Sunday, January 4, 2015

Theme Week part 2 Sequels

The Good Witch's Wonder : GW part 7

plot: Cassie has less then a week to plan her son's wedding, while helping a young woman who is on the run from an abusive husband.

This is a 2014 made for tv movie starring Catherine Bell and Catherine Disher.

Yeah, part seven in the series, you read that right. It's no secret I have a love-hate relationship with made for tv movies, but most of the Good Witch films, I've ended up liking. This one left me feeling flat. The good point was the actors finally seemed comfortable in their roles, the bad points were it didn't feel fleshed out. The story was a bit too one dimensional for me.
Another thing I didn't care for was the lack of magic in the story. It didn't have the same pardon the pun, charm, as others in the movie series.

I get this film is the bridge between the movies and the upcoming tv show, but it just leaned too much on "reality" and not enough on "the fantasy" aspects the other movies have made a name on.

There was almost too many sub-plots happening for a made for tv movie, with the character of Grace looking for love, the best friend running around like a whirl-wind of nonsense, the insecurity of the grandfather feeling out dated and the barely touched on back story of the abused wife.

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