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PostSubject: Boyond the Prairie on LMN   Wed Apr 04, 2007 6:29 pm

If you get Lifetime Movie Network, Beyond the Prairie comes on tonight at 8 pm (yeah, big notice), and again at 12:45 afternoon Thursday. I've never seen it, so this will be my first time. I've read mixed reviews about it at PT in the past, so we'll see.
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PostSubject: Re: Boyond the Prairie on LMN   Wed Apr 04, 2007 6:36 pm

I think overall you will enjoy it. It had lots of inconsistencies, but it was nice to see a more "true to life" version of Laura's life.

After you watch it, Larry, let us know what you think.



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PostSubject: Re: Boyond the Prairie on LMN   Wed Apr 04, 2007 6:40 pm

Misti wrote:
I think overall you will enjoy it. It had lots of inconsistencies, but it was nice to see a more "true to life" version of Laura's life.

After you watch it, Larry, let us know what you think.

Okeydokey! I'm supposed to do a review on "A Painted House", but haven't done it yet.
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PostSubject: Re: Boyond the Prairie on LMN   Wed Apr 04, 2007 6:59 pm

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Misti wrote:
I think overall you will enjoy it. It had lots of inconsistencies, but it was nice to see a more "true to life" version of Laura's life.

After you watch it, Larry, let us know what you think.

Okeydokey! I'm supposed to do a review on "A Painted House", but haven't done it yet.

Hubby had to take our son to baseball practice, so maybe after he gets home, we will have a chance to sit down and watch it.

Reminder: On Hallmark Channel tonight is the second installment of "Love Comes Softly." It is: "Love's Enduring Promise."



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PostSubject: Re: Boyond the Prairie on LMN   Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:11 pm

Man I wish that Canada had these channels. But I have BTP taped and own the dvd's of the Love Comes Softly series. I'm not sure if I want to see the 5th one though, it stray soooo far from Janette's books.


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PostSubject: Re: Boyond the Prairie on LMN   Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:32 pm

I saw an advertisement from what I believe is the latest on made and I wasn't sure but I think I saw...

"SPOILER"

that Willie LaHeye had died and there was a gravemarker????? What??? Was I seeing right? That totally does not go along with the books! mad



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PostSubject: Re: Boyond the Prairie on LMN   Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:39 pm

Well, I watched it. Not bad. It centered more around Rose and Laura, and men were sort of extras in the movie, but still not bad.
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PostSubject: Re: Boyond the Prairie on LMN   Fri Apr 06, 2007 2:11 pm

Cool you got to see it Larry! Thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Boyond the Prairie on LMN   Sun Apr 08, 2007 3:14 pm

O.K. as far as the "Love Comes Softly" movie series, I'm going to vent. I wanted this series to see how closely they followed the books but I have to tell you; this latest one the other night, "Love's Unending Legacy," had me struggling to stay with it and watch it.

As far as the acting is concerned, it seemed to disintegrate after the first move, "Love Comes Softly."

And, some of the actors. "Marty" in the latest saga was a poor alternative to Katherine Heigl. I understand Katherine not continuing her role since she is on "Grey's Anatomy" but couldn't they have cast a better actress? Or yet, (since they changed so much in the movies) had the character died or off somewhere? A stone would have done a better acting job.

Now the facts of the matter. I don't know why they changed the storyline so much, but that irritated me. Between having Willie die (when in the books he was a very successful cattle rancher), etc., it was totally different. They had Missie go back home...nope. After "Love's Abiding Joy" I believe, the focus shifted off of Willie and Missie and back to the Clark family.

Now, Missie's statement in the last movie that she couldn't accept the locket except if it was from the man she loved....ect. I believe that statement was made by Ellie, Marty and Clark's daughter when she fell in love with Lane, the cowboy who had come from working on the LaHaye's ranch out west.

And I guess it just so happened that the orphaned girl, who happened to be named Belinda, was introduced. I have a sneaking suspicion that she will continue the storyline in the next movie.

Now, we know that the original character of Belinda was a child of Clark and Marty, who was born after returned from a visit with the LaHaye's out west. There was one of Oke's books that was about Belinda. In this case, they changed it from being a Clark child to being the orphaned child.

So, that is my thoughts on it. Anyone else read the books and watched the series have comments on it?



