There are two movies down and two movies to go if Lifetime wants to adapt all four of V.C. Andrews’ first book series about the incestuous, dysfunctional Dollenganger family — rumor has it that the network plans to adapt the third and fourth novels. The question is, would you tune in for “If There Be Thorns”?
We liked “Flowers in the Attic” quite a bit, but “Petals on the Wind” had a few problems. If the network wants to keep going, we would implore it to make “Thorns” either a two-part miniseries or a three-hour movie because the big problem with “Petals” was that too much source material had to be crammed into a two-hour movie.
However, we’re excited to see the network try with “Thorns” and here’s why (minor spoilers ahead).
One of the main reasons “Thorns” would be fun is if the network could get Heather Graham to reprise her role of Corrine, who is now kind of stalking her two remaining children and their children. Break out the old-age makeup and let the crazy flag fly!
We also really enjoyed Rose McIver as the grown-up Cathy. She might be a little young to be Cathy in the third movie, with the right clothes and makeup she could probably pull it off. The fourth movie, “Seeds of Yesterday,” however, would maybe have to be a new actress.
Another reason we’d like to see Lifetime continue is because we would love to see Lifetime move on to other works by Andrews. It is rumored the network wants to adapt “My Sweet Audrina,” which is Andrews’ only stand-alone novel, but we’d love to see it tackle the Heaven and Dawn series.
So we say full speed ahead on “Thorns,” though perhaps Lifetime could think bigger, so that more source material (and more cohesiveness) can be included in the third and fourth Dollenganger movies.
What do you think, Lifetime viewers?