And while we were expecting to see some truly bizarre revelations be uncovered, it seems like viewers are still recovering from what they saw
Adding to the list of Netflix’s never-ending true-crime portfolio, the highly-anticipated John McAfee documentary titled Running With the Devil: The Wild World of John McAfee was released on the streaming platform last week. And while we were expecting to see some truly bizarre revelations be uncovered, it seems like viewers are still recovering from what they saw.
In case you weren’t aware, the documentary covers the life of controversial businessman and billionaire John McAfee, as he attempts to escape the clutches of the law, after being named as a prime suspect in the murder of his neighbour Gregory Faull. The series also follows him on the run again in 2019 from the US authorities, with him faking his death and his run-in with the Mexican cartel. Safe to say, there’s a lot to unpack there.
Following its release on August 24, viewers across social media platforms took to share their thoughts on McAfee’s downfall, with one user writing “John McAfee is possibly the most interesting person to have ever lived.”
A similar reaction was echoed by another user, who wrote “I’ve seen 3 or 4 documentaries/documentary series about him and each time is from a different perspective and I learn something new. It’s a weird, wild, and mostly wacked-out story. I love that s***.”
Viewers also reacted to perhaps the most shocking claim in the documentary, which came from Samantha Herrera, who was living with McAfee in 2012, and thinks McAfee faked his death and is secretly living in Texas.
But it is not all positive. Some on Twitter appeared to be disappointed by the execution of the documentary, with some calling it a “missed opportunity”