***Throughout this Christmas season, we will be eating and drinking our faces. We will also be posting recaps of the shows that are on as well as Best in Comments articles and Christmas recap reprints!! Enjoy this PennyDreadful classic!!
Hi, Gamii! I hope you all watched this Hallmark special. If you didn’t, it will air again this Wednesday, December 14. So make a cup of cocoa, grab a cookie, and settle in for a treat. It is especially delightful if you like your “drama” filled with cliched characters, hackeyed situations, and plot “twists” that are telegraphed 45 minutes in advance.
The movie stars Sir Roger Moore in what Hallmark calls his “triumphant” return to television. Right off the bat, what is up with his hair? He’s in his mid-80s in real life and in the movie, yet he has dyed hair – and worst of all, it’s orange.
Also not liking the bad plastic surgery and the funeral home makeup.
Paul used to have orange hair too.
I blame that on Heather. Booo.
There is no excuse for anyone, male or female, to have orange hair. You’re not fooling us. You look completely ridiculous, colorblind, and pathetic. Salt and pepper. White. Or go all Patrick Stewart.
Xavier = hot.
Roger plays the curmudgeonly Duke of Castlebury Hall, an extremely small European duchy that appears to encompass one building – the “Castle” in “Castlebury”, although it looks more like a big manor house – and some land about the size of a Beverly Hills tract. I think Vatican City is larger. It also has more buildings, its own post office and its own bank with ATMs in Latin:
Reperio is valde i “cool”.
Ergo As I was saying, postage-sized Castlebury is a dour, depressing place. Yet somehow it contains a pixie, a sprite – but I’m getting ahead of myself.
First, Hallmark has rated this movie “SGP” which is not a misspelling of Sarah Jessica Parker but instead stands for Santa, Gathering and Presents. Okey . . .
Our movie opens in Buffalo. We see a young girl, Jules, looking in an antique store window. We’re told she dreams of being a princess. And now we see her as an adult, working in an antique store, restoring clocks.
She’s very cute and looks exactly like my sister-in-law, who hasn’t aged a day in 25 years.
A customer enters and Jules assists her. Simultaneously, we see a boy and Zoe, his friend? sister? (turns out to be the former) shoplifting a video game from a store.
This is Milo, the thief.