Hey. On 24 January Netflix released its 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 crime shows I watched before only briefly mentioned this charming serial killer. To have a whole ass show just about him it’s a whole other experience.
Shortly: it’s a series documenting the life and crimes of Ted Bundy. It maps his crimes, his arrest, his many escapes, his prosecution, and finally an execution.
The timeline was very well made.
The 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 Ted’s 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 the show really makes you understand the whole hype about him. It’s really hard to believe that cute, well articulated and educated men were capable of such tremendous things. Good thing the 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 behavior 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 anymore.
It’s so strange to see all of these 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’s mother’s 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 the term “serial killer” I also quite enjoy)
Honestly, the whole show was such a 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 that 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