Thursday, February 17, 2011

Two TV Shows Worth Watching


“20/20” is a show that tells news stories in a great way. We watched the story of a missing family in Oregon who were lost in a snowstorm on their road trip. It was amazing that the mother and two little girls survived in below zero weather for nine days staying in their car! The father couldn’t wait any longer and went for help but died of hyperthermia. They missed their exit and then chose a road that looked like it would lead them to their destination on the map; however, they missed the sign because of the blizzard and wound up on an unused mountain road that should have been blocked off but wasn’t. The husband's father finally found the car from his private plane when he went looking for him and contacted the search and rescue people.

48 Hours Mystery

Another good show is "48 Hour Mystery" that tells about a real mystery. Last week's was in two parts. It was a murder mystery that involved a wealthy ex-wife, her ex-husband and her body guard who became her boyfriend. The ex-husband stalked his ex-wife and wanted their wedding pictures but then the body guard decided to kill him. The body guard claimed that the ex-husband threatened him and his kids, but the investigators didn’t buy that. The wife was suspected of hiring the body guard to kill her ex-husband but denied it. The kids couldn’t believe their dad was guilty.

This show doesn’t get very good ratings and Gerard would love for more people to watch it because he would hate to see it canceled. We both enjoy watching this show very much because it is fascinating, just like reading a good mystery! It’s on Saturday nights and we DVR it now. In fact, there is a book based on one of these episodes that Gerard read and reviewed recently called “Seven Days Of Rage: The Deadly Crime Spree Of The Craigslist Killer.”

There is so much junk on TV and just totally stupid shows that it’s really refreshing to find something that has some substance to it. This is it! I love getting the news this way. ("60 Minutes" is good too!) Have you seen this yet? What shows do you like to watch?

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Angie, Catladyland said...

I haven't watched 20/20 in forever...I forget it's on. Thanks for the reminder!

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

20/20 always features interesting stories. I remember that story about the family who got lost in the snow. I live in Oregon and I remember it being in the news q uite a bit. Lots of people were praying for their safety. They were from California and on a trip...and it was really sad but hopefull, because the wife and the children survived.

Have a good weekend. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :) :)

BeadedTail said...

I didn't see either of these shows but they sound very interesting. I remember when that first story happened here in Oregon. Last week we watched a show on 20/20 or Dateline, one of these types of shows, about Brooke Wilberger's kidnapping and murder that happened in our town right the year after we moved here. I even joined the search for her but her killer took her out in the forest so no one found her until he finally told during a plea bargain. We actually learned a lot from the show.

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

I used to love 20/20 and also haven't watched it "in forever!!"

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