Monday, February 29, 2016

The Bridge , continued

A highlight of my December stint as a prisoner of Hallmark Movies and Mysteries: The Bridge , or, rather, Karen Kingsbury’s “The Bridge.” At the gooey center of this TV-movie is a cozy, pseudo-magical bookstore/café (that would be The Bridge) whose owners (the old marrieds) are always helping their loyal customers (including the book-hungry students seen below). If Thomas Kinkade had run a bookstore, it would have looked like The Bridge.

As I watched, I wondered: how will they wrap up this story with only fifteen, ten, five minutes to go? They didn’t: the movie ended with the words To Be Continued — in December 2016. My faux outrage was real. Other viewers were genuinely upset. The Hallmark Channel issued an apology. And now comes the announcement that Karen Kingsbury’s “The Bridge Part 2” will air on March 20.

[Bookstore of light. All new!]


March 1, 2016: “Book-hungry students”? Now I’m not sure. They buy coffee, which they drink while they study, but I’m not sure they ever buy books. They do already own books, which serve as props for studying.

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[Beware any work of the imagination whose title includes the maker’s name. Other bridges: Hart Crane’s and Sonny Rollins’s.]

comments: 5

Frex said...

Gosh, is that Kathleen Kelly and Joe Fox [from You've Got Mail], running a bookstore in heaven (where students are eager to buy books)?

"My faux outrage was real" may be my favorite OCA line yet.

Michael Leddy said...

I may have to revise — I’m not sure that we see the young folks do anything more than studying and drinking coffee.

About faux outrage: thank you! I don’t know where that came from.

Michael Leddy said...

And yes, Kathleen and Joe!

Diane Schirf said...

I appreciate this article about Thomas Kinkade:

Michael Leddy said...

Thanks, Diane.