Primetime Show Reviews
"Vanished with Beth Holloway"
review by Suzanne
Mondays, 10/9 pm ET/PT on Lifetime
You may know that Beth is the mother of Natalee Holloway, who
went missing years ago in Arruba. The recently-aired "Justice
for Natalee" was the second movie about Natalee's disappearance, and it was
followed by this new show, hosted by her mom.
It is the same type of show as John Walsh's "America's Most
Wanted". However, instead of being a show that focuses on the crime and finding
the perpetrators, her show is about people who have disappeared and finding
The first episode was partly about Natalee's disappearance,
there it was just a brief review of what happened. Then there was another
segment about a family that went missing last year in Southern California. It
was really fascinating. So many people use video cameras now, so there is always
lots of footage of the people for them to use.
Beth then ably interviews the missing person(s) family or
friends they left behind as well as narrates what is going on. It is a
good idea for a show. However, she does not really have the screen presence of
John Walsh. She is kind of stiff and blank in front of the camera.
As long as you are fascinated by the missing persons' story,
though, all that should matter is watching and finding out about the people who
"vanished"--just don't expect to find out right away what happened to them
because you won't.
I don't normally watch or like any show that is not fiction, but
this one is kind of interesting. It probably helps that their first was a family
that lived right near where I grew up. But I still found subsequent episodes
interesting, even though they were in other areas. Check it out!
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