January TV Movie Roundup (Hallmark & Lifetime 2019)

Hello everyone! I hope you had a lovely holiday season with loved ones and are ready for another year of crazy TV movies. January brings us Winterfest from Hallmark Channel and Emmy/Academy award winners are back on Lifetime.

Let me know if you are excited for the upcoming January movies! Happy New Year!

Winter Castle

Premieres: Jan 5th, 8 p.m. ET on Hallmark Channel

Stars: Emilie Ullerup and Kevin McGarry.

Synopsis (Via Hallmark)

Born and raised in sunny California, Jenny is thrilled when her sister Meg decides to have a destination wedding at an ice hotel. Jenny is immediately entranced by the magical décor of the hotel and also finds herself instantly smitten with Craig, the handsome best man. Will the romance of the gorgeous wintry hotel bring them together?

Thoughts

I really enjoy Emilie. (Despite how she spells her name…) and would be excited to see her in another Hallmark movie so soon. Pour it Up!

My Mother’s Split Personality

Premieres: Jan 12th, 8 p.m. ET on Lifetime

Stars: Kayla Wallace, Jefferson Brown, & Lindsay Hartley

Synopsis (Via Lifetime)

After her father dies of a heart attack, Julie Price has returned home after two years of living in estrangement from her mother Gail. But Gail is not herself these days, acting bizarrely and under the control of Warren, a highly intelligent criminal, who has become Gail’s boyfriend and is plotting to get his hands on a vast amount of money left behind by her dead husband. As Julie investigates the cause of her mother’s strange behavior, she gets closer to the truth about Warren, and a deadly game of cat and mouse begins, in which the dark criminal operator will do anything to protect his payday. It’s up to Julie to save her mother from not only Warren but also from her own split personalities and get her the help she desperately needs.

The Wrong Friend

Premieres: Jan 12th, 10 p.m. ET on Lifetime

Stars: Vivica A. Fox, Michael Pare, and Tracey Nelson

Synopsis (Via Lifetime)

The moment Riley meets Chris, she thinks he is handsome, charming and affectionate. He seemed perfect, but after a party at his house, Riley sees that Chris has a darker side. His adoration turns to obsession, her dream into a nightmare and she must figure out what he is after

Thoughts

Ms. Vivica A Fox, need I say more?  Pour it Up!

Emma Fielding Mysteries: More Bitter than Death

Premieres: Jan 13th, 9 p.m. ET on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Stars:  Courtney Thorne-Smith, James Tupper, and Mark Valley.

Synopsis (Via Hallmark)

While hosting the annual gathering of the Association for the Study of American Archaeology at Kenzer College, Emma Fielding is thrust into the midst of a murder mystery when the President of her organization is poisoned on the eve of announcing her successor. With many of the leading archaeologists present having expressed their entitlement to the presidency prior to the murder, Emma and FBI pal Jim Conner have plenty of likely suspects from which to choose.

Thoughts

This title is so confusing? What is more bitter than death… Happy to see a woman of a certain age in a romantic leading role, but Put a cork in it.

Best Friend’s Betrayal

Premieres: Jan 13th, 8 p.m. ET on Lifetime

Stars: Mary Grill & Vanessa Walsh

Synopsis (Via Lifetime)

Best friends Katie and Jess are inseparable and have always had each other’s backs. When Jess begins a new serious relationship with famous crime writer, Nick (Jaime M. Callica), Katie is unsure of this new seemingly perfect man. Katie wants to support her friend’s newfound happiness but is fiercely protective of her. But Katie’s obsession with Jess soon proves deadly and it is up to the recently vilified Nick to expose this supposed ‘best friend’ before it is too late.

Thoughts

Rex from Christmas Memories!?!? Yay, honey.  Pour it Up!

Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story

Premieres: Jan 19th, 8 p.m. ET on Lifetime

Stars: Christina Ricci, Judith Light and Josh Bowman

Synopsis (Via Lifetime)

A young journalist looks behind the curtain of a nearby mental hospital, only to uncover the grim and gruesome acts they bestow upon the patients. Based on a true story.

Thoughts

The marquee names is enough for an automatic pour it up. Add to that a true story? Pour it Up!

Ruby Herring Mysteries: Silent Witness

Premieres: Jan 20th, 9 p.m. ET on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Stars:  Taylor Cole and Stephen Huszar.

Synopsis (Via Hallmark)

When consumer news reporter, Ruby Herring stumbles onto a murder, the intrepid redhead inadvertently discovers a knack for crime solving. With the reluctant help of a handsome detective, Ruby finds a new career covering crime.

Thoughts

Taylor Cole’s wg is terrible. Put a cork in it.

Love You To Death

Premieres: Jan 26th, 8 p.m. ET on Lifetime

Stars: Marcia Gay Harden, Emily Skeggs and Brennan Keel Cook.

Synopsis (Via Lifetime)

Inspired by a true story, “Love You to Death” is a shocking tale of a mother and daughter who are nothing like they seem, their tumultuous relationship ending in a brutal murder. Camile (Oscar® winner Marcia Gay Harden, “50 Shades” features, “Code Black,” “Point Blank”) and Esme (Emily Skeggs, “Miseducation of Cameron Post,” “Mile 22”) are well-known in their community – Esme as the sickly, child-like wheelchair-bound daughter, and Camile as the perfect caretaker and mother. They seem a perfect pair until Camile is found stabbed to death in her home, and Esme has vanished, believed to be kidnapped by the killer. But when Esme is found, a terrible secret emerges. Esme was not kidnapped. Instead, she ran away with her boyfriend (Brennan Keel Cook) after working with him to murder Camile. More than that, Esme is perfectly healthy, mentally and physically, and has been a victim of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, forced to believe she was ill by her controlling, abusive mother.

Thoughts

This one looks legit scary! Marcia Gay Harden has an Oscar, how could you not, Pour it Up!

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