This Sunday interestingly enough will mark the first ever Sunday where The Hunt will compete against Sunday night football/football in general.
Perhaps this explains the move to 8 PM since there will be plenty of game left even after it's over. (I'm a football fan but Hunt comes first lol).
Will be interesting to see how the ratings go. As previously said, the ratings are down because they're on a lesser watched network but by HLN standards they seem to be doing ok. That "Something's Killing Me" show that's on after it seems to get even better ratings but in fairness The Hunt is their lead-in and they have a better time slot at 9 PM.
Wish they didn't have to put the fugitive wanted out of Newark on the same week the Giants are on Sunday night football though. Only because if he's still in the area, there may be less locals watching because they're Giants fans and watching the game.
Lamont Stephenson was still my pre-season prediction (football terms lol) for most likely Hunt direct capture though because I feel hes recognizable enough and likely still in the states unlike other fugitives. (I actually feel oddly confident about Elton Jardones as well for some reason but it's just a gut feeling as opposed to anything else.)
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Post by Scumhunter on Sept 8, 2017 16:54:26 GMT -5
One thing that will be interesting to see is if Hurricane Irma coverage affects CNN's programming on Sunday,
The Hunt should be assumed to be safe from interruption since although HLN is technically a news channel, it's not the run the same way CNN is, and the whole reason they moved to HLN was because CNN's breaking news coverage kept interrupting it.
But if Irma coverage pre-empts CNN's Sunday night programming (I guess it depends on if it's as bad as expected), it should make us even more thankful The Hunt is on a new network now as if it was on CNN at this time it might not have been shown on Sunday. (Saying nothing about CNN and the great years they had on it).
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Post by Scumhunter on Sept 10, 2017 20:13:45 GMT -5
Some thoughts on the episode:
-I hate to call a case "interesting" but Lamont Stephenson profile was well-done in playing up the mystery angle when it came to Lamont Stephenson. He was apparently a quiet guy in high school and somewhat of a nerd and had only six people on his wedding invitee list. He's described as friendly and mild-mannered at work. Obviously, the brutal crime he's accused of suggests a darker side to him. Plenty of Facebook photos shown to possibly identify him and a video of him speaking as well which is good.
Also, this is a weird juxtaposition here. Usually the shy quiet nerdy type is the safe guy, and the girl makes the mistake of going for the bad boy. This is a rare case where the opposite happened- the woman usually goes for the bad boy and went for the nerd instead and was murdered as a result.
-I was a bit confused by the voice-over actress in the profile on Elton Jardines describing the gas station incident. Was she relaying a friend who was too afraid to speak on camera or was it a narration done for re-enactment purposes? I'll have to re-watch later.
-Although Jardines hasn't been caught yet, I admire Marshal Nunez's dedication and it gave a sense of hope.
-As a matter of fact, I think this is the first time it has happened in a while where in an episode with two fugitives I thought to myself BOTH fugitives are very catchable and could be caught within the week. I don't want to get my hopes up. As we've seen on AMW and The Hunt, sometimes a guy or girl we thought would be a tough catch gets caught in a day, while others take surprisingly longer, but this episode left me with an odd feeling of optimism after both cases that I hope is justified.
(Actually, compared to past seasons, even though they've only had one capture so far, they're picking pretty good cases when it comes to catchability. I felt part of the problem from season 3 was half of them seemed like they could possibly be dead already and the other half were likely in Mexico or elsewhere)
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Post by HeadMarshal on Sept 11, 2017 6:55:46 GMT -5
I felt last night's episode was well done. I didn't mind the texting theme in Lamont Stephenson's piece. I'm also in agreement that both Lamont and Elton Jardines seem catchable, especially since it sounds like Elton is spending more if not all of his time in Southern California somewhere.
Post by 912thamwuser on Sept 14, 2017 23:08:26 GMT -5
I almost forgot: Do we already have a thread for the Woravit "Kim" Mektrakarn case?
DD12: Esnel Jean, Jorge Walter Nunez-Paz, Alexis Flores, Juan Laureano-Arvizu, Tomas Magallon Gonzalez, Orson William Black, Frederick Cecil McLean, Jose Ramon Reyes-Sanchez, Emmanuel Polanco Vanderhorst, Taizhi Cui, Tyrom Walter Theis, Fernando Palomino. PE #1: Yaser Abdel Said
Post by Scumhunter on Sept 14, 2017 23:14:26 GMT -5
I was waiting until around Metrakarn's airing to do one since there aren't any decent articles besides the Charley Project, and that focuses more on the missing migrant worker rather than Metrakarn himself. So I wanted to see if more detailed articles came out.
If anyone wants to beat me to it and make a thread anyway using what little there is on the internet, they're more than welcome to do so.
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Post by Scumhunter on Sept 17, 2017 23:51:29 GMT -5
Also I don't want to want to complain too much about tonight. We like to be honest though and always suggest how to improve our favorite show even more. I know John Walsh can't voice over every update but with so many people complaining about subtitles with spanish-speaking relatives (some are just being racist but others might have legitimate vision or hearing problems), I'm thinking perhaps they should have a staff voice over update captures if John Walsh isn't available. Some people might have vision problems and have trouble reading the screen (or hearing problems and will only hear the music and not the fact the fugitive was captured).
Even Unsolved Mysteries used a staff voice over for the cases resolved after Dennis Farina passed away for the Lifetime reruns.
Just a suggestion of any PTB's ever come across the site and as always still love the show.
Post by тσρтєиhυитєя on Sept 18, 2017 21:07:21 GMT -5
Guys I have a question. When was the Van Wisse's segment filmed? Because John Walsh said he was on the run for 32 years (may have been he was off or it was likely before sept 2016) and could it have been possible they had Van Wisse as their CONFIRMED next top ten Fugitive for months prior to his actual addition? They took shots of the of the scenery in what looks like late summer/ early fall and even when they gave Lourie Stouts relatives interviews, it seemed like it was sometime around late summer early fall and the clothing they were wearing was summer attire.
Post by Scumhunter on Sept 18, 2017 23:37:32 GMT -5
It was probably filmed as early as 2015 or as late as fall of last year. Matthew Dion was case was filmed all the way back in like early 2015 and it's just being aired this season (him being captured before season 2 probably had something to do with that though- I think he would have been the season 2 debut fugitive and not Yaser Said had be still been at large).
No way of knowing but yeah sometimes the Hunt does film cases in conjunction with knowing the FBI will likely soon add them to the Top 10 list it seems.
This is why I say it's partially inaccurate when it's claimed John Walsh has no say in the cases aired. Obviously the FBI influences some of the decisions, but staff research, and police departments all over the country requesting help also seem to be part of the cases that make it on as well. (I've read if you're a victim you basically have to ask the police department to ask the show for help as opposed to yourself or something if you want some more traction).
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