Here is a comment I made during one of my occasional late-night Twitter commentary sessions about cable TV, as I speculated on helming my own Hallmark movie:
I was, of course, wrong; Teri Polo has not nearly had her day. Though she’s aged out of She’s About to Marry the Wrong Guy But the Right One Just Came Along roles, she’s beautifully aging into the companion subgenre, She Married The Right Guy But Then He Tragically Died and She’s Not Sure She Can Love Again.
In The Christmas Shepherd, Polo is Sally, an author of children’s books who’s just sold a new idea based on her own dog, a German shepherd named Buddy. The dog truly belonged to her late husband, a Marine who survived three tours only to come home and die of a heart attack. Buddy has since become her main companion, her only company in a…
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