The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst

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    Premiering on HBO right now. True crime documentary in the vein of Serial.
     
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    Very interesting.
     
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    I think there was a movie about this case a few years ago?
     
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    Yeah, Durst contacted the director of that movie, who also directs this miniseries, after he saw the movie, because he wanted to tell this side of the story.
     
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    I used to work for the Durst's during the 90's when the whole power struggle thing was going on. In fact, they were my last client in advertising before I went full-time music professional. It was very interesting to say the least and all the memories came flooding back watching that show Sunday. BTW-The rest of the Durst's were great to me and fantastic to work for. Fair, tough and smart. I loved working with them.
     
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    This story was and is big news in Houston. First episode was really interesting and I'll be watching.

    Durst was right about one thing. DeGeurin is the top criminal defense attorney in Texas. Rusty Hardin is No. 2 and Mike Ramsay is up there as well.
     
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    I cannot wait to see how they get him off from the first murder in Galveston. I know nothing about the case, I'm not going to read up on it in between episodes. It seems like they had a very strong case against him after the first episode, though it appeared to be based on circumstantial evidence.
     
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    Another fascinating episode. He said he would tell Kathy's mom he was "complicit" in her not being there. Wow.
     
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    Last night's episode never came out and said it, but I think Durst dressed in his wife's clothes and went to their apartment in the city on the night his wife disappeared. The doorman said he thought he saw her enter the apartment building, but we know Durst cross-dressed from the first episode.

    I don't think she ever left their home that night.
     
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    I knew of the case and saw the movie... but this series is unwinding in a most fascinating and compelling way. Wish I could binge on it. :bitch
     
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    I want to see the movie now, I'll wait until the show is over. I purposefully haven't looked anything up online about Durst or the cases, I want see everything unfold on the show.
     
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    Where were the follow-up questions, though?

    What do you mean by complicit? What did you do? What happened to her?
     
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    Hopefully they'll get into that, there's 4 episodes left. I assume Jarecki lobbed plenty of softballs to Durst to get him comfortable and make sure he didn't walk out of the interview. But yeah, I hope he hits him with some harder questions at some point.
     
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    Yeah this has been fascinating thus far.
     
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    He has lifeless eyes.....
     
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    the facial tick/intense blinking he's got is a tough thing to converse with or be around for me.
     
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    I noticed that right away too. Black soulless eyes, like a shark when it attacks.
     
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    One reviewer said he looks like a Librarian until he starts talking, then he resembles Voldemort.
     
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    And the plot thickens . . . Susan Berman.
     
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    Jarecki finally asking tougher questions.
     

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