TV Movie Goodness Preview: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ Garage Sale Mystery: All That Glitters [VIDEO and PHOTOS]
[Warning: Spoilers ahead.]
One of my absolutely favorite film series is the Jesse Stone set with Tom Selleck. I’m still waiting on another one. It’s so rare that a series of films can exactly capture what worked the first time out, and those films have done it–eight times. I’m thrilled to say we have a promising start to another film series that can do the same, with Garage Sale Mystery: All That Glitters.
Just 13 months past the first film, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries launches it “Mystery Wheel” cycle with this sequel to last fall’s Garage Sale Mystery–and the third one is already in production. Premiering Sunday night at 9/8c with Lori Loughlin back in action as Jennifer Shannon, the garage sale/collectibles whiz who again stumbles into a mystery, the new film nails it. I loved the first one–it’s still on my DVR, and despite a few casting swaps, the second film is really well done, and just as much fun.
It’s apparent that Loughlin is having a blast, and she’s so good in this role–I love that she’s essentially on staff at Hallmark between these movies and When Calls the Heart, which goes back into production next month. The mystery this time round moves from garage sales to storage lockers, with two seemingly separate crimes that collapse into each other, and a third mystery with a treasure map. There’s a lot going on, but it’s a fluid, tight script. You’re sorry it’s already over by the time it’s wrapped up.
Back in action for All That Glitters are Sarah Strange as Jennifer’s partner, Dani and Brendan Meyer as Jennifer’s son, Logan. Rick Ravanello has been replaced by Steve Bacic as Jennifer’s husband Jason. (I joked with Ravanello on Twitter that he should come back in for the next film a la Bewitched). Kevin Oâ€™Grady steps in for Adrian Dunbar as a different detective.
Also new this time are Kavan Smith (from Growing the Big One, one of my favorite Hallmark films), Karin Konoval , who we saw last year on a pivotal episode of Continuum, Michael Kopsa , who was in last weekend’s My Boyfriends’ Dogs, and Jennifer Copping (When Calls the Heart). Sara Canning sits this one out, I’m guessing because she was working on Hell on Wheels and the Canadian series, Remedy, when this filmed in August. Peter DeLuise returns to direct and Walter Klenhard again adapts a novel by Suzi Weinert.
Here’s the formal logline: A sleuthing garage sale maven gets embroiled in a criminal investigation when a storage facility is the scene of a murder and she is a key eyewitness. While her keen instincts point to one suspect, the clues that prove the identity of the real perpetrator surprisingly sit in the very second-hand store she owns. Suddenly thrown into danger, she discovers the shiny and precious evidence right under her own fingertips, and races to save a life before it’s too late.
I’m so glad these films were picked up for the franchise treatment (pardon my humble brag that I called/comjured it) in January.
Garage Sale Mystery: All That Glitters premieres Sunday at 9/8c on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, following an encore of Garage Sale Mystery at 7/6c.
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