When Calls The Heart

When Calls The Heart

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It's 1910 and Elizabeth Thatcher has arrived in the frontier town of Coal Valley, six months after a devastating mining accident. As she embarks on her new life she must live a life that is simple but often fraught with challenges in this very popular and sweet Hallmark show.

Like so many other Hallmark Channel tv shows, When Calls The Heart exudes goodness. Everything about it is picture perfect.

Think the Good Witch but set in the early 1900's. Instantly this will either be something you absolutely love or will swerve completely.

I happen to really like it. It's easy to watch, doesn't tax the brain, has pretty decent storylines and overall passes the time nicely.


What Is When Calls The Heart About?

When Calls The Heart starts with Elizabeth Thatcher (Erin Krakow) arriving in a very small coal mining town called Coal Valley.

Her arrival is just six months after a devastating mining accident that killed 47 of the town's men.

From a very wealthy family, Elizabeth must soon come to grips with the harsh realities of living in a struggling frontier town.

Befriending the local townspeople, Elizabeth goes about setting up the school but soon meets Constable Jack Thornton.

While these two initially clash it doesn't take a genius to work out that this is the main love story in the making.

SPOILER ALERT: It takes many, many seasons for them to FINALLY get together.

The seasons are mapped out with one overriding storyline per season. Within each season are mini storylines that last an episode or two so there is always something going on in Coal Valley.

The town even gets a name change to Hope Valley. As the show progresses, the town becomes more prosperous, and life generally improves for everyone.

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Is When Calls The Heart Worth Watching?

There is a vast range of characters in this show. It definitely keeps things interesting though some seem to disappear without a trace and are never mentioned again.

As a result, it can sometimes feel disjointed. No sooner has somebody fallen in love then they're off to a town far far away.

This leaves a lot of the female characters lingering at home, wistfully staring off into space as they wait for their love to return.

Despite the fact that it is set in 1910, absolutely everybody is immaculately dressed and presented. There isn't a hair out of place, make-up is perfect and everybody is dressed pristinely. But, it is Hallmark!

When Calls The Heart is strangely compulsive. And the fans are quite a formidable bunch leading the cast and director to have a sit down on Facebook live to discuss the ending for Season 5.

No spoilers but a MAJOR character gets the chop. This did not make loyal fans happy, especially the ‘Hearties', happy heading into the sixth season!

There's lots of compassion, understanding, redemption and faith in God in this show. There's more cheese than a fondue but it is what it is…

How Many Seasons Of When Calls The Heart?

In total there are nine seasons of When Calls The Heart. You can watch them all on the Hallmark Channel which, if you're not in the US, you can subscribe to via Amazon Prime.

A tenth season has been confirmed so we should see all of our favourite Hope Valley residents back very soon.

When Calls The Heart Cast

In order to create a show as popular as When Calls The Heart you need talented writers and an amazing cast to create such beloved characters.

Erin Krakow as Elizabeth Thatcher Thornton, a passionate young teacher new to the town who quickly discovers it is not an easy place to live.

Daniel Lissing as Jack Thornton, a Canadian Mountie who often finds himself protecting and saving people.

Lori Loughlin as Abigail Stanton Hogan, a woman whose husband and son died in the mining accident.

Jack Wagner as Bill Avery, a quiet man who acts as the town's sheriff and becomes the town's judge.

Martin Cummins as Henry Gowen, a businessman who owned the late Coal Valley mining company.

Pascale Hutton as Rosemary LeVeaux Coulter, an enthusiastic actress from New York.

Kavan Smith as Lee Coulter, a kind man who opens a sawmill in the town.

Chris McNally as Lucas Bouchard, a businessman who owns the local saloon. He donates a building so that Elizabeth can open a public library for the town.

Andrea Brooks as Faith Carter, a nurse who visits from Elizabeth's home city to come work in the town.

Paul Greene as Carson Shepherd, a doctor who works in Hope Valley and falls in love with Faith.

Kevin McGarry as Nathan Grant, who arrives with his niece, Allie. He develops feelings for Elizabeth but is unable to ask her out.

Eva Bourne as Clara Stanton Flynn, Abigail's daughter-in-law who works at the Cafe.

Aren Buchholz as Jesse Flynn, a former outlaw.

Ava Grace Cooper as Opal Weiss, a young student.

Viv Leacock as Joseph Canfield, a delivery driver who becomes the new pastor.

Johannah Newmarch as Molly Sullivan, mother of Rosaleen.

Kayla Wallace as Fiona Miller

Jaeda Lily Miller as Allie Grant, Nathan's niece.

Good

  • Lots Of Changing Storylines
  • Good Mix Of Characters

Bad

  • Lots Of Characters Simply Leave
  • Can Be Overly Sweet - A Lot!
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