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(Some Guy)   Netflix's Dahmer is shamelessly exploitative and exhausting, filling   (them.us) divider line
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2022-09-28 3:23:21 AM  
You guys be careful moving that refrigerator out of here. If you tip it over heads will roll.
 
2022-09-28 4:12:44 AM  
Used to ask my HS teachers what he was like in class.  Apparently he was mostly quiet but sometimes a bit of a class clown.

I don't know if kids today still do it, but as of 2000, the standard "senior prank" was throwing a Dahmer pic up on the "Revere Hall of Fame" outside the auditorium even though that had been done at least a dozen times.
 
2022-09-28 4:35:12 AM  
Ryan Murphy can't help but be exploitative. For all the hype about this series allegedly being about the victims and the community, it revels in the gory details. Can't say you're advocating for the victims, then put them in thinly disguised recreations of the pick-up and murder scenes from "Cruising."

The one episode that seems to keep focus on a victim highlights just how misguided most of this series is.
 
2022-09-28 6:28:27 AM  
If you watch it with someone does that count as Dinner and a movie?
 
2022-09-28 6:51:02 AM  

Rattrap007: If you watch it with someone does that count as Dinner and a movie?


Only if you gnaw at the Jay Leno's dick cheese still left on that joke.
 
2022-09-28 7:43:13 AM  
I read the graphic novel My Friend Dahmer, and honestly that satisfied my curiosity.  I know it was adapted into a film, but I haven't bothered.
 
2022-09-28 9:21:28 AM  

RandomAxe: I read the graphic novel My Friend Dahmer, and honestly that satisfied my curiosity.  I know it was adapted into a film, but I haven't bothered.


I did see the film, and it was disturbing enough that I've had no interest in the Netflix series.
 
2022-09-28 9:23:31 AM  
Started watching it with a family member last night.  Before it began I said, "If this is just Ryan Murphy being Ryan Murphy for the sake of being Ryan Murphy, I'm out." I lasted 10 minutes.
 
2022-09-28 9:26:10 AM  
Ryan Murphy, just wants to get Evan Peters naked as much as he can.  He also seems to be into weird/ gore.
 
2022-09-28 9:43:25 AM  
Rare that I give a new show only 30 seconds before I stop watching.
 
2022-09-28 10:03:55 AM  
Indeed, this might just be why Netflix buried the show, releasing not but a short trailer five days before it aired.

The word you want there, Jack King, is "naught", not "not".

/not
//not not
///not not not
 
2022-09-28 10:09:40 AM  

puckrock2000: Indeed, this might just be why Netflix buried the show, releasing not but a short trailer five days before it aired.

The word you want there, Jack King, is "naught", not "not".

/not
//not not
///not not not


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2022-09-28 10:10:47 AM  
I saw a couple documentaries about him and what I got from that was enough to make me not want to watch this
 
2022-09-28 10:30:51 AM  
I made it through the first episode then decided I was done. The last Ryan Murphy series I have been able to watch all the way through was AHS: Apocalypse. 1984 and Double Feature were unwatchable as was Ratched.

I am also Dahmer'd out. I lived through it as it happened (only a couple of miles away) and heard more from my friend who was the detective who had to ID some of the victims (yes, just like they show in forensics shows he had to rehydrate fingertips and put the skin on his fingers to get prints). My parents still lived in the town where he was killed so I got more stories of that.
 
2022-09-28 10:35:17 AM  
Watched the whole thing. I didn't hate it, it got better towards the end when it started dwelling on police racism / incompetence and how it resulted in Dahmer getting away with it for so long, despite killing and grinding down his victims in a small apartment. And it didn't have the over the top camp of most of Ryan Murphy's stuff.

But the earlier scenes were mostly sickening to watch, mainly because it really happened, not necessarily because the gore was too explicit. Some solid performances all around, at least.
 
2022-09-28 10:42:28 AM  
Were there any new insights gained or did they just retread the same old ground? I'm not opposed to dramatizing his story but both him and Gacy have been done to friggin' death.

You want to do up a true monster, put out a decent telling of H. H. Holmes' story. Dude had his own murder hotel.
 
2022-09-28 10:44:04 AM  

Slappy Longballs: But the earlier scenes were mostly sickening to watch, mainly because it really happened, not necessarily because the gore was too explicit. Some solid performances all around, at least.


My thinking is, "If it makes you uncomfortable, good." Somebody actually did these things and was able to get away with it for so long because people were uncomfortable and looked away. Here's what can happen when you do that.
 
2022-09-28 10:51:10 AM  
My wife watched the whole run and her exact quote, next to a pic of the thumbs up/thumbs down option on Netflix for this show: "Enjoying This? Great! We're dispatching a psychologist to your location."

The Ryan Murphy shtick is old and worn out.
 
2022-09-28 11:18:46 AM  

RandomAxe: I read the graphic novel My Friend Dahmer, and honestly that satisfied my curiosity.  I know it was adapted into a film, but I haven't bothered.


Derf Backderf's 'Trashed' was also well crafted, if you're into comicking in general. Haven't gotten around 'Kent State' yet.
 
2022-09-28 11:28:12 AM  
Listen I'm a horror and true crime buff. Nothing gets to me. Slashers, Gore, serial killing clowns, the Gacy series, nothing gets to me


This Dahlmer series gives me night bad nightmares.
 
2022-09-28 11:33:10 AM  
Dahmer... As you see I haven't slept well since watching it
 
2022-09-28 11:35:48 AM  
Do you know what the police found in Dahmer's shower...............heads and shoulders.
 
