Your Favorite Investigation Discovery Shows
Paula Zahn for 48 Hours
I just started watching "Cold Blood". OMFG, the acting in that show is so bad, so camp, it's unbelievable! I like Candice DeLong's new show as well. There's a show called "Stalked". Then there's a new one about deadly neighbors. I never watched "The Devil You Know", or "Who The Bleep Did I Marry". There's also a new one called something like "The Will". This week is black widow week. I'm in my glory! "Disappeared" is always creepy.
ID is getting bigger and bigger every year. People are obsessed with it, as am I. I love true crime crap, so it's perfect for my viewing pleasure. I can't be the only one watching this shit.
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 62||03/22/2014|
But ya are op,ya are the only one.
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 1||11/26/2011|
I love that channel, my favorites are:
Disappeared, Stalked, Stolen Voices, Buried Secret, Who the Bleep Did I Marry? Deadly Women. There used to be a show with James Ellroy but it disappeared without a trace and no explanation.
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 2||11/26/2011|
On the Case with Paula Zahn. Never cared for her on CNN but I love her intensity on this show, like when she was interviewing the girl who was strangled and left for dead by her attacker. My favorite PZ episode is "A Slip of Fate" - woman kills husband, tries to make it look like an accident and falls and breaks her hip while planting evidence. There was also a show where a kid was killed at a party in Brooklyn (I live in Brooklyn and had heard of the case) and the mother of one of the suspects went incognito to try to discredit one of the jurors.
Unusual Suspects - sometimes it doesn't live up to its name. It's best when it really is a family member/friend/neighbor but sometime it just is some random weirdo.
48 Hours - although I don't think they present the cases as well as the Paula Zahn show.
Don't really care for Deadly Women. It seems kind of cheesy. OK, I know the entire network is kind of cheesy but DW is too melodramatic. I watch Who the Bleep Did I Marry sometimes - the cases range from interesting to blah. I keep meaning to record "The Will" because the bits I've seen have been interesting.
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 3||11/26/2011|
I was watching the case of that crazy mother who shot her kids and said that a hitchhiker did it. She reenacted it for the media, laughing and joking as her kids lay dying in the hospital. She then got pregnant purposely when they locked her up before trial. They played the song in the courtroom that she was playing as she drove her children slowly to the hospital after they had been shot. She began rocking out in the courtroom, lipping the words. They tracked down the daughter she gave birth too. Farrah Fawcett played the woman in a made for tv movie. The case happened back in 1984, before Susan Smith. It was so fucked up.
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 4||11/26/2011|
Candice DeLong looks like Raven.
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 5||11/26/2011|
Diane Downs, R4. Ann Rule wrote an excellent book about her, "Small Sacrifices".
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 6||11/26/2011|
Candice pings, but Aphrodite dykes!
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 7||11/26/2011|
Deadly Women is produced by an Australian company now, and all the actors in the reenactments are Aussies. Their true accents slip through all the time. The majority of the stories are American. They even flip the images of the cars because of the steering wheels. Hilarious.
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 8||11/27/2011|
I like the reenactments from the 30s and 40s. The actress with the cupey-doll lips who played Winnie Ruth Judd, the old train, luggage from the period where Winnie stored the body that alerted the conductor when blood leaked out.
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 9||11/27/2011|
r9, they totally fucked up that story, leaving out that her husband was a doctor. You should look up some of these cases. They leave a lot of pertinent shit out. It's not just them, but a lot of shows like this.
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 10||11/27/2011|
I Almost Got Away With It!
I'm always rooting for the fugitives, particularly Peter Braunstein, the Fire Fiend (famous NYC sex criminal).
This network ROCKS!
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 11||11/27/2011|
I love this network! Whenever I'm feeling down, it restores my faith in humanity!
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 12||11/27/2011|
My favorite show on that network is probably Disappeared, followed by Wicked Attraction. Paula Zahn also has interesting cases on her show. My main issue with Aphrodite is that the cases she covers are largely high profile cases that have gained so much notoriety that it feels there's very little new light she can shed on them.
