The Two Mr. Kissels Premieres on Lifetime

I’m am so looking forward to watching The Two Mr. Kissels Saturday night on the Lifetime channel.  It stars John Stamos, and I’ve had a crush on him since he played Blackie on General Hospital.

What is The Two Mr. Kissels about?

From the Lifetime Networks press release,

In "The Two Mr. Kissels," real estate mogul Andrew Kissel (Stamos)marries sporty blond ski instructor, Hayley Wolff (Gretchen Egolf,"Journeyman"), while his younger brother Rob Kissel (Anson Mount,"Conviction"), a New York investment banker, marries social climber Nancy Keeshin (Robin Tunney). On the surface, it seems that both the Kissel brothers are starting idyllic families. After Rob moves his family to Hong Kong for a promotion, Nancy grows to resent his long work hours. In retaliation, Nancy begins a torrid affair and ultimately kills Rob by drugging him and bludgeoning him to death, igniting worldwide media frenzy. Years later, Andrew is caught embezzling millions of dollars to support his increasingly lavish lifestyle and drug addiction. With the courts breathing down his neck, former business partners turning on him, and a frustrated and embarrassed wife filing for divorce, Andrew is found dead in the basement of his Greenwich mansion. The question remains: was Andrew murdered by one of his many enemies, or did he arrange it himself in order to escape his living nightmare?

The cast and characters:

  • John Stamos plays Andrew Kissel -  A millionaire real estate developer with a penchant for partying and deception. 
  • Robin Tunney plays Nancy Kissel – Robert’s wife – a homemaker who may have been pushed a little too far.
  • Gretchen Egolf plays Haley Kissel – Andrew’s wife – the perfect mother looking to escape her troubled husband.

As I mentioned earlier… I love John Stamos!  He was a teen heartthrob while playing Blackie on the daytime soap General Hospital.  If you’re not familiar with Stamos from General Hospital I’m sure you’ve seen him as the handsome brother and uncle on Full House.  And more recently, he can be seen every Thursday night as Dr. Tony Gate on E.R.

This is not the only reason I want to watch The Two Mr. kissels.  I’m intrigued with this movie because it is based on a true story.  You can go to and read about the true story, but if you go there before watching the movie, there are SPOILERS.  I would suggest checking it out after watching the movie.  It is an interesting story.

I have the dilemma of two great movies tonight; the other one on the Hallmark Channel (which you can read about in the above post).  I will DVR The Two Mr. Kissels.  So if you are looking for a good movie to watch on a Saturday night… tune in November 15, 2008, at 9:00 pm EST and watch The Two Mr. Kissels.  They will show an encore both November 16 and November 17, 2008.

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