Last night, I watched more than just The Crooked Man! I also watched the latest Lifetime premiere, My Husband Is Missing.
Why Was I Watching It?
Because it was on Lifetime, of course! Now, I do have to admit that it was something of a disjointed viewing experience. I watched the first hour of My Husband Is Missing, just long enough to discover that the main character’s husband was indeed missing. I then switched over to SyFy and I watched The Crooked Man.
After the Crooked Man ended, I started to watch the final hour of My Husband Is Missing off of the DVR but then I noticed that I also had an episode of Cheaters on the DVR as well. Well, naturally, I couldn’t understand why I would have ever recorded an episode of Cheaters. So, I decided to watch it. I was thinking maybe it would be the episode where Joey Greco got stabbed.
Nope, no stabbing. It was just a normal episode of Cheaters. Since the show was filmed in Dallas, I saw a lot of familiar locations but I still have no idea why I recorded it.
Life is weird, y’know?
Anyway, after all that, I watched the final hour of My Husband is Missing.
What Was It About?
Dale Bradshaw (Robert Underwood) is a father and a husband. AND HE’S MISSING! He was kidnapped out of his SUV and now, his kidnappers are posting videos of him all tied up and gagged. Are his kidnappers forcing him to act in an Eli Roth movie? Agck!
Since the police are totally useless — except for Det. Matthews (Aaron Pearl), I guess — it’s up to his daughter (Nicole Munoz) and his wife (Daphne Zuniga) to figure out what has happened to Dale!
As for Detective Matthews, he wants to help but he’s struggling because of government bureaucracy. Fortunately, to help him out, he has a hacker who looks like he stepped straight out of 1998.
Actually, I will give the film credit for two things. I loved the title. According to the imdb, this film was originally known as Abducted Love but My Husband Is Missing is a hundred times better. My Husband Is Missing just screams Lifetime.
Secondly, this is yet another Lifetime film that was obviously filmed in Canada. That’s not a problem because I love Canada. Still, I appreciated the fact that every scene seemed to have an American flag in the background. It’s as if the filmmakers were saying, “The film is too taking place in the U.S., regardless of how Canadian most of the supporting cast may sound!” I appreciated the effort.
That said, I’d like to see a Canadian film on Lifetime that proudly embraced the fact that it was Canadian. Enough of this “let’s pretend we’re in upstate New York” stuff. I want to see a Lifetime film that proudly shouts, “THIS MOVIE IS SET IN TORONTO! YOU GOT A PROBLEM WITH THAT!?”
What Did Not Work?
I usually have unconditional love for Lifetime films but this one just didn’t hold my interest. Part of the problem is that I figured out the mystery after about 20 minutes. There was no big or shocking twist.
“OMG! Just like me!” Moments
There is a redhead in the film but she works for the government and that’s something you’ll never find me doing.
Canada shouldn’t have to pretend to be upstate New York.