My family and I switched cable providers to AT&T a few months back. Like most people, I depend on my DVR and its guide function to manage my viewing needs and desires. I cannot tell you what channel any of the major networks are on. I cannot tell you what channel CNN is. I cannot tell you where the Weather Channel falls. The sole channel that I have learned by heart while spending our first few months with Northwest Ohio’s AT&T U-Verse is channel 1260…ID HD.
ID (Investigation Discovery) is a sister network of the Discovery Channel which focuses on fact-based investigative content (missing persons, murders, serial killers, escaped convicts…you name it.) What makes ID so good is the content that makes you realize that fact is sometimes scarier than fiction and that these horror movies that we all love can pale in comparison to the real life monsters that may live among us.
ID just aired ‘Cropsey’ (the documentary Kristy told you about a couple of months ago) and in doing so, brought a film with an initial limited release to a very wide audience. ID‘s line-up of original programming for the rest of the year seems just as promising:
‘Who the Bleep Did I Marry?’ (premiering on August 25): A show that pulls back the curtain on bizarre double lives, this series examines stories of men and women who thought they were happily married until the day they uncovered a shocking secret about their spouse – a secret that would leave them asking WHO THE (BLEEP) DID I MARRY? From bank robbers to bigamists to international spies, these compelling and sometimes startling characters will have viewers shaking their heads in disbelief and wondering how the truths behind these scandalous spouses were kept hidden for so long. (The awesome commercial gets two thumbs up for casting John Waters as the priest marrying the couples!)
‘Deadly Women’: Female murderers are often times more horrifying and intriguing than their male counterparts. Their worlds are often defined by obsession, greed, and revenge. DEADLY WOMEN fuses bone-chilling story-telling, sumptuous period drama and forensic fact in a bid to explore history’s most alluring female killers. Each episode profiles four famous cases from the past; killers and their victims are brought to life by elaborate dramatized reconstructions.
‘Wicked Attraction’ : Little is known about the chemistry between two people that sparks a killing rampage. Forensic Psychologists and Criminal Profilers uncover horrifying clues and reveal the true stories of people driven by love to commit murder. Wicked Attraction investigates some of the most terrifying crimes in recent history and delves inside the criminal mind to explore the roots of these deadly murders and the psychological motivations behind deadly duos. (BTW- screw the Super Bowl…the commercial for Wicked Attraction is the best commercial of the year.)
So, check your local listings for ID…and be prepared to get sucked in!