By Kaylee Brewster
Tis the season for cheesy Christmas movies, and thankfully Netflix has not one but two thatll satisfy your holiday movie cravings.
A Christmas Prince and its sequel, A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding, are about Amber (Rose McIver) a reporter who goes undercover as a tutor to discover the inside scoop on a playboy prince (Ben Lamb) and his coming coronation.
If you think the prince and the reporter falling in love is a spoiler, you obviously dont know how these movies work. As the title suggests, the sequel is about the royal wedding of Amber and Prince Richard. Amber struggles to find a balance between the traditions of the royal family and her own tastes and interests.
Oh, and in both of these movies theres a slight Christmas backdrop that conveniently allows for Christmas parties, decoration mishaps, snowball fights ending in almost kisses and a cold winters evening walk to reveal a characters true thoughts and feelings.
I originally only watched because McIver is the star of one of my favorite television shows, iZombie. Her TV performance is excellent, and in A Christmas Prince, it is as good as the script allows. The story and dialogue is full of schmaltz -- but then again, its supposed to be.
A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding is a bit better and reminds me of The Princess Diaries, in a Hallmarkian Christmas movie sort of way.
Corny Christmas specials are part of the holiday season. Whether you or not you enjoy them, you cant avoid them. A Christmas Prince and A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding are palatable options, as long as youre not a Grinch about it. If youre a Christmas romance movie lover, then you will definitely need to add these to your list.