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Can we discuss The Hallmark channel?

They run Christmas movies all fucking year long. Who thought this was a good idea?

by Anonymousreply 85October 24, 2021 8:51 PM

It must work. They keep doing it.

Do they have the Hallmark Channel in Russia, Boris?

by Anonymousreply 1July 23, 2021 9:24 PM

Funny you posted this, I watched one of those xmas movies just this week.

It’s was like watching a slow moving train wreck. I couldn’t look away.

by Anonymousreply 2July 23, 2021 9:29 PM

Me, love them!! They have the hottest men

by Anonymousreply 3July 23, 2021 9:30 PM

I thought you were kidding. They really are showing Christmas movies now!

by Anonymousreply 4July 23, 2021 9:34 PM

Канал Hallmark представляет: Ради любви к Sputnik! Сексуальная Светлана влюбляется в Бориса. Она узнает, что он не вакцинирован, и придумывает, как это сделать.

by Anonymousreply 5July 23, 2021 9:44 PM

Yea, it’s Christmas in July you fools! 😘

by Anonymousreply 6July 23, 2021 9:45 PM

Who's the freak who thinks everyone is Boris and why on a thread like this? Bizarre.

by Anonymousreply 7July 24, 2021 2:28 PM

Next Saturday

Two-hour Hallmark Channel Original Movie

“A Little Daytime Drama”

In order to save her daytime soap drama from cancellation, head writer Maggie (Jen Lilley) must convince Darin (Ryan Paevey), fan-favorite actor and her real- life ex-boyfriend, to return to the show. Alice (Linda Dano), the show’s creator and producer, wants to retire and hopes to pass the baton to Maggie if the soap can be salvaged.

by Anonymousreply 8August 16, 2021 8:30 PM

[quote]Who thought this was a good idea?

Their accountants.

by Anonymousreply 9August 16, 2021 8:38 PM

Teri Polo's got to work.

by Anonymousreply 10August 16, 2021 8:40 PM

I am watching a movie where Jesse Metcalfe plays a retired policeman

by Anonymousreply 11August 16, 2021 8:45 PM

Teri Polo's name was an answer in the NY Times Sun. Crossword recently.

by Anonymousreply 12August 16, 2021 8:53 PM

R12 I wonder if someone called and let her know.

by Anonymousreply 13August 17, 2021 12:21 AM

R13, is that the sort of thing a clipping service picks up? Though clipping services may not exist anymore -- Google Alerts?

by Anonymousreply 14August 17, 2021 12:28 AM

There's one with gorgeous Ryan Paevey on right now. Scrumptious...and SINGLE.

by Anonymousreply 15September 5, 2021 1:18 AM

I don't get The Hallmark Channel, has Ryan Paevey learned to act or is he still getting by on his good looks?

by Anonymousreply 16September 5, 2021 1:24 AM

Hallmark is straight women's opportunity to fantasize as they watch gorgeous gay guys kiss women!

by Anonymousreply 17September 5, 2021 1:36 AM

He's good R16. Very natural, charming. And butch.

by Anonymousreply 18September 5, 2021 1:40 AM

I think you're right R17. Whenever I see a commercial or tune in, it seems like ALL the leading men are in real life, single, and have never married, despite being in their 30's-early 40's. Like Trevor (cough-cough) Donovan.

by Anonymousreply 19September 5, 2021 1:43 AM

Thanks r18, he was rather wooden on GH, glad to hear he has evolved.

by Anonymousreply 20September 5, 2021 1:45 AM

Ryan Paevey and his bell pepper nose. No thanks.

by Anonymousreply 21September 5, 2021 2:35 AM

R16 No

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by Anonymousreply 22September 5, 2021 9:09 AM

I dislike the movies only because, without Christmas music, they don't feel truly authentic.

