On the HLN Channel, OH MY -- double, triple, heavy-duty toil -- by the commentators. (It's a national television network, a spinoff of CNN, that focuses on the “must-see, must-share” stories of the day.)
Velez-Mitchell, wonderful blonde streaks in her hair, is
sexy-delectable -- peppy, passionate, fearlessly friendly, outspoken,
and opinionated about who committed the crime, killed, abused, or might
be responsible for the latest victim. Over and over, in the course of a
segment, she relates the clues, the horror, her shock, sympathy and
Hip hip hurray! Jane's clear-speaking, entertaining, worth watching.
Hooray! Nancy hypnotically convinces you that her perception of what's right and wrong is the only valid perception.
-- for Drew's practical, logical perspective on current cultural
realities, that advises us on how to tolerate what's going on, and
remain objective, no matter what.
Um, what was it yesterday?
Rihanna dating the guy who beat her up? "Co-dependency!" said Jane.
Nancy was teary-eyed over the latest missing or murdered baby, while
Drew was comforting a formerly famous celebrity who'd just revealed that
she was sexually abused.
a trio, how conveniently entertaining, and repetitive -- perfect for
dinner time -- miss a minute here or there, and you still know what's
going on, despite interruptions by phone-caller-fans, who ramble on
about how they adore Jane-Nancy-Drew, how they tune in every day.
With praise pouring into the potful, the yummy stew of tragedy, passion, violence -- oh my!
It's double trouble to digest -- and not feel -- even though for us, none of it is very real.