Here’s my sterling review: it’s not as hideously exploitative as I’d thought it would be. You’ll understand how low my bar was somewhere around the opening dead child narration underscored by “Silent Night.”
It appears Lifetime has decided to go for the “let’s pose all the angles imaginable and never get sued” approach. Fine. Christie Masters-Christensen from Romy and Michelle is Patsy Ramsey. Fine. It also stars Eion Bailey and Michel Gill (Gideon Jacobs from Mr. Robot). JonBenét will be played by Payton Lepinski, who adorns the Lifetime website like this:
Fine if we’re grading on a curve, I guess. Ugh. I need a Silkwood shower. It will probably be at least as gross as all the other specials, but time will tell just how much so.