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Sun Sep 15, 2019, 11:54 AM

Unbelievable - Official Trailer - Netflix







I just binge watched it... (I adore Toni Collette)

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2019, 12:24 PM

1. This series was amazing. nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2019, 12:40 PM

2. I'm watching it right now. The acting is superb. Makes good points about how rape is handled by

different police.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2019, 12:54 PM

3. The ProPublica/The Marshall Project article the series, and book, is based on:

No one came to court with her that day, except her public defender.

She was 18 years old, charged with a gross misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail.

Rarely do misdemeanors draw notice. Her case was one of 4,859 filed in 2008 in Lynnwood Municipal Court, a place where the judge says the goal is ďto correct behavior ó to make Lynnwood a better, safer, healthier place to live, work, shop and visit.Ē

But her misdemeanor had made the news, and made her an object of curiosity or, worse, scorn. It had cost her the newfound independence she was savoring after a life in foster homes. It had cost her sense of worth. Each ring of the phone seemed to announce another friendship, lost. A friend from 10th grade called to ask: How could you lie about something like that? Marie ó thatís her middle name, Marie ó didnít say anything. She just listened, then hung up. Even her foster parents now doubted her. She doubted herself, wondering if there was something in her that needed to be fixed.

She had reported being raped in her apartment by a man who had bound and gagged her. Then, confronted by police with inconsistencies in her story, she had conceded it might have been a dream. Then she admitted making the story up. One TV newscast announced, ďA Western Washington woman has confessed that she cried wolf when it came to her rape she reported earlier this week.Ē She had been charged with filing a false report, which is why she was here today, to accept or turn down a plea deal.

Her lawyer was surprised she had been charged. Her story hadnít hurt anyone ó no suspects arrested, or even questioned. His guess was, the police felt used. They donít appreciate having their time wasted.

The prosecutionís offer was this: If she met certain conditions for the next year, the charge would be dropped. She would need to get mental health counseling for her lying. She would need to go on supervised probation. She would need to keep straight, breaking no more laws. And she would have to pay $500 to cover the courtís costs.

Marie wanted this behind her.

She took the deal.

https://www.propublica.org/article/false-rape-accusations-an-unbelievable-story

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2019, 02:04 PM

4. Binged the whole series yesterday! Engrossing,

well acted and written, satisfying, woman-centric...excellent TV!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 06:25 PM

5. Great limited series. The series and cast; Toni Collette, Merritt Weaver and especially

Katlyn Dever should all be up for Emmys.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 03:24 PM

6. Spoiler alert ....

Anyone speculate about where she was headed at the end? We watched it yesterday and thought it was a terrific story.

I also wondered if she took her attorney's advice and held out a little bit longer for more compensation.

Demanding the apology from the one detective as the other looked on not offering his own was very strong. The writing was so good from start to finish, imo.

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Response to eleny (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 03:31 PM

7. likely the same guy who expressed satisfaction

when a man sued a woman he said falsely accused him of rape. The obnoxious/privileged kid who threatened our detective with a suit worries me. I read about so many judges and politicians negating the harm caused by rape. These are the lawless keepers of the law.

Unbelievable? All too believable.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Oct 2, 2019, 04:12 PM

8. I binge watched it this past weekend.

Terrific series and I couldn't stop watching it.

Acting by these women was amazing. Hope it wins some Emmys.

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