Deadly Women I find terminally boring. The one show that I really hate is True Pulp Fiction. It's cheesy beyond belief.
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 13||11/27/2011|
Aphrodite Jones is a joke, and a Michael Jackson fangurl who tells lies to make Michael look innocent.
Deadly Women is cheesy but interesting - I like that they cover some older cases, ones that don't usually get featured on the other crime shows.
The Will is really good since it doesn't cover the same territory as all the crime shows (which tend to recycle the same cases over and over again)
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 14||11/27/2011|
R12, I agree!
The channel is inspiring!
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 15||11/27/2011|
True Pulp Fiction? Is that even still on, or was it even an ID show?
Deadly Women is on for like 72 hours straight now. Black Widow Marathon.
I loved Disappeared so much, that I found myself buying episodes off of Amazon, all the ones I had missed. They've had a few this season that were solved, IN the episode. Most of the time they're cold cases/cases that were never solved.
There's "I Almost Got Away With It", which I never saw. I'm telling you though, watch "Cold Blood" for the camp factor. The acting is insane! They should dub it a comedy!
Please tell me someone has noticed Aphrodite Jones' eye wink/eye squint/lazy eye thing when she talks. Is it so frigging disturbing, and hilarious at the same time! She does it when she's trying to make a point. She gets all serious. Her right eye begins to squint as she speaks. I love when Jane Valez Mitchell has her on, and literally has to scream at Aphrodite to get to the point. I've never watched "The Will", maybe once, but not much. Everyone talks about it. I'll have to check it out. "Face of Evil" is starting back up I think.
-Headline News - Jane Valez-Mitchell
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 16||11/27/2011|
I can always rely on this channel having something on that interests me when other channels fail me.
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 17||11/27/2011|
I watch a lot of "Disappeared." I have always been freaked out by cases where people just vanish under the most mundane circumstances and are never seen again. It really could happen to any one of us.
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 18||11/27/2011|
r18, the last season of Disappeared frequently appeared in the news as a couple of cold cases were solved after viewers saw the episodes. This involved digging up an entire parking lot, because of body was believe to have been buried in the concrete. I like the music too. Thank god most of these shows are an hour!
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 19||11/27/2011|
Disappeared is SO creepy. The last two cases they showed were resolved, which is not the typical outcome for the show.
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 20||11/27/2011|
The Disappeared episode that really got to me was the one about the three missing women (mother, daughter and daughter's friend) from Springfield, MO that happened back in 1992. Vanished without a trace, and no sign of struggle in the house. No information has ever come forward. Really scary.
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 21||11/27/2011|
Aphrodite's eye problem may be the result of a bad surgery.
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 23||11/28/2011|
Aphrodite Jones is beautiful until she speaks.
She is family, right?
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 24||11/28/2011|
New Disappeared tonight!!!
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 25||11/28/2011|
Aphrodite has turned herself into a camp classic. She'll have photos of a guy's body parts scattered all over a lawn and will ask, "Do you think it was suicide?" She is so fucking stupid, but she has some fabulous hooker boots!
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 26||11/28/2011|
They re-aired the "Disappeared" episode from a year ago about the prosecutor that disappeared back in 2005. Guess what, it's the Jerry Sandusky prosecutor that disappeared that everyone has mention since the Penn State story broke. Thankfully, they updated the episode with this information, and for a few minutes outlined the connection. Completely and totally bizarre. The guy's laptop was found floating in the river. They never found a body, a reason for disappearing, nothing.
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 27||11/29/2011|
That's nothing compared to the story of the woman who killed her husband, then made lard out of her fat, which she sold to the local tavern as "pig lard."
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 28||11/30/2011|
r28, sounds delicious! How did I miss that one? Was it this season?
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 29||11/30/2011|
wow, I remember that episode!!!
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 30||11/30/2011|
r30, when they started bringing a certain disappearance up the moment the scandal happened, in PA, I instantly knew that it had to be the same guy. That episode of Disappeared is crazy!
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 31||11/30/2011|
There's a Facebook group called "Candice DeLong Never Blinks". LMFAO!
