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Welcome to the Hearties! We are devoted fans of the Hallmark Channel original series When Calls The Heart inspired by the Canadian West book series from Janette Oke. Directed and Produced by Michael Landon, Jr. and Brian Bird.

*All rights go to Crown Media, Hallmark Channel and creators of When Calls The Heart.*

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210 comments

  • Paul H. Goodwin

    Can anyone tells me if the story takes place in Canada or the US? Obviously, Jack is a Mountie, but there are many American references, e.g., they refer to President Buchanan and “becoming President” as opposed to Prime Minister? Also, many references to American cities and institutions. Thanks for any insight.

  • JustMe

    I am still watching WCTH. I want to support family shows since there is so few of them now days! I really loved WCTH to start with until this season. It doesn’t seem the same show to me now. Too many changes and doesn’t have the same feel. I don’t like the way Elizabeth’s character is doing, either. She is so easily forgetting Jack. I expected the behavior out of Jack’s old girlfriend but not out of Elizabeth.

  • Carol

    I love and enjoy watching this show. While some are not happy with the costume and the women’s hair, I think they have actually made an excellent distinction between 1910 frontier and 1910 modern city life. I don’t expect for the story to be this and that. I just want something that is serene to watch at the end of a stressful week. Heartie forever.

  • Joan Wallin

    My family has loved the When Calls the Heart series. In fact, my 7 year old grandson is hooked.
    My only fear after watching the first episode of the 2nd season is that it is going to be so much
    of love relationships, bringing in old, starting new, that you are going to lose the”family” element
    you so want to portray. I think that’s what we all loved about the 1st season. There were events
    that happened with the children, etc. I just don’t want it to become another Hallmark love story
    that you can easily predict and one that young children are going to question. Janette Oake was
    very adament about have a strong male character in Jack. I hope that continues too. We need
    that desperately in our world. And to keep Faith a big part of the story.

    • Jill

      I so agree, Joan. One of the reasons my daughter and I liked the series so much was because it was not very predictable and it was mostly period-accurate. It was like a Little House on the Prairie meets Hallmark thing. The stories of the children’s lives and the school room happenings and the coal families’ struggles and triumphs were, in and of themselves, very appealing and entertaining and kept us coming back for more.

      The romance between Jack and Elizabeth only added to the interesting, everyday lives of the townsfolk. And one of the MAIN reasons we so loved Jack and Elizabeth was because they were both of such reputable character and were good moral examples. Now we find Jack has a ‘past’ that, by all accounts, was with a woman who has, shall we say, loose? (I do like the fun, lighter side of Rosemary in Season 2, however.)

      The new wardrobe and hairstyles has me disappointed as well. It just makes it seem more like a fake soap-opera now. Being a background extra myself, I am surprised at the seeming lack of care was given to ladies and men in the background. Their hair is uncombed and completely non-period. I won’t even mention the cleavage bouncing around everywhere. It’s just not the same. It’s not realistic anymore. It’s just a soap. Oh, wait, Jack Wagner. Yup. Soap opera indeed. :)

      Now that I’ve said all the negative things about Season 2, I must say that I am still eager to watch it next week because, well, who doesn’t want to see Jack and Elizabeth finally come together and the town grow and bloom? I only hope that they return with a Season 3 and go back to being a more authentic series. I mean, if you think about it, they made a Season 2 because of the response of all the fans, so even though the costumes were more ‘stuffy’, and the relationships more pure, and the hair and behavior of folks were more period-authentic in Season 1, people still loved it as is. It was great! That should tell them to leave it be.

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