“A Christmas Proposal” Review: Bringing An Ancient Big Network TV Movie To Life

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A Christmas Proposal Review

Jessica Camacho (All Rise) plays Maria, a troubled chef who dreams of owning her food truck. Maria rides a ride-sharing app between cooking concerts and meets rich and moody lawyer Julian, who is climbing the stairs (Adam Rodriguez from Criminal Minds). Maria decides to take a passenger on her way to a bachelorette party, and that passenger is Julian.

It’s not just pick up and put down;

Or. Julian pays Maria to drive 100 miles from Seattle, so she can spend Christmas sucking up to her strong dad in hopes he’ll be crowned heir apparent when his dad retires on Christmas Eve.

Julian worries that his father will raise his other son, Bennett because he has more responsibilities and a wife and children. And just before they got there, Julian heard through the vine that his fears were about to come true.

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Jessica Camacho (All Rise) plays Maria, a troubled chef who dreams of owning her food truck. Maria rides a ride-sharing app between cooking concerts. And meets rich and moody lawyer Julian, who is climbing the stairs (Adam Rodriguez from Criminal Minds). Maria decides to take a passenger on her way to a bachelorette party, and that passenger is Julian.

It’s not just pick up and drop either. Julian pays Maria to drive 100 miles from Seattle, so she can spend Christmas sucking up to her strong dad in hopes he’ll be crowned heir apparent. When his dad retires on Christmas Eve. Julian worries that his father will raise his other son. Bennett because he has more responsibilities and a wife and children. And just before they got there, Julian heard through the vine that his fears were about to come true.

When his parents saw this mysterious woman with Julian:

They suggested that it must be the big surprise their son was talking about. That must be Julian’s girlfriend! Julian sees a potentially useful misunderstanding and does what everyone in a holiday movie does: he runs away with it!

And Maria agreed because Julian had a lot of money to invest in this food truck. Will these two strangers fool the family long enough for Julian to get the promotion? And when did this fake couple become a real couple?

Do you remember 2017 when “Christmas Prince” was released on Netflix? And everyone seemed to be going crazy as if they had rediscovered the romance of Christmas?

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Not, but it’s a ton of unique Christmas/animal fur available to an entire demographic and generation that cut the umbilical cord a long time ago (if they ever had an umbilical cord). Since 2017, holiday movies for TV (or for laptops, I guess) have seen a sharp spike in nearly every cable network and streamer that appears on the show — and that brings us to this point.

TV movies are a thing. You are that thing. From the 1970s to the 1990s, film television was likely closer to what we call today’s prestigious television. And then, with the advent of actual television series, television movies somehow disappeared from prime time bands.

That’s why “A Christmas Proposal” feels like such a big moment to me as a TV history lover. It’s the return of some kind of TV show, TV Movie of the Week, that we haven’t seen in over 20 years. It reminds me a lot about of how fresh A Christmas Prince was four years ago, even though the format isn’t that great.

So I should probably rather discuss what a Christmas proposal is rather than what it means!

This is another fake romantic holiday film, one of the most common and stereotyped types of holiday films. But “Christmas Proposal” shows us what CBS looks like when it comes to — with big network budgets and stable actors who will be familiar with viewers of CBS shows like All Rise and Criminal Minds. What about luxury, honey. Money.

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Christmas deals look excellent and unique. It doesn’t have the fuzzy brilliance of a Hallmark movie, and it’s not as bright as Lifetime. It looks as sleek as any CBS criminal proceedings – and this set helps sell the air.

Diaz’s house, where Julian’s parents had Christmas, is ridiculous on the next level. It looks really like the inside of the ark. Suppose there is a pottery in the ark (or the millionaire’s version of the pottery shed). It was huge, and every square inch of the hall was decorated. The palette of this film is a timeless wine red and green.

Luckily for those of us caught up in what looks like a fake romantic movie timeline. A Christmas Proposal’s elegant look translates into show and story. And the show? Camacho and Rodriguez are great fun, selling out Maria and Julian’s burgeoning chemistry.

And yes, you’ve seen all of these battles in history before. But this film does a bit of the whole work to make it feel fresh. Julian is a lawyer, so did all the cheating without technical lies. The two go to a Power Date (the term they use with the right person).

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Where they cram enough experience into one afternoon to cover their entire relationship while telling the truth. Is this a stupid way to do something stupid? Naturally! But it makes a very, very, very tired room feel fresh.

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