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Old 03-02-2015, 12:04 PM   #851
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I thought the season-closing Downton Abbey was really good. I'll miss the always-green scenery, the wonderful old cars & styles, and all the family, even Lady Mary (who was so prickly in the early episodes) and the staff. I thought Maggie Smith's performance was an award-winner last night.
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Old 03-02-2015, 01:08 PM   #852
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Maggie Smith never fails to deliver a memorable performance that everyone talks about. You just have to love that lady!
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Old 03-04-2015, 01:16 AM   #853
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I thought the season-closing Downton Abbey was really good. I'll miss the always-green scenery, the wonderful old cars & styles, and all the family, even Lady Mary (who was so prickly in the early episodes) and the staff. I thought Maggie Smith's performance was an award-winner last night.
I've just adored that show from the very start. Given what a hit it is all over the world I just don't understand why they need to have such a short season every year however. The cast must be very well paid working for such a short season, when a normal American season is around 20 episodes for a yearly series.
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Old 04-28-2015, 11:31 PM   #854
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I just finished watching the ABC 20/20 show "Captive: A Journey of Hope and Survival". We were still working on Mom and Dad's home back when the girls were all kidnapped. I saw all the news stories about looking for the girls every time I was back home. I was so happy when they escaped two years ago I cried tears of joy.

Those young women are so very strong. Not sure I would have survived had I ever been in a similar situation.
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Old 04-29-2015, 04:36 AM   #855
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I just finished watching the ABC 20/20 show "Captive: A Journey of Hope and Survival". We were still working on Mom and Dad's home back when the girls were all kidnapped. I saw all the news stories about looking for the girls every time I was back home. I was so happy when they escaped two years ago I cried tears of joy.

Those young women are so very strong. Not sure I would have survived had I ever been in a similar situation.
I can understand why you got caught up in it. When it is a story that is close to home, you can't just sit there and not. My heart breaks for the child one of the girls had. How does a mother explain who her father was. I was sorry to hear that he died. I wanted him to go to prison. The inmates know how to take care of child molesters.
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Old 04-29-2015, 03:11 PM   #856
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I can understand why you got caught up in it. When it is a story that is close to home, you can't just sit there and not. My heart breaks for the child one of the girls had. How does a mother explain who her father was. I was sorry to hear that he died. I wanted him to go to prison. The inmates know how to take care of child molesters.
You nailed it Addie..Again.
It's a sad situation all around.But what's even sadder is 20/20 and other media outlets further exploiting those poor girls over that tragedy and now her son to. For what? Ratings? Therapy? I think that's just wrong.

So glad I don't watch a lot of these networks.
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Old 04-29-2015, 08:21 PM   #857
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I just finished watching the ABC 20/20 show "Captive: A Journey of Hope and Survival". We were still working on Mom and Dad's home back when the girls were all kidnapped. I saw all the news stories about looking for the girls every time I was back home. I was so happy when they escaped two years ago I cried tears of joy.

Those young women are so very strong. Not sure I would have survived had I ever been in a similar situation.
Seriously, me too...I cried tears of joy for these little gals when they finally escaped...same as I did for Jaycee Dugard in NoCal after 18 years and 2 children later from her captors....

Kidnapping of Jaycee Lee Dugard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 04-29-2015, 11:07 PM   #858
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Don't forget Elizabeth Smart, Cheryl. Another one of those poor girls grabbed and hidden away. It's hard to wrap your head around how evil some people can be.


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...I was sorry to hear that he died. I wanted him to go to prison. The inmates know how to take care of child molesters.
He was sent to jail, Addie. He "hung himself" in his cell. Since that was brought up in 20/20, I guess you didn't see the show.

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I'm going to guess you did not watch it, Munky. This in no way resembled the Bruce Jenner-type stuff I saw promos for, but did not watch. I thought the "Captive" report was done tastefully. Himself and I never watch those types of shows. We thought we would give this one a chance since 1) we are native Clevelanders, 2) I was spending weeks at a time back home in 2003 restoring my parents' home before we sold it, and 3) I hoped that Robin Roberts (a woman who has tackled her own challenges with grace and beauty) would handle this story gently. She did not disappoint. Watching this report, it seemed like it was a cathartic release for both Amanda and Gina. And Amanda has a daughter, not son. And she was never seen on camera. There was a third girl held captive, Michelle Knight, who has already released a memoir last year May. From what I have understood, she has moved on in her life on her own, not keeping in touch with the other two girls who were captured.

If anyone missed it and would like to see it, the entire 20/20 episode is at ABC:
20/20 : Captive: A Journey of Hope and Survival Watch Full Episode | 04/28/2015 - ABC.com
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Yep CG, watched every minute I could of the Elizabeth Smart case. Not to mention many others.....I admit I'm a crime case watcher.... I DVR'ed 'Captive' on 20/20 last night but haven't watched it yet.
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You nailed it Addie..Again.
It's a sad situation all around.But what's even sadder is 20/20 and other media outlets further exploiting those poor girls over that tragedy and now her son to. For what? Ratings? Therapy? I think that's just wrong.

So glad I don't watch a lot of these networks.
The Only Good, and I repeat "Good", is that these girls will get paid for appearing on any of the shows. I just hope they are smart enough to have an agent that won't bleed them and has some compassion.
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