9.09.2008

LMN

I'm wondering, do other women out there have the same guilty pleasure that I do? It's called "Lifetime Movie Network" where you will find one horrific movie after another, but I find them deliciously horrific. Today's 9:00 viewing "Silencing Mary" stars a 1998 Melissa Joan Hart, football players harass a crusading coed whose roommate was raped by the star quarterback, and the 11:00 hour is "Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life." A 16 yr old struggles with academics and athletics after an acquaintance introduces him to Internet pornography.


They make it easy for us, next to the list of movies they have little pictures with descriptions of "madness" "love/lust" "thrilling" "vengeance" and "justice." These movies are the final resting place for the Kelly McGillis and Justine Bateman's of the world, you know the stars that made it big once and then started aging or lost their box office. I do believe that once a star makes a movie for The Lifetime Channel they have jumped the shark.



I was talking to my brother's boyfriend Denton, when the subject of the Lifetime Channel came up, he became very animated and said to me "OH, one day when Brad was at work and I was at home, I WATCHED THOSE LIFETIME MOVIES ALL DAY LONG...I LOVE THEM!" To which I replied in a very high octave "SO DO I!" and then we proceeded to discuss our admiration for these cinematic marvels.



Tim has come home after work and 'caught' me watching this channel. He will usually walk over by me, look up at the t.v. for a few seconds and then say this "what in the hell are you watching?" Then I reply "an amazing film for women."

6 comments:

Chris said...

Two points to make:

1. Even though I have never watched this network, and I may have to, we women have EVERY RIGHT to watch these movies. And I love how they categorize them for us. Molly Ringwald and her ilk need somewhere to go with all that unused talent.

2. Timothy has NO ROOM to bash those movies. He likes Rocky and Rambo for the love of all that is holy.

We all have our guilty pleasures, sis. You rock on with the LMN. I'm going to go watch some more episodes from Supernatural Season 3.....

allicat said...

Oh, I HATE these movies....

Why??

Because if I ever stumble upon one and watch for a few minutes to see iwhat it is, it SUCKS ME IN... and then I sitting and watching the entire dumb thing all the way through. And when it's over, I think - I can't believe I just watched that.

The only thing worse than this is being sucked into those absolutely horrible Walker, Texas Ranger shows. Which has happened on more than one occasion. And by the time it's over, I want to slit my wrists.

allicat said...

I really should preview and check my sentence structure before I publish my comments....

#1 Brooke said...

Okay seriously!! I LOVE LMN!! The Lifetime Movies are the best! I'm always texting my sister telling her about the great one I'm currently watching and she does the same for me. You can't help but get reeled in and love the cheesy dramas that they are. It makes your life seem so much more normal.

EEK said...

All my guilty pleasures involve food, obviously. But the best is sneaking out to the garage to drink my coke before church on Fast Sunday which is really the slowest Sunday of the month.

Michelle said...

It comforts me knowing others are somewhat addicted to these wonderful cinematic marvels.

Eek, maybe you should try sipping whisky before church...