#PsychoNurse, #BabyMonitorMurders, and more – TV Reviews

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Psycho Nurse – Review

Psycho Nurse – Lifetime – 2 hours and 0 minutes

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Mira needed help balancing her son’s Muscular Dystrophy while working, so she hired a stay-at-home nurse named Gwen.  Mira’s son, Max loves Gwen and calls her Ms. G.  And Mira’s husband, Todd, is happy that his wife is less stressed.  Mira still has some concerns.  She worries Gwen is more of a mom than she is to Max and voices her concerns to her friend Karen.  When Karen discovers that Gwen found them, she tells Mira to find a new nurse.  Then, Max hurts himself playing in the backyard.  When both Mira and Gwen try to help Max at the same time, they have a polite spat about Max knowing he has a disease.  They end the spat for Max’s sake and continue their respective jobs.  One night, Mira is online and she gets a call from a stranger named David.  David knows the leader of Mira’s support group and was told to offer her guidance and assurance.  He assures her that having a nurse is the best thing possible for the family and Max’s health.  Mentally, she feels at ease but Mira is getting sicker each day.  She doesn’t know Gwen is an angel of death.  She kills and she loves it.  She doesn’t care who, when, or why.  As long as she gets to kill.

In the first 3 minutes, you learn exactly who Gwen is and what she is capable of doing to others.  One thing is clear, they picked the perfect actress to play Gwen.  She displays a psycho with ease.  The plot, however, is the typical psycho – insert profession here – plot.  You sit wonder how long these unassuming people will continue to be played by this sycophant.  After a while, you will start to root for the killer.  That is the best way to enjoy this type of movie.

I give it 2.5 out of 5 stars

Then, I’ll get right back up again – Max

She’s a total professional – Mira

If she hasn’t murdered you by now, you’re probably fine – Karen

It gives me a sense of power I just can get anywhere else – Gwen

Maybe cut down your screen time? – Todd

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Baby Monitor Murders – Review

Baby Monitor Murders – LMN – 2 hours and 0 minutes

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Disappointed, Cassie and Lucy head to their home town for the summer.  Cassie’s internship in Los Angelos fell through.  She has to wait tables while her parents take a much-deserved trip to Paris.  While jogging in the park, Cassie recovers Becca’s ball.  Seeing how good Cassie is with Becca, Becca’s mother Chloe asks Cassie to be her babysitter.  Chloe, a lawyer, is rejoining the workforce after being a stay-at-home mom.  Cassie jumps at the opportunity and starts working the next day.  Cassie meets Tom, Chloe’s husband, but he has to leave quickly.  One of Tom’s workers, Glen’s wife is missing.  Malorie has been missing for 5 days and her bloody shirt was found in the woods.   After going the papers to complain about the sheriff’s lack of caring, the sheriff suspects Glen in his wife’s disappearance.  Cassie heard about Malorie but never knew her.  The next day, Cassie watches Becca while the couple has a date night.  When they are gone, Cassie hears someone say “Go back to sleep.  Don’t worry, I’ll be back for you”.  Cassie freaks out and starts looking all over the house.  She is frightened when Tom and Chloe come back home.  They explain the baby monitor sometimes tap into their neighbors and she shouldn’t worry.  Cassie goes home at ease until her next babysitting job.  Chloe is late coming home.  Tom suspects she was overcome with work and came home to relieve Cassie.  The next morning, Chloe still hasn’t come home.   The sheriff believes Tom, Glen, or both men are behind their wives’ disappearance.  Cassie will do anything to help Becca get Chloe back.  But does that include dying?

This movie will keep you guessing until one character comes on the screen.  This person’s behavior and demeanor are just too suspicious.  However, you will hang in to see why this person is kidnapping these women and what this person plans to do now that the person has got them.   With great acting, good writing, and a strong backing track, you will be invested in this storyline.

I give it 4 out of 5 stars

Sometimes, I just miss being my own person – Chloe

I don’t think he has a lot of people in his life – Cassie

Is this what you did to Glen? – Tom

Daddy, when’s mommy coming home – Becca

I’m warning you – Glen

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The Babysitter’s Revenge – Review

The Babysitter’s Revenge – LMN – 2 hours and 0 minutes

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Carrie babysits the children in her neighborhood to help her mother, Anna, make ends meet.  Anna was running for councilwoman but a sexual harassment scandal ended her campaign.  Now, Anna is having a hard time finding a well-paying job and works as a cashier.  Carrie knows her mother would never sexually harass a staffer.  Carrie wants to find who set her mom up.  After catching one of her clients snorting cocaine, Carrie gets an idea.  She can use her job to snoop on the neighbors and find out who was behind creating the fake scandal.  When she is asked to watch her next-door neighbor’s son, Carrie takes the job.  But Carrie is irked by Maddie.  Maddie micromanages the neighborhood and will go to any lengths to have things her way.  She only has one goal: keep the property value up.  When Carrie watches Maddie’s son, Daniel, she starts to snoop around.  She finds the salacious photos used to bring her mom down.  Now,  Carrie is on the warpath to get Maddie, restore their family name, and turn their financial woes around.

This movie is tit for tat.  Each woman comes with guns blazing and will use text, photos, video, and swimming pools to come out on top.  At first, Carrie doesn’t understand she is in the big leagues and makes high school mistakes.  But when she sees Maddie’s true ambition, Carrie steps her game up.  In the end, there will be a kidnapping, electrocution, and a test to bring one of these ladies to their knees and out of town.  Make sure you are watching because a lot of stuff happens in unnarrated text messages.

