Finally! It’s time for Prosecuting Casey Anthony I hate to admit it but Lifetime movies have gotten pretty good over the years. I followed this trial pretty obsessively with a group of online peeps and even set up sort an online jury to keep us all busy during deliberations. It was mostly women who wanted to give Casey the death penalty twice. So I made sure to put on some people with less conviction. It was a hung jury. Most of them refused to deliberate with the juror who said the prosecution did not prove their case. They would not even entertain that opinion. They wanted me to remove him because clearly he was a shit stirring troll in the game trying to cause problems, he could not possibly be serious. As I recall, I think he could have been persuaded to agree to guilty on manslaughter.
I think what shocked me most about the trial was that the jury seemed to be enchanted with Jose Baez. In fact, I think that is what won the case for the defense. Somehow, Jose wrapped the jury around his little finger and Jeff Ashton’s smugness rubbed them the wrong way. At least that is what I think now. But, it’s time to watch the movie. I’m not going to “recap” it. I will probably just throw in some random thoughts along the way and we can use this post to talk about what we thought.
Jeff would not have called Casey ‘tot mom” before even working the Casey. That moniker was given to her by Nancy Grace after the trials began. #plothole (Scenes later show Jeff ragging on Nancy for trying case in media.) Okay same scene and it’s already annoying. All the evidence is being given to Jeff over coffee at a diner in a neat little bow. I know it’s Lifetime. Let me hush and get back to watching.
They should have given Rob Lowe gray hair.
Prison phone calls scenes are REALLY crappy acting.
I had managed to forget I learned the word ‘adiposuria’ until tonight.
It seems like this movie is going super fast compared to the long, long, summer we all invested watching.
On what planet is psychopathic narcissism not considered mental illness?
Horrible casting for Judge Belvin Perry. I miss that little cuddlebear.
George’s casting is good. Cindy…not so much so far.
The jury selection was the best part of the whole trial in a lot of ways.
Love the scene where they out ABC in particular and also CBS for financing the defense. Score one for NBC which did not.
LOL at the crazies in the Team Ashton t-shirts.
This laughing guy right here! Was most crucial moment in the trial.
At the reading of the verdict, I must admit I wished for a guilty verdict and for it to somehow be true and the ACTUAL trial to be the movie…sigh.
The creepiest thing? You just watched the same movie at the same time Casey Anthony did…./shudder