The pitch-black comedy-- often embedded into its effective, if slight violence-- is grim but funny as hell, while Burke captures Bundy's charm, yet makes it feel a little faked at the same time. And if being inviting but ice cold isn't a mark of capturing the world of a sociopathic serial killer, I don't know what is. However, it falters due to its repetition and a lack of engagment with the plot developments.
How can a person feel so deeply yet be so cruel? The scoundrel story is an interesting theme, because when it is done well, regardless of their atrocity, you still give a shit about them somehow. It is just about the most violent realism I have ever seen, yet it is thoughtful. I see Ted as a mystery we will never know the answer to, he already had all of the things which he coveted. It was a little redundant at times