History Main / LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek

3rd Mar '16 10:32:42 PM Cindylover1969
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The {{Trope Namer|s}} is Creator/{{Lifetime}}, a cable TV channel in the United States with programming geared toward female audiences (or, at least, female audiences who conform to Lifetime's conception of its target demographic), which is well known for giving rise to the subgenre. Despite being the Trope Namer and TropeCodifier, Lifetime isn't the only source of movies in this subgenre; some of the most well-known (''Not Without My Daughter'') and most-parodied (''Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?'') movies weren't Lifetime Movies at all, although they now are frequently re-run on that channel.

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The {{Trope Namer|s}} is Creator/{{Lifetime}}, a cable TV channel in the United States with programming geared toward female audiences (or, at least, female audiences who conform to Lifetime's conception of its target demographic), which is well known for giving rise to the subgenre. Despite being the Trope Namer and TropeCodifier, Lifetime isn't the only source of movies in this subgenre; some of the most well-known (''Not Without My Daughter'') and most-parodied (''Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?'') movies weren't Lifetime Movies at all, although they now are frequently re-run on that channel.
channel. (Indeed, only two of the movies in the page image opposite are Lifetime Movies, and one of them is a ''theatrical'' movie.)
20th Jan '16 2:30:05 PM DrOO7
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** And now, ''Literature/MySweetAudrina'' and the Dollanganger book series have been adapted as films for Lifetime.


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* Most of Creator/DanielleSteel's books are this in literary form. Throughout the mid-nineties, a large chunk of them were adapted into TV movies, which, while initially aired on Creator/{{NBC}}, where eventually bought by and frequently reaired on Lifetime.
16th Jan '16 6:24:17 PM Willbyr
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16th Jan '16 6:24:03 PM Willbyr
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8th Jan '16 4:00:33 PM eroock
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8th Jan '16 6:58:09 AM Willbyr
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27th Nov '15 11:52:54 AM nombretomado
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* ''SaturdayNightLive'' did a RealTrailerFakeMovie for "Lifetime's" ''Hello Stepson, Now Let's Go to Bed: [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment I Went to Bed with My Stepson]]: [[ColonCancer The Laura Bengal Covington Story]]''.

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* ''SaturdayNightLive'' ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' did a RealTrailerFakeMovie for "Lifetime's" ''Hello Stepson, Now Let's Go to Bed: [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment I Went to Bed with My Stepson]]: [[ColonCancer The Laura Bengal Covington Story]]''.
19th Nov '15 3:36:14 PM StFan
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* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2577413/Of_Broken_Love This author]] writes stories for the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' and ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' fandoms that fit this mold perfectly.

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* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2577413/Of_Broken_Love This author]] writes stories for the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' and ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' fandoms that fit ''ComicStrip/BetweenFriends'' bears many aspects of this mold perfectly.genre, although as much as men are depicted badly, the allegedly "empowered" women are depicted as hyper-insecure, DoesThisMakeMeLookFat types who both agonize over buying the low-fat double-whipped frappucino and also pound back the cheesecake like there's no tomorrow.
* ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'' has Michael's novel, ''Stone Season''. The plot concerns a woman stuck in a loveless marriage with an abusive husband which she makes no effort whatsoever to escape until the 'empowering' climax: he goes out into a storm to hit the bar and doesn't return. She goes searching for him, finds him seriously injured and weakened, and he berates her to help him. She says "No", and leaves him to die. She's a PinballProtagonist who only exists to suffer tragically until 'fate' disposes of her husband for her, and is praised as 'strong' and 'amazing' for this. (The excerpts given on Michael's CharacterBlog also depict 1960s Canada as being more or less like the 1860s in the rest of the Western world.)



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* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2577413/Of_Broken_Love This author]] writes stories for the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' and ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' fandoms that fit this mold perfectly.
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* ''TheOksanaBaiulStory''. Most glaring among the liberties taken is the near-complete absence of Viktor Petrenko. In real life he persuaded his own coach to coach Oksana, he paid for all her costumes early on, and even translated for her during interviews before she learned English.
* ''WaitingToExhale'' is a bitter piece-of-life movie where all men who ever walk on screen are either immature, total assholes or perverts who can't keep it in their pants, leaving all the main FourGirlEnsemble embittered, lonely or sad and realizing that having [[BrosBeforeHoes Sisters Before Misters]] is the best way of life for women if they don't want men to walk all over them.

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* ''TheOksanaBaiulStory''.''Film/TheOksanaBaiulStory''. Most glaring among the liberties taken is the near-complete absence of Viktor Petrenko. In real life he persuaded his own coach to coach Oksana, he paid for all her costumes early on, and even translated for her during interviews before she learned English.
* ''WaitingToExhale'' ''Film/WaitingToExhale'' is a bitter piece-of-life movie where all men who ever walk on screen are either immature, total assholes or perverts who can't keep it in their pants, leaving all the main FourGirlEnsemble embittered, lonely or sad and realizing that having [[BrosBeforeHoes Sisters Before Misters]] is the best way of life for women if they don't want men to walk all over them.



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* ''BetweenFriends'' bears many aspects of this genre, although as much as men are depicted badly, the allegedly "empowered" women are depicted as hyper-insecure, DoesThisMakeMeLookFat types who both agonize over buying the low-fat double-whipped frappucino and also pound back the cheesecake like there's no tomorrow.
* ''ForBetterOrForWorse'' has Michael's novel, ''Stone Season''. The plot concerns a woman stuck in a loveless marriage with an abusive husband which she makes no effort whatsoever to escape until the 'empowering' climax: he goes out into a storm to hit the bar and doesn't return. She goes searching for him, finds him seriously injured and weakened, and he berates her to help him. She says "No", and leaves him to die. She's a PinballProtagonist who only exists to suffer tragically until 'fate' disposes of her husband for her, and is praised as 'strong' and 'amazing' for this. (The excerpts given on Michael's CharacterBlog also depict 1960s Canada as being more or less like the 1860s in the rest of the Western world.)
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14th Nov '15 11:20:03 PM nombretomado
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* Sally Field's ''NotWithoutMyDaughter'', taken from the book by Betty Mahmoody. Neither the Iranians nor RogerEbert were impressed.

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* Sally Field's ''NotWithoutMyDaughter'', taken from the book by Betty Mahmoody. Neither the Iranians nor RogerEbert Creator/RogerEbert were impressed.
6th Oct '15 8:15:57 PM HoursGoneBy
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* [[ShowWithinAShow "The Wedding Bride"]] from ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' is an over-the-top version of these combined with a healthy dose of HerCodeNameWasMarySue that casted Ted and Stella's relationship as the good girl in love with an evil man and [[spoiler:her leaving him at the altar from out of the blue]] as the happy ending. That is not how it happened in the show proper.

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* [[ShowWithinAShow "The Wedding Bride"]] from ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' is an over-the-top version of these combined with a healthy dose of HerCodeNameWasMarySue that casted cast Ted and Stella's relationship as the good girl in love with an evil man and [[spoiler:her leaving him at the altar from out of the blue]] as the happy ending. That is not how it happened in the show proper.
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