Hallmark Channel Movies: The Official Thread

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  1. alpacaboy

    alpacaboy Well-Known Member

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    I don't know if anyone on this Earth understands the mystery, magic, and enigma that is the Hallmark Channel scheduling department.
     
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  2. rharmelink

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    At the end of Christmas on my Mind, at the reconciliation scene, the two stars are standing on the shore with a pier extending out over the water. About 10 to 20 feet behind them, on the pier, is a puddle. It's obvious based on the ripples appearing in the puddle that it's raining out.

    But our two stars aren't getting wet at all. So, the background must be a green screen?

    Now, as I'm watching other Hallmark movies, I'm wondering which backgrounds are green screens. :)
     
  3. hummingbird_206

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    I noticed that too, and meant to mention it here. But then saw a squirrel.:D And I would say that your post is a spoiler and the polite thing to do would be to use spoiler tags for those who haven't seen it yet, except we all know how these movies end.:p
     
  4. MikeCC

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    I suppose it could be a green screen, but it's also likely the principals were under a large canopy.
     
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  5. wtherrell

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    Correct. If you look carefully you can see the posts that support the canopy.
     
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    After all but about 3 premiers checked off the list, I felt this just had to be done.


    On the first day of Christmas, my Hallmark gave to me
    .....an overheard misunderstanding

    On the second day of Christmas, my Hallmark gave to me
    ....."Two Turtle Doves"
    .....and an overheard misunderstanding

    On the third day of Christmas, my Hallmark gave to me
    .....three carriage rides
    ....."Two Turtle Doves"
    .....and an overheard misunderstanding

    On the fourth day of Christmas, my Hallmark gave to me
    .....four miracles
    .....three carriage rides
    ....."Two Turtle Doves"
    .....and an overheard misunderstanding

    On the fifth day of Christmas, my Hallmark gave to me
    .....five MON-TAG-ES
    .....four miracles
    .....three carriage rides
    ....."Two Turtle Doves"
    .....and an overheard misunderstanding

    On the sixth day of Christmas, my Hallmark gave to me
    .....six party plannings
    .....five MON-TAG-ES
    .....four miracles
    .....three carriage rides
    ....."Two Turtle Doves"
    .....and an overheard misunderstanding

    On the seventh day of Christmas, my Hallmark gave to me
    .....seven halted kisses
    .....six party plannings
    .....five MON-TAG-ES
    .....four miracles
    .....three carriage rides
    ....."Two Turtle Doves"
    .....and an overheard misunderstanding

    On the eighth day of Christmas, my Hallmark gave to me
    .....eight trained tree sellers
    .....seven halted kisses
    .....six party plannings
    .....five MON-TAG-ES
    .....four miracles
    .....three carriage rides
    ....."Two Turtle Doves"
    .....and an overheard misunderstanding

    On the ninth day of Christmas, my Hallmark gave to me
    .....nine foolish breakups
    .....eight trained tree sellers
    .....seven halted kisses
    .....six party plannings
    .....five MON-TAG-ES
    .....four miracles
    .....three carriage rides
    ....."Two Turtle Doves"
    .....and an overheard misunderstanding

    On the tenth day of Christmas, my Hallmark gave to me
    .....ten trees acquired
    .....nine foolish breakups
    .....eight trained tree sellers
    .....seven halted kisses
    .....six party plannings
    .....five MON-TAG-ES
    .....four miracles
    .....three carriage rides
    ....."Two Turtle Doves"
    .....and an overheard misunderstanding

    On the eleventh day of Christmas, my Hallmark gave to me
    .....eleven reindeer mentions
    .....ten trees acquired
    .....nine foolish breakups
    .....eight trained tree sellers
    .....seven halted kisses
    .....six party plannings
    .....five MON-TAG-ES
    .....four miracles
    .....three carriage rides
    ....."Two Turtle Doves"
    .....and an overheard misunderstanding

