I know lots of people enjoy Hallmark movies. They're like McDonald's, always reliable, comforting. I've never seen one, even though the TiVo seems to think I would really enjoy them. I just shudder and press delete.
Gary roped me into watching one because it was in a subset of Hallmark movies based on the Aurora Teagarden mystery stories that he enjoys.
I was struck by how damn pretty it was. Every scene is set in a gazebo or an autumn forest and somehow only the tops of the trees are red and gold and then the color ombrés down to spring green. Even the parking lot scene included only new freshly-waxed cars.
The people are of course pretty, though Gary complained they aren't as diverse as they are in the books. I would say the main character is pretty, but I was distracted by her messy/perfect braid. See? It's clearly a fake braid woven into her real hair.
And the very first scene is set with a camera trick of her braiding "her" hair. With that distraction I could not suspend my disbelief for more than half an hour and I stopped watching.
Still, I watched part of a Hallmark movie, so that's a new thing I did this week.