Thursday, March 29, 2012
Lifetime posted huge numbers in the first quarter of 2012, and the Drew Peterson movie was a big reason, according to television website TheFutonCritc.com
Drew Peterson: Untouchable, the smash-hit movie based on the critically acclaimed true crime sensation Fatal Vows: The Tragic Wives of Sergeant Drew Peterson, by Joseph Hosey (me), was a driving force in the Lifetime network's incredibly strong showing in the first quarter of 2012, says the website TheFutonCritic.com. TheFutonCritic said Lifetime "posted major growth in viewership among the key demographics in First Quarter 2012 versus First Quarter 2011," and pointed to Drew Peterson: Untouchable as a big reason: "Lifetime was the quarter's #1 basic cable network for movies among Women 25-54 and Women 18+ across total day and the debut of Drew Peterson: Untouchable, starring Rob Lowe, was the #1 movie telecast across basic cable among …
Friday, February 10, 2012
Another Drew Peterson play is set to open Sunday.
First there was the book, then the play and the movie seen by millions. And on Sunday, the Drew Peterson saga will get yet another dramatic treatment with the opening of Dating Walter Dante. WBEZ had a story on the new play and said this: "It's hard to imagine a comedy based on the Drew Peterson case, but playwright Jon Steinhagen is on a roll: this will be the third of his plays to go up in the past six months." Hard for them to imagine, maybe, but not hard for us here at the Shorewood Patch. But that's because we already saw a very clever play based on the Peterson story back in June. It was called Waiting For Drew Peterson, starring Nancy Friedrich and Amy Speckien, and directed by Scott Goldstein, and was performed at the Annoyance …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
It looks like Drew Peterson's legal eagle Brodsky might have to ask for the murder trial to be moved to a different planet.
Drew Peterson: Untouchable smashed ratings records Saturday night and secured its place in the annals of television history, according to TV by the Numbers. An unbelievable 5.8 million viewers tuned in to the Lifetime original movie based on the true crime sensation Fatal Vows: The Tragic Wives of Sergeant Drew Peterson by me (Joe Hosey). Here's what TV by the Numbers had to say: "In its world premiere Saturday night, the Lifetime Original Movie Drew Peterson: Untouchable, starring Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award nominee Rob Lowe and Kaley Cuoco, generated record viewership, averaging 5.8 million Total Viewers, making it cable’s most watched original movie in the demo in two years since Lifetime’s The Pregnancy Pact on January 23, 2010. …
Monday, January 23, 2012
Rob Lowe did more than just grow (or glue on?) a mustache when he played Drew Peterson.
Now that the world has seen and loved Drew Peterson: Untouchable, we have to give credit where credit is due. And that credit should go to Rob Lowe for doing such a wonderful job in his starring role. Lowe underwent grueling daily makeup sessions to look the part of Peterson. But a lot more went into it than just his makeup and mustache. As you can judge from these guys, it's not just the mustache that makes the man. If it was, we'd all be Rob Lowe.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Lifetime debuted "Drew Peterson: Untouchable" last night. What did you think?
Now's not the time to awkwardly deny you watch Lifetime movies, not when the channel's most recent flick was about Bolingbrook's own, Drew Peterson. Lifetime debuted "Drew Peterson: Untouchable" last night. The film stars Rob Lowe as Peterson, the disgraced ex-Bolingbrook cop who is accused of killing his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in March 2004. The movie has been in the works for nearly a year and is based off of Shorewood Patch Editor Joseph Hosey's book Fatal Vows: The Tragic Wives of Drew Peterson. Patch movie critic Dave Wilson said the movie "remains true to the real-life saga, which is a relief." He goes on: After all, you can’t get much weirder than what we can only imagine really happened to Drew’s third and fourth wives. Rob …
You can't touch us.
As usual, tons of amazing things went down in Shorewood last week. But one amazing thing overshadowed them all. That one thing, of course, was the world premiere of Drew Peterson: Untouchable. It was really something to behold. The movie debuted last night and it was incredible. There's nothing really else to say about it, but that's not going to stop us from saying some more anyway. So we're going to do just that. Let's start by looking at last week with another SHOREWOOD REWIND: Shorewood Patch movie critic Dave Wilson reviewed Drew Peterson: Untouchable. He said there were a lot of mustaches, but it still could have used more. The Chicago Tribune reviewed Drew Peterson: Untouchable. They did a much better job than that hack Roeper. Rob …
Saturday, January 21, 2012
The Daily interviewed director Mikael Salomon about the making of the movie based on the book "Fatal Vows: The Tragic Wives of Sergeant Drew Peterson."
The Daily sat down with Mikael Salomon, the director of Drew Peterson: Untouchable and got his take on the making of the movie, along with his thoughts on Mr. Untouchable himself. "I thought, 'What a creep this guy is,'” Salomon said in The Daily interview. "You know how it is, in your private life, you make your own judgment, which of course you can’t in a medium without getting in trouble." Salomon also marveled at how Peterson seemingly "could stick his foot in his mouth so publicly and in such an obnoxious fashion" and noted the former Bolingbrook cop and accused wife-killer, who is played by Rob Lowe, is "obviously a chauvinistic pig." The world premiere of Drew Peterson: Untouchable, based on the true crime sensation Fatal Vows: The …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Rob Lowe apparently has the inside track on Peyton Manning's retirement.
Rob Lowe, the star of Drew Peterson: Untouchable, has tweeted that Peyton Manning's calling it quits. Here's Lowe's tweet: "Hearing my fave, #18 Peyton Manning will not return to #NFL. Wow. #Colts" And here's what Deadspin had to say about it: "We'd tell you to be wary, after Jermaine Dupri mistakenly reported that Dwight Howard to the Nets was a done deal, but this is Rob Lowe. He's so handsome." The world premiere of Drew Peterson: Untouchable, based on the true crime sensation Fatal Vows: The Tragic Wives of Sergeant Drew Peterson, by me, is set for 7 p.m. Saturday on Lifetime.
The Chicago Tribune touched on "Untouchable."
The Chicago Tribune reviewed Drew Peterson: Untouchable and put together a well-thought-out, compelling critique. "You come to this prepared to laugh, because of (Rob) Lowe, because of Lifetime, because of what our public reaction to Peterson came to be," says the review, which was written by Steve Johnson. "But despite a lurid trailer that made the rounds, this is no piece of inadvertent high camp." Johnson's piece went on to detail the sad specatcle of Peterson, which was captured in the movie. "What was horrible about the Peterson saga was the way the man's public buffoonery — the fifth fiancee, the proposed radio-show dating contest, the Blagojevich-like need to appear on TV — threatened to obliterate the memories of two women. …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Movie critic says the upcoming Lifetime movie about Drew Peterson is "as bad as it looks."
Chicago Sun-Times movie critic Richard Roeper says he was hoping the upcoming Lifetime movie about Drew Peterson "would do justice to the memories of Kathleen Savio and Stacy Peterson, and achieve something beyond high camp." Roeper's reaction to the film? "That hope died within 10 minutes." Roeper screened the movie, which stars Rob Lowe as the ex-Bolingbrook cop and is set to air Jan. 21 on Lifetime. The title of the review says it all: "Drew Peterson movie coming to Lifetime as bad as it looks." From the review: But I don’t know if Lowe has ever been more hilarious than he is in “Untouchable,” the upcoming Lifetime movie about Bolingbrook’s own Drew Peterson... Lowe’s Drew Peterson is nothing like the blustery, beefy, occasionally …