    On the twelfth day of Christmas, my Hallmark gave to me
    .....twelve town tree lightings
    .....eleven reindeer mentions
    .....ten trees acquired
    .....nine foolish breakups
    .....eight trained tree sellers
    .....seven halted kisses
    .....six party plannings
    .....five MON-TAG-ES
    .....four miracles
    .....three carriage rides
    ....."Two Turtle Doves"
    .....and an overheard misunderstanding

    Given there were like 39 premier movies over 2+ months between Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, feel free to add more verses if you are so inclined. I'm sure one could find at least 39 such recurring themes... or even 60 depending on how you want to count "days of Christmas".
     
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    rharmelink

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    I heard new lyrics for "Here come Santa Claus" the other day:

    "Here comes Amazon,
    Here comes Amazon,
    Right down my drive-way..."
     
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    rharmelink

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    I watched the ending again. There were posts there, one behind each main actor, but they were Christmas decorations, like a striped pole outside a barber shop.

    There were camera angles that showed the tops of the posts, with no canopy.
     
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  9. Hot4Bo

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    Can I just say that Chad Michael Murray has some pretty impressive dimples? LOL
     
  10. Graymalkin

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    He also swallowed a lot of gravel as a child, with that voice.

    This movie obviously was scripted by writers who think viewers don’t know how reality shows work. Because no reality show works like this.
     
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    I guess I fall into that category because I have no idea how they work. I am halfway through and I am enjoying this movie.

    There was another movie about a reality show like this although the plot was different. It was I want to Marry Ryan Banks with Jason Priestley and Bradley Cooper. I absolutely loved that movie too but of course I love Bradley Cooper.
     
  12. Graymalkin

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    Hallmark Movies & Mysteries has started airing episodes from the original "Magnum, P.I." -- and I am *there* for that.

    Except for the incredibly sexist treatment of women. This show premiered 40 years ago, but still.
     
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  13. Hot4Bo

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    Did this start already or does it start tomorrow?
     
  14. Graymalkin

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    Alas, it started last Sunday, and they’ve already aired all 18 episodes from Season 1 and the first 7 episodes of Season 2.

    However, tomorrow HMM is rebroadcasting Eps 17-18 from Season 1 and Eps 1-2 from Season 2 in the 3-7 p.m. block, and continuing throughout the week with 4 episodes a day, in the order they were originally aired in the 1980s, in the same time slot. You’ll want to set the DVR.

    Episodes 5-6 of Season 2, airing Tuesday, are particularly important, because they introduce his long-lost wife from Vietnam.

    Next Monday (Jan. 20, MLK Jr. Day) has a Magnum marathon from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

    (You can still stream Eps 1-16 of Season 1 for free if you have Amazon Prime.)
     
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  15. Hot4Bo

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    Wish I had known last week but I do have Prime. I will catch up. Worth it to me!! Yummy, yummy Tom Selleck!!! LOL
     
  16. Hot4Bo

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    Just watched S1E1 and I am seriously loving this. I am smiling all the way through it. I can see why a 16-year-old me fell in love with Tom Selleck at first sight.

    Thanks @Graymalkin!!!
     
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  17. Graymalkin

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    Rewatching “Sister of the Bride” and wondering again what Michael Gross’s character did for a living to afford that enormous house in Palm Springs, California. Has to be worth $2 million.

    EDITED: Ah, he has a medical degree. But he doesn’t seem to go to work. Must be a health insurer CEO.
     
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  18. DVR_Dave

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    And that is the vacation home!
     
  19. DVR_Dave

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    Beautiful Icelandic scenery in "Love on Iceland".

    I visited Reykjavík and Akureyri in August 2017. I recognized the Hallgrímskirkja (church), but not much else.
     
  20. alpacaboy

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    Haha... All my knowledge of how reality shows work comes from "The Joe Schmoe Show" and "UnREAL".
    (Though I feel like both are closer than the Hallmark version.)
     

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