Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Television Tuesday: Netflix has an, "Escaping Twin Flames," Documentary Now Too!

Well, I was very confused for a bit the other day. You see, I had written about how I watched the documentary series, "Desperately Seeking Soulmate: Escaping Twin Flames Universe," on Amazon Prime and found it fascinating. It followed the, "Twin Flames," movement and how it was more of a cult mixed with a pyramid scheme than a way to actually find love. Then I saw people writing online about, "Escaping Twin Flames," and how it was a Netflix documentary. I was befuddled but I did some Googling and figured it out--these are two separate shows about the same thing! Both are three episodes, strangely enough, and feature interviews with people who suffered due to Jeff and Shaleia Ayan. Certain victims of the group pop-up in both shows or are even interviewed within each docu-series, too. That said, they do somewhat have a different focus that I feel makes both worth watching.'

Having just finished, "Escaping Twin Flames," on Netflix I will say this docuseries focuses more on the general scam and cultlike behavior of Twin Flames and how it victimized people. The Amazon show, on the other hand, digs deep into the backgrounds of Jeff and Shaleia, interviewing their families and friends to understand what makes them tick and how much of their own B.S. they believe. Should you not have read my first review, basically Twin Flames is a concept that Jeff and Shaleia used of everyone having a perfect soulmate to appoint themselves as guides (whom you have to pay a lot of money to) which will assist you in finding your true love AKA Twin Flame. Things only get weirder from there, however, as both the Amazon and Netflix show explore from slightly different angles.

As I said, both series are worth watching. For my money though, I'd start with the Amazon show as it digs into the past and then watch the Netflix series as it goes further into the future/present than the Amazon documentary does. On its own merits, "Escaping Twin Flames," is a fascinating and weird show whether you watch the Amazon Prime show too (or not) and I'd rate it 5 out of 5 stars as with the other docuseries. I sincerely hope that Jeff and Shaleia lose all their followers and end up broke and should that happen I look forward to another possible documentary about the impact of these documentaries. A docu-ception if you will. Until then, definitely watch both shows!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you! I don’t have Netflix and was wondering if it was the same thing. 🙏