Flashback Friday-Unsolved Mysteries (1987-2010)

There is nothing like a good mystery to get the imagination going.

Unsolved Mysteries (1987-2010) premiered in 1987 and was on the air for 23 years on a number of networks until its formal cancellation in 2010. Hosted for most of the series by the late actor Robert Stack, the show was setup in a documentary style. Each episode told the story of yet to be solved mysteries. Everything from murders and missing persons cases to unexplained paranormal phenomenon was profiled on the show.


Unsolved Mysteries is one of those shows that can only be defined as addictive. You cannot watch just one. The more you watch, the more you want to watch. You want to be able to figure out the mystery and solve the case.

Do I recommend it? Yes.


Flashback Friday- Cupcake Wars (2009-Present)

On the surface, baking seems like a simple process. You mix the ingredients together, put them into the oven and let them bake. But is there something more than the purely physical act of mixing ingredients and putting them in the oven?

Cupcake Wars premiered on Food Network in 2009. Hosted first by Justin Willman and then by Jonathan Bennett, the contestants are put through their paces as they are challenged to create a variety of cupcakes. The winner of each episode wins $10,000 and the opportunity to showcase their work at a related event.

I like Cupcake Wars. I like it because the contestants are not just baking for baking’s sake. They love to bake and it shows in their work. I also like the show because it’s an engaging program, the audience is rooting for the contestants and trying to figure out along the way who will win.

I recommend it.


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