Wednesday, March 25, 2015

New Series: The Lizzie Borden Chronicles

New limited episode series to air on Lifetime, about Lizzie Borden after her acquittal. Fictionalized, of course. No, haven't seen it, and always risky to discuss something one hasn't seen or read. But this really seems nothing except sheer money grubbing exploitation and feeding the vicarious blood lust thrill of some viewers. This was a real person, who most likely was sexually and or physically abused by her father, a man who was feared in the community. Ghost investigators to the Borden house -- those that have listened -- have come away with the message that the spirits are not only tired, but damn angry, at the intrusions and carnival like atmosphere that's been created around the home and the history. And so now, he have this new series from Lifetime. Just seems in very bad taste.

About The Lizzie Borden Chronicles - The Lizzie Borden Chronicles" delivers an intense and fictionalized account of actual events and people surrounding Lizzie’s life after her controversial acquittal of the horrific double murder of her father and stepmother in 1892, when the exonerated figure lives a life awash in newfound celebrity filled with scandalous love affairs. But when numerous people close to Lizzie – ranging from her half-brother William (Andrew Howard, "Hatfields & McCoys™") to Broadway luminaries and her business associate/underworld kingpin Mr. Flowers (Emmy nominee Jonathan Banks, "Breaking Bad") – start to mysteriously die under brutal and strange circumstances, legendary Pinkerton detective Charlie Siringo (Cole Hauser, "Good Will Hunting") becomes determined to prove her involvement in their ultimate demise. Jessy Schram ("Falling Skies") plays Nancy O’Keefe, an alluring and ambitious actress and dancer who befriends Lizzie, and Emmy nominee John Heard ("The Sopranos") portrays William Almy, the business partner of Lizzie’s murdered father, Andrew.