Manhunt: Unabomber, episode 6, "Ted", 08/29/2017

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  1. Thom

    Thom Unemployed and loving it !

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    I've been enjoying this mini-series, but not this episode. Previous episodes were about the people trying to identify and catch him. This episode was all about him, trying to show how the boy became the man called the Unabomber, and came to feel rejected/betrayed by the few close to him.

    While tragic, I also found this episode very boring, and wound up skipping ahead until I reached the episode end. The only interesting thing was the preview of next week's episode.

    I'm pretty sure the next episode will be back on track with the chase closing in and arresting him.

    Episodes 1 through 5 were interesting, and I recommend them.

    Episode 6 was not interesting.
     
  2. spartanstew

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    Agreed. Worst episode of the lot.
     
  3. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    Same here. The series is called MANHUNT, and that's been the most interesting aspect. I hope I don't come across as too callous, but his youth holds little interest for me.

    And for icing on the cake, captions went out for the last 15 minutes. Luckily, I didn't need them, since I didn't care.
     
  4. caslu

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    I actually disagree, found it quite interesting even though I do agree the manhunt aspects of the series are the most interesting parts.
     
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  5. mattack

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    Yeah, I come closer to caslu's opinion. Don't get me wrong, I agree it was different in style than the others, but I still thought it was interesting and entertaining. If it hadn't been with that actor, I might feel differently.
     
  6. Big Behr

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    The procedural aspects of the manhunt are top notch. But the dive into the formative forces on the focus of that manhunt were riveting. The portion involving his participation the the Harvard-CIA experiments were quite chilling. It's nice to see the villain being treated as a complex human. Doesn't excuse or generate empathy, but we are always wringing our hands over how someone can become such a monster. Worth 40 minutes of my time to see that.
     
  7. spartanstew

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    Whereas, I couldn't care less why he became what he became.
     
  8. JFriday

    JFriday "Just The Facts"

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    Yea at some point they had to give a picture of who they were hunting.
     
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    TiVo'Brien

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    Put me in the "I enjoyed it" camp. I always want to know the 'why' behind things that baffle me. Living alone in a cabin building bombs isn't common, and I want to understand the psychology behind it.
     
  10. jack3835

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    Have not watched this episode yet, but agree the whole "hunt" aspect has been very interesting. I find myself wondering how accurate the portrayal of FBI dismissing some of the BAU profiles and seemingly important information....It's almost like they only had one way to look at the investigation, and everything that did not fit, was dismissed.

    Also, seems like profiling (and maybe BAU) was fairly new then????
     
  11. spartanstew

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    But, they mentioned they had already used many profilers and each one gave a different profile, so they were a little skeptical.
     
  12. Howie

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    I felt so sorry for Teddy. Poor little Unabomber.
     
  13. NorthAlabama

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    much like the posts so far, my opinion of this ep was mixed. i started, then stopped watching, several times until it was about half-way through, then it was intriguing enough to finish.

    but, yeah, enough background, back to the chase.
     

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