I don't watch it, but my parents apparently love it. Saturday nights they watch a rerun movie then a new movie at 9pm. When I asked why they said they enjoyed that it's low anxiety, and they have a stable of actors like the old studio system that change roles but provide a familiar comfort.
I get it. It's a lot of the reason I like the Orville and the Good Place so much. I am looking for more positive stories these days as the real world seems so dark and stormy.
I am an actor who was based in Vancouver and Hallmark almost single handedly keeps crews and cast employed up there. Last year they did 87 xmas movies. Not movies....xmas movies !
15 day shoots and a budget of about Two million and they just keep cranking out. Last year I was filming two different xmas movies at the same time, one at night and one during the day. My characters were virtually interchangable and started to do the wrong monologue on the wrong set. Initially the only person who noticed was the script supervisor....
They are great movies for days when you need a break from all stress. Nothing bad ever happens, you already know the couple is getting together in the end, there's never a truly evil villain if there is one at all, the conflict they have to overcome is almost non-existent, all the people are nice, and everyone is pretty. Simple mindless fun. Honestly there are some days where I would love to be living in a Hallmark movie.
One of my friends writes a cheesy Christmas movie every year. He loves it. He also loves the extra income.
He also loves that one of his scripts was the highest rated Christmas Hallmark movie of 2015.
I didn't realize how many they had until I started watching Frasier reruns at night, and Psych reruns on "Hallmark Movies & Mysteries" channel.
My mom (74) watches them constantly. If one is on at a time she can't watch it, she'll DVR it. She'll even watch ones over again.
My mom's TV watching is primarily football (NFL, college, arena and Canadian), NCIS, Hallmark movies and tv shows, and sometimes shows like CSI, Hawaii 5-0 and the like.
If my grandmother isn’t watching reruns of NCIS, Matlock, Murder She Wrote, Diagnosis Murder or any other show in that vein.
She’s watching some Hallmark Christmas movie no matter what time of year it is. Does Hallmark even have any other movies that aren’t Christmas focused?
I would watch them as a general movie but they need to kill the music score during "comedy" scenes or "emotional" scenes, also change the ethnicity of the leads so I don't have see a bunch of upper class white people go through 1st world problems, I want to see hispanic or african american go through 1st world problems and the one with Andy Garcia doesn't count.
Some how I keep getting stuck watching a few of them with my Aunt every year. I can tell the production on some, or all, is limited by the lack of locations and the cookie-cutter story type. I see the same story over and over with different actors, but she loves them so much.
Legally speaking, the enjoyability of a movie is not as important to a movie as it's seriousness and whether it achieves A B S O L U T E K I N O G R A P H Y.
I personally don't get it but to each their own. Watching these movies to me is like listening to nails on a chalk board.
It somehow warms my heart reading all these comments about people watching Hallmark movies (I think I never watched a minute of this channel and tbh I thought Hallmark is documentary channel until this day) because of ¨low anxiety and happy endings¨
My gf is addicted to these movies, but ive watched a couple and now they all seem the same to me. Not my cup of tea but they do make my gf happy
Omg my dad loves hallmark movies. He'll go on for an hour describing one of them when I call him; the plot, the characters, the scenes, and the ending. My responses "uh huh" "oh ok" "cool " "Ok bye dad"
Man, it's like they put these out every year. Must be cheaper that way, you know?