I absolutely adore this series! It’s a big plate of sappy syrup-drenched pancakes with sweet strawberries but I love it anyway. A wonderfully relaxing show to watch on a lazy Sunday so I thought I’d start my Hufflepuff Hygge series with reviewing the show. I also need to rewatch it, I’ve only gotten about halfway through season 2, I believe. But now it’s on Netflix, yay!
Elizabeth Thatcher, a high society woman in the early 1900s, receives her first teaching job in the small, mining town of Coal Valley. With the new constable, Jack Thornton, and confection-loving widow, Abigail Stanton, she works hard to earn her place amongst the begrudged community after an explosion takes away more than a dozen of their miners with her optimism, kindness, and unwavering determination.
Season 1, Episode 1: Lost and Found
Basically: standard pilot episode – introducing characters, the main character settling into her new home, etc. Our first mystery being who stole one of the miners last words written on a plank of wood found in the rubble of the exploded mine shafts.
It’s Hallmark so rightfully expected, there is much of the cheesy (almost cringey) dialogue, some melodramatic acting, and the diabetic overtones of cheery for most of its duration, no one is without at least one smile by the end but what really hooked this one for me was the charming chemistry between the two leads. Erin Krakow and Daniel Lissing are the most entertaining part, along with the character of Elizabeth, she’s a sweetheart and it’s such a joy and a laugh watching her try her best in understanding her students and adjusting to country life. Sure, there’s a lot of sap but we all need a few trees in our yard, we wouldn’t be able to breathe otherwise, the world and life are tough enough as it is. It’s nice to lay back and have some sugar on the brain for a short time.
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