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PostSubject: Re: Boyond the Prairie on LMN   Sun Apr 08, 2007 7:12 pm

only seen part one not 2


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PostSubject: Re: Boyond the Prairie on LMN   Sun Apr 08, 2007 8:58 pm

Dang it!!!!!!!!!!! Wouldn't you know it! I taped it but I checked the tape tonight and something messed up, so I didn't get to watch it (I'm talking about "A Painted House.") Now I guess I'm going to hope it comes on Hallmark Channel again! Makes me sooo mad!!!!!!!



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PostSubject: Re: Boyond the Prairie on LMN   Sun Apr 08, 2007 9:28 pm

I love the books, but the movies after the first 2 have been a disappointment. I don't get the Hallmark channel so I haven't seen the 5th but a freiend did and described it enough for me to know that it has nothing to do with the books. That just doesn't seem quite fair to Janette Oke if you ask me. If someone was making a movie on a story I wrote, I would want it to be somewhere close to what I had written. This last movie doesn't seem to be close to the book. As far as I'm concerned, that would be stealing the characters from Janette.


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PostSubject: Re: Boyond the Prairie on LMN   Mon Apr 09, 2007 6:17 pm

I've read the whole series but only seen the first three movies. I really liked the first movie (I actually like it's ending better than the book). I didn't think the next two movies were anything like the book but they were ok movies. That is too bad that the movies keep straying farther from the books.


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PostSubject: Re: Boyond the Prairie on LMN   Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:47 pm

I love the first 2 parts, but for some reason I just couldn't get myself into the last 3, I watched them all and don't like it at all. Maybe I like January Jones better as Missie, I guess I'm always for the originality. Why won't they stick to the books??? Why? Why? Why? banghead



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PostSubject: Re: Boyond the Prairie on LMN   Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:04 pm

Misti wrote:


Now the facts of the matter. I don't know why they changed the storyline so much, but that irritated me. Between having Willie die (when in the books he was a very successful cattle rancher), etc., it was totally different.

OhMy They have Willie die??

I haven't kept up with the movies. I really liked the first one, even though it wasn't completely true to the books. It was at least true to the spirit of the books, and stayed closer than the rest, apparently! . . . . . . The second movie was okay, but not good enough to keep me interested in the movies.
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PostSubject: Re: Boyond the Prairie on LMN   Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:12 am

Savannah wrote:
Misti wrote:


Now the facts of the matter. I don't know why they changed the storyline so much, but that irritated me. Between having Willie die (when in the books he was a very successful cattle rancher), etc., it was totally different.

OhMy They have Willie die??

Yep, in the beginning of the last one, they showed him being shot. I think we got a glimpse of his face, but after that, in Missie's dreams about that incident, they didn't show his face anymore.

I have to say that of both Missies, I enjoyed Erin Cotrell better than January Jones. She seemed to bring more life to the character.

Anyway, when the latest movie opens, it is two years after Willie is killed and what does Missie do?? head home! There, she teaches school and ends up taking in an orphan. By the end of the show, she marries the sheriff in town. Now, call me crazy, but there never was a full relationship develop between the two. It's just next thing you know, they get married.
Finally, a big mad No bawling :sleep: to the Marty in the latest movie. They showed scenes from the next one due out and it does show who I believe to be Belinda as the title character.



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PostSubject: Re: Boyond the Prairie on LMN   Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:47 am

Misti wrote:
Dang it!!!!!!!!!!! Wouldn't you know it! I taped it but I checked the tape tonight and something messed up, so I didn't get to watch it (I'm talking about "A Painted House.") Now I guess I'm going to hope it comes on Hallmark Channel again! Makes me sooo mad!!!!!!!

You know Hallmark, it'll be on again. It was pretty good. It omitted things that were in the book (which is usual), but what it did show stayed pretty much in line with the book. I'd recommend it.
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PostSubject: Re: Boyond the Prairie on LMN   Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:45 pm

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Well, I watched it. Not bad. It centered more around Rose and Laura, and men were sort of extras in the movie, but still not bad.

You're more generous than I am. I didn't care for it.
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PostSubject: Re: Boyond the Prairie on LMN   Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:27 pm

Savannah wrote:
flatbroke wrote:
Well, I watched it. Not bad. It centered more around Rose and Laura, and men were sort of extras in the movie, but still not bad.

You're more generous than I am. I didn't care for it.

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PostSubject: Re: Boyond the Prairie on LMN   Wed May 02, 2007 11:45 am

ugh... I still can't believe that they actually killed Willie. I know that the actor didn't do another movie, but couldn't they have just replaced his character rather than kill him?

I've never read the books, but hearing about the newest movie really makes me want to read them!


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