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Fan Friday: True Crime.

March 8, 2019 jasemine-denise 3 min read 22 Comments

Fan Friday: True Crime.

March 8, 2019 Jasemine Denise Photography 3 min read 22 Comments

Is it ever going to get warm in Chicago or am I going to have to sit and watch True Crime shows forever? Okay, so like.. Listen. I’m a huge true crime fan. Like huge. I’m gonna tell you my top 5 favorite shows in a second….but first, I have to show you two new items in my closet that were pretty much made for me.

Fan Friday: True Crime

I’m not a graphic tee girl. That’s never my am. Yet, when I laid eyes on this shirt from Kellan and Company, I couldn’t resist. My entire WINTER has been summed up in three lines and the shirt matches my Forever 21 pink leather jacket.

My generation is the Netflix and Chill generation. Which, before I found out what that actually meant, I was really stoked. I can go on a date and binge watch Supernatural? Great, I need to get caught up. Hope my date starts at 10am, because now that I’m a full time photographer.. I’m gonna be knocked out before mid-season. The only thing that’s gonna wake me up is the infamous Carry on My Wayward Son season finale.

That’s off topic.

This shirt describes my perfect Friday night. My wine drink of choice right now? 

Nightjar. I’m not normally a wine person but my friends took me to a Coopers Hawk wine tasting and that kinda change my mind. Romance Red is my choice because it’s sweet, but… Nightjar is not your average bottle.

Now. The Reason We’re All here.The True Crime.

Let me preface this by explaining how I got into true crime. When I was a child, I grew up on the south side of Chicago. Criminals were getting away with everything. I was genuinely terrified of everything. I remember constantly asking.. What kind of people do these things. My grandfather, a retired Chicago policeman said to me– “Those people have problems that people don’t understand.” It became an interest of mine to understand, so I would be less afraid. Before I wanted to be a photographer, I wanted to be a lawyer, and before that I was interested in finding a job that allowed me to analyze the mind of criminals.

If I’m being honest, the concept of that is actually scary. I don’t think I could ever witness it first hand. That’s when I began to read, watch, and research true crime. I never wanted to tell my children I didn’t know what sort of dangers they would face.

I’m super into true crime. Like, I watch all the “boring” ones where they assess someone’s psychological mindset from birth too.

However, my favorite true crime shows.. The ones with the reenactments.

Deadly Women is my first favorite. Their reenactments are so real. It really paints the narrative of the story but also, if you watch it enough.. You see which actresses they’ve casted more than once to demonstrate the menacing murderous women.

The First 48 was the first ever True crime show I saw and honestly.. My face every episode was:

Witnessing detectives RACE the clock to find criminals spark so much intrigue to me. The pressure is on, and I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s nail biting.


Forensics Files is my go-to. It’s the least scariest version of learning about criminology from a scientific side and the people they interview are so honest, it’s so raw, and it’s groundbreaking. Without Forensics, cases wouldn’t be solved. Even more, FF actually has a few episodes where they show how Forensics has proved a man who held a guilty sentence innocent when he couldn’t. That is incredible to me. In society today, there are so many wrongly accused people who serve real time because there was no evidence to prove their innocence. It’s because of forensics that these people can get a fair trial and the real criminal can be found.


So, I’ve Shared One of The Genres of Television that I’m a Fan of.. What about you? What sort of television gets you hooked?

Pin: Lilly Baik
Shirt: Kellan & Co 

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I travel as a photographer, I write novels , and I fan girl a lot. I have an unnecessary attachment to all things 80s punk, 90s hip hop, and girl power. I typically write in the same tone that I talk in so you should probably be prepared for that. Just saying.

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    Stacie March 11, 2019 at 10:30 am

    I’m a big fan of super hero shows. I just love watching good triumph over evil. It makes it easier to take the rest of the injustice in the world.
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    Scott Gombar March 11, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    I am also a fan of true crime but recently got into a few interesting shows. The Umbrella Academy on Netflix is a little strange but hooks you after about 5 episodes.

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    Rebecca March 11, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    What a look! I’ve never seen True Crime- we’ll have to watch it sometime!

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      Surekha Busa March 12, 2019 at 12:17 pm

      That was a very funny reaction for someone who was watching a true crime story. I also love watching such movies with mysteries.

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    Lees Garcia March 11, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    I love forensic files and lets be honest, who can’t get enough of snapped? yes!

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    Danielle Wolter March 11, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    i havent seen a true crime show in a long time. my boyfriend likes to watch this show on HBO called True Crime that I like.

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    Catherine March 11, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    I love true crime shows. Sounds like my kind of Friday honestly…a nice glass of wine and a good show. The perfect way to unwind after a long week.

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    Heather March 11, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    Fun shirt! I love true crime shows too. They are my fave.

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    Emmy March 11, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    Love that shirt! Netflix and wine is what I look forward to in the evening. I have a sweatshirt I wear that says “wine o’clock” lol. Shows about ghost stories get me hooked! I could legit watch the travel channel for hours listening to ghost stories.

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    kumamonjeng March 12, 2019 at 4:53 am

    ALove your outfit and your hair and the tattoo and the studs in your face. Amazing style.

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    annick March 12, 2019 at 6:01 am

    I’m a big fan of true crime shows too but I definitely enjoy understanding the psychological complexities of the criminal over the crime itself.

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    Yeah Lifestyle March 12, 2019 at 6:03 am

    I too love true crime shows and have watched many Forensic Files episodes. I’ll definitely be checking out the other shows you mentioned and I absolutely adore your tee!

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    Alexandra Cook March 12, 2019 at 11:17 am

    I love watching true crime but I got more interested in watching the Umbrella Academy. So many great shows to watch now in Netflix.

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    Jessica May March 12, 2019 at 11:31 am

    Wine is my favorite night time drink of course, and I just love shows that are real and have true stories.

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    Jacque Hooper March 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    This shirt is literally, my life. Who doesn’t like true crime and wine, right?!

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    Sara Welch March 12, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    I am a huge true crime fan! I used to live in Washington state where a lot of serial killers became infamous. Now we live near another notorious serial killer who was just caught and awaiting trial in Sacramento. I should get this shirt for sure lol

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    natalie March 12, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Oh your T-shirt is so cool, I love the colour on you!!

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    Sincerely Miss J March 12, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    I am also a huge true crime fan. I can binge watch loads of crime type shows. My new obsession is fatal attraction on tv one.

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    kishastewartharris March 12, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    I used to watch the first 48 religiously, but I had to give it up. I got tired of seeing so many people not know their rights and basically just give the cops a case to build against them. That part made the show too difficult to digest after that.

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    Va Anne Rome March 13, 2019 at 2:32 am

    I am one of a true crime fan. I enjoyed watching! But I ahve so many show that I love watching too like Umbrella Academy 😉

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    Bella and Dawn at Dear Mummy Blog March 14, 2019 at 8:08 am

    We love the genre of crime and True Crime is a future classic! Love how you’ve styled this post and pink is my favourite colour x
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    Nati March 18, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    Your shirt is so cool! I totally see you, binge watching Netflix series with a glass of wine is my usual program on Friday nights 😉
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