Behind Mansion Walls
Posted Jul 11, 2011 @ 9:49 PM
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Posted Jul 12, 2011 @ 10:29 AM
I tend to agree - well, I think it's more "like" than "love" on my part - but I do miss the late Mr. Dunne. This host certainly camps and vamps it up, which is fine when I'm in the right mood.
Yep, I love it. Love the host, love the slightly lighter tone, and the similarities to PP&J. Tonight's episode "Murderous Sons" was the worst yet however.
Posted Jul 12, 2011 @ 11:55 AM
Posted Jul 12, 2011 @ 2:12 PM
I find the host's camping it up a bit annoying. That, and the bow tie...
The host reminds me so much of Dominick Dunne that it bothers me a little.
Saw the case with the car bomb planted by the son that killed his younger brother and mother, and badly injured his sister. I read a book on that case years ago, and I have a vague memory that the younger "brother" was really the sister's illegitimate child, that the parents raised as their own.
Some of these wealthy parents would do better if they told their kids that they were expected to support themselves after college or trade school, and that their inheritance was going to charity or placed in some trust where they don't get the money until they are much older. Of course, no one starts out thinking that their kid might want to kill them for their money.... That comes later.
The story about the delusional fool that blamed his African American soon-to-be ex-wife for his troubles in entering the Palm Beach social set was especially sad. His only chance of being accepted by that group would be if he married some daughter of the old money uber rich.
Posted Jul 13, 2011 @ 11:16 AM
Posted Jul 13, 2011 @ 11:22 AM
What is the name of the episode with the guy who wanted to join the Palm Beach social set?
Why that would be Death in Palm Beach. It was the premiere episode for the series. Both of the men in that episode were vile.
Posted Jul 13, 2011 @ 3:35 PM
I have a vague memory that the younger "brother" was really the sister's illegitimate child, that the parents raised as their own.
This is correct.
Posted Aug 19, 2011 @ 8:38 AM
Sometimes you don't even get the whole story until you see versions among all the shows. Each show has its focus and, often, details are left out that don't fit with the theme of the show.
Posted Aug 19, 2011 @ 1:26 PM
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Posted Aug 29, 2011 @ 7:41 AM
Posted Aug 29, 2011 @ 10:09 PM
To me, there is nothing more hilarious than the rich and powerful doing stupid stuff, like offing each other. Most of American society has been conditioned to believe only the "lower classes" submit to such activities, but watching these shows reminds us of the smoke and mirrors that dominate the so-called "upper crust". They are just as bad as the rest of us; the only differences are where they live, how they live and how much money they have. take that away, and we all bleed red.
I'm hoping for a second season, but featuring different stupid stuff rich people do rather than re-hashing what Nick Dunne and City Confidential have already broadcast. Anyone else out there thinking Discovery ID should get ahold of both of these shows???? I'd love it, since TruTV has turned into the White Trash Network, and Biography was never meant for City Confidential, which was originally on A & E.
Thoughts, please. And Christopher Mason is cute. Except the bow tie.
Posted Aug 30, 2011 @ 7:02 AM
And I do agree that CC and PP&J belong on ID. I stopped watching TruTV when they started promoting stuff like "Beach Cops". Unfortunately, both shows tend to do the same stories.
And you are right when you say that crime is not necessarily poverty-based. When you get a lot of money, it's easy to think you can do whatever you want.
Posted Sep 12, 2011 @ 1:40 PM
And the fake blood on the show is hilarious. The quantity is often way over the top, and the fake blood stains on clothes look like cherry Kool Aid stains.
Posted Oct 16, 2011 @ 6:58 PM
Was that the Benson & Hedges family? If so, that's been covered by just about every true crime show on television. I seem to remember it was even on Unsolved Mysteries in the early '90s, as well as the mid-90s Learning Channel and A&E forensics/legal shows.
Most of these true-crime stories are recycled everytime a new series comes out. The story of the brother who bombed the vehicle that killed his mother & brother and injured the sister who was, in reality, the dead brother's biological mother was on an episode of "Power, Privilege and Justice".
Posted Oct 17, 2011 @ 6:57 AM
Posted May 18, 2012 @ 11:57 AM
EDITED to add: I paid attention to the promo when it aired this afternoon. The new season starts on June 7.
Edited by Suz at Large, May 18, 2012 @ 4:33 PM.
Posted Jun 17, 2012 @ 6:49 PM
The episode featured several TH minutes of the real ex-girlfriend, who had grotesque ballooned-up collagened lips. They were so huge they looked like pillows! I kept waiting for them to burst, and wondering how she managed to move them to talk. The lips were easily the most memorable thing about the episode and I assume the only reason they had so many TH shots of her.
The second tale was about some a*hole rich NY property magnate who threw over his shallow greedy wife for a much younger woman, and before the divorce could be final was shot down on the street in Manhattan in broad daylight, back in the early 90's. The wife was convicted of the hit though I don't think they ever found the hit man. Not to be mean about a murder case, but still. The way they told the story didn't add interest to a story that's unfortunately not particularly special in its own right.
Bottom line: Boring stories, not even over-the-top cheesy reenactments. I know it's trash TV but I hate when it's such a total waste that it doesn't even hold my interest for a minute. Though I gotta give 'em a few points for that ex-GF's lips. They were all kinds of awesome.
Edited by Suz at Large, Jun 19, 2012 @ 8:14 AM.
Posted Jun 18, 2012 @ 5:37 AM
Posted Jun 18, 2012 @ 11:21 PM
Suz at Large - they were truly hideous, and made me wish I could unwatch the entire episode!
The lips were easily the most memorable thing about the episode
Posted Aug 11, 2012 @ 11:56 AM
I lived in the area at the time and have always remembered the case - it's not only the lawyer/mother's death, but that I think she either was fooled by her husband as to their financial situation, or knew they had problems and was trying to keep a good face on everything while it was all coming apart.
When it came out that Rabinowitz was messing about with a stripper, it just was so sad and terrible.
Posted Jan 13, 2013 @ 1:40 PM
Posted Mar 16, 2013 @ 3:15 AM
I just caught him on an episode of The Will. It was the episode about Doris Duke. Apparently, he was a close friend of Duke, so he is part of the "set" he's talking about on the show, much like Domminick Dunne was.
Does anyone know Christopher Mason's background?
Posted Mar 29, 2013 @ 11:11 AM