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Sometimes you just need to shut off your brain and take in some fluff tv. Something that entertains you without making you think too much. As a busy mom often when the evening rolls around I want some easy entertainment while I do things like fold laundry and clean. Recently I was browsing Netflix and stumbled across a new to me show When Calls the Heart.
I have always loved historical romance novels and When Calls the Heart is all those novels I read come to life via video. When Calls the Heart is the story of Elizabeth a wealthy girls who gives it all up to head out to the wild west to be a teacher in a poor mining town.
“When Calls the Heart” tells the captivating story of Elizabeth Thatcher (Erin Krakow), a young teacher accustomed to her high society life, who receives her first classroom assignment in Coal Valley, a small coalmining town where life is simple, but often fraught with challenges. Lori Loughlin plays Abigail Stanton, a wife and mother whose husband, the foreman of the mine, along with a dozen other miners, has just been killed in an explosion. The newly widowed women find their faith is tested when they must go to work in the mines to keep a roof over their heads. Elizabeth charms most everyone in Coal Valley, except Constable Jack Thornton (Daniel Lissing) who believes Thatcher’s wealthy father has doomed the lawman’s career by insisting he be assigned in town to protect the shipping magnate’s daughter. Living in a turn of the century coal town, Elizabeth will have to learn the ways of the frontier if she wishes to thrive in the rural west on her own.
The series is inspired by Janette Oke’s bestselling book series about the Canadian West.
Right now season 1 is on Netflix for you to enjoy. The series is airing on the Hallmark channel so you can expect it to be suitable for all audiences. Season 2 is running on the Hallmark Channel currently and I can’t wait for it to hit Netflix so I can continue to follow the story as this is the perfect show to watch when I just want to check out and be entertained, because sometimes I just need some fluff tv!