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I Survived: Complete with Black Screen of PAIN!


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Posted Jul 22, 2012 @ 11:52 PM

Now, I apparently don't get the new episodes up here in Canada so I was wondering if anyone watched last night's episode? My neighbour was actually on it and I'm so mad that I couldn't see it. I mean, the first time I know somebody on one of these shows and I can't even watch it because I live in Canada.
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Posted Jul 23, 2012 @ 9:40 AM

jessied112: I never miss an episode of this show. Lenore from Ontario must be your neigbour, eh? Surviving 31 stab wounds, 2 collapsed lungs and a slit wrist - incredible! I was very moved by her narrative. I hope she is doing well these days, and send her my best wishes.

I was also surprised that Stephen, the academic, had never used an ATM (ivory tower, indeed!); he was very lucky to have been released by that meth addict.

Also, the couple who were attacked by pirates ... I would have caught the first plane home after such an ordeal!

One thing this show has taught me is to always fight for life - survival is possible under any circumstance; it is just so darned random! It sort of bothers me when people say they survived because of their faith in god, or their love for family, etc. I'm sure others who lost their lives in similar situations had faith, loved their families, and fought just as hard to stay alive, but weren't so lucky.
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Posted Jul 23, 2012 @ 10:03 AM

Yeah. Her daughter is the same age as me (I'm a few days older than her) so I went to school with her on top of being next door neighbours. It was upsetting when I heard it for the first time. She's taken a lot of physical therapy and she still has scars from multiple surgeries, especially on her arm. But she's doing very well.

I just am anxious to see the episode now. This show has always been inspirational. It shows that miracles really can happen. Or, at least, people are strong enough to survive such terrible ordeals. I mean, praying to God is one thing. But I believe that it depends on yourself. Faith is good, but relying on faith, for me, isn't the right way to go.
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Posted Aug 4, 2012 @ 12:20 PM

Jessied112: You might be able to watch it on Hulu.

Bondgirl:

You're talking about Verna, right? I was also impressed with her. I researched her story and I guess CPS took her daughter away from her for a couple of weeks while they sorted all the facts out, but the state never brought a case against her. It was obviously a case of self-defense.

When I googled it, I also happened upon some of the crime scene photos on one of those gore sites (I don't usually frequent them, but I ended up there.) Looking at one of them was enough. The kitchen was literally covered in blood.
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Posted Oct 1, 2012 @ 7:18 PM

Did anyone see the episode with the 2 victims of Carl Watts the serial killer no one has ever heard of. The man killed at least twelve and they think he actually had more than 100 victims and yet he is relatively unknown. I couldn't believe they gave him immunity on the 12 murders and then nearly paroled him.

I thought the other case with the high ranking Canadian military officer was another creeper especially his squeezing into his victims clothing. It's amazing how these men manage to live two totally separate lives.
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Posted Dec 16, 2012 @ 10:49 PM

Tonight's episode was supposed to be featuring some of the teenager able to escape that madman's rampage in Norway last year. Instead, it's a repeat of last week's episode. TPTB must have yanked it from the schedule in light of Friday's events.
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Posted Mar 4, 2013 @ 3:30 PM

It's back. . .

I see they still haven't aired the Norway massacre episode.

Tonight's was pretty standard. Though that City Hall shootout bit was scary.
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Posted Mar 14, 2013 @ 5:44 PM

This show is riveting, which when you think about it is pretty amazing for a show with just talking heads and B roll. I always wondered if the houses and scenes they shot were the actual places. Then one episode of Beyond and Back featured what was supposed to be a beach in Monterey, Calif. (my hometown), but it was clear from the rock formations that it was an East Coast beach. Not that it matters much, but now I can stop thinking about it.

Edited by candor56, Mar 14, 2013 @ 5:44 PM.

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Posted Jun 3, 2013 @ 1:14 AM

Yet another intense episode about something well known to the public. I'm a New Yorker and I too was badly affected by Hurricane Sandy. But until now, I never realized how lucky I was. My car was wrecked, and my power was out for two and a half weeks, but I can see that was nothing compared to what so many others went through. Even in my building--flooding wrecked the ground floor apartments and sent the residents scrambling for safety, but up in my 3rd-floor apartment, I was safe.

Aside from my ruined car and having to throw out everything in my fridge (plus freezing temperatures because the heat wasn't working either), I didn't lose much, and everything was back to normal once the power came back, unlike the myriads of people who are still suffering.


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Posted Jul 26, 2013 @ 7:45 AM

Lee, the sandal maker in California, was riveting. I don't know if his sense of humor in other circumstances is that dry, dead-pan kind, or if he's just a very plain speaking type of guy. I had to pause it when he was talking about not giving permission to the rats. Between him and the bear guy from a couple of episodes ago, it's a different type of narrative. That bear guy was a storyteller in everyday life.


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Posted Oct 21, 2013 @ 6:15 AM

 

I see they still haven't aired the Norway massacre episode.

 

I don't think Biography Channel ever aired it, but I happened across it last night on Lifetime Movie Network, which has been airing a lot of Bio shows on the weekends. 


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Posted Oct 21, 2013 @ 4:49 PM

I saw it too. It was excellent, for lack of a better term. What those kids went through, as well as their relentless determination to live, was remarkable.


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Posted Oct 26, 2013 @ 9:10 PM

I remember when the Norway massacre happened, but somehow I missed how horrific it was. I had no idea those kids were trapped on that island for 1.5 hours with a guy picking them off. 

 

On another note two of the participants had a strong resemblance to Peeta and Katniss from Hunger Games.


Edited by BluPhoenix451, Oct 28, 2013 @ 2:27 PM.

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Posted Oct 27, 2013 @ 7:07 AM

For those who missed it, the Norway episode is airing again on the Lifetime Movie Network this Tuesday, 10/29 at 5:00 am.

 

ETA:  That was truly horrific.  One of the worst parts for me (a hippie pinko bleeding-heart socialist liberal type) was the perp getting only 21 years (the max penalty allowed, although they can keep him longer if he's deemed a threat) for mass murder. WTF?  Could they not charge him for each murder separately and combine the sentences???  'Cause seeing him creepily grinning at the judges convinced me he should be locked away for life.


Edited by walnutqueen, Oct 29, 2013 @ 9:39 PM.

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