When Calls the Heart – Season 3 Boxset—Review

boxsetThe third season of When Calls The Heart is now available in a 10 DVD collectors edition set. The high moral fiber throughout the season and the low retail price makes this set worth collecting for both families and Hearties.

The show’s inspiration comes from the best-selling series by Janette Oke and brought to life by a great cast in Erin Krakow (Army Wives), Daniel Lissing (Eye Candy), Jack Wagner (Melrose Place), and Lori Loughlin (Full House, 90210). The on screen chemistry between the main characters suggests strong behind the scenes friendships and a deeper belief in the types of stories each character portrays.

Historical family values are given new life in this series. Each episode is produced in a way that allows parents and kids to enjoy watching the shows together. The writing of the shows also gives families great discussion points to dive into heartfelt conversations. But the bonding process doesn’t stop there, as many episodes demonstrate how to take courage in difficult situations with the support of ones faith and community.

I enjoyed the behind the scenes featurettes that demonstrate a cast and crew who heartily believe in their work of producing high moral programing. The redemptive storylines encourage and inspire viewers to use these characters as role models, bringing a new demonstrative sacrificial love into our communities.

In a year of 5,000 first run shows airing on too numerous to count networks, it’s great to find a series currently available in stores and online that will benefit the viewers and their families. And, for those who are die hard Hearties, the boxset includes footage from the Hearties Family Reunion.

Plus, a Hearties trivia game is included on the final DVD to test your Hearties IQ. All of these features and the great episodes make the boxset value much higher than the low price its currently available for in stores and online. For anyone interested in high moral programming, there isn’t a better offer in the market today.

Its time to consider who you might want to bless this holiday season by gifting the complete 10 DVD set. I’ve got mine and I’m ready for a cold January weekend when I can snuggle up with a loved one and binge watch the series.

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Review — Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Signed, Sealed, DeliveredHallmark’s new Signed, Sealed, Delivered is a crowning achievement for the network. It’s the best family-friendly series I’ve seen in years. Reminiscent of Touched by an Angel, this drama/romantic comedy brings faith, hope and love to the screen.

This original series follows the lives of four postal detectives who track down intended recipients of mail from the dead letter office. Their mission takes them on a humanity-based adventure that solves crimes, reunites love, and impacts the future of each letter’s recipient.

Signed, Sealed, DeliveredThe cast was perfectly selected for this charming series. Oliver O’Toole (Eric Mabius), is the genius postal detective and the group’s leader who loves to quote Shakespeare. Shane McInerney (Kristin Booth), is the polite techno-maverick in the group that brings a level of sensibility to each situation. Rita Haywith (Crystal Lowe) is the beautiful girl next door that dresses down to suit her inner geek and 100% memory recall. And, Norman Dorman (Geoff Gustafson), is a nerdish master in research methods.

The series airs Sundays on the Hallmark Channel. Each episode features new guests and heartwarming situations. This Sunday’s episode is The Future Me, which is both artistic and charming, with a little sitcom tossed in.

I’ve got to say that the series production designer Renee Read and cinematographer Adam Sliwinski did a fabulous job creating a look that brings the audience into this rich, unique Martha Williamson (Touched by an Angel) world. Unfortunately the director didn’t seem to trust the impeccable script and pushed the show a couple times past the dramatic heartwarming feel, turning it into a sappy sitcom.

Regardless of the poor direction, the writing and character development brings hope to the audience. The characters also add to the value of the series as great role models who demonstrate how to show respect to everyone they meet. This unique combination is not only uplifting, but is also safe for the entire family.

Watch the preview for this Sunday’s show by clicking here.