19 March 2007 | Doylenf
Two back to back episodes on Court TV...
Some heavy use of commercials seemed to keep these 30-minute episodes down to a trim twenty-two minutes of actual story time for each half hour story. JOHN WATERS is the host, a sort of "Tales from the Crypt" sort of narration with his dry sense of humor poking fun at the ironic turn of events in each episode which begins with happily married couples suddenly at each other's throats.
The funeral parlor episode was well done with a clever twist on the story of an insanely jealous young man who murders his wife and almost gets away with it. The man runs a funeral parlor and after murdering his two-timing wife, he takes care of the burial and almost commits the perfect murder.
The second episode had the same theme: a wealthy older man connives with a sleazy lawyer to get rid of his slutty young wife who wants half his property when he seeks a divorce. They think they've devised the perfect plan when they try to dump her body in the ocean from a private plane, but they get caught anyway.
Both tales are done sort of tongue-in-cheek style, similar to Hitchcock's TV episodes on "Alfred Hitchcock Presents". Not bad, good for some fast entertainment--but oh those Court TV commercials!! Too much.