Posted Feb 18, 2013 @ 6:04 AM
This one's a little different though. It's 'hook' is that each episode consists of a tale about a person whose crime(s) fall into the categories of the seven deadly sins. Problem is, most of them are primarily lust. But that would be boring, only having one deadly sin, so they throw in greed, pride, and gluttony quite a bit to shake things up but when you get down to it they're stretching. Because really, they're almost always about lust. See, you need the lust in order to be able to do the sexy bedroom scenes ID is so fond of lately. Some obese person who kills their cousin over who gets the last slice of pizza just isn't going to cut it. What is funny is that unlike the other ID shows in this genre, the shows seem to be intentionally made for this viewpoint up front. That's the only way I can explain the unintentionally hilarious interview subjects trying valiantly and often uncomfortably to use the word 'sin' in their description of what went wrong with the criminal involved. And of course there's the faux cathedral and creepily judgmental bald narrator. A strict daddy, kind of nazi-like in his demeanor. I wouldn't want to cross him.
Anyway, I had to start this thread because I needed to come here to post my utter amazement at this week's episode with the attorney husband who killed his wife. I mean, he tried to get her to kill herself for him by getting her fourteen year old cousin/adopted son to burn her parrots alive in her own oven when she wasn't home. Seriously, that has got to be the ugliest thing I've ever heard on any of these shows and definitely worthy of an outraged post. But what actually prompted me to post was earlier, while they were still married, when she was on bedrest during pregnancy and he wanted her to reimburse him for lost wages because she couldn't work for a few months. This wealthy attorney who knocked up his wife. Lost wages. Lost wages. She should have killed him, just for that.
Posted Feb 26, 2013 @ 9:53 PM
Posted Mar 2, 2013 @ 2:15 PM
Some obese person who kills their cousin over who gets the last slice of pizza just isn't going to cut it.
ROFLMAO. If they did a case like this on the show the reenactment would feature a thin, sexy model playing the obese person.
This show is kind of pointless because almost all murders revolve around a "sin" - usually greed or lust, or some combination of those two things. Pretty much every show on ID Discovery could be called Deadly Sins.
Posted Mar 6, 2013 @ 2:06 AM
And of course there's the faux cathedral and creepily judgmental bald narrator. A strict daddy, kind of nazi-like in his demeanor. I wouldn't want to cross him.
I caught a single episode of this, and I wouldn't worry about crossing him. He's a puffed-up weenie type who talks more than he acts. He reminds me of several of the hosts on IDs shows these days in that I really, really can't stand him.
Posted Mar 16, 2013 @ 9:53 PM
Edited by urlittledogtoo, Mar 16, 2013 @ 10:06 PM.
Posted Mar 16, 2013 @ 10:32 PM
Edited by King Cat Sam, Mar 16, 2013 @ 10:33 PM.
Posted Mar 17, 2013 @ 12:19 AM
I was going to join in with some Karla Homolka talk but the post above was edited. Oh well.
Sorry, I was all ranty. Please, continue. I promise to join in now that I've calmed down a little bit. :)
My primary gripe was with the two authors, the female one mostly but the male got on my nerves too. All that 'Paul forced her', 'Paul demanded she' talk just really pissed me off. Karla is a cold blooded psychopath and not a single thing she did was the fault of being forced by Paul. Also, her little sister was fifteen not thirteen and I have no idea why the show lowered her age except to make it more sensational than it already was. That was weird.
Posted Mar 17, 2013 @ 2:57 AM