Rick’s Picks – ‘Falling for Look Lodge’


By Rick Gables

Clark Backo and Jonathan Keltz star in Falling for Look Lodge, a new movie premiering Saturday, Sept. 26, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel, as part of the network’s annual Fall Harvest programming event. When the activities director at Look Lodge quits, Lily (Backo) seizes the opportunity for a promotion and must immediately entertain a wedding party. While keeping her boss and sister Charmaine (Janice Mendes) happy, Lily helps the bride’s estranged brother, Noah (Keltz), put his job aside to help plan the wedding and reconnect with his family.

‘Flesh and Blood,’ courtesy of MASTERPIECE

Imelda Staunton and Francesca Annis star in the unconventional thriller Flesh and Blood, about family turmoil, on MASTERPIECE, Sundays, Oct. 4 through 25 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS (check your local listings). Lust, greed, wrath, envy, and pride are just some of the deadly sins that plague a seemingly happy family in this mystery-thriller. Critics were charmed during Flesh and Blood’s U.K. broadcast. Opening with emergency vehicles on the scene of a life-threatening mishap, the mystery for viewers is who has done what to whom? As D.I. Doug Lineham elicits the details in flashbacks, it all started innocently enough. Widowed a year and a half earlier, glamourous former salon owner Vivien invites her three children to their seaside childhood home for an important announcement: She has a new man in her life, Mark, a widowed retired surgeon. In the first episode, when Vivien introduces Mark to her three grown children, they are suspicious. Meanwhile, their own lives are a mess. In the following Sunday’s episode, Vivien and Mark grow closer as Helen, Jake and Natalie get progressively unhinged.

AMC will premiere its new six-part episodic anthology series Soulmates on Monday, Oct. 5, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Examining the nature of romantic love, the series is set 15 years into the future, when science has made a discovery that changes the lives of everyone on the planet – a test that unequivocally tells you who your soulmate is. In a first-ever format for AMC, each of the six episodes will feature a different cast and explore an entirely new story around discovering (or opting not to discover) the results of this new test and the impact of those results on a myriad of relationships.