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TV Review

When Calls the Heart

Christopher Gildemeister

Release Date: 1/10/2014

Starring: Erin Krakow, Daniel Lissing, Lori Laughlin

Elizabeth Thatcher is a pampered but fiery upper-class young woman in 1910 Canada who chooses to leave her comfortable city life to become a teacher in the tiny mining community of Coal Valley. There, she faces the distrust of the town’s mothers, the defiance of many of her students, and the hardships of frontier life. Elizabeth forms a fast friendship with Abigail Stanton, widow of the mine foreman – and s a budding love/hate relationship with the town’s newly-assigned Mountie, Jack Thornton.

Based on the book series by Jeanette Oke, When Calls the Heart contains little content to concern parents. In the first episode, Elizabeth’s stagecoach is robbed by gun-wielding bandits, though no violence was actually shown, and two older boys in her class have a fistfight, with one accidentally striking Elizabeth as she tries to break them up. Sex and profanity are not problems for the program.

Because of its emphasis on family-friendly values, the Parents Television Council is proud to award When Calls the Heart with the PTC Seal of ApprovalTM. The PTC recommends this program for all viewers over age five.

Hallmark Channel is available on DirecTV channel 312, DISH Network channel 185, and most cable systems.

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SEX None
VIOLENCE Mild peril, death implied and discussed