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Made-For-TV Movies Don’t Always Suck

I don’t watch a lot of movies. I want to say it’s just a season of life I’m going through, but I don’t think I’ve really been a huge movie watcher since high school.

I don’t avoid them, and don’t dislike movies, but I just don’t feel compelled to watch too many. In the last year, I’ve watched maybe 6 or 7 movies in the theater—and two of them (Planes and The Lego Movie) were with my 3-year-old.

So if I watch that few feature films, I can say with absolute certainty I have no idea the last time I watched a made-for-television movie.

Don’t they usually suck?

I don’t know. What I do know is that horribly long lead-in was meant to introduce the made-for-television version of Their Eyes Were Watching God. The film aired on ABC and was produced by Oprah Winfrey.

Halle Berry played the female protagonist, Janie Crawford. Now I get that Zora Neale Hurston describes Janie Crawford as an attractive woman in the novel, but Halle Berry’s level of attractiveness? I didn’t have that in mind. Wow.

So to recap today’s post:

1)   I don’t watch a lot of movies, except kids’ movies.

2)   I really don’t watch made-for-TV films.

3)   Halle Berry is attractive.

And, finally, here’s a trailer for Their Eyes Were Watching God.

9 Comments Post a comment
  1. Non time for … you know


    February 25, 2014
  2. I also do not watch many movies because I prefer books. These, yes, give wings to the imagination. Hug.


    February 25, 2014
  3. I can think of a number of Made-for-tv movies over the years that have been excellent: Lonesome Dove, Roots and the current Game of Thrones come to mind. And this does not include many well-done Masterpiece Theater productions.


    February 25, 2014
  4. As a reader I have a prejudice towards books; I won’t deny it. I can’t help scrutinizing every detail of movie and television adaptations of books. They don’t all suck, that’s true, and I’ve seen a couple of good ones in my day.


    February 25, 2014
  5. I’m like you about movies–I just don’t feel like watching a whole lot of them.

    I will say that I’ve seen quite a few made-for-TV movies that are much better than big-budget movie theater stuff. Depending on the book and the channel, I’d almost rather watch a made-for-TV adaptation.


    February 26, 2014
  6. Great book, must check out the film 🙂


    February 28, 2014
  7. Personally, prefer any book to it’s movie.


    March 2, 2014

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