I don’t usually pay much attention to the Facebook ads that I’m bombarded with on a daily basis, but this one caught my eye as being particularly ridiculous. The ad has correctly presumed that I am a fan of the Kill Bill movies…and since Lucy Liu was in Kill Bill, then, by the nature of the transitive property, I should therefore be very excited about this Lifetime miniseries called Marry Me. I looked up this movie, just to make sure I wasn’t making any improper assumtions about it. According to a blog, “In the lighthearted miniseries, Rae Ann Carter (Liu) doesn’t want to settle for anything less than Prince Charming, but somehow lands herself three of them—Luke, Adam, and Harry—and they all want to marry her. What’s an attractive, yet hopelessly romantic girl to do?”
Why, yes! I would totally be into watching a four-hour (yes, that’s right) made for tv romantic comedy based on my interest in Kill Bill. According to the synopsis of Volume 1 on Amazon, they’re essentially the same movie. “Four years after taking a bullet in the head at her own wedding, The Bride emerges from a coma and decides it’s time for payback…with a vengeance! Having been gunned down by her former boss and his deadly squad of international assassins, it’s a kill-or-be-killed fight she didn’t start but is determined to finish!”
Anyway, I just thought this was one of the worst attempts at direct marketing that I’ve ever seen.
Here’s a great clip from Marry Me—I mean, Kill Bill. Sorry, it’s hard for me to keep track of them now. Warning: this clip contains graphic violence and strong language.