Olivia is still reeling from the of Jack's big secrets as a charming new district attorney, a proposal and a couple of unwelcome visitors promise to bring more drama than ever before to the beautiful town of Cedar Cove.
I love the scenery, setting, characters, even the plot with which the series started with. It gets a little bewildering as more and more new characters all are attracted to this little community , who drastically change the residents' relationships. It has its counterpoints of good, not so good, and bad guys and gals that make the story interesting.It also has enough elements of a classical "soap" a la "Days of our Lives" and others. And like soaps, it is addictive I have to confess to being somewhat hooked and looking forward to the following week's episode. It will be a challenge for the writers to keep keep the plot fresh and interesting without having to introduce more and more new characters - sort of an overload oi immigrants to this little close-knit community ....
I loved Cedar Cove and use to watch it all the time on Project Free TV. Since they know longer exist I was trying to find an alternative for watching this show, however I don't want to pay to watch a tv show when I already pay for Amazon prime. It is like having to pay twice for the same thing. Wish they would make it free for prime members so that I could continue watching. I use to live in the town that this show is based on so I love the beautiful scenery and the show but don't believe in double paying to watch something. Can't even watch on Hallmark website either. I don't like how web sites are now making you have to pay or have a specific cable company in order to watch a tv show. I only have internet and not cable so I've had to quit watching several of the shows I use to watch for free on the computer.
I love this show. It deals with real issues like alcoholism, PTSD, battering, rape, and troubled relationships, but it shows how much community plays an important role in solving these issues. The little town of Cedar Cove is filled with secrets, but at the center of it all is Olivia, who encourages people to share their problems and ask for help. Big emphasis on the value of friendships, which seem harder to find these days. It is a very positive, upbeat show, a far cry (thank God) from the constant violence seen on other channels. A good story with talented actors and happy endings. I need more of this kind of show!
I just love the show and would love to see many more seasons in the future. In addition to the story line and characters, the filming location is such a beautiful setting. It makes me want to visit the state of Washington! Is the author Debbie Macomber actively invoked in the film writing? There are a lot of opportunities to explore the back stories of these characters in future seasons. I would like to know more about the older hippy looking guy who owns the local coffee bar and restaurant. He is an intriguing character as he observes everyone else's drama in the town. What is his connection with the couple who run the bed and breakfast?
This whole series is just downright cheesy! With that being said, I have REALLY ENJOYED Seasons 1 and 2! I have loved that it's a show for Mom to watch with some romance, some good female friendships, and some strong female characters. I have appreciated the dependable Hallmark Channel standard of no bad language, no sex scenes, and no violence. There is something to be said for shows that hold their own based on Good Writing Alone. Season 3 just doesn't quite fit with the previous 2 seasons. I've heard that it's COMPLETELY different from the books and it's a stretch with Alex going from being a ranch hand to a top notch business woman with Wall Street experience. Justine wants to move out but needs a job, so Uncle Will "hires" her, but somehow she really does nothing at all and Will's character remains nothing more than a nuisance. Luke, who pushed so hard to be with Justine and for her to admit her feelings for him, gets complete cold feet when she tells him she loves him. The show is supposed to revolve around Olivia and Jack's relationship, yet with Jack's betrayal and recent shortcomings, somehow, the viewer is rooting for Olivia to be with someone else on the show!!! Season 3 feels like the writers don't know where they want to take the show. It's just not as good as Season 1 or season 2!!
I love this show....it is beautifully done. I wish the writers would give Justine actually something to do besides run around and trade up one lost boy for another...and have no direction on employment....she always looks so sad. Also...I am having a hard time trusting Jack...he is portrayed so flawlessly...the mannerisms are spot on for the situation...I had a personal experience like this with someone and the facial expressions match up and the body language...he is a really good actor to make me not trust him..I wish Jack would shave...he is too gorgeous to look so scruffy...
I had loved the book series written by Debbie Macomber. Hallmark has done a great job producing Cedar Cove. The small town looks actually as you imagine Cedar Cove when reading the books. It is truly amazing how good Hallmark did in casting the actors but I doubt in real life that every woman in a small town is beautiful regardless of age and every man handsome.
While there isn't the bad language or sex scenes you find on most TV shows, each parent should view before allowing all children to view Cedar Cove.