Last night I watched the two episodes, part one and two, about Bernie Madoff. He’s the person responsible for his son’s suicide (Mark), his wife’s lonely life (Ruth), and his other son’s terrible demise (Andrew). As the show stated, he became the most hated man in the U.S. and the Madoff family became the most hated family in New York, let alone the entire U.S. The first episode deals with Madoff’s wealth management business and how it turned into a multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme. The second episode deals his utter lack of remorse for what he did and destruction he caused to his family after being arrested by the FBI. Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in federal prison. As the FBI uncovered other major players who helped Madoff cover up his tracks, one thing should be clear to the viewer. I don’t know which is more disturbing and aggravating: the fact he takes no responsibility or his disillusionment of thinking anyone still believes he deserves sympathy. Being as far away from this economic predator, there is nothing to connect me to him. He didn’t fool me to investing in him. He didn’t rob all my hard-earned money. I can easily put myself in his victims’ shoes and there is only one option for him and that is to die in prison. I’ve watched most episodes in the six seasons and while the subjects’ stories are wildly known, seeing how it evolved to the end is a discovery in itself.
I rate How It Really Happened with Hill Harper FOUR FINGERS and ONE THUMB at 100%.