I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars

A woman has a right to know what her husband’s up to – Maddie

I know your mom and I know she would never hit on a 25-year-old with a hard-on for politics – Blair

Carrie, remember nobody is perfect. No matter how green their grass is – Anna

That was awesome. I think that deserves a popsicle – Carrie

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Crossword Mysteries: Abracadaver – Review

Crossword Mysteries: Abracadaver – HMM – 2 hours and 0 minutes

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Tess is taking close-up magic classes at the Magic Manor.  She walked around and saw Alister and Bianca practicing a trick where he catches a bullet in his teeth.  Before she can see the end, the instructor pulls her away.  Students of the class and their guests are invited to attend a special performance by Alister.  Having this show on her birthday delights Tess.  She invites her Aunt Candance, Detective Logan, and the new crime reporter Reed.  During the show, Tess sees Alister stumble.  Then, the .357 Magnum is pulled out.  Bianca takes the shot and Alister falls.  But he doesn’t get back up.  Logan and a doctor check on him.  The doctor declares him dead.  Then, the stage goes dark.  Logan finds a stagehand to turn the lights back on.  As Logan questions everyone, Tess sees a blond woman in a gold dress walking upstairs.  Tess follows the woman until the woman disappears into thin air.  In a world of illusionists, Tess and Logan have to find a murder before one of them becomes the next victim.

You must record this movie and give it your full attention.  You can’t trust anything you see or hear.  But you must take everything in and analyze the clues.  If you believe you have the murder figured out, well the writers performed a sleight of hand on you.  The recap will give you whiplash, make you do a double-take, and reach for the rewind button.  This is by far, the best Crossword Mysteries installment.

I give it 5 out of 5 stars

Good, I can breathe – Logan

Clearly, something went really wrong – Tess

You can’t blame a teacher for the error of a student – Sinclair

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The Wedding Do Over – Review

The Wedding Do Over – UPtv – 2 hours and 0 minutes

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Abby owns Re-do, I Do.  It gives brides a re-do of their wedding if something went horribly wrong during their nuptials.   But she is leaving the business in the hands of her assistant, Taylor.  Abby’s best friend, Emily is getting married and she wants Abby to do the re-do.  Before Dan got deployed, he and Emily when to the courthouse and had a quick wedding.  Now that he is back, Emily wants to get it right.  Luckily, the best man and Dan’s brother, Peter, agrees.  To make things better, Peter is paying for everything.  The only problem: Abby is Peter’s ex-girlfriend.  After college, Peter and Abby were supposed to get married but the entire wedding party got food poisoning and the wedding was postponed.  Peter wanted to have the wedding right away, but Abby wanted to wait a few more months to get it right.  When she had to choose between the wedding and an internship, she chose the job but assume the marriage was still possible.  Peter took this as the ultimate rejection.  Abby resolves to do everything on her own, but Peter won’t hear it.  He wants to plan everything with her.  Can they plan a wedding together and not let their failed one affect it?

This movie shows a true communication breakdown in a relationship.  Not only for Peter and Abby but for Dan and Emily too.  Your heart breaks as Dan and Emily continue to have setbacks.  From the food to the dress to having time together, they just can’t get on the same page.  Peter and Abby’s arguments draw you in because they unveil the cause of their breakup like an onion.  You don’t know who broke it up.  And neither do they.  Hearing the family’s perspective puts you at ease with their past and future decisions.  This is a great rom-com to relax to after a hard day.

I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars

No, because you’re going tell him I can handle all of this myself – Abby

Like I told you before, I will see this through to the end – Peter

I look like I got kicked off a dance show – Emily

It can’t be prettier than the one I was planning to wear – Dan

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Winter in Vail – Review

Winter in Vail – Hallmark – 2 hours and 0 minutes

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After giving a stunning presentation, Chelsea believes she will get the promotion to Vice President of Event Development.  Then, she is given some jawdropping news.  Her Uncle Grady left her a chalet in Vail, Colorado.  She hasn’t seen him in years and had no idea he would do something so generous for her.  She is not sure what to do with the property until her boss tells her about her new responsibilities.  She is responsible for catching Danny up on their current projects and showing him around the office.  Danny will be the new VP of Event Development.  Chelsea takes this news by quitting her job and going to Vail.  Her first local, Owen, doesn’t give her the warmest welcome.  However, Carl, the owner of Edelweiss does.  Once she gets to the chalet, she is unprepared for how unfinished it is.  The chalet was in the middle of restorations when Grady died.  The estate lawyer calls the local contractor.  Chelsea is pleased until she sees Owen standing at her doorstep.  He was working on Grady’s restorations before he passed.  The materials were paid for, so Chelsea will only have to cover the labor.  She agrees.  The town of Vail has Chelsea restless, so gets to work making a plan for Owen.  Owen is confused by her “helpfulness” and politely nods and smiles.  In a few days, Chelsea learns a lot of the local businesses are failing.  She suggests they need more tourists to bring in profits.  Owen mentions having a Strudelfest.  When Chelsea does the research, she learns Strudelfest is a real thing in Europe.  Chelsea will do what she does best, plan an event.  They hope this will be the first in an annual tradition.  All her hard work doesn’t go unnoticed by Owen, he is falling for her can-do, super-planned attitude every day.

With a predictable ending, this movie does set itself apart in 2 ways.  First, Chelsea doesn’t go to Vail to consider if she wants to stay with her job.  She just quits and finds a new direction for her life.  Second, they aren’t trying to save the festival, they are trying to start one so they can save the town.  Seeing the town come together to create ideas for hot chocolate, pies, scented candles, and ice cream with a Strudel theme are fun.  This is a great movie to watch and be inspired.

I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars

Good with it? No, I’m terrified. And isn’t that exciting – Chelsea

Looks like I came just in time – Owen

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