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Old 09-17-20, 09:37 PM
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Is anyone following this doc about Nxivm?

I just don't understand how anyone with a functioning brain could buy any of that bullshit.
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Is anyone following this doc about Nxivm?

I just don't understand how anyone with a functioning brain could buy any of that bullshit.
My wife and i have been enjoying it and finished episode 4 figuring episode 5 will wrap everything up and then i look online and see it lasts 9 episodes! They are really going to drag it out.
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Crazy stuff. Allison Mack was infatuated with this dude from day one.
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Wife and I are enjoying it immensely. Very well made series doc and fascinating if you're into cults....

Highly recommend.
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This could have easily been 3-4 episodes, and then everything I was watching for (fallout after the arrests) is teased for Season 2.
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I am three episodes in. Like it so far. Knew a lot of the stuff already but hearing all these phone conversations “as they happen” as opposed to hearing about them after the fact from talking heads, makes for an interesting experience, even at the expense of visuals (I am getting pretty sick of looking at silk shawls ). HBO (and we) are lucky that Mark was so meticulous with his recording and documenting.
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This is another in a long line of recent multi-part documentaries that outstayed its welcome. Could have done this one in half as many episodes.

That said, Raniere is supposed to get sentenced this Tuesday (Oct. 27th).
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Yes, the first two or three episodes were very good. Everything else could have been condensed into one episode. And I was disappointed that the good stuff is being pushed off to another season. In that regard, it reminds me of Season 1 of The Killing.
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This is on Starz if you have it.

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This is another in a long line of recent multi-part documentaries that outstayed its welcome. Could have done this one in half as many episodes.

That said, Raniere is supposed to get sentenced this Tuesday (Oct. 27th).
UPDATE: He got 120 years in prison.
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This is another in a long line of recent multi-part documentaries that outstayed its welcome. Could have done this one in half as many episodes.
Finished watching this and I have to fully agree with you. They really padded this. They only needed 5 episodes, max.

I get that you want to show what Raniere's teachings, theories, nonsense, whatever is about, but it almost felt like I attended all of his seminars. Another episode and I'd probably get brainwashed as well. This is definitely something to watch while you're surfing or doing other things. It's tough to sit through his ramblings for long periods of time.

Speaking of ramblings - is he always pontificating about shit, or is that just the stuff they recorded (or just showed)? Makes me wonder if Raniere ever had a normal conversation.
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Hopefully, Part II is not as nearly as long as Part I.

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