Ballte Scarred.....Chris Terrell CH 5 2200hrs

#3
Chris Terrell, top bloke. His film making is very good indeed. If you haven't seen his stuff about the Marines before then research it and get hold of the DVD set to catch up. Watch the extras on the DVD too.
 
#6
I have to admit, not what I expected, some good "waffle" in places. The no real conclusion or findings at the end did confused me somewhat. (yes not hard I know) The two blokes from same Platoon in training, one a murderer, one not. Did the rest of the Platoon become murderers or prison officers?
 
#7
I have to admit, not what I expected, some good "waffle" in places. The no real conclusion or findings at the end did confused me somewhat. (yes not hard I know) The two blokes from same Platoon in training, one a murderer, one not. Did the rest of the Platoon become murderers or prison officers?
Conclusions in episodes 2-4 as its a 4 parter! Featuring an organisation next week called Surf action run by a gulf 1 veteran.
 
#11
Let's face it, it's just a bunch of crim ***** that in the past had some connection with the Armed Forces. It's not like they were saints and after one visit to the Careers Office became seething hulks of evil.
 
#16
Interesting (to me) thing's from last nights program, is that the link in the recovery process for all three seems to be acting. Also how is it that there are no mates from their days in the mob to talk to? Artistic licence by the "documentary" producer, or stigma attached to PTSD by the Army/RM?
 
#17
I missed the first one, but settled down to watch last nights one with my wife. I thought it was cringe worthy. The problems exist, they are out there and I do understand them, but I thought this programme was awful in places. The modern style of video diary clips should stick to Big Brother type productions, and not follow people when they're low. [and talking bollocks, which is what you do then] My overiding impression at the end was that the participants would have been embarrassed by the end result. Whether that was as a result of lots of 'good bits' ending up on the cutting room floor we'll never know. I felt they were 'acting', and know that it is difficult to 'recreate' the symptoms on demand for a camera crew ~ it felt rushed...... The lad from, IIRC, Int Corps I struggled with the most, although I thought his wife was very genuine. When he was running all the time [to forget] the commentary ran along the lines of "he runs to take away the memories"; and I couldn't help myself from thinking "not often, he doesn't!"
I think anything that highlights a problem area is for the good, I just think that the majority of civpop will be less than sympathetic post this programme. I don't blame the participants ~ hope they're ok and improve everyday. But I think that the programme makers, front man, editors and researchers aught to take a look at themselves and not pat themselves on the back, they haven't done us any favours...............
 
#20
Watched a bit of it then had to switch it off. I can't stand it when people who were likely to be ***** in civvy street, think that passin a pft or doin a tour, exempts them from judgement because they can put their cultish behaviour down to their often very limited time serving. I recall a Panorama or Frontline scotlandbyears back when an ex chef blamed his violent offending on his time in G1. If anything this contributes to stigma in civvy st when confronted by ex forces who may have suffered genuine illness. I'm gettin papped out for bein mentally diffy relating to service and yet my CRB is clean. I've never encountered a Stigma at my work and everyone is aware of my condition, people still seem happy to socialise with me in work and outside...cos I'm not a scumbag. Again PTSD is suggested though undiagnosed despite the knowledge of those whom matter, that sufferers are more likely to isolate themselves and avoid engaging with people than go out and fill people in.

Sure plenty of cons suffer genuine mental illness but imho to encourage the idea that this is down to the military is a lot of shite. Still a lot better than Geordie shore which 0A made me watch other night, domestic abuse applies both ways it seems.....
 

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