oh snap

Nobody reads this blog (I haven’t even started writing yet…well, I started writing about Special #1 but accidentally deleted it),  but here’s some big news in Unsolved Mysteryland: UM is now available streaming on Amazon!  Right now it’s just the Farina episodes, but we’re being told that Stack episodes are coming next year and the cases are going to be updated.

I can attest that CM is updating the Farina shows that are airing on Escape. Farina says, “there have been recent developments in this case” or something to that effect, and a voiceover provides the update. I would imagine the new updates would be presented in a similar manner.

Supposedly we’re going to be getting everything UM under the sun, but I will believe this when I see it.  I already have a decent collection of recordings and will probably use this just to supplement my collection with what I’m missing and episodes with watermarks. 😛  All I really, really want is Special #4 and Final Appeal, but I also am missing most (all?) of the CBS stuff (no big loss) and the Lifetime segments (some of these are good).

Really, I’m hoping that this will not be exclusive to Amazon because I must be the only person left in the world that doesn’t have Prime.  FilmRise, the company licensing the show, also has streaming rights to shows like Forensic Files, FBI Files, and New Detectives.  All three of these shows are available for free on YouTube.  They’re also on Netflix.  I’m hoping UM will be as widely available as the shows, but we’ll see what happens!

Welcome

Hi!

This blog is a project I have been planning for several months now and am just starting to work on.

I have been watching Unsolved Mysteries since the late 80s and consider myself a pretty big fan.  A few months ago I broke down and bought the big 150-episode bootleg set that you can buy online.  I am having fun watching these immaculate-quality NBC recordings and thought I’d make a blog about it. 😛

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I also have most of the Crystaldawn discs that have made the rounds online, most of the First Look DVD sets, and some home recordings.

Anyway, my aim here is not really to discuss the cases in depth, as there are lots of places online where you can do that now.  I want to talk more about the show itself: the bad acting, the creepy reenactments, the freaky composite sketches, interesting facts, etc.  I want to talk about the rare segments that never made it to Lifetime and haven’t been seen in 25 years.  I reserve the right to post beefcake photos of Robert Stack.

hey bb
hey bb

I’m going to do my best to go in chronological order with the episodes, but this may prove difficult as I know at least a few of the dates the seller assigned to episodes are wrong.  It’ll all work out, though.

Thanks for visiting, and I hope this blog doesn’t suck. 😛