Saturday, November 22, 2008

Snooty Primadona... Crime Solver Extraordinaire

Since the very first Pilot Show for CSI, I have been hooked. Having always been a rather large fan of forensics and Dr. Michael Baden of HBO's "Autopsy" fame, I often envision myself to be a (wannabe) sleuth. I've read every Agatha Christie, Ellery Queen, Andrew Vacchs, Michael Connelly, Issac Asimov, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Carolyn Keene, R. L. Stine, John D. MacDonald, Mickey Spillane, Patricia Cornwell novel, along with a countless list of others.

When the CSI shows made their debut I was instantly addicted and it continued for several years. Then, I slowly began to fall away from network and back into the large array of movie channels' programming, which seemed to pique my interest more at the time, I suppose. It's entirely possible that my fascination began with the Ted Bundy murders, especially since I had unwittingly been within such close proximity at the time of the Aspen (actually Snowmass) tourist victim, Caryn Campbell's death. I was in The Village (Snowmass) at the precise moment Caryn disappeared (same age, same hair color and style, same *type*), no more than 1500 feet from where she disappeared. So, I feel that I have a right to this peculiar obsession. I have never really gotten over all of what happened back then, but I struggle to work through it whenever I feel it creeping into my waking consciousness.

But, I digress and will try to stay with the story I am trying to tell.

Since the Fall Season started I haven't exactly been riveted to many network shows until tonight's episode of CSI Las Vegas. It was humorous, mystifying and engrossing. I can hardly wait for the next episode, which won't be aired for another 2 to 3 weeks. However, I am prepared to give up network all together at this point and I'd like to tell you why.

When I watch a series on one of the movie channels there is no worry when I miss a particular episode because I know it will be shown again, a number of times, throughout the following week of its initial airing. Obviously, this doesn't occur on network TV. I also don't have the aggravation of annoying commercials, which appeals to me a great deal.

Call me crazy, but I have this insane compulsion to absorb all the facts and details of various cases that I possibly can, just in case I am ever confronted with a harmful or possible kidnap situation.

Oh Sure. Like I could remember any of those intricate details. What? Am I crazy? There are some days I can barely remember my list of things to do with my list sitting directly in front of me. Maybe I'll just go watch old reruns on the other channels that do the rerun thing, since I probably won't remember I've seen the show until the very end anyway.

Signed,

Snooty, Crime Solver Extraordinaire (in my own mind, at least)

10 comments:

TSannie said...

I find myself watching HGTV, TLC, Lifetime, etc. more than the reg. networks...much for the same reason - things are repeated if I miss it the first time. Or maybe TV just doesn't interest me as much as it once did. Hmm..

brneyedgal967 said...

I like those shows - like CSI and Cold Case Files... but they're so graphic I usually don't watch them if Monkey Girl is running about. So I catch them here and there, but not very often.

noble pig said...

You are so funny. But could you come use your skills at my house and find 4 pairs of shoes I have no idea where they went, my MP3 player headphones, my favorite hairbrush and a gold-sequined purse...I need your help!

herMomsometimes said...

Snooty I hope you are feeling better.

I read alot of true crime novels. Most of them are by Ann Rule. She wrote The Stranger Beside Me about Ted Bundy. She knew this guy worked around and with him. She thought he was a nice person. Was she ever shocked when the truth came out. That guy was scary, he had a very twisted mind.
I can see why he creeps you out. You really did have a close call. I'm so glad he didn't chose you.

Snooty Primadona said...

I've read that book Ann Rule wrote & it was great! And thanks, I'm glad he didn't get me too...

Cathy: Things used to disappear a lot around here until I figured out it was our maid. I set a couple of *traps* for her and she took the bait. I fired her & haven't had anything go missing ever since. Amazingly, she had worked for us for fifteen years...

Writer Chick said...

Give "Bones" a try. It's on the Fox Network and if you miss an episode you can catch it on their website.

I'm hooked and even ordered the first seasons from Blockbuster to catch up. It's kinda gory sometimes, so don't watch while you're eating dinner. Unless, of course, you like that sort of thing :(

P.S. I'm writing a cozy mystery, so any kind of murder and mayhem makes me salivate...

Marigold said...

Hi Snooty,
I hope you are over your flu. Anyway, here is the link to the last episode of CSI if you want to watch it again.

All of the major networks play their most popular shows via the internet, usually the following day.

Since you enjoyed it so much, I may watch it myself! I was an avid watcher at first also, but seemed to lose interest. Just copy and paste. Let me know if it works for you.

http://www.cbs.com/primetime/csi/

Marigold said...

OOPS, I forgot my daughter was signed in...this is BJ of RubbishbyRoan/Serendipity.

Patricia said...

Murder and forensics are fascinating, that's for sure.

I love the true stuff; "Forensics Files" type stuff. I'm always struck by how difficult it is to commit a murder and get away with it. :o0

thevinylvillage said...

I LOVE those kind of shows. I was a weird kid who loved Murder she Wrote and Matlock. And now I would be perfectly happy if there were nothing on TV but Law and Order reruns (which actually seems to be the case sometimes)

 

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