Monday, November 26, 2012

In Case You Missed It: Liz and Dick

Posted By on Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 1:33 PM

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Did you miss it? Probably you did, in fact, miss this Lifetime television masterpiece. I know this because the ratings for "Liz and Dick" were released and, well, not a lot of people watched it. Oh, some people watched it. But not a lot. Lucky for us, though, many of the people who did watch it are on Twitter and are very funny people, so I've rounded up some of the best tweets in an effort to give everyone the experience of having watched the new nadir that Lindsay Lohan has sunk to without actually having to sit for hours that seem like days and actually, you know, watch it.

I will say, however, that I personally boycotted this TV movie because, even though it's called "Liz and Dick" and wouldn't make much sense to include it, I really wanted to see a fictionalized account of Liz Taylor, Michael Jackson, and Marlon Brando as they escaped New York City on September 11, 2001, which is a thing that actually happened and NEEDS to be dramatized.

Anyway, on with the show!

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Some people were really trying to stay positive about Lindsay Lohan's choice to star in this movie. These are definitely the kind of people who look for the silver lining on things. Which, good for them!


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Other people were just flat out mean. Which, also, good for them.

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Some people recognized that maybe Lohan wasn't at fault. Maybe the real issue was that Elizabeth Taylor was, well, flawed.

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Or maybe it was just all the fault of a bad production.

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Maybe, though, the true blame goes to all of the twitter vultures who get their kicks piling on what is obviously a terrible TV movie starring a once-promising and now troubled young actress?

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Maybe we should all just leave Lindsay Lohan alone?

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No, no we shouldn't. We shouldn't leave her alone. Because if we do, then Lifetime executives will think that they can keep putting out these terrible biographical TV movies and we'll have the "Chris Brown and Rihanna" story to look forward to in the not-too-distant future. And that is unacceptable.

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