There’s no secret that I love a good romance. I’ve written about my Netflix romance obsession before, and even if the books I usually read have a little fantasy/mystery/action to them, there is ALWAYS a romantic sub-plot (or major plot, preferably).
Over the Christmas holidays I was watching more made-for-TV romantic movies (think Hallmark Christmas ones) and eating them up. I mean, they are super predictable, but I love them still.
There are a few things that I noticed while watching them though. Let me know if you notice this too (if you are into cheesy romances like I am).
1- Someone works at a clock or antique shop
I think I watched three movies out of four or five that involved either an old clock repair shop or an antique shop where someone worked or owned or was trying to keep in business.
I love antique shops, but are there that many around? More specifically, do we know that many people who can do clock repair? How many 25 year olds know this skill? I suspect an antique shop offers a romantic feel for the past.
2- Snow isn’t as cold as we think
So most of these movies are set around Christmas time which means there’s snow on the ground. I live in a city with a lot of snow, I get it. I was engaged on a cold, dark night with Christmas lights speckled in the backdrop of old buildings and snow fell around us. It’s mega romantic, for sure.
But in these movies, no one needs a jacket. Are you upset about something? Run outside with no jacket. Just need to take a walk to think about things? No biggie if you have no jacket. I get it, there are mild days, but seriously, put on your jackets!
3- If the protaginist is dating someone at the beginning of the movie, they are a jerk and aren’t truly meant to be with them
Character A and B are destined to be together. Before they meet, we know who the two romantic leads are. But in a lot of these movies, one of the characters are already dating someone (or engaged!) Most of the time, that Character is a jerk. Or they aren’t nice. Or they don’t like puppies even though Character A and B both have a mutual love of dogs. There isn’t a chance for a love triangle because we never want to root for that third character.
Have you noticed this too? Do you love these movies like I do? Cheese and all?