'Abducted In Plain Sight,' Increased My Trust Issues By Leaps And Bounds

'Abducted In Plain Sight,' Increased My Trust Issues By Leaps And Bounds

Seriously though, this Netflix documentary was immensely disturbing.


If you're into both drama and watching documentaries, then you must watch this film on Netflix.

The story starts off by describing the characteristics of a close family friend and neighbor, known as "B," who had a strange obsession over a little girl, Jan.

Now, here's where the film takes a complete turn - B decides to manipulate Jan's parents into a strange sexual relationship with him in order to get them out of the picture and begin grooming and getting closer to Jan.

Not only that, but as soon as B has the opportunity to kidnap her, he not only does it once but twice, with the parents' acknowledgment.

Instead of calling the FBI or police as soon as possible, the parents actually decide to wait it out and see what happens, which is completely mind-blowing.

Poor Jan not only goes through an evident traumatic rape by B but is also psychologically mind-washed by him.

With all that being said, here's where the trust issues begin...

Truly all of the trauma and awful experiences would not have happened if the parents didn't forbid it all in the first place.

What kind of parents decide to wait out calling the police in the midst of a kidnapping?!

Parents should always be there for protection, and honestly, I believe those parents were just opening the door for this child molester.

Secondly, didn't the mom find it strange in the first place that there is close to middle-aged man constantly taking pictures, wanting to sleep with her daughter every night, and constantly want to give her, "hugs?" If I saw any man doing that to my own child, I would be worried and utterly disgusted.

Thirdly, why should you blindly trust a neighbor with your kids alone not truly knowing where they're going? My parents would always go with me to make sure that I arrived somewhere safe when I was a little girl.

Even now, they always know the location in which I'm headed.

I'm surprised that Jan nowadays still trusts her parents despite all those things that occurred.

She truly has a brave soul.

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6 Places in New York City Every "Friends" Fan Needs To Visit

Grab a cup of coffee at Central Park.

As a "Friends" fanatic myself, I often wonder about the places in New York City featured in the various episodes and whether I could actually visit them. Most of them are fictional or no longer exist, but there are a few places you can go to reminisce about your favorite "Friends" moments. So, here are six places in New York City you definitely need to visit as a "Friends" fan.

1. The Apartment Building, Obviously

The building used for the exterior shot of the apartments in "Friends" is real and is located at 90 Bedford Street at the corner of Grove Street in Greenwich Village. It's an obvious must-see.

2. The Pulitzer Fountain

This is the fountain that the friends danced around in for the iconic theme song, and it's located right in Central Park.

3. Bloomingdale's

This is the department where Rachel worked before she moved on to Ralph Lauren, where she met Joshua, and where she started her career in fashion.

4. The Plaza Hotel

This is where Monica and Chandler celebrated their engagement in "The One WIth Monica's Thunder," and is actually really gorgeous.

5. The Central Perk Replica

While Central Perk isn't a real coffee shop, a pop-up replica opened up in 2014 on Lafayette Street and it's definitely a must-visit.

6. Chandler's Office

The fictional Chandler works in the real Solow Building, located on West 57th street.

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5 TV Shows To Binge Watch When You Aren't Stressing About College

My top five shows to binge watch as a college student.


Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu are a college students best friend. These are my top 5 shows you should watch while hanging out in your dorm room.

1. "The Office"


"The Office" is definitely an easy show to binge. Its dry humor and sarcasm can be hard to grasp at first, but eventually, you'll start chuckling at everything Michael says. The characters are all different, so you'll probably be able to relate to them in your own way. Not only is it a comedy, but it also adds in some romance and drama. The things that Dwight, Jim, Pam, and the others do will make you think that working at a paper company really isn't too bad. I don't want to spoil anything for you, so you'll just have to watch it on your own. (That's what she said.)

2. "Sex and the City"


"Sex and the City" is a total classic. I remember when I was younger I heard about the show, but there was no way I was going to watch it. When I got to college I realized there was a lot about the world I hadn't learned. I started watching this show and was instantly hooked. If you love Manhattan and the hustle and bustle of the city, you will fall in love with the show. Carrie Bradshaw and her three best friends show the true meaning of "girl power" as they take on life and love together in the big city.

3. "Gilmore Girls"


Another classic, "Gilmore Girls," is an amazing show to watch especially if you're leaving your mom for college. Rory and her mother Lorelai are best friends. It reminded me of my own mother and I, so I ended up watching all seven seasons in one month. It seemed to be so innocent at first, but it is more drama filled than expected. It's interesting to watch her go through high school, just like I did, and experience everything a normal teen would. And who wouldn't want to watch Melissa McCarthy every episode? Of course, I won't spoil this for anyone either, but I will always be #TeamLogan.

4. "The Flash"


I'm typically not into superhero movies or shows, but I was hooked to "The Flash." Rather than being just a basic hero who wins everything and gets the girl, Barry (The Flash) overcomes some pretty intense things throughout his life. After every season I thought the show was going to end, but they came up with so many twists. There was never a dull moment in the show, and you'll learn that not everything is as it seems. There's tragedy, romance, comedy, and a whole lot of drama. What else could you ask for in a show?

5. "Atypical"

"Atypical" is a very easy show to binge. It's honestly very fascinating and has a huge amount of drama. For Sam, life seems to be harder until he finds out that everyone's life is just as hard as his. Their family is different than most, and it taught me a lot of lessons to be a better person. You can finish one whole season in just one night with a couple of people. If you ever need a show to just watch one night with your friends, this is it.

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