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It’s Lifetime’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
March 12th, 2018 under Lifetime, The Princes. [ Comments: 1 ]

Once you heard that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were engaged, you knew that there were going to be TV movies about their romance. So far there is only one and it is going to be on Lifetime. Today, the network released the first photos from Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance, and well you can see for yourself.

While I think they did a good job casting Murray Fraser as Prince Harry, I think the actress who plays Kate Middleton (Laura Mitchell) looks more like Meghan Markle than Parisa Fitz-Henley. What do you think?

Too bad the future Duchess gave up acting because she could have played herself in the movie that debuts on May 13th, 6 days before the royal wedding.


Lots of good TV tonight: Good Girls, UnREAL, Jonestown and Living Biblically
February 26th, 2018 under A&E, CBS, Lifetime, NBC. [ Comments: none ]

First off at 10p on NBC is Good Girls and it is so gooooooooooood! The drama follows three moms who are going through some financial difficulty, so they decide to rob a supermarket. They get away with…or so they think.

Beth (Christina Hendricks) is married with 4 kids and her husband (Matthew Lillard) owns a car dealership. He is having an affair with his secretary and blew most of their money on different things. When she finds out the latter two facts, she throws him out.

Her sister, Annie (Mae Whitman), is a single mom, who is a cashier at the supermarket. Her ex-boyfriend (Zach Gilford), who is married now, wants full custody of their teenage daughter. She doesn’t have the money for a lawyer.

Finally, there is Ruby (Retta), she is a waitress. Her daughter has renal disease and she can’t afford the medicine she desperately needs. Not even with her husband’s (Reno Wilson) salary as a security guard.

One day, Annie tells her friends how she has been studying how to rob her supermarket. When Beth has had it with her husband, they decide to go ahead and do it. They think that there is only $30,000 in the vault which is enough to cover their needs.

The day comes and the robbery goes off without a hitch. Only problem is there was more than $30,000 in the vault, a lot more. That is just a beginning of their problems. There’s a reason why there was more green in there and that reason wants his money back. Only thing is they don’t have all of it and now they have to find a way to get it back to him before he kills them.

Each week, they will run into a new problem and it gets better with each one. This a fast paced show with lots of twists and turns. It is a show where the crooks are the good girls and that is nice twist on the old story that has been told time and time again. One that will have you hooked by the opening credits.

Also at 10p, but over on Lifetime is UnREAL. It is back for a third season and this time it is bachlorette trying to find love on Everlasting.

But the scripted show is not just about the reality show, it is also about what goes on behind the scenes. Which is a lot more interesting than what goes on in front of the camera.

The season starts off several months after the season 2 finale. Rachel (Shiri Appleby) has been trying to deal with all of her many issues in a retreat like place, and wants nothing to do with the show. Quinn (Constance Zimmer) doesn’t care, all she cares about is saving her show. It appears that Everlasting Love is in its way out because of all their scandals. Quinn needs Rachel, so she convinces her to come back. She does.

Rachel is assigned to take care of the Bachelorette. Serena (Caitlin FitzGerald) is a smart business woman who is not going to put up with the same crap the men did. She thinks she can outsmart Quinn, but we all no one can do that. Even though Quinn is not on her game like she used to be.

The head of the network is over Quinn and Madison (Genevieve Buechner) sees her downfall as a way to move up in he world. She teams with the network head to bring down Quinn, what happens when Quinn finds out?

There is also Chet and he has a new girlfriend this season. Will Crystal (Kassandra Clementi) keep him out of trouble? Is the new Rachel going to stay this way or will she retreat back to her old self? Will Quinn lose the show? All of that and bunch of sexy men trying to win the heart of one woman. There will be fights, the slicing off of a man bun, sex, drugs, drinking, bets and did I mention sex? Forget those other dating shows, this is the one you need to be watching.

Over at 9p but on A&E is the 2-hour special Jonestown: The Women Behind The Massacre. On November 18, 1978, 918 members of The People’s Temple died, most of them drank Kool-Aid mixed with cyanide. People wondered why so many would end their life and their children’s lives like that and tonight’s special takes a look at their leader Jim Jones.

Jim Jones was not the only one in charge of his temple, the women in his life helped play a part in it too. How much of a part did his wife Marceline Jones and mistresses Carolyn Layton, Maria Katsaris and Annie Moore play in ending it all, that is something that is looked at in the special.

The episode tells their story with archival video and interviews with survivors of the cult including his natural son Jim Jones Jr.

Had Jones never left San Fransisco for Jonestown, the People’s Temple would have been remembered for their activism. Instead they are known for “drinking the Kool-Aid.”

If you are not familiar with Jonestown and the People’s Temple, tonight’s episode is a good starter course. It is the most interesting cult story few hundred years. It is because of them that I am obsessed with cults. It is why I took a course on cults in college. In other words, you want to check this out.

