Top Five Fridays: Made-For-TV HOLIDAY Movies

For some, it's the sight of disgusting egg-nog flavored drinks at Starbucks. For others, an embarrassingly tacky Christmas tree display at your local drugstore. But for me, the first sign of the holiday season is television's stable of cheesy, holiday-themed made-for-TV movie fare. Nothing quite matches seeing a gussied up Kelly Ripa (or an actress... Continue Reading →

Top Five Fridays: “You Are Not My Father!” Moments (Continued)

5. ¬†Andrew Lawrence to Joey Lawrence in¬†Horse Sense - Disney Channel Original Movie - November 20, 1999 So fine, Andrew Lawrence doesn't actually utter "You're not my father," but the meaning is all the same AND I've been dying to mention Horse Sense since this blog's inception. In a classic diluted-rich-kid-learns-the-meaning-of-hard-work SLASH hardworking-poor-people-are-about-to-lose-the-family-ranch plot, little... Continue Reading →

Acceptance on Lifetime

by Beal It really grinds my gears to know that this movie, Acceptance, which premiered on Lifetime last Saturday, is sitting in my apartment, taking up two hours of recording time on my DVR, while I'm out of town, praying that enough space still remains to record all necessary (let's face it, they're all necessary)... Continue Reading →

The Widower Double-Feature

by Beal We've all fallen prey to the Hallmark Channel Sunday night line-up. They reel you in with a psuedo-celebrity and the promise of wholesome entertainment void of depth. Oh, and whatever skills they lack in acting, well they make up for with ruthless tugs on the ol' heartstrings. Last night was no exception. Channel... Continue Reading →

Lifetime Premiere: ‘Natalee Holloway’

by Beal This is probably going to sound extremely coldhearted, but the moment news of the blonder than blonde, blue eyed, all American good teen's disappearance hit airwaves (and it hit EVERY airwave for MONTHS) all I could think was, "This is going to make one hell of a MFTV movie." Boy was I wrong.... Continue Reading →

Proof That TV Gods Exist

by Beal The following incident is true, and amazing. . . One evening last week, I reached the end of the proverbial television sidewalk. There was NOTHING on. A bad night I guess. No good reruns, nothing unwatched on the DVR and nothing even remotely interesting on the Freak Show channels (TLC, Discovery Health etc.).... Continue Reading →

The Sunshine Boys

by Beal So I admit it: I love made for tv movies more than feature films. Why? You might ask. Because they're so damn simple. They follow a formula and best of all, they last two hours, and have built in breaks. The other night though, I felt like maybe broadening my horizons, watching a... Continue Reading →

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