Received: Link to view the first episode of TV series
Name: Signed, Sealed and Delivered.
Produced: Crown Media Family Networks
Created by: Martha Williamson
To be shown on: Hallmark Station
Brief Write-Up received:
Signed, Sealed, Delivered The new original series "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" is a wonderful combination of romance, comedy and drama that follows the lives of four postal detectives who transform themselves into a team of detectives to track down intended recipients of undeliverable mail. Their missions take them out of the office where redirected letters and packages can save lives, solve crimes, reunite old loves and change futures by arriving late but somehow always on time. The team includes charming Oliver O’Toole (Eric Mabius), the group's leader is a man of faith who prayerfully approaches his work with the goal of making a difference in people's lives; new team member, Shane McInerney (Kristin Booth), a technophile who brings 21st century sensibility to the group; free-spirited, “girl next door” Rita Haywith (Crystal Lowe) who has a photographic memory; and lovable Norman Dorman (Geoff Gustafson), a master in conventional research methods. The show airs SUNDAYS, 8/7c on Hallmark. This incredible series even incorporates scripture in its themes and in the conversations between characters.
As an added bonus:
In FACT, The American Bible Society has built a bible study to go with the series, Sign up for that here: http://www.americanbible.org/features/signed-sealed-delivered Isn't that great? A seven-day Bible reading experience to dig deeper into the meaningful biblical themes revealed in each episode of Signed, Sealed, Delivered.
Well, I have to say that it's an okay show. I could see over time the characters developing and the show actually becoming quite enjoyable. I had to admit, I was somewhat taken back by the misrepresentation of what the post office is able to do (opening mail) BUT a disclaimer at the end of the show stated that the UPS is not allowed to do that. It was just a bit of a HUH? moment so I was pleased to see that disclaimer.
In the episode I watched a letter was found stuck in a desk sold by an antique dealer. The letter got to the post office to be delivered. The only way they could do so was by opening it up. Their actions led to a happy ending for a young special needs couple and a sideline to the story, showed a postal worker having a good message to share to a larger group. The story line was good I thought.
As much as the write up I received talked about how faith would be included in the show, I watched for it, and it must be subtle because I didn't catch it at all. I saw people doing their job and acting basically like good people. But I didn't see the deeper reason WHY they did what they did (other than extending themselves beyond their jobs).
Overall, an okay show. I could see developing an interest in watching it. Seeing what mystery faced them that week and how it affected the lives of those involved. :) I would also like to see if the characters develop into more real people...people that I could better connect with. Would be good to see the evolve.
Social Media Links:
Website: http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/signedsealeddelivered Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/signedsealeddeliveredtv?ref=br_tf
Facebook for creator Martha Williamson: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Martha-Williamson/609169295802010