We’re about to undergo another moment, fellow Bostonians, so brace yourselves wicked good. Next week, a family-portrait series called “Southie Rules” will premiere on A&E and unleash another set of Boston stereotypes upon an unsuspecting country. And next month’s “Boston’s Finest” on TNT, produced by Donnie Wahlberg, will do the same as it follows members of the Boston Police Depaaaahment.
But first, on Sunday, ABC will present a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie that was filmed here, and that is about here, more or less. Called “The Makeover,” it’s a riff on “Pygmalion” and “My Fair Lady,” with an uptight professor named Hannah Higgins (Julia Stiles) remaking a working-class neighborhood guy named Elliot Doolittle (David Walton), who says to her, “Must be nice to be too smaaaht.” That’s right: Not only will you be hit over the head with forced Boston accents and the word “wicked,” you will be hit over the head with George Bernard Shaw. Higgins’s friend and co-worker is, of course, Colleen Pickering (Camryn Manheim), after Henry Higgins’s friend Colonel Pickering.