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7th Apr '18 8:08:40 PM Ezclee4050
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* DrugsAreBad: Particularly when a mom unwittingly becomes hooked on them.
4th Apr '18 5:25:32 PM Ezclee4050
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* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: ''Something Sounding Scandalous: The Victim's Name Story''. Not all Lifetime movies use this title format, but enough do that it's used by almost all parodies. ''Premise: Lurid Phrase'' is also common.

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* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: ''Something Sounding Scandalous: The Victim's Name Story''. Not all Lifetime movies use this title format, but enough do that it's used by almost all parodies. ''Premise: Lurid Phrase'' is also common. Lifetime also gets some mileage from [[BeigeProse Beige]] titles that [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin bluntly state the premise]] (''Baby for Sale'', ''Dirty Teacher''), and also vague titles that could apply to practically any of these films (''A Mother's Nightmare'', ''She's Too Young'').
11th Jan '18 10:38:47 AM KingLyger
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* AllTakeAndNoGive: Husbands are often presented as ''extremely'' selfish and self-centred.

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* AllTakeAndNoGive: Husbands If they're the antagonists, husbands are often presented as ''extremely'' selfish and self-centred.



* GayBestFriend: The only men who ''don't'' get villainized.

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* GayBestFriend: The Some of the only men who ''don't'' get villainized.


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* {{Yandere}}: If it's "woman vs. woman," the bad girl typically wants the good girl's boyfriend/husband all to herself.
19th Nov '17 6:45:48 PM DrOO7
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* BasedOnATrueStory

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* BasedOnATrueStoryBasedOnATrueStory: While most of their movies are of the "stalking, terrorizing" format, a good amount are also this--November 2017 saw the release of three movies about notorious RealLife crimes: (1) The disappearance of [[http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/d/durst_kathleen.html Kathleen Durst]], (2) The murder of [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reeva_Steenkamp Reeva Steenkamp]], and (3) The abduction of [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kidnapping_of_Elizabeth_Smart Elizabeth Smart]].



* RapeDiscretionShot: Occasionally. The camera mercifully cuts to the outside of the tent as Brian David Mitchell rapes Elizabeth Smart in the film ''I Am Elizabeth Smart'', and even then, we still get the audio. Not until it cuts to Smart herself is the audience finally spared.



** And now, ''Literature/MySweetAudrina'' and the Literature/DollangangerSeries have been adapted as films for Lifetime.

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** And now, ''Literature/MySweetAudrina'' and the Literature/DollangangerSeries have been adapted as films for Lifetime.Lifetime, with plans to adapt the Literature/CasteelSeries as well.



* The ''Creator/{{NBC}}'' series ''Series/{{Sisters}}'' was syndicated on Lifetime for several years and in-universe, a TV movie was made about middle-sister Georgie serving as the surrogate mother for second-youngest sister Frankie.

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* The ''Creator/{{NBC}}'' series ''Series/{{Sisters}}'' was syndicated on Lifetime for several years and in-universe, a TV movie was made about middle-sister Georgie serving as the surrogate mother for second-youngest sister Frankie. When the women traveled to LA to watch the filming, they were sorely disappointed in how melodramatic and overblown the film had become (possibly lampshading Lifetime's tendency to do this).
6th Oct '17 3:54:31 PM Kadorhal
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* ''Chainsawsuit'' has ''She Cried Veto: The Susan Miller Story'' (starts [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2008/07/21/strip-29/ here]]), in which Susan Miller is assaulted by the President of the United States. Money quote:

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* ''Chainsawsuit'' has ''She Cried Veto: The Susan Miller Story'' (starts [[http://chainsawsuit.com/2008/07/21/strip-29/ com/comic/archive/2008/07/21/strip-29/ here]]), in which Susan Miller is assaulted by the President of the United States. Money quote:



-->''I think that's how I want to see the first Dr. McNinja movie made. With the budget and style of a movie on Lifetime. What's that? Why yes, I will throw away life's opportunities for the sake of a joke.''

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-->''I think that's how I want to see the first Dr. McNinja [=McNinja=] movie made. With the budget and style of a movie on Lifetime. What's that? Why yes, I will throw away life's opportunities for the sake of a joke.''
26th Sep '17 5:49:16 PM boatsnot
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* [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6544954/1/iNternet-A-Tale-of-Unspeakable-Cruelty-and-Terror iNternet: A Tale of Unspeakable Cruelty and Terror]] is an iCarly DarkFic about the kids getting sent to shock sites by a troll. the girly and feminine Carly is a quivering, weaselly wreck after the incident, tomboyish Sam is more or less simply upset, but Freddy takes the [[BuffyCake insano-cake]] by becoming a perverted sadomasochist [[spoiler: and eventual serial killer, taking Sam out in a blaze of glory.]] And it's 100% played straight.

