Jimmy is driving us CRAZY!
He has been watching every stinking minute of that stupid Jodi Arias trial. He's obsessed. He gets this way sometimes. He did the same thing with the Casey Anthony trial - he watched every day, recording what he had to miss and then watching it at night. It's insane.
And it's airing on this weird "news" station called HLN (for Headline News) which is sort of tabloid tv, it's like reading the New York Post. They are not only airing every minute of this disgusting trial, but then they're all rehashing and "analyzing" it. And their "newscasters" are totally showbizzy and sensational, "bubble-headed bleach blondes" as Don Henley sang. People like Nancy Grace, who I actually have to turn off every time she comes on I find her so offensive.
For those of you with more sense than my husband, and are unfamiliar with Jodi Arias, she is on trial in Arizona, accused with killing her boyfriend, Travis Alexander, back in June 2008 with 27 stab wounds, a slit throat and a bullet to the head. She initially denied killing Alexander, but claimed two years later that she killed him in self defense.
The trial has been trashy as trashy can be, with Arias' and Alexander's sex life discussed in intimate and graphic detail. And there's much talking amongst the well-coiffed talking heads about whether or not Jodi is a sex maniac. Or maybe a sociopath or at the least a borderline personality. But the defense says that she was a victim of abuse, and was driven to kill her boyfriend to end her torture. By stabbing him 27 times, slitting his throat and shooting him in the head.
I just don't understand why Jimmy finds this all so fascinating. He claims it's a great "character-study", an acting thing. Which I'd grant him, but he also chides me for not watching it with him, because since I come from a family of lawyers, I should be paying attention to such an "important case". Sorry Jimmy, Brown vs. the Board of Education = important legal case. Jodi Arias = not so much.
Maybe it's because I'm from a family of lawyers that I find the whole thing so distasteful. It's the worst of the legal system. All sensationalism.
Luckily, the trial is almost over. According to the HLN website, Jimmy is in for a "fateful week ahead: Arias trial nears dramatic end." "Jodi Arias is days away from learning her fate, and HLN will bring you every second of the dramatic conclusion of her trial."
I guess when it's finally done, Jimmy will have to find some other important legal cases to watch. Maybe Judge Judy.