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Nobody Even Watched Liz & Dick

A photo of Lindsay Lohan

Did you watch Liz & Dick? I didn’t. I know, I know, but I don’t have cable, and it was so cold on Sunday, so I just went to bed. I have seen clips, but I haven’t seen the whole thing yet, so I can’t really pass judgement on it. I can only pass on the facts.

The ratings weren’t too hot on this one. Sorry. Everyone involved with the making of this movie predicted that every single person with access to a television would watch Liz & Dick to see Lindsay‘s big comeback, but yeah, that just wasn’t the case. They got 3.5 million viewers, which certainly isn’t bad, it just isn’t what they expected.

Let’s put this into perspective: Lindsay’s movie was the fourth most-watched Lifetime movie of 2012. It got 3.5 million viewers. Lifetime’s remake of Steel Magnolias had 6.5 million viewers, a movie called Drew Peterson: Untouchable got 5.8 million, and another movie called Abducted: The Carlina White Story got 4.09 million. I can understand why Steel Magnolias did so much better – Queen Latifah, Phylicia Rashad, and Jill Scott, are you serious? – but I don’t get the other two. Are other people really that uninterested in Lindsay Lohan?

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  • I watched the first twenty minutes of the rerun they played last night, and actually, the worst part of it was the writing, in my opinion. It was choppy and the progression between scenes wasn’t smooth. And Lindsay was…well, let’s just say it was obvious Lindsay was *acting,* like she was in a school play or something, but I didn’t think she was terrible. Of course, I didn’t keep watching through the really dramatic parts, so I really can’t make a good judgment.

  • The people in industry are using Lindsay for ratings and money. I doubt they really care about Lindsay the person or they wouldn’t be enabling her bad habits and try saying no to her when no is the right thing to say. They will continue to use her this way if she lets them and the money is to be made. It’s becoming a sad situation all the way around. I know she loves Marilyn Monroe but the industry used her too, and helped her die, so I hope Lindsay can learn from the last days of Monroe’s life and have a better outcome.

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