\"Wild Card\"

Posted on: Sun, 12/14/2003 - 7:52am
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This show is on Lifetime at 9:00 on Saturdays. In it, Jolie Fisher plays an insurance fraud investigator. She investigates a death on a reality tv show. The murdered man died because he went into anaphylaxis from his peanut allergy. He could not quickly locate his epi-pen, which he kept on a nightstand. It turns out the epi-pen was "accidently" knocked off when he had sex with the producer, who was the murderer. They reviewed the tapes and discussed what foods he could've eaten, how it was packaged, etc. In the end, the producer "contaminated" a bowl he used. They mentioned how it only takes a microscopic amount of peanut to kill a highly sensitive person.

My opinion - while the topic was taken seriously, and it didn't have any incorrect information, other then the "highly sensitive person", again we have murder by peanut on tv. On the other hand, it usually prompts discussion and lets people know how serious this is. Its nice when another parent at school talks with me about a show they saw or something they read, and other parents listen in. It gets the word out that this is not something we parents make up just to annoy them.

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