SSD works because it recognizes what it is: a heart-felt and genuine character-driven show. I am a character-driven person. It's how I choose what books to read, it's how I choose what books to write. Thus, I will never pitch this cozy Hallmark series to anyone for its fast-plot or intricate mysteries.
SSD is a well-painted world crafted with an ensemble of the most likeable people you will find on television.
Here, two mysteries occupy the characters at the Dead Letter Office. First, a burned and nearly unrecognizable letter that could be from anyone addressed to anywhere ( it ends up having to do with a now-teenaged daughter of an Iraqi war heroine). The second, the re-appearance of Oliver O'Toole's estranged father and his very-near-after reported death.
The central characters meet each mystery head-on while grappling with their personal feelings. There are lovely moments between Norman and Rita who, if you remember, finally had a first kiss and finally revealed their feelings for each other in SSD: From Paris with Love. There are heart-wrenchingly fuzzy and warm scenes between gorgeous Shane and Oliver. We last left them on a porch swing at her house and lovely old-fashioned Oliver just can't get around to throwing his arms around her and finally telling her she makes his world orbit!
GAH! So wonderful.
|copyright : hallmark|
Signed Sealed Delivered is my happy place. I literally cannot have a bad thought or worry running through my head as I step into its world for a well-deserved hour and a half. It is expert characterization with solid morality and is underpinned by a strong Christian worldview that is quite blatant by today's standards.
And I am going to marry Oliver O'Toole. He is my perfect man. I have said it before, I have said it again, he basically waltzed--suspenders, arm-bands and all, into my life with his antique letter openers and old-fashioned chivalry.
|be mine, Oliver|
My thanks to our friends at Grace Hill Media for providing this Canadian with a screening copy ( because they don't show them here! BUT I WILL ALWAYS BUY THE DVDS) :)