2022-09-28 11:41:52 AM  

daenerys30: Do you know what the police found in Dahmer's shower...............heads and shoulders.


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2022-09-28 11:45:06 AM  
Ryan Murphy is REALLY the wrong guy to tell this story.
 
2022-09-28 12:28:32 PM  
Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is a f*cking terrible and laughable title lol, better add a few more instances of "Dahmer" in there so people really know what they're watching
 
2022-09-28 1:00:28 PM  

someonelse: Ryan Murphy is REALLY the wrong guy to tell this story.


Have you watched it?
Because it's a masterpiece. It's not slow, it's deliberate. It gets under your skin and in your subconscious. It's not even that gory; just a mind fark.
Although I haven't finished it all because of the aforementioned nightmares.
 
2022-09-28 1:21:21 PM  
I need this like I need a hole in the head.
 
2022-09-28 1:22:46 PM  

catmandu: I made it through the first episode then decided I was done. The last Ryan Murphy series I have been able to watch all the way through was AHS: Apocalypse. 1984 and Double Feature were unwatchable as was Ratched.

I am also Dahmer'd out. I lived through it as it happened (only a couple of miles away) and heard more from my friend who was the detective who had to ID some of the victims (yes, just like they show in forensics shows he had to rehydrate fingertips and put the skin on his fingers to get prints). My parents still lived in the town where he was killed so I got more stories of that.


We can do an episode or two if it's still light out. When I moved down here I apparently lived about two blocks away from his apartment (25th & WI, I always thought it was further north and east of where I was).

Also grew up not that far from Portage when he got stabbed. Probably the biggest thing to ever happen at CCI. When you look at the bigger area it's kind of creepy how many prisons they've thrown in the south central part of the state. Although there's not much else there so ideal place for it really.
 
2022-09-28 3:39:39 PM  

xalres: Were there any new insights gained or did they just retread the same old ground? I'm not opposed to dramatizing his story but both him and Gacy have been done to friggin' death.

You want to do up a true monster, put out a decent telling of H. H. Holmes' story. Dude had his own murder hotel.


I've seen 2 episodes and it gives some background on his childhood. Seems he was an introvert and his father couldn't figure out how to reach him.  When he realizes his son is fascinated by dead animals, he's just so happy to have his kid interested in SOMETHING.  So, they drive around picking up roadkill to dissect in the garage later.  Not sure yet if father ever puts 2 & 2 together that this is bordering on classic serial killer behavior but it does give an interesting perspective.
 
2022-09-28 3:55:16 PM  
I've only watched 3 episodes so far, but it's kind of refreshing to finally see cops in a crime show not portrayed as the default good guys, but average dipshiats who are bad at their jobs. Like they are in real life and any documentary you see.
 
2022-09-28 4:37:57 PM  
There is one thing I'm not liking and that's the order of the story. I like stories told beginning to end for the most part. This one jumps around in the timeline so much it can be hard to follow what happened when.
 
2022-09-28 7:02:27 PM  

Ken VeryBigLiar: catmandu: I made it through the first episode then decided I was done. The last Ryan Murphy series I have been able to watch all the way through was AHS: Apocalypse. 1984 and Double Feature were unwatchable as was Ratched.

I am also Dahmer'd out. I lived through it as it happened (only a couple of miles away) and heard more from my friend who was the detective who had to ID some of the victims (yes, just like they show in forensics shows he had to rehydrate fingertips and put the skin on his fingers to get prints). My parents still lived in the town where he was killed so I got more stories of that.

We can do an episode or two if it's still light out. When I moved down here I apparently lived about two blocks away from his apartment (25th & WI, I always thought it was further north and east of where I was).

Also grew up not that far from Portage when he got stabbed. Probably the biggest thing to ever happen at CCI. When you look at the bigger area it's kind of creepy how many prisons they've thrown in the south central part of the state. Although there's not much else there so ideal place for it really.


My Dad's first job was in Waupun in the prison office. When they first proposed the CCI, my parents were all for it. They knew anyone who escaped wouldn't hang around so there really wasn't any danger. I grew up with the guy who was the DA at the time. Not surprised that he called a press conference right after the killings and forgot to alert the media. The Portage Daily Register/WPDR got a worldwide scoop..
 
2022-09-28 7:16:00 PM  

catmandu: My Dad's first job was in Waupun in the prison office. When they first proposed the CCI, my parents were all for it. They knew anyone who escaped wouldn't hang around so there really wasn't any danger. I grew up with the guy who was the DA at the time. Not surprised that he called a press conference right after the killings and forgot to alert the media. The Portage Daily Register/WPDR got a worldwide scoop..


I'm from Mauston so when they proposed Sand Ridge some idiots thought all these sex offenders families were going to move in to the area (sure, sure they were). Then they built the regular state pen in New Lisbon so now there's two state penitentiary within 5 miles of my parent's house.
 
2022-09-29 2:06:30 PM  
Headline is 100% correct, killing and eating people is definitely exploitative, exhausing, and filling.
 
2022-09-29 2:10:25 PM  

A Room Full of Angry Raccoons: puckrock2000: Indeed, this might just be why Netflix buried the show, releasing not but a short trailer five days before it aired.

The word you want there, Jack King, is "naught", not "not".

/not
//not not
///not not not

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I love those memes with Bill and Ted

/Now wait, I mean Jay and Silent Bob
 
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