Tonight, Lifetime is airing something that is certainly getting a great deal of attention on social media in “Britney Ever After.” In true network fashion, they’ve found yet another thing to ridiculously “re-tell,” and this one is the life story of Britney Spears.
Let’s first make it clear that no matter what you think about Britney’s music, she’s undoubtedly one of the biggest pop stars of all time with over 100 million albums sold around the world. She’s toured everywhere, done movies, and now is performing in Las Vegas earning a more-than-healthy living.
Yet, this TV movie is a complete hot mess. There’s a certain hate-watch quality to it, but even most of her most-iconic moments are distorted in some way. It’s a difficult career to try and recreate mostly because there are so many moments during it that Spears herself has not chronicled all that extensively. For being such an enormous star, she’s also been relatively guarded when it comes to many aspects of her life. Maybe she’s just that normal now when she leaves the stage, or maybe there are certain elements of her past that she doesn’t want out there for everyone to know.
What we’re curious about here is if this could be one of the biggest TV movies in the history of the network — it’s trending worldwide, it’s about a performer who so many people feel nostalgic for, and let’s be honest that this is in fact a time when people want SOME sort of escape. Even when that escape is the equivalent of going to one of those cheesy tourist-trap museums you see on the side of the road, it’s still a mistake — and “Britney Ever After” may be the TV equivalent of every tourist trap everywhere.
How popular do you think that this movie is ACTUALLY going to be when the numbers come in? Do you think that more than a few million people could be engaged in this craziness? Share in the comments below!
Also, we could be back later to review the entire movie — we don’t know why, it just feels like something that we’re probably supposed to do. (Photo: Lifetime.)