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Melina22

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  1. Melina22

    Big Brother Canada

    I only remember her because she's from where I live. I don't have a lot to say about tonight's episode except that I'm amazed at how Corey has slipped so seamlessly into the house. Coming in last usually makes people into targets but somehow, probably through her friendly and calm personality, she's been flying under the radar beautifully. So the only thing more annoying than Dane having his teeth out, is him flipping them in and out of his mouth with his tongue like he did during the HOH comp. As Eddie would say, Ewww. That said, he might look like a big goof, but he has incredible reflexes and seems to be playing a very smart and cutthroat game. People probably trust him too much because of his appearance. He's like a book with the wrong cover, as a friend of mine used to say.
  2. Melina22

    20/20

    You're absolutely right! I'd forgotten till I read this just now. Yikes. This should have been a 2 hour episode. ETA Or was it 2 hours? I've literally forgotten already. Let's just say it should have been longer than it was to do justice to all the crazy. 😁
  3. Melina22

    Leaving Neverland

    From the media, news reports and biographies I've read, I get the feeling that everyone in Hollywood is sleeping with everyone else all the time. Even going back to biographies of Ava Gardner, Marilyn Monroe, etc. it was like they all lived in another world where the normal rules didn't apply. Maybe it's a bit like reading about the court at Versailles. Obviously a lot of the "romance" was consensual, but undoubtedly much of it wasn't, or was sort of borderline. So actresses, singers, etc. didn't "have to", as long as they didn't mind never having a career. And increasingly, I'm seeing items implying children were involved. I don't doubt that the music world that MJ inhabited functioned/functions in a similar way. The more light that pours in, via documentaries like Leaving Neverland, the better. That said, for my own mental and emotional health I'm not going to go down that particular rabbit hole any further, through watching videos and following links. Full power to those that can handle it, though.
  4. Melina22

    20/20

    So no info about their father?
  5. Melina22

    20/20

    That's a really good question. Maybe he didn't feel up to caring for special needs children? I feel like I should know the answer after reading the book and seeing the movie but I don't.
  6. Melina22

    All Episodes Talk: Crime And Punishment

    Unsatisfactory is right! It was horrifying that Amy had to sit through having her explicit PERSONAL diary read, as if this changed anything. That was vicious. It reminded me a lot of the OJ scenario where the murderer appeared to get away with it, but in the end, he didn't. Like OJ, this murderer's name was ruined, then he was found guilty in civil court. Meanwhile, he ended up in a wheelchair and back in court for other unnamed offenses. So he's been punished in many ways. But not as much as Trent and his family, or poor "disappeared" Amy. I feel like she's been punished the most, because you know she lives her new life in fear of being executed. Yup. Very unsatisfactory.
  7. Melina22

    Leaving Neverland

    Very astute observation.
  8. Melina22

    All Episodes Talk: Crime And Punishment

    Just saw the Dan Markel episode. So interesting, especially the work with traffic and bus cams. I chuckled when Wendi's ex boyfriend discussed how he almost didn't come in because he didn't want to see his interview on Dateline, considering I was watching his interview on Dateline! I paid close attention to Wendi's body language and behaviour during her initial long interview, and it sure seemed appropriate to me. The way she acted and the things she said were the kind of things I expect to see from someone finding out someone close to them has been shot, yet so often on these shows you see a very phony, stilted version because the person knew all along. If Wendi was faking her reactions during those 4 or 5 hours she deserves an Oscar. I don't think she knew. But I could be wrong!
  9. Melina22

    Leaving Neverland

    As shocking as her statement is, I don't think we can jump to the conclusion that people generally aren't against pedophilia. Just look at the massive reaction to Leaving Neverland, where millions of people believe Wade and James and completely support them, despite their previous love of MJ's music. I feel confident that if I were to poll all the people I know, and every person on the main street of my town, the majority would be strongly, if not violently, opposed to pedophilia. Obviously not everyone in the world is against it, or there would be no perpetrators or victims, but I don't want to give in to the idea that pedophiles are everywhere. I don't want to wildly overestimate the percentage of people who are in favour of child abuse, because that just stokes people's fear and anxiety in a way that I don't believe is backed by evidence. Do I believe MJ molested Wade and James? Absolutely. Do I believe large percentages of my country's population would do the same to children if they could? No.
  10. Melina22

    20/20

    It got so much attention decades ago, with the reporting, book and TV movie, that I think it was considered old news for awhile. I was actually shocked to realize Diane was still alive!
  11. Melina22

    20/20

    Interesting. It never occurred to me to question either Ann's or Diane's account, but if watching these shows has taught me anything, it's that you never really know what people might do, including lie when you least expect it. (Well, that applies to Ann. I think everyone expected Diane to lie approximately 90% of the time. She seriously was one of the scariest women I've ever seen interviewed.)
  12. Melina22

    20/20

    I know what you mean. That was confusing. But then again, the father knew he was the father and chose not to come forward. In the end, maybe he was the one who wanted his information kept secret. I can think of several reasons why he might have chosen to do this.
  13. Melina22

    Leaving Neverland

    If Barbra actually said the things being attributed to her, is it possible she's suffering from early onset dementia? I'm not being sarcastic. It seems inconceivable to me that she would actually say this stuff unless she's losing it. She's too smart and savvy a person. Or so I thought.
  14. Melina22

    20/20

    I just finished watching the Diane Downs episode. It really took me back to reading Small Sacrifices and watching the Farrah Fawcett movie so long ago. It's unusual to get a follow-up on a crime that happened so long ago. That I heard about at the time, I mean. Now I feel old. I believe them when they say she had 3 separate personality disorders. What a terrifying woman. The footage of her laughing while reenacting the supposed murder scene almost defies belief. Judging by the footage of her at her parole hearing she's as narcissistic and defiant as ever. It was very interesting to get some information on the surviving children. I felt sad that Becky came out of it without a biological father or any new siblings. I got the sense she might be estranged from her family as well, but I'm not certain. Wow, I really don't like Nancy Grace, even when I agree with her. She always sets my teeth on edge.
  15. Melina22

    Big Brother Canada

    I finally saw the eviction episode. Pretty entertaining. I'm not clear on why everyone voted against Kailyn though. What am I missing? Kailyn did way better than I expected. People genuinely seemed to like her. I find it hard not to make snarky remarks about the failure of her psychic abilities to warn her, but that would be a cheap shot. Agreed about Damien's underwhelming clues. "I lie well." "I lie badly." Yeah, that was worth an hour of sneaking around. I'm curious to see if overhearing Adam and Dane's conversation will put any kind of dent in the showmance. Adam never said anything all that damning, like "I'm pretending to be in love with Sam." I expect her to get over her annoyance very fast, unfortunately.
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