Can Lifetime please just bring back their good ol' classic movies and put them in rotation instead of churning out new ones which are nothing but formulaic drivel?
Last night I watched Murder In The Vineyards At first, I thought it took place in Martha's Vineyard, but no.....a divorced mom with a teenage daughter inherits said vineyard and house from her father. Of course, said house is absolutely gorgeous - something a single mom with no obvious job other than running a vineyard she has no experience running - complete with windows that have no covering so creeps can peep in and take photographs of said teenage girl who is unaware there's a creep taking photos of her outside an uncovered window because she's so absorbed in her phone
Let's move on - said teenage daughter attends first day of school and not only makes two insta-friends, but manages to bump into popular boy/captain of soccer team who has an uber-jealous gf (whose also a cheerleader - what else!?) who notices said bump-into. Cheerleader Gf calls out soccer captain bf for flirting, bf gets annoyed, breaks up with cheerleader gf and insta-rebounds with teenage daughter
A lot of your usual nefarious hijinks ensues - sneaking into rooms, going through drawers, getting kidnapped, clocking your attacker ONCE on the head then hanging around thinking they're out for the count (NOTE: if you knock your attacker out, GET OUT IMMEDIATELY. If you plan to hang around to catch your bearings or reflect on what happened, at least find something to gag and hog tie them with)
The In The Vineyard part of the movie title wasn't really relevant other than the fact that it was the location of main character's house
Lifetime movie writers are just dialing it in - using familiar premises and just changing the titles around that start with Stalked By My ______, Killer _____, Psycho _______ , Dangerous ______- just change around some details, fill in the blanks and off you go. I wish they'd just take a break from churning out the same obvious bore-fests and repeat some oldies but goodies from the 80's/90's