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* [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6544954/1/iNternet-A-Tale-of-Unspeakable-Cruelty-and-Terror iNternet: A Tale of Unspeakable Cruelty and Terror]] is an iCarly Series/{{ICarly}} DarkFic about the kids getting sent to shock sites by a troll. the The girly and feminine Carly is a [[TheWoobie quivering, weaselly wreck after the incident, incident,]] tomboyish Sam is more or less simply upset, but Freddy takes the [[BuffyCake [[BuffySpeak insano-cake]] by becoming a [[AllMenArePerverts perverted sadomasochist cannibal]] [[spoiler: and eventual serial killer, taking [[VasquezAlwaysDies Sam out in a blaze of glory.]] ]]]] And it's 100% played straight.
26th Sep '17 5:46:22 PM boatsnot
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* [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6544954/1/iNternet-A-Tale-of-Unspeakable-Cruelty-and-Terror iNternet: A Tale of Unspeakable Cruelty and Terror]] is an iCarly DarkFic about the kids getting sent to shock sites by a troll. the girly and feminine Carly is a quivering, weaselly wreck after the incident, tomboyish Sam is more or less simply upset, but Freddy takes the [[BuffyCake insano-cake]] by becoming a perverted sadomasochist [[spoiler: and eventual serial killer, taking Sam out in a blaze of glory.]] And it's 100% played straight.
30th Jul '17 4:12:43 PM nombretomado
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** And continued by ''Series/LaRosaDeGuadalupe'' ("The Rose of Guadalupe") and ''CadaQuienSuSanto'' ("To Each His own Saint", also aired on Televisa and TV Azteca respectively, which is about [[XMeetsY the same but with religion played in]], although not all stories featured in both programs are focused exclusively on women.

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** And continued by ''Series/LaRosaDeGuadalupe'' ("The Rose of Guadalupe") and ''CadaQuienSuSanto'' ("To Each His own Saint", also aired on Televisa and TV Azteca respectively, which is about [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY the same but with religion played in]], although not all stories featured in both programs are focused exclusively on women.
9th May '17 5:01:28 AM jormis29
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* A skit on the claymation show ''Starveillance'' parodies how Lifetime movies are usually the end of the line for actresses, particularly TV actresses, with sinking careers. The skit features Mischa Barton taking a nap in a cafe shortly after her character was killed off on ''Series/TheOC''. In her dream, she meets [[Series/{{Lost}} Michelle Rodriguez]], [[Series/TheView Star Jones]], and [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Shannen Doherty]] whose entry is accompanied by an ominous flash of lightning. They tell her that, since she left the show that made her famous, her career, much like theirs, is doomed to spiral downward, with her only career openings all being on the Lifetime channel. They point to Shelley Long, whose career was never the same after ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' ended and is still preparing for an audition for ''Shakespeare In Love'' even though that movie came out years ago. The dream ends with the other actresses mobbing Mischa like zombies, chanting "You're one of us now, Mischa!" She is finally awakened from her nightmare by her agent, who is calling her with a movie role. She is initially overjoyed to hear his voice, but after she learns that the role she's been offered is that of a young mother with cancer, she asks what channel the movie is airing on. Cue BigNo.

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* A skit on the claymation show ''Starveillance'' parodies how Lifetime movies are usually the end of the line for actresses, particularly TV actresses, with sinking careers. The skit features Mischa Barton taking a nap in a cafe shortly after her character was killed off on ''Series/TheOC''. In her dream, she meets [[Series/{{Lost}} Michelle Rodriguez]], [[Series/TheView Star Jones]], and [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Shannen Doherty]] Creator/ShannenDoherty whose entry is accompanied by an ominous flash of lightning. They tell her that, since she left the show that made her famous, her career, much like theirs, is doomed to spiral downward, with her only career openings all being on the Lifetime channel. They point to Shelley Long, whose career was never the same after ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' ended and is still preparing for an audition for ''Shakespeare In Love'' even though that movie came out years ago. The dream ends with the other actresses mobbing Mischa like zombies, chanting "You're one of us now, Mischa!" She is finally awakened from her nightmare by her agent, who is calling her with a movie role. She is initially overjoyed to hear his voice, but after she learns that the role she's been offered is that of a young mother with cancer, she asks what channel the movie is airing on. Cue BigNo.
24th Apr '17 8:27:54 AM CrayCal
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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Sometimes
* GayBestFriend: The only men who ''don't'' get villainized

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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Sometimes
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* GayBestFriend: The only men who ''don't'' get villainizedvillainized.



* Lifetime got in on the act in June 2015 with ''A Deadly Adoption'', starring Creator/WillFerrell and Creator/KristenWiig. It featured all of the standard tropes turned UpToEleven. The decision to do a straight-faced parody ala ''Film/TheLostSkeletonOfCadavra'' that never turned to wink at the camera or crack obvious jokes ended up confusing many TV snark and social media sites, several of which [[PoesLaw concluded it was dead-set serious and sincere]] (which just made the whole thing more amusing).

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* Lifetime got in on the act in June 2015 with ''A Deadly Adoption'', starring Creator/WillFerrell and Creator/KristenWiig. It featured all of the standard tropes turned UpToEleven. The decision to do a straight-faced parody ala à la ''Film/TheLostSkeletonOfCadavra'' that never turned to wink at the camera or crack obvious jokes ended up confusing many TV snark and social media sites, several of which [[PoesLaw concluded it was dead-set serious and sincere]] (which just made the whole thing more amusing).
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