With that said, they always have the best decorations. I want their set designers to decorate for me.

by Anonymousreply 23September 5, 2021 9:15 AM

A friend of a friend made a fortune in a few years providing mostly fairy lights and fake snow to Hallmark.

by Anonymousreply 24September 5, 2021 10:57 AM

Then Hallmark switched to digital fairy lights. So the friend moved on to the Instagram filter industry.

by Anonymousreply 25September 5, 2021 10:58 AM

We should be grateful - Hallmark keeps DL favourite Jonathan Bennett gainfully employed. There's no telling what he might do otherwise.

by Anonymousreply 26September 5, 2021 11:13 AM

OP, You are now responsible for me getting filthy looks from my cat. I don't watch hallmark but you got me singing "It's beginning to look a lot like christmas" as I put her food out. We both hate me.

by Anonymousreply 27September 5, 2021 11:52 AM

It's a channel for women who leave their Xmas decorations up all year. Like one of my former neighbors.

by Anonymousreply 28September 5, 2021 12:18 PM

Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Mystery Movie Channel are both more pathetic than I imagined they would be. The mysteries are a little less horrible than the regular movies (especially the wretched Xmas movies) but they're still bad. I don't mind the ones with Alison Sweeney (from DOL) too much because I do like her and they're slightly better written than the others, but even those aren't worth watching unless you're bored out of your mind with every other possible activity (taking the trash out, cleaning the litterbox, etc).

by Anonymousreply 29September 5, 2021 3:06 PM

The Hallmark Christmas movies really are a huge industry.

I love Christmas and I love Christmas movies but somehow these movies never conjure up any Christmas spirit for me. So formulaic.

by Anonymousreply 30September 5, 2021 3:10 PM

The snow falls only in the background, not on the characters. Hey producers: snow falls on everything and everyone outdoors.

by Anonymousreply 31September 5, 2021 3:14 PM

It must be a good gig for people like former stars of soaps and sitcoms, getting paid to spend a few weeks in Canada walking through these undemanding roles a couple of times a year. Beats auditioning in Hollywood or NYC after you're no longer hot.

by Anonymousreply 32September 5, 2021 3:21 PM

I dropped stuff off at some friends' house today and their mom was there, watching a Hallmark movie on TV. She had the closed captioning on and I'm a compulsive reader so I read the captions while waiting for my friend to get off the phone so we could bring the stuff in from the car. I noticed that the captions identified one of the characters as "Jacques" when he spoke, which I thought was odd because the movie didn't seem to be set in France. When I got home, I looked the movie up on IMDb and the cast list shows that character's name as "Jack". I know these Hallmark movies are filmed in Canada, so I think the captioning was done by Canadians and they're used to people being named "Jacques" (due to the French influence from Quebec) but the English nickname "Jack" may not be used for people named "John". If any Canadians are as bored as I've been all afternoon, please share your opinion.

by Anonymousreply 33October 10, 2021 11:59 PM

These movies all seem to be about a woman finding Mr. Right. Have they ever had a gay couple finding each other?

by Anonymousreply 34October 13, 2021 12:53 AM

I like them but I agree about the year long Christmas movies. They used to only show them staring in December and then they started in November and then October and now it’s all year.

I don’t get it.

by Anonymousreply 35October 13, 2021 12:55 AM

They're all filmed in Canada. Actors been in American TV and films under SAG/AFTRA. How does that affect Hallmark productions?

by Anonymousreply 36October 13, 2021 1:01 AM

I am watching one right now but only because The Golden Girls is on at 10. I find it amusing how they always find the same slightly above average vaguely cute but not really good looking people on.It should be called the 6.5/7 Channel.

by Anonymousreply 37October 13, 2021 1:11 AM

I didn't realize that Lifetime was going after the market so much, until this year. Their movies look to be a little bit ediger than Hallmark. I'm looking forward to the one Reba is doing with John Schneider, she will now have co-starred with both of the Duke boys. Tom Wopat was her Frank Butler in Annie Get Your Gun on Broadway.

by Anonymousreply 38October 13, 2021 1:51 AM

Perhaps you could have your prescription checked R37. They played a rerun of 'Right in Front of Me', with lucious, soft-spoken...and curiously SINGLE Marco Grazzini. Yes, it was the standard Hallmark fare, but he was very laid back and natural. And very cute.

His leading lady...OINK.

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by Anonymousreply 39October 13, 2021 5:53 AM

R34, sort of...

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by Anonymousreply 40October 13, 2021 5:56 AM

R39, Yes after some contemplation, MG merits an unshameful 7.5...pretty high for Hallmark channel standards. But the female l.i was a 6 at my most generous.

by Anonymousreply 41October 13, 2021 6:30 AM

On the podcast "Juicy Scoop," host Heather McDonald interviewed Denise Richards, and they discussed Denise working for the Hallmark Channel frequently.

Anyone a fan of Denise and movies?

