This is actually a documentary, not a reality show. I've been watching this 6 part HBO series for the last six weeks and last night was the finale. The last ten minutes of the show were about the biggest mind blower I have ever encountered in a documentary. HBO describes the series:
THE JINXAbout the Series
From Andrew Jarecki and Marc Smerling (the Oscar® nominees behind Capturing the Friedmans ), comes The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, a six-part examination of the reclusive millionaire at the heart of three killings spanning four decades. Robert Durst, the scion of a New York real estate empire, has long been a suspect in the notorious 1982 disappearance of his wife, Kathie. Further suspicion was raised with the unsolved killing of his confidante, Susan Berman, thought to be a key witness in the investigation into Kathie's disappearance in 2000, as well as the subsequent killing and dismemberment of a neighbor in Galveston, Texas. Durst has consistently maintained his innocence and remains a free man today.
I've been somewhat fascinated by Robert Durst for years now. Who would think that, no matter how rich or eccentric someone is, you could be found and arrested for dismembering a man's body and disposing of the parts in black plastic garbage bags in the Galveston Bay and be acquitted of murder charges by a jury and sentenced to only a few months for cutting up the body? And that while under suspicion of killing your wife and a good friend. I can not imagine what Bob Durst was thinking when he agreed to assist film maker, Andrew Jarecki, in making a documentary about his life. Arrogance and hubris perhaps, he had gotten away with everything so far, so what could it hurt?
I just sat stunned after watching the last ten or so minutes of The Jinx (you'd have to watch the series to understand the impact) and within 15 minutes of the end of the show, Yahoo! headlines announced Durst had been arrested in New Orleans and was being extradited to LA for the murder of Susan Berman. Durst had been hoist by his own petard. Brilliant! Now we get to watch another trial with the best legal team money can buy and see if he can get away with murder again!
Real estate heir Robert Durst arrested in 2000 murder case, LA police say - CNN.com