Chesapeake Shores on Netflix is a Hallmark tv show centred around an Irish-American family, the O'Brien's. A family with five children, the eldest daughter Abby has just returned from New York to her hometown of Chesapeake Shores, the town her father built when her grandmother falls ill. Abby is trying to juggle a demanding career, a recent divorce and two young daughters but the lovely Chesapeake Shores also comes with its own problems.
With fractured family relationships, a military brother who has just been seriously injured on tour, her sister's inn which is going into foreclosure and an ex-fiance who is back on the scene, Abby more than has her hands full. But through the trials and tribulations the O'Brien family must come together and help each other get through this tricky time and overcome their problems from the past.
Chesapeake Shores is one of those shows that is difficult not to like no matter how much you don't want to. While some have praised it for its more realistic approach to modern family dynamics, it is still impossibly perfect. Everybody is beautiful, everybody is lovely and kind and well-meaning. The scenery, the houses, the clothes and the lifestyles are all Hallmark perfect.
The storylines are relatively shallow by today's standards and any problems are quickly overcome with the expected happy endings. But is that such a bad thing? There are plenty of gritty, dramatic shows out there so sometimes it is quite nice to watch the likes of Chesapeake Shores for a little bit of escapism.
Netflix are currently airing the first four seasons so if you like your tv a little more on the perfectly saccharine side then Chesapeake Shores is for you. Be warned though, you will end up binge watching it and with a cast that includes Meghan Ory, Jesse Metcalfe, Treat Williams and Diane Ladd you won't be disappointed.