Did anyone involved with “The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story” (9 p.m. Monday, Lifetime) ever actually watch “Saved by the Bell”?
Or even glance at a cast photo?
The movie’s young stars look like funhouse-mirror versions of the actors/characters they’re playing.
At first, I wasn’t entirely sure whether Alyssa Lynch was supposed to be channeling Kelly Kapowski or Lisa Turtle. (It’s Kelly.)
Honestly, Frank Marino could’ve gender swapped every actor and assembled a more convincing lineup. If Lifetime was just looking for a cheap, pop-culture stunt covering similar ground, there was a less-embarrassing, more entertaining way:
— CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE