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14th Jun '17 7:57:31 PM Mullon
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* The Hallmark Channel has made a small industry out of Glurge-filled made-for-TV movies. Most often these films are about someone who is overwhelmed with working in the big city, and are forced to live in a small town, which they end up finding more satisfying than their past life. Usually a ridiculously hot love interest drops right into their laps to help the process along, along with a few quirky but bland small town friends. The only real obstacles protagonist has to overcome are getting off on the wrong foot with the love interest or some petty rival, which in real life could be fixed by talking to the love interest like an adult and ignoring rival. Everyone is just sort of cutesy and non-threatening overall. If the main character is a woman the movie will emphasize that starting a family is more fulfilling than having a job. Then December roles around and Hallmark replaces their normal movies with special Christmas ones, which are the same except the overworked person is so overworked that they don't know the true meaning of Christmas, which they learn by moving to the small town and a little from Christmas magic.

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* The Hallmark Channel has made a small industry out of Glurge-filled made-for-TV movies.movies, known as SugarWiki/AHallmarkPresentation. Most often these films are about someone who is overwhelmed with working in the big city, and are forced to live in a small town, which they end up finding more satisfying than their past life. Usually a ridiculously hot love interest drops right into their laps to help the process along, along with a few quirky but bland small town friends. The only real obstacles protagonist has to overcome are getting off on the wrong foot with the love interest or some petty rival, which in real life could be fixed by talking to the love interest like an adult and ignoring rival. Everyone is just sort of cutesy and non-threatening overall. If the main character is a woman the movie will emphasize that starting a family is more fulfilling than having a job. Then December roles around and Hallmark replaces their normal movies with special Christmas ones, which are the same except the overworked person is so overworked that they don't know the true meaning of Christmas, which they learn by moving to the small town and a little from Christmas magic.
14th Jun '17 7:56:25 PM Mullon
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* The Hallmark Channel has made a small industry out of Glurge-filled made-for-TV movies. Most often these films are about someone who is overwhelmed with working in the big city, and are forced to live in a small town, which they end up finding more satisfying than their past life. Usually a ridiculously hot love interest drops right into their laps to help the process along, along with a few quirky but bland small town friends. The only real obstacles protagonist has to overcome are getting off on the wrong foot with the love interest or some petty rival, which in real life could be fixed by talking to the love interest like an adult and ignoring rival. Everyone is just sort of cutesy and non-threatening overall. If the main character is a woman the movie will emphasize that starting a family is more fulfilling than having a job.

Then December roles around and Hallmark replaces their normal movies with special Christmas ones, which are the same except the overworked person is so overworked that they don't know the true meaning of Christmas, which they learn by moving to the small town and a little from Christmas magic.

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* The Hallmark Channel has made a small industry out of Glurge-filled made-for-TV movies. Most often these films are about someone who is overwhelmed with working in the big city, and are forced to live in a small town, which they end up finding more satisfying than their past life. Usually a ridiculously hot love interest drops right into their laps to help the process along, along with a few quirky but bland small town friends. The only real obstacles protagonist has to overcome are getting off on the wrong foot with the love interest or some petty rival, which in real life could be fixed by talking to the love interest like an adult and ignoring rival. Everyone is just sort of cutesy and non-threatening overall. If the main character is a woman the movie will emphasize that starting a family is more fulfilling than having a job.

job. Then December roles around and Hallmark replaces their normal movies with special Christmas ones, which are the same except the overworked person is so overworked that they don't know the true meaning of Christmas, which they learn by moving to the small town and a little from Christmas magic.
14th Jun '17 7:55:36 PM Mullon
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* The Hallmark Channel has made a small industry out of Glurge-filled made-for-TV movies. Most often these films are about someone who is overwhelmed with working in the big city, and are forced to live in a small town, which they end up finding more satisfying than their past life. Usually a ridiculously hot love interest drops right into their laps to help the process along, along with a few quirky but bland small town friends. The only real obstacles protagonist has to overcome are getting off on the wrong foot with the love interest or some petty rival, which in real life could be fixed by talking to the love interest like an adult and ignoring rival. Everyone is just sort of cutesy and non-threatening overall. If the main character is a woman the movie will emphasize that starting a family is more fulfilling than having a job.

Then December roles around and Hallmark replaces their normal movies with special Christmas ones, which are the same except the overworked person is so overworked that they don't know the true meaning of Christmas, which they learn by moving to the small town and a little from Christmas magic.
15th Apr '17 12:43:14 PM DustSnitch
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* Viewers of ''Series/SeventhHeaven'' are force-fed Christian morals like a baby. The version of UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} was the vague, feel-good sort that could best be described as "spiritual masturbation". You don't mention {{Jesus}} as anything more than a really hoopy dude, because people might feel ''bad'', AndThatsTerrible.

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* Viewers of ''Series/SeventhHeaven'' are force-fed Christian morals like a baby. The version of UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} was the vague, feel-good sort that could best be described as "spiritual masturbation". You don't mention {{Jesus}} UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} as anything more than a really hoopy dude, because people might feel ''bad'', AndThatsTerrible.
11th Apr '17 10:43:18 AM appealus
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* The ''[=BuzzFeed=]'' article "[[http://www.buzzfeed.com/kmallikarjuna/signs-youre-the-lisa-simpson-of-your-family 29 Signs You're the Lisa Simpson of Your Family]]" consist of images of [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Lisa Simpson]] accompanied by text obtensibly comparing the reader to her. Some of these images are taken out of context. Especially the final point, "You started from the bottom now you're here. ''[sic]''", accompanied by an image of Lisa in a pool surrounded by other kids; this episode had those kids treatng Lisa as popular just to get to swim in that pool, which Lisa's family recently got.

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* The ''[=BuzzFeed=]'' article "[[http://www.buzzfeed.com/kmallikarjuna/signs-youre-the-lisa-simpson-of-your-family 29 Signs You're the Lisa Simpson of Your Family]]" consist of images of [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Lisa Simpson]] accompanied by text obtensibly comparing the reader to her. Some of these images are taken out of context. Especially the final point, "You started from the bottom now you're here. ''[sic]''", accompanied by an image of Lisa in a pool surrounded by other kids; this episode had those kids treatng treating Lisa as popular just to get to swim in that pool, which Lisa's family recently got.bought.
6th Apr '17 6:53:44 AM Beelzibubbles
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* AngstWhatAngst: A character is a victim or survivor of some sort of tragic or traumatic incident, and feel absolutely none of the grief or trauma that any real person would feel, indicating the writers are not writing realistic human traits into the character. Alternately they may initially actually suffer from grief or trauma, but it only lasts one scene, chapter, or episode, and by the next scene, chapter, or episode they act as if nothing happened.

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* AngstWhatAngst: A character is a victim or survivor of some sort of tragic or traumatic incident, and feel absolutely none of the grief or trauma that any real person would feel, indicating the writers are not writing realistic human traits into the character. Alternately they may initially actually suffer from grief or trauma, but it only lasts one scene, chapter, or episode, and by the next scene, chapter, or episode they act as if nothing happened.
6th Apr '17 6:52:33 AM Beelzibubbles
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* AngstWhatAngst: A character is a victim or survivor of some sort of tragic or traumatic incident, and feel absolutely none of the grief or trauma that any real person would feel, indicating the writers are not writing realistic human traits into the character. Alternately they initially, they may actually suffer from grief or trauma, but it only lasts one scene, chapter, or episode, and by the next scene,chapter or episode they act as if nothing happened.
* BlackAndWhiteMorality: Glurge-y works leave no doubt who is right and who is wrong. The sympathetic side will be entirely good, while the opposing side will be not only incorrect but actively hostile to all that is good.

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* AngstWhatAngst: A character is a victim or survivor of some sort of tragic or traumatic incident, and feel absolutely none of the grief or trauma that any real person would feel, indicating the writers are not writing realistic human traits into the character. Alternately they initially, they may initially actually suffer from grief or trauma, but it only lasts one scene, chapter, or episode, and by the next scene,chapter scene, chapter, or episode they act as if nothing happened.
* BlackAndWhiteMorality: Glurge-y works leave no doubt as to who is right and who is wrong. The sympathetic side will be entirely good, while the opposing side will be not only incorrect but actively hostile to all that is good.



* EasyEvangelism: The character who speaks the work's message will be impossibly persuasive, winning over all the sympathetic characters. Those who ignore or reject him will be portrayed as stupid, in denial, or evil, regardless of how logical it would be to take this total stranger at his word. Works promoting a religion easily fall into Glurge territory for this reason.

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* EasyEvangelism: The character who speaks the work's message will be impossibly persuasive, winning over all the sympathetic characters. Those who ignore or reject him will be portrayed as stupid, in denial, or evil, regardless of how logical illogical it would be to take this total stranger at his word. Works promoting a religion easily fall into Glurge territory for this reason.
30th Mar '17 11:34:28 PM NWolfman
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* A little over a year after 9/11, the slew of nationalistic country songs written in it's immediate wake were slammed for being shallow and reactionary, and were seen as shamelessly capitalizing on the country's grief. The two most infamous of these were "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue" by Music/TobyKeith and "Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning" by Allan Jackson, the latter of which was mercilessly parodied on the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "A Ladder To Heaven" where Jackson solemnly strums his guitar, occasionally singing "Ooo yeah, 9/11..." while everyone weeps.
26th Mar '17 10:56:18 AM 64SuperNintendo
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** ''Film/GodsNotDead'' is about a religious student clashing with his atheist teacher over God's existence. The glurge comes from the movie's badly written BlackAndWhiteMorality that says all Christians are good and all atheists and non-Christians are either evil or [[TheEeyore sad people]] who really do believe in God, but just pretend not to in response to a [[DarkAndTroubledPast tragic backstory event]]. The film ends with the teacher getting hit by a car and accepting God just before he dies. Critics and audiences were not pleased.

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** ''Film/GodsNotDead'' is about a religious student clashing with his atheist teacher over God's existence. The glurge comes from the movie's badly written badly-written BlackAndWhiteMorality that says all Christians are good and all atheists and non-Christians are either evil or [[TheEeyore sad people]] who really do believe in God, but just pretend not to in response to a [[DarkAndTroubledPast tragic backstory event]]. The film ends with the teacher getting hit by a car and accepting God just before he dies. Critics and audiences were not pleased.
26th Mar '17 10:54:33 AM 64SuperNintendo
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** ''Film/GodsNotDead'' is about a religious student clashing with his athiest teacher over God's existence. The glurge comes from the movie's badly written BlackAndWhiteMorality that says all Christians are good and all atheists and non-Christians are either evil or [[TheEeyore sad people]] who really do believe in God, but just pretend not to in response to a [[DarkAndTroubledPast tragic backstory event]]. The film ends with the teacher getting hit by a car and accepting God just before he dies. Critics and audiences were not pleased.

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** ''Film/GodsNotDead'' is about a religious student clashing with his athiest atheist teacher over God's existence. The glurge comes from the movie's badly written BlackAndWhiteMorality that says all Christians are good and all atheists and non-Christians are either evil or [[TheEeyore sad people]] who really do believe in God, but just pretend not to in response to a [[DarkAndTroubledPast tragic backstory event]]. The film ends with the teacher getting hit by a car and accepting God just before he dies. Critics and audiences were not pleased.
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