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Review: Dark Minds, “The Eastbound Strangler”

on February 6, 2012 at 4:48 pm in Unsubs, Video Reviews by | 1 Comment

Investigation Discovery has a new true crime show, Dark Minds. In it, true crime author M. William Phelps looks at cold cases with criminal profiler John Kelly and an unnamed convicted serial killer they call “13”. I missed the first episode, but the second episode premiered last Wednesday evening. It…

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Review: Twisted, “Son of Sam”

on October 13, 2011 at 10:38 am in Serial Killers, Video Reviews by | No Comments

Last Friday’s episode of Twisted on Investigation Discovery profiled David Berkowitz, the Son of Sam. I recorded it on the DVR, and Mrs. SK Podcast and I watched it last night. Like the episode on Donald Gaskins, I thought this episode lacked detail. Perhaps it would be interesting for someone…

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Review: Twisted, “The Meanest Man in America”

on October 5, 2011 at 9:04 am in Serial Killers, Video Reviews by | 1 Comment

Mrs. SK Podcast and I continued our seeming marathon of true crime television last night. This time, it was an episode of Twisted called “The Meanest Man in America” (which we actually recorded Friday night). This episode profiled Donald Gaskins, who terrorized South Carolina in the 1970’s. To be honest,…

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Review: Cold Case Files, “The Sunday Morning Slasher”

on October 3, 2011 at 11:22 am in Serial Killers, Video Reviews by | No Comments

Right after Friday’s show on Alexander Pichushkin, Mrs. SK Podcast and I watched an episode of Cold Case Files on Coral Watts, the Sunday Morning Slasher. Watts was convicted of sexual assault in the Detroit area in 1969 as a minor. He spent a few months in a mental health…

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Review: Biography, “The Chessboard Killer: Alexander Pichushkin”

on October 2, 2011 at 10:58 am in Serial Killers, Video Reviews by | No Comments

Mrs. SK Podcast and I switched to to AT&T U-verse recently, and it seems we have something like six true crime stations now. That’s a good thing; what else am I supposed to do on a Friday evening? This last Friday, we watched a couple of true crime shows. The…

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Ceri Radford on Appropriate Adult, Episode 2

on September 12, 2011 at 10:09 am in Pop Culture, Serial Killers, Video Reviews by | No Comments

The second and concluding episode of Appropriate Adult aired yesterday evening in the United Kingdom. While I’m not seeing too many reviews yet, it appears that Ceri Radford of The Telegraph liked the show. She recaps the story of Fred West, which most regulars to this site and podcast already…

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The Devil You Know: In Bed with the Devil

on July 18, 2011 at 8:35 am in Serial Killers, Video Reviews by | No Comments

The Devil You Know is a new series from Investigation Discovery the focuses on the betrayal suffered by the loved ones of murderers. As a half-hour show, the ability to provide much detail is limited. “In Bed with the Devil” is the fifth episode, and it focuses on Gary Ridgway,…

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48 Hours Mystery: Long Island Serial Killer

on July 13, 2011 at 8:27 am in Pop Culture, Unsubs, Video Reviews by | 4 Comments

48 Hours aired their heavily promoted “Long Island Serial Killer” episode last night, and it didn’t disappoint. They gave one of the more succinct descriptions of Shannan Gilbert’s activities the night of her disappearance. In a nutshell: Shannan Gilbert, a prostitute who advertised on Craigslist, went to a john’s house…

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Review: Unusual Suspects, “Overkill”

on June 7, 2011 at 8:05 pm in Serial Killers, Video Reviews by | 2 Comments

One of the countless true crime shows on TruTV is “Unusual Suspects”. It’s fairly straight-forward, without the hype and superlatives you find on some of these shows. I’d not actually seen the show before, but the schtick is just what the show name says: suspects you would not expect. The…

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Review: True Crime with Aphrodite Jones: “Killer Contestant”

on April 14, 2011 at 10:43 pm in Serial Killers, Video Reviews by | 1 Comment

I have a theory: if a true crime show has the host’s name in the title, it’s not going to be that great. And True Crime with Aphrodite Jones proves that theory correct. She spends way too much time talking about how the story makes her feel, and she has…

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