Having never been a follower of American football, Aaron Hernandez was certainly not a name that I was familiar with. That said, Geno McDermott’s much acclaimed Netflix series ‘Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez’ easily has to be one of the best documentaries that I have ever seen, and one that scores equally well on form as well as finish.
Hernandez’s journey from one of the most adored football players of the National Football League to one of the most controversial sports figures that America has ever seem, offers nail biting material for the viewer. The three part documentary that makes use of plenty of audio footages of telephonic conversations that the player had and actual interviews with a host of individuals who knew him personally, is wonderfully layered and delightfully laid out.
Especially noteworthy apart from the perplexing personality of Aaron himself, is Shayanna Jenkins, his fiancée and mother of his only child, who stood by him through thick and thin, as the man battled with murder allegations in court. There are indeed a few hazy areas like the dwelling on his sexuality and the actually impact that a brain degenerative disease as CTE might have had on his behaviour, but ‘Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez’ should remain right there on top of your list, if you are on the lookout for a documentary that deals with true crime.