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by Anonymousreply 42October 13, 2021 7:07 AM

Does she play a grannie or a trannie R42?

by Anonymousreply 43October 13, 2021 11:22 PM

Passing through a room just now with one of these movies on TV. A character referred to the "cache" on a malfunctioning computer and pronounced it "cash-ay". I know these things are filmed in Canada but that's no excuse for the American actor (Brooks Darnell, ex-Nate on YR) to pronounce the word that way and everyone else to let it go uncorrected.

by Anonymousreply 44October 14, 2021 6:20 PM

Christmas season is coming

You, Me & the Christmas Trees premieres next week on October 22th

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by Anonymousreply 45October 16, 2021 10:27 AM

Saturday 23th sees the premiere of Boyfriends of Christmas Past

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by Anonymousreply 46October 16, 2021 10:28 AM

Sister's channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, starts on October 23th too with Christmas in My Heart starring Luke McFarlane

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by Anonymousreply 47October 16, 2021 10:30 AM

Part of Mr wants to retire from my job (which was once intellectually demanding now just boring), retire down South with my relatives, grow tomatoes and watch Hallmark.

Maybe I could transition to an older Southern woman, like something out of My Sordid Life.

by Anonymousreply 48October 16, 2021 10:33 AM

There is always a town square with a gazebo.

by Anonymousreply 49October 16, 2021 10:36 AM

I respectfully disagree, R23. I find the sets of Hallmark movies to be eerie and soulless, even with all of the fairy lights and fake snow. They’re like thomas kinkade paintings… the eeriness of which typically stems from the lack of people. But this time there are people inhabiting the paintings, but it doesn’t help matters. But yes, I do like a hallmark hunk.

by Anonymousreply 50October 16, 2021 6:34 PM

I don't care much for their Christmas movies, but I do love their murder mystery ones like Mystery 101.

Apparently, the reason why Hallmark does so many Christmas movies is that - once upon a time - they had the highest ratings. And, I guess, the Fraus do love their Christmas romance movies. And all movies (Christmas or regular ones) follow the same formula. One lead lives a busy and successful life in the big city, but has to make a trip to a small town (usually the one he or she grew up in) and resolve some issue while not only falling in love with a local, but also the small town itself.

by Anonymousreply 51October 16, 2021 6:53 PM

Good lord, I'm the OP of this thread and can't believe it's still going. Still wondering about the bizarre Boris accuser troll though.

by Anonymousreply 52October 16, 2021 8:01 PM

I enjoy the Christmas shows, but it's so sad that the most handsome men, beautiful women are always alone for the holidays, so they pretend to be a couple to make their parents happy. I cannot wait to see "Christmas Get Away" with that hunk, Travis Van Winkle. Our local Hallmark store sells the dvd's. Also the Hallmark Channel ratings are "through the roof" during this period.

by Anonymousreply 53October 16, 2021 8:12 PM

R51, the reason they do so many Christmas movies is to SELL THEIR GREETING CARDS. Period.

by Anonymousreply 54October 16, 2021 8:18 PM

Allegedly they have a quota for the number of minorities they cast in any of their projects. Pass. All of their stuff is dreck. Frau pablum xxxxxx infinity.

The Karen Network.

by Anonymousreply 55October 16, 2021 8:26 PM

Dear Sherlock at r54. Does it really make that much sense to air a Christmas movie in June in order to sell Christmas themed Hallmark cards in June?

by Anonymousreply 56October 16, 2021 9:47 PM

R56 Usually in July, Hallmark stores host their first Keepsake Ornament event, they call it the Keepsake Ornament Premiere.

by Anonymousreply 57October 16, 2021 9:52 PM

R56 of course not, but lil' blue-hair ladies WITH NO LIVES have been slurpin' up this crap for 60-70 years, like R57 pointed out.

by Anonymousreply 58October 19, 2021 12:35 AM

[quote] I didn't realize that Lifetime was going after the market so much, until this year.

WHERE the FUCK have YOU been?

by Anonymousreply 59October 19, 2021 12:38 AM


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by Anonymousreply 60October 19, 2021 12:43 AM

R59 I don't really watch Lifetime.

by Anonymousreply 61October 19, 2021 12:44 AM

OP is that the only channel you get?

by Anonymousreply 62October 19, 2021 12:45 AM

This Friday, October 22, Hallmark's Countdown to Christmas begins!

