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!