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Hey. At 24 January Netflix released their new original series called iconicity “Conversations with a killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes” and people are freaking out. I saw this article on buzzfeed that you shouldn’t watch this series alone because of its dreadful content. Ironically I read it while I was watching it in the middle of the night alone in my apartment. (yep I had trouble sleeping)

Clever idea of Netflix to release the series on the day Ted Bundy was executed.

I’m a huge sucker for true crime docu series and obviously I was well familiar with the story of Ted Bundy. All the true crimes shows I watched before only briefly mentioned this charming serial killer. To have whole ass show just about him it’s a whole other experience.

Shortly: it’s a series documenting life and crimes of Ted Bundy. It maps his crimes, his arrest, his many escapes, his prosecution and finally an execution.
Time line was very well made.

Show consists of only 4 around 1 hour-long episodes and it’s worth every minute.

What’s so special about it is that it’s intervened with Teds own tape records from in prison interviews. It was so chilling to hear his voice and the way he talks and smiles and his whole charisma radiating out of him through those footage shown on show really makes you understand the whole hype about him. It’s really hard to believe that that cute, well articulated and educated men was capable of such tremendous things. Good thing show kept showing the real life footage of his victims, naming them and gosh it was really hard to take how many dead girls names were listed.

Made you remember the evil you’re dealing with.

His intelligence was spectacular and the fact that he was able to get away with all of those murders for that long is mind-blowing. Imagine that brain being used for good but without that enormous ego of his. It’s also fascinating to see his behaviour change over time, to see him lose his mind when he loses control and to see this mess of a person as he was in the last episode. What at first I found charming turned out to be just plain annoying and I couldn’t bear his arrogance any more.

It’s so strange to see all of this ladies reactions and their fascination with him. I quite understand them. You just can’t explain it – you’re fascinated by him.

Spoiler alert: I was struck by Ted mothers reaction to hearing the tapes: “Who wants apple pie and ice cream?
(also I loved the connection between this show and Mindhunter – another Netflix show about true crime and firstly defining term “serial killer” I also quite enjoy)

Honestly the whole show was such chilling and mind-blowing experience. I couldn’t stop watching but I really needed to pause for a while. I needed to just absorb all of those information and to like get back to my life and not get too sucked by this document.

It’s scary, truly scary when you realize this really happened, it’s not fiction, those are not actors.

If you are of softer nature I would recommend watching it in day time and with a friend. It was so good ! 10/10

Thank you for your attention

xo Natalia

16 Comments

  1. January 26, 2019 / 12:45 am

    I saw two episodes tonight. I do Jack the Ripper tours and it’s as equally macabre to not know who the killer was. Fascinating stuff.

  2. January 26, 2019 / 12:52 am

    Mindhunter is an incredible series from what I’ve seen so far. I remember first hearing of Ted Bundy from a biopic my Mum was watching on the TV one day. It baffled me how many women could be charmed by him even when he was on trial and it was plain as day he was a guilty man. It’s truly terrifying just how good this vulgar excuse of human being was at turning on the charm. Classic psychopath. The fact that he used to pretend to be injured to lure his victims has always stayed with me. Still to this day if I’m alone and someone asks me for help with something a part of me freaks for that very reason.

  3. January 26, 2019 / 1:17 am

    I have that saved to be watched, but after reading your entry, I’m compelled to watch it tonight. I love watching real crime stories. I have yet to watch Mindhunter, so that will now be added to my want to watch save list.
    Thanks for your input!

  4. January 26, 2019 / 4:30 am

    I’m compelled to watch this tale after your intriguing review.

  5. January 26, 2019 / 6:49 am

    I’m so excited to watch. I’ve seen all the documentaries on him and this is super interesting. Me and my husband are making a day of it tomorrow.

    • nat7x
      Author
      January 26, 2019 / 9:07 am

      That’s awesome

  6. January 26, 2019 / 8:53 pm

    I have watched some footage of Ted Bundy and he is so handsome, charismatic and charming that I would probably have gone out for a date with him. Scary. Was he a psychopath or a narcissist or both?

  7. January 27, 2019 / 1:21 am

    Such a great, thorough review ! I am going through the series now- I watch it while working out so I am surrounding by others which helps a lot & the adrenaline makes me run faster hahah. Loved hearing your thoughts- I am really intrigued so far.

  8. January 28, 2019 / 12:45 am

    Thanks for liking my blog. First I thought you would be one of those pretty-face-food-bloggers who like everything to promote themselves, but curiosity still brought me over here.
    First, when I saw this article on the series I just am watching I thought:
    “We watch the same documentaries at the same time – this is fate – we have to marry!” 😉
    Then I realised that the series was just released, so of course we both would have it recommended to us at the same time, so you can relax again because I herewith take back my marriage proposal before you even know that I am from a total different world than you – different age, gender, country, spirit, hair- and eye-color.
    Jokes aside – I actually do love crime documentaries because I like to observe and learn everything I can about human nature.
    My latest insight/suspicion is that if a psychopath is someone who has no sense for the suffering of others,
    then most politicians who do send thousands of people to their death also may be,
    and after watching “dirty money” it seems to me that the most bosses of the fortune 500 corporations which act ruthless in order to further their own agenda also.

  9. January 28, 2019 / 12:47 am

    You can delete this comment, Natalia,
    I just wrote it, because I forgot to click on “notify me of new comments”,
    which I am doing herewith.
    <3

  10. February 6, 2019 / 11:00 pm

    Watched it too. What a creepy bastard and yet and yet…. It could have been me or it could have been you, have you tired walking amile into his shoes…. I haven’t and I don,t want to. He denied until the very end…That’s the saddest part FOR HIM. The saddest part is all those girls and their families who lost a part of themselves to an error. Kinda stuff that, when your on the victim’s side, makes you wondeer that if there’s aGod how can he allow such things to happen… Freewill… Hmmmm.. Food for thoughs here…

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