Over the weekend, Netflix released its anticipated docuseries Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez. The 3-part series has been trending all weekend as viewers were shocked to learn about his “secret past”.
According to the documentary, Hernandez lived a very troubled life. Members of his immediate family and some of his friends appeared in the series. They recanted various memories of Hernandez’s youth that led us up to his death.
The piece caught so many opinions because of its shocking nature; a verb that I call ‘Netflixing’.
Many called the piece confusing because it pulled the viewer to many extremes. It villainized Aaron while also turning him into a victim. Then it shocked you with unwarranted details of his homosexual lifestyle.
— claudia mendoza (@chicananerd) January 16, 2020
For me, it was very uncomfortable to sit through. There were several levels of discomfort as I never really peeled back the layers of Hernandez’s case. I avoided it because I just was never interested in the details of the murder. But, the series definitely built up my curiosity from the beginning. I found myself wondering how this star tight end’s life spiraled.
Here’s more on episode 93.