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  1. Ohmo

    All Episodes Talk: Crime And Punishment

    If I were Brittgita, I would seriously never date again. Yikes! I know that she's having trust issues, but maybe that's good for her. Self-preservation and all, which I believe very strongly in. Suspicion is not always a bad thing. I was quite surprised that she told investigators that her husband had an unusual hobby collecting seeds that could be used to make poison. That didn't somehow raise alarm bells with her just on general principle? I'm glad that she's alive. On a very shallow note, I thought the toxicology doctor was very cute. :)
  2. Josh is awesome, I'd love to ask him who tried to sell him the biggest line of BS on Dateline.
  3. Ohmo

    Our Host - Christina

    Thanks. I thought he was on Top Gear. (All car shows are the same to me, boring, which I know is how some people feel about HGTV.) I also thought he made a lot more money 'cause I thought the Top Gear guys were loaded.
  4. Ohmo

    Our Host - Christina

    I looked at that page, and there seemed to be a fair amount of people who liked the special, Christina, and were not particular fans of Tarek. There were negative comments as well, but I didn't think that the negative comments hugely outnumbered the positive. I'm guessing that HGTV and Discovery (which are now under the same umbrella) are both happy. Christina and Ant seem to be getting MAE (mutually assured exposure.) The big question that I kept seeing was why were Tarek and Christina still working together? People obviously realize it's due to money. However, Paige and Deron are exes on Nashville. I think T &C are more of an oddity for people because the public knows the backstory and saw the divorce unfold. Paige and Deron were already divorced, and if they have children together, they don't talk about them. It's not public knowledge that they do or don't have kids together.
  5. Ohmo

    S01.E08: Wedding Special

    It was good to see Izzy, and I hope he's banking serious money off of this renovation. However, the expenditure of money was a bit difficult to swallow. I know it's California, and it's an expensive part of California, but still. To spend $4.1 then probably dump $100,000 (at least) before they even touch the pool. It's like they're burning jet fuel. I don't know that much about how wealthy Ant is, but at some point, their lifestyle seems like it's going to bite them. Oh...and Christina has a design team? (Eye roll.) I wonder what Tarek thinks of all of this? His kids are in the middle of it. The kids were also part of F or F, but things seem to be escalating in terms of wealth and exposure.
  6. Ohmo

    Our Host - Christina

    My personal opinion is it has more to do with F or F. Tarek and Christina began the entire franchise, their reruns still seem to be in hefty rotation, and the mothership has spawned three spinoffs. All of that is money for HGTV, and if Tarek and Christina ever get to a point where they can't or won't work together, the network is going to be financially sad. The three spinoffs don't have as much draw or pull as the original. I think that HGTV is trying to ride the F or F train for as long as possible, and if it takes giving Christina her own show in order to keep her attached to F or F, the network will do so,
  7. Hmmm...I heard that they found her body within 2 hours of her dropping off the cornbread at her sister's house. I'm glad that someone is now in custody, but i still hope that Dateline features the case. If true, it is indeed sad that she was killed over $1200.00.
  8. Ohmo

    All Episodes Talk: Crime And Punishment

    This episode made me extremely sad. To be named for crystal meth, to have both parents die and leave her orphaned, to have those parents be drug addicts, and THEN to be abducted, imprisoned, and sexually assaulted at 13... After all of that---to be murdered at 37. The universe seemed to have it out for Crystal. It seems very unfair that one person's life should have been that tortured and scarred. If anyone deserved a decent husband, it was Crystal, and instead she got a murderer.
  9. Sadie Roberts Joseph, the African American activist that was found strangled/suffocated in the trunk of her car. I'd like to see what Dateline does with that, and I'd send Josh.
  10. Ohmo

    All Episodes Talk: Crime And Punishment

    The police did have suspicions about Cyndi, which they voiced but could not prove, and you're right, they did get lucky with what she said to Matt. With Jean Tan, though, the difference for me is that it didn't come across as the police considering her involvement and not being able to prove it. There seemed to be no attempt to investigate her and ascertain what could be proven and what couldn't. The entire focus seemed to be on Charlie.
  11. Ohmo

    All Episodes Talk: Crime And Punishment

    While Dateline does indeed do that, Saber, in this case, I don't think this is Dateline leaving things out. I just did a quick Google search of "Jean Tan." Just her name. Charlie's name appeared in the headline of every article that the search spit back, and I think that's the point that his defense team in the first trial and even the judge in the first trial was trying to make. The defense team explicitly brought up Mom and the judge in the first trial said that the prosecution did not show evidence that Charlie committed the murder. Loading the gun is not the same thing as committing the murder. Theoretically, while odd, Charlie could have loaded the gun for his mother each time, and his mother could have done the shooting. Odd, yes, but they waited four days to report the crime, so odd's already in play. Participation by Charlie is obvious, but participation by Mom is also obvious by virtue of the Mom's 911 call. The cops didn't believe Charlie's story and started digging, but they believed Mom's story? The unequal levels of discussion are glaring, and considering that the prosecution had to work to file the gun charges, the lack of effort to dig into the story of another person who was also in that house is also glaring.
  12. Ohmo

    Our Host - Christina

    "Stripper dresses" are a style (not mine), but if you have watched any episodes of "Say Yes to the Dress," there are lots of women who gravitate to that style. Christina is definitely that type.
  13. Ohmo

    All Episodes Talk: Crime And Punishment

    Yes. The prosecution made this big deal about there being another side to Charlie---a different side than what he showed everyone. The prosecution made serious efforts to prove that point, yet there appeared to be no effort to dig deep into the mother. That's what I most have a problem with. As to the "you can't just kill someone" yes, but you also have to look at the entire scenario. His mother was in that house with him. By all accounts, she went to Canada with him and came back with him, and all we keep hearing is that there's evidence that specifically points to Charlie and only Charlie. Really? If so, we never saw it. Even in the sentencing for the federal gun charge, the prosecutor kept saying that Charlie was admitting guilt without saying it. What he said was that he made a series of immature mistakes, which could just as easily be interpreted as being foolish enough to go along with his mother on this plan. I have a problem with him being in prison and her not because it seems like the prosecution dug into the person who they felt like digging into and completely gave the other one a total pass. His defense team brought up the obvious point. "Show us proof that the mother WASN'T involved." If you're going to work at it to file the federal gun charges, why was there no similar attempt to dig to try and prove the mother's involvement? We heard nothing about that. The cops released her, and that was it. I can see Charlie being in prison for obtaining the gun, but I have a HUGE problem that he is the only one in prison. The mother made the 911 phone call that we all know was fake. That alone indicates knowledge and participation. Where else might that thread have gone if the prosecutors had bothered to pull it? I think the prosecutors did a half-assed job, and I kind of agree with the first judge. The prosecution could not show that Charlie did the shooting and was the only participant.
  14. Ohmo

    S01.E07: Killer Kitchen for Mom

    Get ready for next week to be the wedding episode. While watching HGTV this afternoon, I saw a commercial that showed that the upcoming episode is going to be all about she and Ant finding a house and the two of them getting married. From the footage in the commercial, you can tell that HGTV cameras were there at the ceremony, so between that and the PEOPLE photos, I agree with those who say that she probably got boatloads of free stuff and probably paid very few expenses for the actual ceremony.
  15. Ohmo

    All Episodes Talk: Crime And Punishment

    The Dateline episode said that he was sentenced in November 2018 to 20 years in federal prison. The local press conference video that a Rochester paper had that I found online---the prosecutor said that Charlie will likely serve 17 years with time off for good behavior. After he serves his prison sentence, he'll be deported to Canada.
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