1/17/2020 11:13 pm : link
In comment 14784330 AcesUp said:
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Thereís a reason he did what he did and it doesnít make sense if you just call him an asshole or try to break it down logically. Why would a millionaire professional athlete start executing people? The whole point of the documentary is to try to answer that absurd question. Theyíre not making excuses.


That's the thing though, he was committing crimes years before he became a millionaire pro athlete. Mentally, he was always stuck in that mindset, and never grew up since he was 15 or 16. There was a side to him that was a "normal" loving family man while also containing so much anger inside him for a variety of reasons. Along with the brain damage, a bad combination.
I'm sure there's plenty ingredients that ended up  
Motley Two : 1/18/2020 12:47 am : link
going into his mental stew, but they were mixed in a big dumb bowl.

Even if he caught all the breaks throughout his life and only got dealt the best hands, then I'd be watching Forrest Gump on Netflix right now.
Didn't know he was gay. Did not see that one cumming.  
Route 9 : 1/18/2020 5:21 pm : link
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Just watched episode 1.  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 1/18/2020 5:27 pm : link
His Mom shaking up with his cousin's sister so soon after his death...didn't know that. Also, I had no clue his old man was an abusive drunk. Or that he experimented sexually with his high school QB.

In short, I didn't a lot about Hernandez's personal life.
RE: I didn't find it to be offering excuses  
Bramton1 : 1/18/2020 11:29 pm : link
In comment 14783926 bigblue12 said:
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but doing just what the title states, providing an inside to his psyching. Very sad story on all accounts.


Apparently, PFT thought Hernandez just sat in his house, laughing hysterically and twirling his mustache, while thinking about the people he'd killed.
RE: Crispino  
Eman11 : 1/19/2020 1:05 am : link
In comment 14784174 bigblue5611_2 said:
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I certainly think there can be an argument made that he was a by-product, victim if you must, of all those things. We will obviously never know otherwise but I can absolutely see how all those factors played a part in this person he became and the things that he did. Unfortunately his actions created other victims which is even more of a tragedy.


Well said big blue and that's my take on it too.

I also agree with your earlier posts on it and didn't think this was making excuses for him.
I can't wait until they do the one about  
montanagiant : 1/19/2020 1:06 am : link
Kellen Winslow Jr
Watched part two tonight  
Route 9 : 1/19/2020 1:57 am : link
His fiance on the phone getting all pissy he called transgenders in jail "things".

Your fiance is in jail and could be locked up, dragging your name through the mud and that's what you're worried about? Lol, ok.
Excuse me  
Route 9 : 1/19/2020 1:57 am : link
Could be locked up for LIFE
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