Well, three nights so far without Nancy Grace – well, not really, she left a lot of video footage of herself that her team is working in the show each night. I think Nancy is doing that so her diehard fans do not suffer from Nancy withdrawal.
I, myself, feel like weights have been taken off my shoulders.
Most of you who follow my posts here know how much I admire Jean Casarez, so you probably also know how much I enjoyed Nancy Grace with Jean Casarez and without Nancy.
Normally, when Nancy is doing her own show, I am at the edge of my seat waiting for her to flip out and spray someone – anyone – with her venom. Its like watching World Extreme Cagefighting and waiting for that one high kick to the opponents head and then watching the fighter reel back in pain.
At the end of the show Monday night, I noticed my shoulders did not hurt from tension and there was no perspiration on my forhead from all my body movements trying to prevent Nancy from assaulting one of the defense attorneys.
Sure, there is some exxageration here on my part but I think everyone gets the drift of what I am saying.
I cannot remember Tuesday’s substitute for Nancy but it seemed like a non-event – she appeared to be an average host – nothing spectacular – so so at best.
But Jean was her charming self on Monday. First, she is very lovely, which is great – she is very easy on the eyes, but more than that, she is a real, warm human and not a hateful android.
So now we are up to Wednesday and the substitute is Diane Diamond. What impressed me is that she came on a said a sentence or two and then the focus was on a missing 5th grader from New Hampshire, who went missing sometime after she went to bed and when she would have normally woken up in the morning.
Diane did not sensationalize the case – she presented all the relatent information but there were no sharp cutting words – no intense stares – no accusatory comments about family members – especially because she had a step-father, a fact that Nancy would have beaten to death. Diane was inquisitive and factual in a concerned yet warm manner.
Also, Diane did NOT run over anyone providing input – the sheriff’s spokesmen, relatives, other regular guests that comment. It was also very refreshing NOT hearing “Bombshell Tonight”, as a matter of fact, a guest joked about this is where Nancy would say “Bombshell Tonight” and they both laughed about that – nicely done.
Lasty, Diane briefly discussed Casey Anthony and she did it without any anger, hatred, accusatory remarks – refreshingly done, I might add…
Diane said that she will also host the show on Friday night and I can hardly wait to watch. I would enjoy the show more if it were named The Diane Diamond Show or the Jean Casarez Show.
One other thing, I found myself paying more attention to the content Diane was discussing because of her compassion – the pleasant absence of shouting and intensity proves that there can be life WITHOUT Nancy.
Nancy does her best to make the Nancy Grace show primarily about Nancy – and not the rapes, crimes, kidnappings, abductions that should be the focus of the show. Diane gave off vibes that she was here for both her viewers and the victims as well.
One interesting part of the show, though, was when Sue Moss, the loud mouthed freqent guest came on, doing here normal nervous screaming laced with anger and passion. I actually started laughing because she looked and sounded like a psycho or a deranged escapee from Bellevue.
I have no idea who the guest host will be tonight, but I had a scarry thought – what if Nancy decides to do the show herself? That will destroy the streak that is so refreshing.
I am not sure how she would be, but it would be interesting if Lisa Bloom hosted the show tonight. I enjoy her when she is on the show and I believe she would be a good host.
That said, if Nancy Grace ever decides to let Sue Moss host the show, I will swear off television FOREVER.
This poll might be a little premature, considering there are two more nights WITHOUT “Twin Mom”, but for those of you who have been watching, have you enjoyed the show more because of Nancy’s absence? If you want to take the poll after Friday night, that will be fine as well.