Friday, May 20, 2005

Just When You Thought It Was Safe

Just when you thought it was safe to turn the tv on again, to give the cable news stations a glance, to see what new made for tv movie would show up on one of the networks, just when you thought it was safe to assume that, investigation, indictment, trial, and conviction completed, no more Scott-Lacey-Peterson stories would threaten your couch potato ways, it comes crawling back and pulls you back in.

Janel Moloney ("The West Wing") stars as Amber Frey in this drama based on Frey's life story and book Witness: For the Prosecution of Scott Peterson.

When Amber Frey (Moloney) meets Scott Peterson (Nathan Anderson), she thinks that she has finally met the man of her dreams. He's handsome and smart, kind and considerate, and claims to be single and ready to settle down. But when Amber begins to suspect that something is amiss with Scott's story, she accepts an investigator friend's offer to check him out.

Scott is supposedly taking a trip to Europe on the night the investigator calls Amber and tells her to turn on the news. She's stunned to see Scott talking about the fact that his wife, Laci, eight months pregnant with their son, Connor, is missing. Realizing that everything Scott has told her is a lie, Amber calls the Modesto Police Department, tells them she is dating Scott Peterson, and offers to do whatever she can to help.

The Modesto Police ask Amber to tape her conversations with Scott and encourage her to try and get information that could be used in their investigation. Amber also decides to go public with her own story, apologizes to Laci's family and offers to help find her.

In the process, Amber's own life is forever changed as the most intimate personal details of the single mother's life are reported daily in the media.

The pressure builds as she continues to take risks for justice and realizes her testimony and taped telephone calls with Scott Peterson will be key to the prosecution's case against him.

Unlike the other movie about this case, this time the producers got actors that actually look like the real life drama's participants.

Where will it end? Who can stop it? Please, make it stop.

1 comment:

Maggie said...

Pleez! The Scott Peterson thing-a-ma-bob wasn't worth the air time originally. This is what anthropolists will study when it is our turn to be Pompeii.