According to Oxygen, 7% off all murders are committed by women, which really isn't so much when you think that that means 93% are committed by men. Still, it's enough to base a television show on, and a pretty solid one at that.
I love real crime shows, and while Snapped doesn't offer a whole lot of “new” to the genre, it's concise and entertaining with some really absorbing stories. Plus, it's a half hour long, which sounds like a back handed compliment delivered by an ADD riddled jerk, but what can I say? There are too few half hour shows on TV that are worth watching, and sometimes an hour is too long for the alloted time I want to zone out to TV while eating my dinner.
Laura turned me on to the show, which I thought was fairly new, but to my surprise, Snapped has been aired on Oxygen for six years! No wonder their schedule is pretty much packed tight with reruns of these bad girls gone homicidal. I suppose it's not surprising I was never watching Oxygen long enough to see this show before considering their other programs are The Tyra Banks Show, The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency and Bad Girls Club.
Interesting programming choices considering Geraldine Laybourne, Oxygen's CEO, claims the channel is for “Smart women (who) need a place to have fun that respects their intelligence and doesn't take itself too seriously.”