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Lifetime Movie Network's Forever 16

17 Aug 2013 02:41 #32696 by AJF
Airs next Friday at 8 or 9 central time. It's about a teenage female vampire who's identidy is discovered by a cop and is forced to go undercover to private school where several students have been murdered.

I wanted to post about it here because I just saw tv commercial for it and the sopt itself was filled with superstrength scenes. Lots o jumping and throwing bad guys and the like. Looks like it's a backdoor pilot for a tv series.
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17 Aug 2013 03:36 #32697 by steelknight3000
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Thanks for the notice! Do you know where we can find the ad?

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17 Aug 2013 18:06 #32709 by earllechec
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17 Aug 2013 19:39 #32710 by AJF
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I first saw the tv spot just flipping channels.

I could not believe all the superstrength scenes that appeared in the spot. Lifetime does not do superwomen shows.
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18 Aug 2013 21:37 #32718 by fats
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does anyone have this on youtube or have downloaded it as it's not available in the uk.

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19 Aug 2013 15:46 - 19 Aug 2013 15:47 #32719 by lfan
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Cant find it on YT currently. Lifetime has their own YT channel, so hopefully, they'll post it soon... The only trailer/promo I've seen from the show is the one on the Lifetime site. AJF, is that the one you are referring to with all the "superstrength" scenes? The one I've seen is mostly jumping with only one throw of a guy.

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19 Aug 2013 19:02 #32720 by AJF
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Yes, Ifan. That is the trailer that I first saw last Friday.

Is Forever 16 a backdoor pilot for LMN? Maybe. They currently have no scripted programs, just a few socalled "reality" shows.

The lead actress is named Tiera Skovbye. She's a Vancouver based model/actress. This is her first real lead role.

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19 Aug 2013 19:46 #32721 by lfan
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AJF wrote: Is Forever 16 a backdoor pilot for LMN?


One would think, however, the LMN network is known for their regular "16" and "17" themed movies. This one just has a fantasy spin to it.

Nevertheless, it is quite a deviation from their regular dramatic movie themes, so maybe it is a pilot test for getting into that genre....

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21 Aug 2013 11:00 #32728 by slim36
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Raven, a 16 year old vampire, alone and standoffish for years, must join the police force as an undercover cop when her vampire identity is found out. Getting rid of her piercings and tattoos she must clean up her act and infiltrate the prestigious Winter Academy on NYC's Upper East Side. For the first time in her life Raven is allowing people into her life; friends, crushes, even a mom (in the form of her handler officer Mackenzie Roth). Can a vampire teen lead a normal life while bringing to justice a possible murderer of teens?

Starring: Andrea Roth, Tiera Skovbye
Fri Aug 23 at 8 PM 2 hrs

Remind me
Sat Aug 24 at 12 AM

Remind me
Sat Aug 24 at 2 PM


it may be viewable on www.mylifetime.com/watch-full-movies-online after it airs.

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21 Aug 2013 14:07 #32729 by castor
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Okay i may have to watch this, less for any superheroine stuff then....

A 16 Year old Vampire Undercover Cop?

In the narative fiction thats reasonable on LifeTime Tv(which i admited checkeded out on following a long time ago).The cops recruit a muderious creature of the night to infultrrate high school? Do they give her a Yo-Yo? this premise which sounds a lot like anime-but it exists, agian on american TV.

Someone please watch this to just tell me-just....

curious if it only sounds crazy when i say it.

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21 Aug 2013 17:51 #32731 by bionicskillz
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castor wrote: Okay i may have to watch this, less for any superheroine stuff then....

A 16 Year old Vampire Undercover Cop?
16 year old body with a century old mind, perhaps?

In the narative fiction thats reasonable on LifeTime Tv(which i admited checkeded out on following a long time ago).The cops recruit a muderious creature of the night to infultrrate high school? Do they give her a Yo-Yo? this premise which sounds a lot like anime-but it exists, agian on american TV.

Someone please watch this to just tell me-just....

curious if it only sounds crazy when i say it.

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21 Aug 2013 21:38 #32732 by AJF
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LMN is not doing a good job of promoting Forever 16. You would think with it's subject matter, vampires being all the rage these days, they would go all out.

Maybe they just don't have the promo budget that parent network, Lifetime has.
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24 Aug 2013 23:14 #32760 by AJF
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I just watched it via DVR recording. Not much in superstrength other than jumping.