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 32||12/04/2011|
A few weeks ago there was a good episode of The Will. It was the Estate Of Art Hadley.
There were three sides of a family contesting the will of a very distant relative. One side of the family wanted it all. There were two other sides of the family. The two other sides of the family grew up together. One of the groups (of the two sides) consisted of a fundie asshole and his sisters and female cousins. After much wrangling they could have settled but the fundie fuck wanted to contest it. Instead of taking the money and being happy, he wanted to risk it all. His sister had cancer and was dying and could have really used the money, but he didn't give a shit. The fundie fuck's other sister started talking and she said it was all tearing her apart and she knew right then just how george w bush felt when everyone was going against him in the beginning of the Iraq war and how everyone said he was wrong, but he knew he was doing the right thing. She said that kept her going because he kept going. They even showed a picture of gwb. Her fundie brother (who is a minister) kept talking about God and going on and on. And of course he knew it all and chose to act as his own attorney
Any way, at the end of the show the other two sides agreed to a settlement and the judge agreed with them. The fundie fuck and his gwb loving sister didn't get a penny. I cheered
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 33||12/04/2011|
Tonight on The Will they are doing the Rock Hudson/Marc Christian saga.
(I thought it might deserve its own thread but I can't start threads)
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 34||12/14/2011|
Did anyone watch the Rock Hudson show?
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 35||12/14/2011|
The infamous David Ehrenstein is one of the commentators in the Rock Hudson episode
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 36||12/15/2011|
I like Deadly Women for its cheesiness. It's so bad. I also like Behind Mansion Walls, Unusual Suspects and Who the Bleep Did I Marry. Disappeared is depressing but I always get sucked into marathons of it.
I don't care much for Stolen Voices, Buried Secrets because listening to the dead reenact their own murders doesn't work for me.
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 38||02/22/2013|
Can someone clarify the prosecutor/Jerry Sandusky episode of Disappeared thing again? I watched it some time ago and remember the connection about the prosecutor. BUT, the Sandusky story broke last year and this prosecutor disappeared in 2005. The timeline is confusing. Seems like there was an investigation done back years ago but nothing came of it? Something like that?
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 39||02/22/2013|
The series Stolen Voices, Buried Secrets looked really good in the promos, but when I saw it, it was so poorly done. It proposes to literally speak for the dead. The segments were choppy and at the end, you knew no more about the victims when they were alive than how they died. I don't think it's airing anymore.
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 40||02/22/2013|
Stolen Voices, I find to be very boring.
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 41||02/22/2013|
DW is the worst with it's reenactments. There was one many years ago about Lizzy Borden and it was so bad, the woman playing her was literally dressed like Vicki Lawrence on 'Mama's family' grey curly wig, house dress, black glasses. It was the first and one of the only ones I ever saw. Aphrodite sucks and yes, only covers cases that have been done to death, except the Children of Thunder cult, that was pretty creepy. Aphrodite had some 'expert' on from Boulder who said that the Ramseys were innocent, that about did it for me.
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 42||02/22/2013|
I didn't do it! is a good one. I also like Homicide Hunter with Det Kendra?
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 43||02/22/2013|
as did I r41. I got suckered in by the promo with the haunting song by Gary Jules' "Mad World' cover.
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 44||02/22/2013|
Disappeared is one of my favorite shows. I never knew so many people have severely manic bipolar episodes and then wander off into the woods to die.
It's heartbreaking, though, when the parents describe what it's like to have a child go missing. Knowing they're probably dead, but praying they're alive . . . always slugs me right in the gut.
And I have become somewhat obsessed with the fate of one of their subjects, Charlie Allen, Jr. I'll admit, part of the reason I'm obsessed is because he is completely fucking adorable. That's shitty and shallow of me, I know. But I also found it sad that his family seemed to be ignorant (or in denial) about the potential danger of inadequately treated mental illness. The kid was dx'd Bipolar I as a teenager and had a history of severe manic episodes. Do whatever you must to make sure the kid takes his goddamned medication!
