Day 43: H.H. Holmes: America’s First Serial Killer (2003)


I will be upfront here. I decided to watch H.H. Holmes: America’s First Serial Killer today because it was one of the shortest movies available on my watch instantly queue at a whopping 64 minutes. There. I said it. Size does make a difference sometimes.

 

H.H. Holmes: America’s First Serial Killer is a documentary about Herman Mudgett, who is better known as Henry Howard Holmes, but let’s call him Hank (hey, you would change your name too if people always confused it with Herman Munster). A doctor and pharmacist by day, and a sociopathic serial killer by night; Hank was terribly busy.

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Day 10: Bones (season 1, 2005)


 

I am sure most people are familiar with the phrase, “you never have a second chance to make a first impression.” Typically this is said to someone before a momentous occasion: upon going on a job interview,or a first date, or even that first time you order a complicated coffee drink from Starbucks. Bones season 1, you are lucky I am a person that believes in looking past first impressions. Very lucky.

 

For those who have yet to see the first episode of this season, let me explain. Forty four seconds in, a main character flashes an airport worker. This threw me off a bit. She flashed him because she asked him if a flight arrived while he was on the phone. He gave the “give me a second” gesture, and she responded by tearing open her shirt. While this, of course, establishes her as the wacky, impulsive female sidekick, it seems a bit extreme. Who flashes someone to find out if a flight landed? It seems like a waste of a flash to me.

 

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