#LoveStruckCafe, #Babynapped, and more – TV Reviews

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Love Struck Cafe – Review

Love Struck Cafe – Hallmark – 2 hours and 0 minutes

Love Struck Cafe

Megan goes back to her hometown with two looming deadlines.  First, her boss has given her to 10 AM Monday to convince Francis to sell her home.  Francis’s home sits in the middle of his Multiplex development and if she does not sign by Monday, his investors will back out of the deal and Megan will lose her job.  However, if Megan to succeed, she will get her dream job as an architect.  Second, Megan’s boyfriend Phillip has his career on track and wants to discuss their relationship.  He understands that she has to go back to her hometown for business but he wants to start a life together.  So, he gives her the weekend to think about marriage and the future with him.  However, the more time Megan spends at home she connects with family, friends, and an old love, Joe.  Joe is a widower and father of one.  Years ago when Megan was in college, Joe sent her a breakup letter.  It broke her heart and she always wanted to know why.  Their time together will answer that question.  But with her 2 deadlines, Megan will need to think hard and fast or loss her job and Phillip.

So with Phillip being a jerk, you don’t even root for their relationship.  You wonder why Megan is still with him.  He has no redeeming qualities.  And knowing this is Hallmark, you know how it will end.  However, Francis steals the movie.  She is a strong spitfire that will not be swayed.  Plus, she isn’t holding out for money but she is holding out on principle.  You hope to see more characters like her in any movie.  Also, the relationship between Joe’s daughter and Megan is adorable.  These are your reasons to watch.  The love story is typical.

I give it 2.5 out of 5 stars

While I hardly recognize it – Megan

It’s not only good for me, its good for us – Phillip

I check the tree – Joe

You can call me Ms. Figgins – Francis

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Babynapped – Review

Babynapped – LMN – 2 hours and 0 minutes

Babynapped

After losing their baby minutes after birth, Kristin and David separate.  One year later, Kristin’s best friend Ashley carefully gives Kristin her good news, she is pregnant with her first child.  Kristin then surprises Ashley by saying she is pregnant too.  Kristin met up with an old college boyfriend Jeremy and had a one night stand.  She became pregnant, now Jeremy is moving in for the sake of the baby.  Ashley is stunned but happy for her friend.  The two go from best friends to belly buddies.  After Ashley’s baby is born, she decides to visit her mother Doris and introduce the new grandmother to her grandchild.  Her husband Brian stays behind for business.  However, when Ashley doesn’t show at Doris’s home, Brian and Doris are worried.  Brian goes to find his wife and his baby.  He sees an accident scene and learns that Ashley was in a car crash and died.  He is devastated but soon thinks of his baby girl.  But police can’t find the baby anywhere.  Brian and Doris are determined to find that precious baby girl.

This is better than expected.  You assume you know where the story is going to go, well, because it’s Lifetime.  However, you are left to wonder if your assumptions are right.  Then you start to look at all potential suspects and possibilities.  Brian is not the typical Lifetime husband.  He is not clueless and does not ignore the situation.  He is determined to get his baby back and discover what happened to his wife.  He is not happy staying on the sideline while Doris does everything.  You want to cry when he learns the truth about Ashley’s passing.  You will have the urge to comfort the family.  This is one of the better Lifetime movies.

I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars

There is no baby – David

We have to go find her – Kristin

This is really exciting. This is a miracle – Ashley

For an hour. I don’t think so – Doris

Push it out already – Brian

She should have listened to her husband – Jeremy

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Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library – Review

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library – Nickelodeon – 1 hour and 32 minutes

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

Kyle is ecstatic that the world’s greatest game maker Mr. Luigi Lemoncello has open a library in their hometown.  The library has been updated with state of the art technology and more books than anyone could read.  To launch the opening, Mr. Lemoncello will have an essay contest.  The 12 kids with the best essays will be allowed into his library for a scavenger hunt.  The clues will give them the information to escape from the library.  And the winner will be the spokesperson for the library.  Kyle is picked along with several of his classmates:

  • Sierra – avid reader
  • Miguel – future librarian
  • Haley – popular and selfie queen
  • Andrew – bullied
  • Charles – bully
  • Akimi – involved in everything, Kyle’s best friend

While this may sound easy, there are rules.  First, they must stay away from any area marked off limits.  Second, they can’t enter the same room twice.  Third, they can’t use the fire escape.  And finally, no shortcuts.  These kids will be challenged on their literary know-how and their teamwork.

Based on Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein, this is a great movie to introduce new and old characters to kids.  They will learn about Romeo & Juliet, Charlette’s Web, Humpty Dumpty, and many more books.  (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer).  While watching the film, you will have an idea of who will win the scavenger hunt.  You are right and you are wrong.  While it’s a great film for kids, there are little to no adult jokes were thrown in.  You need to be a kid at heart to enjoy this film.  However, the graphics were amazing for a TV movie and the storyline was more complex than first lead to believe.  This movie is worth the DVR if you have kids.

I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars

It ain’t over, till it’s over – Kyle

Out of the game. Poor girl, she should have listened – Dr. Zinchenko

Whoopsie, don’t mind those, they. Have a mind of their own – Mr. Lemoncello

Oops that was a fire exit maybe I forgot to share the knowledge – Charles

Who cares – Miguel

That must be the express version – Akimi

I was trying to get reception – Haley

Wait isn’t that cheating – Andrew

No, you are ruining everything – Kyle

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Gourmet Detective: Eat, Drink, and Be Buried – Review

Gourmet Detective: Eat, Drink, and Be Buried – HMM – 2 hours and 2 minutes

Gourmet Detective: Eat, Drink, and Be Buried

Awkwardly dressed to a party, Henry and Maggie enjoy the festivities.  David Weston is having a birthday party with his family.  Felicity and Doug (kids from his first marriage) and Ken and Angela (adopted after his 2nd wife died) all love their father but constantly bicker.  David has decided to leave the family business to Ken and keep Felicity on as the CFO.  Doug believes the company should be his since he is the biological son.  Also, Doug is upset that Ken wants to sell the business.  After dinner, Ken and Doug act out a duel that is significant to their family.  After both men fire a shot, Ken dies.  Maggie quickly gets to work to discover what happened.  Soon she discovers that someone walked into David’s home and loaded the gun with a bullet.  Since the barrel was long, David did not see the round before he loaded the blank.  Now Maggie and Henry have to work together to find Ken’s murder.  But how many will fall before the crime can be solved? And will Henry’s past ruin his personal and professional relationship with Maggie?

Based on Eat, Drink, and Be Buried by Peter King, this is a good mystery with a lot of suspects (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer).  Just when you believe you have it solved, another secret is revealed about this family.  And no one is safe.  You must give your full attention to this mystery or you may miss an important clue.  Also, the subplots of Henry’s past and Maggie’s daughter goes hand and hand with the overall plot of the story.  This movie is a great addition to this series.  Sit back and enjoy when you have a full glass of wine and 2 good hours to devote.  It will be worth it.

I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars

Do I get a badge? – Henry

Takes one to know one – Maggie

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