True crime television stories have taken America by storm in the past few years. We’ve had The Jinx, Making A Murderer, OJ: Made In America, etcetera and so on. Lesser known was a French television series, The Staircase, which I highly recommend. But what we’ve got coming down the pipeline from CBS may top them all. A six-hour miniseries on the JonBenét Ramsey case is going to be electric in every sense of the word. Probably the biggest unsolved mystery (outside of what happened to JFK, Jr. in that airplane and who killed Tupac/Biggie) from the 90s. Sunday, September 18th, 8:30 p.m. Settle into your couch, it’s going to be fun.
I was too young to know what was going on when it actually happened but the kidnapping captivated America much like Monica Lewinsky and O.J. did. The trailer for this gave me chills. It’s been twenty years since JonBenét went missing and I’ve been scouring the deep web (reading Wikipedia articles on the case) trying to get a better understanding of what happened. The kidnapping letter? Suspect AS FUCK. The 9-1-1 call? That mother sounds like she’s reading from a script. The parents definitely look like they did it. And you’ve gotta be a little off to name your kid JonBenét. Give me a break with that. So pretentious. But I’m sure there’s a lot more to it so I guess I’ll just have to wait for the show. Nothing better than being an armchair investigator. .
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