Hallmark Channel Movies: The Official Thread

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  1. alpacaboy

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    Yikes! My Andrew Walker info must have been way off!

    The Hallmarkies podcast interviewed Andrew Walker and were teasing him about "My Secret Valentine", asking if he would tell Lacey, "I've been in more Hallmark movies than you." I thought it was plausible, but I didn't verify the count. Also, I think they were including non-rom-coms, and it was before Lacey's mystery series.

    For some reason, I thought he was at 17+, but yeah, from Wikipedia, it looks like it's more like 13, as Graymalkin says.
     
  2. Graymalkin

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster

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    That "Snowed Inn Christmas" movie I previously mentioned, which starred Andrew Walker and Bethany Joy Lenz, was actually a Lifetime movie, not a Hallmark movie. So counting up movies on iMDB and Wikipedia could be misleading.
     
  3. rharmelink

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    And that's for "Hollywood North", not just Hallmark. The Vancouver studios are used by a number of production companies, but they all rely on the same local talent. A lot of Canadian TV and movie productions come out of those Vancouver studios.

    I sometime call Dead Rising: Watchtower the Hallmark zombie apocalypse movie, because of the number of regular Hallmark actors that show up in the movie. :)
     
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  4. Graymalkin

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster

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    Brittany Bristow is a supporting actress that I’ve seen in at least five Hallmark movies. She’s Canadian, of course.
     
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  5. DVR_Dave

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    Head's Up. My 1P (new episodes only) did not pick up these episodes (S6 E4 & E5) since they are labeled as repeats.
     
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  6. Graymalkin

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    Thanks for the heads-up!
     
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    Just watched the new episodes of WCTH. They did a good job of writing Abigail out, but no new mayor? I would think someone would have had to take over that function in the town.

    I'm reserving judgement on the whole striking oil story line. Not sure I like the new mountie's niece.
     
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    Graymalkin

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    I keep looking at Nurse Faith and yelling "Miss Teschmacher!" in Lex Luthor's voice. Andrea Brooks plays both characters and they're polar opposites of each other.
     
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    MikeCC

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    I wonder if the network would allow that... Hallmark has a pretty pristine and wholesome image; Loughlin, not so much anymore. Loughlin's return would likely involve consideration of more than just the WCTH fan base. Hallmark has to consider what her troubles could do to the Hallmark brand.
     
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    nirisahn Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    And it's not just WCTH. Lori Loughlin was involved in so many different projects, it's got to be making a huge hole in their inventory. There's Fuller House, the Garage Sale series of movies, all the Christmas movies she's done, plus who knows how many other movies.
     
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    MikeCC

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    Well, Fuller House is Netflix, and it is already finished production, I believe.

    Still, your point is valid. Loughlin was involved in a lot of Hallmark productions. But the suits at Hallmark undoubtedly weighed the pros/cons, and decided that her involvement was much more of a downside, than keeping her work as part of their broadcasts.

    I suppose at some point they may put her movies back into the rotation, although I guess it depends on the outcome of her legal travails. As it is now, I think she has done herself a disservice, and her reputation is taking a beating because of her responses to the issue.
     
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    Graymalkin

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    FYI, this Saturday's (June 15) new movie will feature African-American actors as the leads, a still rare occurrence for Hallmark.

    Lifetime is also producing some rom-drams in its "From Book to Screen" series. Judging from last night's entry, "Very Valentine" (which is the heroine's name and has nothing to do with the holiday), the Lifetime films are PG-13 to Hallmark's PG.
     
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  14. nirisahn

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    Has Lifetime changed their format? They used to be 'all victim's, all the time'. I haven't watched that channel in years because all it used to show were sensationalized dramas of rapes, child abuse, wife beating, kidnappings, etc.
     
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  15. Graymalkin

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    Lifetime does seem to have moved all of the "women in jeopardy" thrillers to the Lifetime Movie Channel and is doing more romantic dramas and holiday movies on the flagship Lifetime Channel. Doesn't mean the mothership still isn't putting women in jeopardy, though -- one teaser showed that Lifetime is adapting more V.C. "Flowers in the Attic" Andrews books for TV.
     
  16. Graymalkin

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    Hallmark is currently airing "Dater's Handbook" (2016), which is one of the two movies it did starring Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.* :)

    The other movie is "When Sparks Fly" (2014).

    *That's how Wikipedia lists her now in its movie credits: "Meghan, Duchess of Sussex."
     
  17. MikeCC

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    I watched "When Sparks Fly." I found it dull and very cheaply made. I know many Hallmark movies are relatively low budget, but this seemed particularly so.
     
  18. Graymalkin

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    "When Sparks Fly" is from 2014. Hallmark hadn't ramped up its production line and values yet.

    Having said that, I'm finding that they've taken practically all of the implied witchcraft and any but the most benign storylines out of "Good Witch." They've basically left Cassie with nothing but spider-sense and the ability to pick just the right item for whoever is shopping.
     
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    The Hallmark Movies are so educational! How else would I have learned about the mountains that surround Chicago or that the moon is always full in Canada, the deciduous trees up north have green leaves at New Year and except for the ski resorts the snow is never very deep. The movie plot is always so predictable and yet my wife and I are always watching them, to the exclusion of most every else except Ancient Aliens, Bigfoot, and UFO stuff. So entertaining! Maybe we need to get a life.
     
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  20. Graymalkin

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    Given a choice between Hallmark movies and Lifetime’s “women in perpetual jeopardy” or AMC’s zombies or FX’s crime family dramas or HBO’s medieval torture/rape dramas with dragons — i’m going with Hallmark. We already have enough evil drama going on in real life.
     
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