Netflix viewers have been left 'mind blown' at new 'bewildering' docuseries trends now
Netflix fans have been expressing their amazement at the 'mind blowing' story told by one of the streaming platform's new documentary series.
Bad Surgeon: Love Under the Knife details how celebrity surgeon Dr. Paolo Macchiarini, who was seen as a pioneer of regenerative medicine, became infamous for scientific misconduct throughout the 2010s.
Seven of the eight recipients of his synthetic trachea transplants died, leading to allegations of unethically performing experimental surgeries.
These involved fashioning a windpipe out of plastic and then coating it with a patient's own stem cells.
Amongst all that, Macchiarini met and got engaged to unquestioning journalist and TV producer Benita Alexander, who admits that she was 'engaged to a monster' in the show's trailer.
'Mind blowing': Netflix fans have been expressing their amazement at the platform's new docuseries Bad Surgeon: Love Under the Knife, a series about Dr. Paolo Macchiarini (pictured), who became infamous for scientific misconduct throughout the 2010s
Hoodwinked: The show focusses on his relationship with journalist and TV producer Benita Alexander (above) who was conned into believing her to-be husband had a high-flying clientele as a pioneering surgeon
Tragic: In parallel, the series tells the story of how seven of Macciarini's eight patients who received a synthetic trachea transplants died
One viewer commented on the three-part series' unique story, saying that it left them 'bewildered'.
Another added, on X: 'Watching The bad surgeon on Netflix and my mind is totally blown.'
Alexander also admitted that she was hoodwinked by her fiancée's claims that he had celebrity friends and clients.
Macchiarini claimed to perform surgeries for the Clinton's and Obama's, as well as saying that he would get Elton John, John Legend and Vladimir Putin at their wedding.
However, the wife-to-be finally got suspicious when her partner claimed that Pope Francis would be there to officiate the ceremony - which was set to be in Rome at a time the