Well, you One Tree Hill fans can rejoice. One of our favorite people we love to hate is back on the small screen. Paul Johansson is starring alongside Hannah Montana alum Emily Osment in Lifetime’s newest movie, A Daughter’s Nightmare, premiering tonight at 8 pm.
Soon after her father’s death, college freshman Ariel (Osment) meets Adam (Johansson) and his step-son Ben (Gregg Sulkin, Wizards of Waverly Place). Having recently dealt with their death in the family, Adam and Ben naturally feel like a good pair to confide in. But when Adam starts spending an unusual amount of time with Ariel’s mother and her health begins to suffer, Ariel needs to discover the truth about Adam’s past.
So does this mean Dan Scott is up to his old tricks?
Well, you’ll have to watch to find out. I had the opportunity to check out the movie early, and like most Lifetime movies, it has just the right amount of compelling plot points to keep you watching to see how it all unfolds. Sure, some of the events may be a bit predictable. But they do a good job keeping you guessing who is who (and who is not what they seem) at the start. Here are a few things that grabbed me:
- I’m familiar with most of the cast, which I like. It’s even got Al from Home Improvement. Talk about a blast from the past.
- It’s got a perfect Lifetime movie title.
- They reference the South, which always gets my vote. Too bad most of it is when discussing grits.
- Osment’s eye makeup is fabulous.
- You’re left spending most of the movie trying to answer one question: Does Sulkin have an accent, or not?
- They have a suspenseful finish — a necessity for any Lifetime movie, from what I can tell.
- It contains what I’d define as a perfect “Soup-worthy moment” — my own necessity for any Lifetime movie.
Sure, it’s not going to be on any nomination ballots, but as a fan of the cast, it’s entertaining. If you find yourself looking for something to watch tonight — particularly if you’re an OTH fan — flip it on. Then come back here and let me know what you think about
Dan Scott, er, Adam in the end.
*image courtesy of Lifetime