I was not expecting much from The Jinx when I started it up one Sunday morning. My brother-in-law recommended it after I lamented about already breezing through everything I thought I wanted to watch on HBO.
“The Jinx” is centered on Robert Durst. He is a millionaire heir of a real estate family in New York. His past has always been in question since the disappearance of his wife Kathie McCormack in 1982.
The six-part documentary series slowly takes us through the stories with interviews provided by Mr. Durst himself. When you first start watching, you definitely get a distinct feeling that something is a little off. You may even begin to doubt your first impressions as you get further into the series.
By the final episode, your opinion should be firmly set and it will be clear that there is more to come on this story. It’s one of the few things that has made me gasp audibly while watching. In fact, I feel I need to watch it again just to pick up on things I missed the first time.
Because of the nature of this story, it’s really for adults only. Even then, if you are sensitive about real-life crime, then I wouldn’t recommend watching it unless you feel comfortable. I definitely have nothing but praise for Andrew Jarecki and Marc Smerling who brought this to us and went above and beyond to get the story.