My father-in-law loves the Hallmark Channel.
I mean, LOVES IT.
It kind of has become a bit of a family joke. Every time we visit Matthew's family, you can bet the Hallmark Channel will be on.
Honestly, I have never really watched much on Hallmark Channel. Until recently.
You see, The Hallmark Channel asked if I would want to blog about the second season of its hit show When Calls the Heart and I said yes. I hadn't seen the show before, but I was looking for a new show to check out and the fact that it was only one season in was appealing to me.
Also appealing? Lori Laughlin (AKA Rebecca from Full House) is on it.
When we got the DVD set in the mail, Matthew texted his family and said, “Look what we got! We are ready for your visit!” (His parents are coming for a visit this week.)
He thinks he's so funny.
He received a flood of text messages of how good the show is and how they couldn't wait for season 2 on April 25th.
I popped in the first DVD and was hooked. After just two episodes I called Matthew's dad to tell him that I was loving When Calls the Heart and he was like, “That's a great show. Just great. You should check out…” and then he went on and on about several other Hallmark Channel shows.
He tickles me.
When Calls the Heart is about a teacher named Elizabeth Thatcher who comes from an affluent family and leaves all she knows to teach in Coal Valley, a small coal mining town. The townspeople and stories are charming.
As I shared yesterday, I am a HUGE fan of Anne of Green Gables and When Calls the Heart has a similar feel. It's just lovely. I looked forward to every feed with Ezra so I could watch more of the show – ha!
I finished Season 1 in less than two weeks and am ready for the premiere this week. I think it's so fun that Matthew's parents will be here to watch it with me! Here's the preview:
Matthew just grins and shakes his head. He doesn't realize what he's missing.
Do you watch The Hallmark Channel? Have you seen When Calls the Heart? Check out the Season 2 premiere this Saturday at 8/7 central.