Lifetime movies have changed a lot over the years. They have always been kind of cheesy and when the world is going all topsy-turvy on you, there was often nothing better than watching Lifetime. In my college days, and even thereafter we referred to it as “The Man Hater Channel.” Which was perfect for those angsty breakups with some guy you felt did you wrong. Pretty much all of my breakups have been angsty at any age. So a movie marathon of men being victims of horrible things or getting locked up for life for their bad deeds was a prefect compliment to a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Pistachio, Pistachio.
Lifetime movies have become a lot better. They have a few big budget movies every year now. They also have a new movie almost every Saturday night at 8 p.m. That usually the only night of the week I try to just take the night off and veg out and watch something that is not so serious.
Tonight’s movie, “Who Killed Jon Benet?” is a heavier topic than I would like, but I am going to give it a shot as I followed a lot of this investigation twenty years ago when it happened. I hope it is not too creepy or too gory. If the Jodi Arias movie and others were any indication, they will not stick to the facts too heavily. It will be interesting to see who they blame. There is also another hour after the show where they discuss whether or not the mother was the killer. So I guess that is the direction the movie will take. I’ll see if I can hang in there, if not my DVR runneth over.
Anyway, I know the Jon Benet posts have been very popular here and many of you are interested so I thought I would give you a spot to discuss the movie.
Now go make some popcorn and get settled in!