Three episodes are never enough to satisfy our appetite for the dazzling BBC/Masterpiece Mystery! version of Sherlock, which thanks to its stars' busy movie careers, made us wait two long years for the latest trilogy of 90-minute delights. Was it worth the wait? The answer is (to borrow the title of TV's other enjoyable contemporary Holmes series) elementary: Did you ever doubt it?
"You love it, being Sherlock Holmes," reaffirms the long-suffering Dr. John Watson (the delightful Martin Freeman) to his exasperating mate (an electrifying Benedict Cumberbatch), who returns to the spotlight in Sunday's playfully...
Fans of V.C. Andrews' 1979 novel Flowers in the Attic likely began salivating when news broke last year that Lifetime was planning a movie adaptation of the teen incest story. Could the result be anything less than a camp-fest of epic proportions?
The answer is no. Although the addition of Mad Men's Kiernan Shipka and Ellen Burstyn may have raised expectations that this particular offering would rise above the typical standards set forth by Lifetime movies, sadly, it doesn't.
Banned in some schools, required reading in others, V.C. Andrews's youth-in-crisis novel Flowers in the Attic is now a Lifetime movie — and it's still as shocking and creepy as when it first entered the zeitgeist in 1979. Heather Graham stars as Corrine Dollanganger, a picture-perfect housewife and mother of four who is suddenly widowed and must take her brood to live with her parents in the elegant mansion where she grew up. But there's a catch: Corrine's dying father can't know she has kids — she scandalized the family by marrying her uncle — so her offspring must stay hidden in the attic until Grandpa kicks the bucket.
Lifetime has announced plans for a sequel to Flowers in the Attic one week before the highly anticipated TV movie premieres.
Flowers in the Attic is an adaptation of V.C. Andrews' racy, incest-laden 1979 novel about...