Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Once in a Lifetime Television Event Surprisingly Derivative

The following is a real promo I saw on Lifetime tonight as I was watching The American President. It was an ad for a made-for-television movie called The Governor's Wife and it ran pretty much every commercial break until I eventually memorized it.

An ominous voice begins, “She fell in love with the governor’s son...”

There’s a shot of a young man -- ostensibly the aforementioned governor’s son -- slipping an engagement ring onto a young woman’s finger, chirping, “I guess this makes it official!”

The voiceover continues, “...and into the trap of...the governor's wife.”

The next scene shows a glowering Marilu Henner saying, “You will never fit in!”

The young girl is seen running through a field at night looking panicked. Then Marilu Henner is climbing up some stairs calling, “Come out, come out, wherever you are!” The young girl is trapped in a room, banging on the door sobbing.

The voiceover intones, “Tomorrow at 8 p.m...”

I am so Tivo-ing this.


dorothee_derooy said...

It seems odd that marrying the Governor´s son would make you the governor´s wife.. Some stranhe rules apply in that family.

Noelle Hancock said...

Where is the governor during all this? That's what I want to know.

thedailyfiona said...

Watching this was the highlight of my night. That Marilou. She killed it (hehe) as the Governor's Wife.