However, ther is a nice tip of the hat to the classic Bionic Woman in one fun scene. Hint: Raven, the main character is clocked running at 150 mph.
I liked it. The ending is a bit of cliffhanger and screams for either a second telemovie or a weeklly series.
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25 Aug 2013 02:18 #32761 by castor
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Does anyone who seen it give a longer review? or point to one?

I got to say this is the most curious i think i have ever been in a life time movie-less super strength stuff...then well just curious about it.

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25 Aug 2013 02:43 #32762 by AJF
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I don't want to spoil it for those who have not seen it yet. Like I posted before, LMN did almost nothing to promote Forever 16. I can't find any reviews online. There were no preview tapes/discs sent to the press.
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25 Aug 2013 14:28 #32767 by AJF
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C'mon, somebody else here has had to have seen Forever 16.
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25 Aug 2013 16:24 #32769 by steelknight3000
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I saw it but there's not much to say other than the super speed scene. The tested her abilities but didn't bother testing her strength. She didn't bother showing it off either other than kicking a guy kind of far.
Also the terrorist kid from Continuum is in it? That's about all that was interesting.

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25 Aug 2013 18:44 - 25 Aug 2013 18:47 #32774 by castor
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AJF wrote: LMN is not doing a good job of promoting Forever 16. You would think with it's subject matter, vampires being all the rage these days, they would go all out.

Maybe they just don't have the promo budget that parent network, Lifetime has.


This is a shame.

I know some of the people behind assyulum-the company that makes things like sharknado and giant shark vs mega octupus.

Why do i bring this up?

Well these movies are increasingly getting some version of mainstream attention. There getting reviewed in newspapers, internet-there memes.

Now its easy to fault them for being crap-and they are crap, no mistake. I say this despite the fact that yeah it might get back to the people i know-but they have heard it. They don't really care very much(i could tell you stories-which agian they wouldn't care very much if i did but not the point). Its the get attention.

I am going to bet that the budget for this movie is similar to say sharknado, Probabbly around 500k. I bet even without seeing its more competently made TV Movie. And as i have said before this sounds a lot of fun-it has a werid werid concept that if done right could be spectacular. Regardless of any superstrength what ever, this just sounds more fun to me then megashark vs whatever.

Vampires. Teens. Undercover police officers. The kid from continumium.

But its not getting any attention. Not from lifetime, not from anyone.

And i don't see why-becuse agian: Vampires. Teens. This sounds like it could be something.

And why not?

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25 Aug 2013 19:10 #32776 by AJF
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Forever 16's IMDb page list the production budget around $10000,500.

I contacted Tiera Skovbye, via Twitter to ask her if there were any plans for a sequel telefilm or tv series and she replied not yet but hoping to find out soon.
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25 Aug 2013 20:19 #32777 by castor
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AJF wrote: Forever 16's IMDb page list the production budget around $10000,500.

I contacted Tiera Skovbye, via Twitter to ask her if there were any plans for a sequel telefilm or tv series and she replied not yet but hoping to find out soon.


I think you added a zero there, but the point stands. Yeah there is a world where this gets a lot of publicty and is a big hit.

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25 Aug 2013 23:05 #32778 by lfan
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AJF wrote: C'mon, somebody else here has had to have seen Forever 16.


I saw it also and here is my synopsis review (spoilers ahead):

Warning: Spoiler!


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26 Aug 2013 22:15 #32784 by JAG1981
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For those who did not see it or don't get Lifetime where you live, someone has posted it onto YouTube at good quality. As of me writing this the link is still good but that could change at anytime. Check it out before Lifetime pulls it

Forever 16

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27 Aug 2013 03:04 #32790 by Camille Jones
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I just watched it. It's not bad at all, not the greatest thing I've seen but I would definitely love to see it in an expanded series. Unfortunately, the way that Lifetime is not promoting it and the fact that there is no re-runs scheduled gives me the sense that it may not happen.

You'd think that superspeed would make me more punctual, huh?

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08 Sep 2013 15:25 #32944 by AJF
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Via email, I contacted Odyssey Media, the Vancouver, BC production company that produced Forever 16.


I asked if Forever 16 a backdoor pilot or the first of a series of telefilms.

I just got an email from them saying, yes it is a potential backdoor pilot, but it's up to Lifetime to decide if it ends going to series or becomes a mini series.
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09 Sep 2013 04:31 - 09 Sep 2013 04:31 #32949 by MonkeyBoy
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FYI for slackers (like me) who had missed this thread here is another version on youtube (the one posted earlier seems to have been taken down):
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