Grumpy Book Grrrl

a writer and reader

So I may just be a grumpy, pessimistic old lady, but I can’t stand Hallmark movies. I know several people who adore them, so I am not sure if it’s me with the unpopular view, or if there are others like me out there. Here is a list of why I don’t like them.

1. The obvious: they all have basically the same exact plot.


2. I have a black, shriveled heart and can’t stand all the cheesy emotional drama.


3. I am not a people person and the movies are all about things that bore me: careers, romance troubles, marriage, shopping.

4. They are not very diverse. The movies I have seen (or hopefully just glimpsed in passing) all have the same bland cookie-cutter Everyman/Everywoman types. There are no plus-size romances, interracial, or LGBTQ characters. They are very vanilla and traditional.


5. They are contemporary romances and I rarely enjoy this genre. If the hero was a vampire and the heroine a witch or something, I would give them a chance.


6. They play with your emotions. I hate feeling like I have been emotionally manipulated and these movies excel at that. Just my view of course, but if my heartstrings are going to be pulled, I want something epic, deep, and groundbreaking, not more of the same old same old.



For real though, if you like them, that’s awesome! I only speak for myself and I’m cranky and bitter and I don’t believe in love/romance like these movies show.

Hey, February is coming, so…


(I got all these images off Google. They are not mine and only used for satirical purposes.)

3 thoughts on “Why I Don’t Like Hallmark Movies

  1. I would agree with you on all of this.


  2. beiger says:

    Haha! Yes! I’ve only ever watched them when I’m too ill to read. I think the fantasy level is just as high, if not more than UF! So unrealistic!

    I’d rather take solace on love and life from philosophers, but warning they can be a little too real πŸ˜‰


  3. indiefan20 says:

    Luckily I haven’t watched a lot of these types of movies (my family doesn’t have cable.) The last movie I saw that was kind of like that was a film about a guy with Tourette’s called ‘Front of the Class.” The young actor playing the child version of the main character was pretty good but the main actor was really cheesy. It was the kind of movie where a teacher with a heart of gold befriends a little girl with cancer just so she can die and provoke an emotional reaction. πŸ˜› I would also recommend that people avoid programs on the syfy channel. They are almost as bad as Hallmark. Great list! πŸ™‚

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