Finally at 9:30p on CBS is the new sitcom Living Biblically. Chip’s (Jay R. Ferguson) best friend just died suddenly and he is not handling his death very well. To makes things even more complicated his wife (Lindsey Kraft) tells him she is pregnant. That is not the only thing he his told that causes him to rethink his life. His friend’s mother tells Chip her son went to hell because he stopped going to church.

All of those things combined cause him to reevaluate his life and his decides he is going to live by the words of the Bible. Sounds easy, but in 2018 it is not. Luckily, he has Father Gene (Ian Gomez) and Rabbi Ableman (David Krumholtz) helping out with some of the lessons from the good book. Wait until they get to the one about worshiping idol Gds like cell phones.

But they are not only people helping him, so are the people at his job where he writes movies reviews. When his boss (Camryn Manheim) hears about his new path, she tells him to write a column about his year of living biblically.

Each week is a new lesson and laughs for us. Even though the show will make us think, we also know there is no way we would ever do it. Which makes it even funnier.


Corey Feldman and Corey Haim are getting a Lifetime biopic
December 7th, 2017 under Lifetime, The Two Coreys. [ Comments: none ]

For years, Corey Feldman has been talking about being sexually abused as a child star and he claimed his co-star Corey Haim was too. On January 6th, their story is finally going to be told on Lifetime in A Tale of Two Coreys. How factual will it be? Considering it is being Executive Produced by Feldman, it should be pretty on the money. Or maybe he just did it for the money.

It also looks like they are going to deal with Haim when he filmed Lucas. Something that was recently brought up in the press. It will be interesting to see how far they will go into those rumors. We shall see because you know we will be watching.

BTW what did Corey Hart do to get mixed up with this movie? He is not the third Corey.


What’s new Tonight: Marlon and Growing Up Supermodel
August 16th, 2017 under Lifetime, NBC. [ Comments: none ]

Marlon Wayans is getting his own comedy Marlon on NBC tonight at 9p and he is just a highlarious as his older brothers.

The show focuses on him being a recently divorced dad with two teenage kids, and he is more immature than them. Even though, Marlon and Ashley (Essence Atkins) do not live together anymore, he spends just as much time there as when they were married. Something Ashley wishes he would do less of.

If that is not enough people in her house, her best friend Yvette (Bresha Webb) is over all the time along with his BFF Stevie (Diallo Riddle). Yvette, who is sassy, and Marlon do not like each other in the least. Then there is Stevie, who has been out of work for 2 years and sleeps on Marlon’s couch.

What about the kids, Zack (Amir O’Neil) and Marley (Notlim Taylor)? Marlon will try his hardest to raise them right, but since he is a big kid that does not always work out the right way. But he is always there when they need him. Like when the school’s quarterback uses Marley to get a good grade.

They are today’s version of a modern family who find themselves in interesting situations like when Ashley wants to have sex and thinks it will be OK to do it with Marlon. That goes just as bad as you would think it would.

If you are looking to laugh with your kids, then this is the show for you…even if you do not have kids.

Then at 10p but Lifetime is a reality show with some of the biggest last names in Hollywood. Growing Up Supermodel is a show that follows celebrity kids who trying to make in modeling.

There is Ricky Schroder’s daughters Cambrie and Faith, who are dealing with their parents divorcing. Shanna Moakler and Oscar De La Hoya’s daughter Atiana, Kelly Le Brock and Steven Seagal’s daughter Arissa, Beverly Peele’s mini-me Cairo and finally Krista Allen’s son Jake. Their parents names get them through the doors, but they have to work to stay there.

You will see them struggle to make it on their own while getting advice from their parents who have been through it all before. It is a new look at what it is like to be a child of celebrity.


Menedez: Blood Brothers is bloody good
June 11th, 2017 under Lifetime. [ Comments: none ]

There is a new interest in the murders of Jose (Benito Martinez) and Kitty Menedez (Courtney Love), tonight at 8p Lifetime gives there version of the Menedez: Blood Brothers.

On August 20, 1989, Lyle (Nico Tortorella) and Erik Menedez (Myko Oliver) shot their parents to death. Their father was a huge Hollywood producer, so their murders dominated the newscasts. No one knew who did it until Erik confessed to his psychiatrist and his brother threatened him. Then we knew that the brothers murdered their parents in cold blood.

Why? Was the next question. Did they do it for money? Their trial was covered by the news and they alleged that their abusive father molested them, especially Erik. That was something they focused on during their first trial and that one ended in a mistrial. They were tried again and this time they were both sentenced to life for killing their parents.

But what happened before that sentencing is what tonight’s movie delves into. While the movies from the ’90s covered their lives leading up to the murders, this one focuses more on their time afterwards. It also focuses more on the sexual abuse than the others. There is another twist in this one that was not seen before. One that makes it more interesting.

As with each new telemovie, you learn a little more about what happened. Making them all intriguing. This one is definitely the most intriguing of them all. Whether you have been interested the case before or this is the first time, this telling will keep you captivated from the beginning to the end.


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