Hallmark TV Movie Snowcoming is as boring as the predictable premise, making you wonder why you wasted 90 minutes of your life.
Until Snowcoming, I had not watched a single Hallmark TV movie. I’ve seen them lurking around in my potential review list, but I have never found the prospect of experiencing a cheesy addition to the family channel a welcome idea. Trust me to decide today of all days to start watching Hallmark movies, with a heavy vengeful hangover looping around my soggy brain.
As I expected, Snowcoming is a 90-minute romantic snore-fest, designed to fill up the Hallmark channel to appease couples or adults who love a cozy night with a braindead story about unimportant characters. You know exactly how Snowcoming is going to end in the first 30 seconds when Samantha (Lindy Booth) starts ogling the TV at a well-loved football player.
Jake, played by Trevor Donovan, triggered memories from the remake of 90210, but what’s laughable is that his entire demeanor and performance have not changed one bit. He is a football player, who has a strong bond with Samantha’s father, who is a beloved High School coach. Jake gives the impression from the offset that he has a number of regrets with Samantha when they were younger and their initial relationship failed.
But with everyone returning to their hometown and the famous snow coming upon us, it is a chance for the two to rekindle an old flame. The TV movie passes you by, and you could easily pop to make a brew without pausing, returning to your seat to find that nothing has changed whatsoever. The performances are not bad, but the story is whimsical, unrealistic and just plain boring, with that typical jingle music silently humming in the background making you go crazy.
Unless you are one of those people, do not watch Snowcoming. Use your 90 minutes on something more worthwhile instead; you only live once, and with each second ticked by you are a second closer to your death.
Daniel Hart is the Co-Founder of Ready Steady Cut and has operated as Editor-in-Chief since 2017.