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 45||02/22/2013|
I'm currently obsessed with Nightmare Next Door
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 46||03/09/2013|
I've recently discovered this channel and have become rather obsessed. What draws me in, more than the crime, is the denouement. I love when the law closes in and the fucker is caught. I love the re-enactments where the obviously guilty person tries to lie their way out, but the evidence is thrown in their face and they break down in their failure.
There was one this week, with this newlywed chick who hired a hitman to kill her husband. They had her on tape, setting up the murder with an undercover cop. When confronted with the tape, this bitch still tries to cover her ass. I LOVE! LOVE! the part where they're busted.
However, watching this channel for any length of time just makes you lose your hope for humanity, when you see how horrific and blood thirsty people can be. Men who kill for no apparent reason are the scariest.
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 47||10/03/2013|
I didn't even know shows like this existed until last night's SOUTH PARK.
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 48||10/03/2013|
Candice DeLong's first big case was the Tylenol poisonings in 1982.
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 49||10/03/2013|
Anything to do with aliens, ghosts, murderers and prisons.
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 50||10/03/2013|
More or less fitting the category, I think, is "City Confidential" which usually focuses on somewhat more ingenious sorts of murders grounded in jealousy or family feuds, all in the context of rattling the usually staid small town or country club set.
The writing belabors this point, though often in clever ham-handed way that sticks mostly to the facts. The episodes are by and large well produced, but it's the narration by Paul Winfield that makes it.
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 51||10/03/2013|
There's a frequent theme of adulterous couples who fall in love, then they decide that they can't be really happy until a spouse is "out of the way". Next thing you know, somebody is dead.
There was a story about a woman who got into an affair and the guy kept harping her that his wife was in their way. Then this woman dresses up in army gear disguise and shoots the wife in a parking lot. She was caught and she had the nerve to say it was the guys fault - he knew she was weak and he played on that; basically brainwashed her. I can see people trying to cover their ass after a crime, but this bitch was sincere and serious about it not being on her. I hope she fries.
When I see these situations, it confuses me why these adultering couples don't just move away together. They think murder is a viable solution instead? They're so blindly in love (barf) that they decide to kill and live with that guilt?
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 52||12/26/2013|
Investigation ID is running their series called "I'd Kill For You". It's full of cases with the premise "let's get rid of X so we can be together". Each episode is basically the same.
I love when the fools finally get caught by the law.
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 53||12/28/2013|
I've become obsessed with ID in the last few months, and I do mean obsessed, I feel like a junkie. It's easier to list the few shows I don't like, than what I do, which is practically everything they air. Jerry Springer's Tabloid is one of my least favorites, I hate the cheap attempt at titillation and Jerry's a pretty poor narrator in my opinion. Also I know Disappeared is a fan favorite, but to me it's only ok because I find it anti-climatic, since the person is still missing by the end of the episode. I prefer finding out what happened.
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 54||03/22/2014|
Watch VICE on HBO. Best, most informative show about real news in the world, imho.
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 55||03/22/2014|
Trying to explain the mystery of Revolat and Miss Tammy Cruise.
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 56||03/22/2014|
I used to love "The Justice Files" Jay Schadler was such a hot daddy.
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 57||03/22/2014|
I love [italic]Elder Skelter,[/italic] about old folks who kill.
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 58||03/22/2014|
I still miss Disappeared, but I like Obsession: Dark Desires and Web of Lies both pretty creepy. Obsession seems to be a longer version of Stalked, but still good.
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 59||03/22/2014|
[quote]When I see these situations, it confuses me why these adultering couples don't just move away together. They think murder is a viable solution instead? They're so blindly in love (barf) that they decide to kill and live with that guilt?
People who murder as a solution to a problem (as opposed to someone who commits a murder as a crime of passion) tend to be not so bright, [R52].
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 60||03/22/2014|
I like "Nightmare Next Door." Haven't lived in Pennsylvania for 25 years, but remember the 1985 murder of the 13-year-old paper boy in Schuylkill Haven. Murderer wasn't discovered until 2008. Shots of town brought back memories.
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 61||03/22/2014|
Are all the episodes of Disappeared on Netflix?
|by Deadly Gay Man||reply 62||03/22/2014|