Thursday, September 2, 2010
The daunting theme song accompanied by Robert Stack's serious expression and tone set the perfect creepy backdrop for suspense. My mother and I never missed an episode. We would anxiously await each week and cross our fingers for UPDATES at the end of each show. If the missing person was found alive or a murderer was imprisoned, we'd rejoice with a sigh of relief.
Unsolved Mysteries ran from 1987-2002 (Robert Stack died in 2003) and was picked up in 2008 by Spike TV and hosted by popular cop and mobster actor, Dennis Farina. I managed to catch two episodes yesterday afternoon and although they were eerie and disturbing, it simply wasn't the same without Robert Stack.
Today my husband and I never miss an episode of TruTV's Forensic Files, we're big fans of narrator Peter Thomas and giggled when we heard him in the Burger King commercials. A very odd match, obviously the point of his voice featured in the ads.
Check out the opening credits of an episode of Unsolved Mysteries below.