Schmaltzy but I Can't Stop Watching It!
Imagine this: Small North American town in the early 1900s, everyone looks out for each other, women are not only in power positions but dress in the height of fashion with a faceful of make up. All the children are polite and well behaved and also well dressed at a time when poverty was rife and in reality most would be half starved and in rags. Everything looks clean and tidy.
The stories are twee and romance is in the air. Think Little House on the Prairie and The Waltons, but lots more glossy and kind with punishment for wrong doing being less severe than it would be today!
So obviously made by 21st century minds looking at history with 21st century eyes. We don't get to see the real nitty gritty of life back then but I can't help loving it. Bit like an historical soap.
Oh, I nearly forgot, it's called 'When the Heart Calls'
Edit with thanks to Johnny 'When Calls the Heart'
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