Jane Seymour reprises her role of Prudence McCoy in "Perfectly Prudence," a 2011 TV movie. This film is notable for reuniting Seymour with her Dr. Quinn costar, Joe Lando, who is still handsome with short hair. In the last TV movie, Prudence was involved in a murder while on vacation. I'm a little disappointed that this wasn't another mystery. Here, Prudence, a Martha Stewart type, is preparing for another season of her TV show, with her daughter (Katherine Flynn) acting as producer. The only problem is, network execs are making a lot of problems. They want to change everything about the show, 'sex it up,' and give Prudence a young, sexy cohost (Valerie Azlynn). And one of the execs is an old love of Prudence's (Lando) - and the relationship didn't end well. Since this is Hallmark, the film didn't have a lot of bite to it. Valerie Azlynn was terrific as Angie, and contributed much-needed energy and humor. Seymour is lovely, but she spent most of the movie being angry. It was good when she finally softened. And it was so nice to see her with Lando again. My verdict: just okay. Certainly Seymour can handle a stronger script, and it's a good character with excellent household hints!
Versatile technician Nigel and daughter Annie MacIntyre, officially her producer, are the only people people classy Prudence McCoy lets intervene in the traditional show on household tips ...
August 4, 2020