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Atlanta's Missing And Murdered: The Lost Children (2020) 1x01&1x02+The Flash 6x15+Outer Banks 1x08


This documentary series about the 40 year old case has bad opening credits but it is good if bleak and depressing. There were 30 murders leading to conspiracy theories. This is a tale of risible ineptitude and frightening amorality.

Did the case have an implict conclusion? A man is in jail for the murders – but many don't accept his guilt. There is simmering rage and fantastical accusations and deep distress. Vintage footage shows just how awful it all was. There is forced optimism and cases remain forever unsolved. There are reminiscences about the alarming inactivity by the police and FBI.

Atlanta was a glorious and ugly city There is public speculation and profound discomfort and deep melancholy. This was evocative and it had poignancy. The Klan marched around in broad daylight in the 70s and a racist ran for mayor. There were anguished and pitiful cries, societal factors and a climate of fear.

We get background on the convicted killer and how he significantly negatively impacted many lives. There are contentious views and this is relentlessly downbeat sadcore. All human misery is here. Vintage footage from 1979 and 1980 is seen. A 'psychic' got involved as did the Guardian Angels. There was an incident at a daycare that isn't elaborated on.

Best Lines:

“Got in a fight with his daddy.”

“Getting away with it.”

“Take our community back.”

“Go missing all the time.”

“High homicide year.”

“Enjoyed killing people.”

“Oh yeah murder.”

“Will refuse to believe.”

“Crown jewel of the south.”

“Old feelings and old ways.”

“Modest neighbourhood.”

“Didn't become the story it should have been.”

“Wasn't the way I thought it would be.”


There is more vintage footage and the convicted killer, Wayne, is seen. He worked as a freelance photographer. There were self defence patrols and the police are not liked. There was a pervasive sense of dread and the POTUS got involved. There was sorrow and growing uncertainty and tangible fear and frank conversations.

There was moral judgement and forceful rejection of claims and things are highly emotionally charged. Things get particularly frustrating and there is disquiet and the victims were seen as particularly vulnerable. There was a priority list, they weeren't on. There is incredible earnestness and Wayne seems an irredeemable monster. Bill Cosby and Ali got invovled in the case.

There were bizarre theories and rumours. Events carried on into 1981 and there is talk of an arcade called the Omni. There were predators, porn, victim blaming and disturbing photos. Many don't believe Wayne is guilty and the families talk to him in jail. Anyone ever see the 1985 miniseries?

Best Lines:

“Never see an end to it.”

“Sources of authority.”

“Era of terror.”

“Insane series of acts.”

“Damn lie.”

“Explanation never came.”

“The hope is gone.”

“Bad dangeorus people.”

The Exorcism Of Nash Wells

Iris and some bints do bizarre stuff involing mirrors. Barry killed The Speed Force. There is a theatrical display of Barry's awful selfishness. Thawne has possessed Nash – how? Joe bores. This was not creative genius. Singh lurks. Thawne is not deliciously evil. Cisco is dumb. Thawne has crazed obsession. Barry finally recalls that Thawne killed the real Wells.

There is no igenuity or effort. Barry responds with fury to everything. It is difficult for Barry to stay relevant. Barry's selfish and reponds harshly and has a descent into malevolence. Why is Joe slurring his lines? Is the actor sick? Barry is a selfish ego maniac with special glee. This was a failure. Barry shows no consideration. There is shouting and talk of Nora. TPTB don't even have a basic grasp of the creative process. Mirror woman is not an effective challenge. This was absurd and unsubstantial. There is no fundamental interest in the story of a lunatic fringe body of eccentrics playing at super-heroing.

Best Lines:

“Linda Blair-ed our pal Nash.”

“Murder the hell out of us.”

“Speed steroids.”

“Not pretty.”

“Invasion of psychic starfish.”

“Tricked us again.”

“Needs help not maiming.”

The Runway

Sarah's dad turns into a rant raving loon. Which is not a shocking truth. John B's reckless disregard and cosmic ignorance have led to this. Why doesn't he have a shirt on during the wholly unconvincing fight? John B is incapable of grasping rigorous argument. Sarah's dad is exhilaratingly contemptuous of John B who steals a jetski. This was absurdity and John B has to swim to land. There is empty rhetoric and John B throws a tantrum. This was not momentous and there is simmering discontent and exposition.

One looks on incredulously. Pope's dad is angry and John B is dreadfully exposed for a limitless peroid and his supposed betters are awful. There is a flashback, unhelpful discourse and greed. There is a widespread bad perception of John B. There is no urgency and gold provokes false enchantment.

A finger of blame points and the gold hunt is a futile quest. John B causes a plane wreck and John B will be a demonised figure for his reckless behaviour. Sarah's bitch stepmother is greedy. How did Sarah's dad get the gold out of the hole? Pope blabs about his scholarship interview, which he blows. Sarah and John B's 'bond' is built on a lie. She's a chronic liar. There are coercive measures and John B is in trouble for a limitless period. John B feels very hard done by.

John B is terribly miffed. Sarah's useless stealing lying violent drug dealing brother murders someone. This is a missed opportunity. John B acts like a street thug and there is death and a growing perception that John B is a criminal. Sarah is on about her dad's admirable generosity and she engages in a deliberate policy of twattery.

There are unsubstantiated opinions and Pope's an idiot. John B is dangerous and unpredictable and his own acts contribute to a growing sense of fear toward him. There is delinquency, insecurity, a lack of services and John B is always people's priority despite being a white trash loser. John B creates a terrible public image, validating judgements of him.

There is bad acting and John B is seen as ungrateful. He has a bad reputation and is in a bad way. There is a tough response and an unravelling and an old fight. Pope's sick of John B and then he isn't. Sarah's family has a Bahama house. Sarah's useless loser siblings hang out. There is empty rhetoric in this absurd and complete failure of an ep.

Best Lines:

“You should care.”

“Hell no it ain't right!”

“He's a thief!”

“Aren't they all.”

“Least favourite daughter.”

“What legal assurances?”

“Stabbed me in the arm with a spear!”

“John B why do you have a gun?”

“Insane things.”

“Why is it always about John B?”

“Bring it down.”

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