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by Anonymousreply 63October 19, 2021 12:47 AM

I wish Ryan McPartlin would make it into the Hallmark rotation.

He's another in a long line of gorgeous, but unthreatening guys, who are nice to watch, bad acting notwithstanding.

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by Anonymousreply 64October 19, 2021 12:49 AM

He was in a Hallmark movie a few years ago, R64. Seems he's done more Lifetime movies, though (including one with Mayim Bialek!).

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by Anonymousreply 65October 19, 2021 3:23 AM

I hate that they stop showing Murder She Wrote until January. I would much rather watch Jessica solve murders in Cabot Cove than some insipid Christmas movie.

Why did Hallmark stop airing Hart to Hart late at night? I used to watch that show if I woke up in the middle of the night and I miss it.

by Anonymousreply 66October 19, 2021 3:29 AM

You're talking about Hallmark's other channel R66 -- their 'Murders and Mysteries' channel. And Murder She Wrote is playing right now.

by Anonymousreply 67October 19, 2021 4:16 AM

Don't forget that DL Fav and the most Emmy awarded daytime actress Erika Slezak is making her Hallmark Channel debut in Next Stop, Christmas Saturday, November 6th at 8pm. The movie also reunites Lea Thompson and Christopher Lloyd from Back to the Future, and also features DAYS soap hunk Chandler Massey.

by Anonymousreply 68October 19, 2021 4:31 AM

I have basic cable - or some other budgetary plan, and I cannot watch Hallmark. I tried and tried.

by Anonymousreply 69October 19, 2021 4:58 AM

Hallmark is the definition of Frau catnip.

by Anonymousreply 70October 19, 2021 5:00 AM

While I get that they cast based more on looks and "appeal" than acting, I'm surprised at how bad the acting is - even from established actors who can actually do better.

Of course, no one is watching for the story, just the very attractive guys who almost always are shirtless multiple times throughout the show.

by Anonymousreply 71October 19, 2021 11:54 AM

More like frau meth, r70…

by Anonymousreply 72October 19, 2021 12:03 PM

R69 - You are not missing much!

by Anonymousreply 73October 19, 2021 12:10 PM

R66 Hart to Hart is on the free streaming channel Tubi TV. And the DVDs are fairly cheap.

by Anonymousreply 74October 20, 2021 12:47 PM

WARNING!!! Both "Hallmark Movies" and "Hallmark Mystery Movies" seem to be showing non-stop Xmas movies from now until you-know-when.

by Anonymousreply 75October 24, 2021 7:09 PM

Like what actual channel is it on the TV?

by Anonymousreply 76October 24, 2021 7:28 PM

They could show this one weekly and I'd be 100% okay with that!

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by Anonymousreply 77October 24, 2021 7:29 PM

R76, depends on your cable provider. With AT&T U-Verse, it's 365 (Hallmark Movies) and 366 (Hallmark Mystery Movies).

by Anonymousreply 78October 24, 2021 7:31 PM

Not sure if it's the same in every market, R76, but on Spectrum in Los Angeles it's 88 for Hallmark Channel and 89 for Hallmark Mysteries & Movies.

by Anonymousreply 79October 24, 2021 7:34 PM

Several have been filmed in Wilmington, NC this year. Apparently, they are a favorite with the film and tech crews because they don’t work super-long hours like major productions do.

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by Anonymousreply 80October 24, 2021 7:49 PM

DL fave Julian Morris will be in one of them

by Anonymousreply 81October 24, 2021 7:54 PM

It's always a white Christmas in a Hallmark Christmas movie. I love it.

by Anonymousreply 82October 24, 2021 8:02 PM

I caught one with Blair and Tootie last year. The nostalgia factor enhances the palatability of some of these flicks.

I know there's one in which all 4 Eastland girls appear, but I haven't stumbled across it yet.

by Anonymousreply 83October 24, 2021 8:11 PM

Do the lower-classes even celebrate Christmas in the Hallmark universe?

by Anonymousreply 84October 24, 2021 8:31 PM

It's escapism for women. I know several gays who enjoy them, too. And not ironically.

I'm more of a fan of the old Hallmark Hall of Fame from the '90s and earlier, when they actually had big-name stars and great production values. Remember the SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL trilogy with Glenn Close and Christopher Walken? What about THE LOVE LETTER with Jennifer Jason Leigh and Campbell Scott? That's the Hallmark I miss.

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