Wives with Knives features gripping stories of women who fight at close range. Some women endured years of sexual, emotional, and physical abuse before fighting back. Others were motivated by greed and jealousy. Some of the victims died and others lived to testify against their attackers. Through personal accounts from the actual women who committed the crimes, as well as the victims themselves, each episode reveals the traumatic events that led to the pair's disturbing demise. All-New Series Premieres Friday, November 23 at 10 PM E/P.
This one is a little different in that the killer to be is interviewed as is the killed to be - meaning they didn't actually succeed in their attempted murder. Getting the victim's point of view is a novel twist - and they usually tell their side with an ironic sense of humor that is kind of endearing. I mean, they aren't happy they were targeted and usually never want to see their significant other again, but you can tell they've had some time to process the whole thing and settle with it.
The episode that prompted me to post was Sarah Shackelford. What an amazing sad sack of a woman she is. She is so passive and thoughtless in her crimes; she acts impulsively, then regrets it and tries to undo it, then gets upset and starts all over again with the crime. Her husband is very lucky she is so inept.
What got to me is she drugged him 'to make him go to sleep'. Then at the last minute threw in rat poison 'to make him stop yelling at her forever'. And then when he got really sick she changed her mind and took him to the hospital. But the doctors thought he had food poisoning and once he was stable wanted to send him home and she panicked because she still wanted some alone time so she privately told the doctors he was actually suicidal so they'd hold him for the weekend in the psych ward for observation. He, completely oblivious to all of her machinations if you can call her inept impulsivity 'machinations', is alarmed and furious that he is being held in the psych ward but the doctors are convinced he is suicidal. That made me laugh. Poor man. Then she calls him from home to tell him she is leaving him, and he breaks down and urges her not to leave, that he'll change and they can go to counseling. Now, she has just tried to kill him and had him locked in the psych ward but she lets herself be convinced to 'try' to save the marriage. He comes home from the hospital all ready to start over and she immediately regrets not killing him so she poisons him again! This time he falls alseep and she, afraid he isn't going to actually die decides to try to stab him while he is passed out on the sofa. And so forth.... She just cannot make a decision and stick to it to save her life. Or end his. And she tells her sorry tale with such a depressed sorry sad sack voice. I'd feel sorry for her if she wasn't such a dangerous - if stupid and indecisive - person.
So far I'm really enjoying the show. For some reason all episodes of the second episode play with a muted sound so I can't watch it which is very aggravating. I have no idea if that's on their end or mine but none of the other episodes or any other shows have that issue so I think it is on the ID end of it. I think it was called 'Fourth Time's the Charm'. Did anyone have that problem with that episode?
Edited by urlittledogtoo, Dec 22, 2012 @ 1:34 AM.