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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'

Lynibis
26 days ago
What do you think of this?
flipside
flipside26 days ago

Oh my gosh, I literally started this series a week ago and I’m already done with season 6. It’s all I’ve been binging. My favourite couple are Rosemary and Leland.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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26 days ago

Yep me too. Lee has such a lovely smile. I actually find it hard to like the main character, Elizabeth. But I finished series 6 tonight and will miss it.

I was so upset at the awful loss of a main character but won't mention for those who may wish to watch.

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flipside
flipside26 days ago

Lynibis Yes, he has such a lovely smile and the way he looks at Rosemary is adorable. Elizabeth‘s character isnt very warm at all but that’s a sign of good writing. Main characters cant be linear and likeable all the time.

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE26 days ago

not heard of it but it sounds very different from the usual fayre! Will have a mooch for it.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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26 days ago

It is on Netflix and is very watchable despite my reservations about the reality of life in those times. But it is good wholesome fayre lol

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE26 days ago

Lynibis Thanks...we are due to start Netflix soon...once we've watched all the recorded stuff....I'd assumed it was just terrestrial so thanks for that....saved me searching.

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laraquinn
laraquinn26 days ago

Lori Loughlin's in it isn't she?.She's in prison right now.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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26 days ago

Ah, I saw the name but didn't put two and two together. Maybe that's why they wrote her out of last couple of episodes. Obviously filmed around that time.

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flipside
flipside26 days ago

There’s a similar tv show based on Anne of Green Gables called ‘Anne With An E’. It’s more targeted towards teenagers but I love it. The main character Anne (she’s an early teen) is very annoying but when makes up for it by being formidable.

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Johnny
Johnny26 days ago

I think you’ve got the title a bit mixed up there Lynibis

It‘s: When Calls The Heart (Netflix)

Thanks for the recommendation!👍😊

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Lynibis
Lynibis
Original Poster
26 days ago

Ooooops, thanks Johnny didn't bother looking as thought I had remembered it! Bit Yoda-ish for a title.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap26 days ago

Not really my thing but glad you like it

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beccatavender
beccatavender25 days ago

I'm going to give this a go, is it on Nexflix? As when I was growing up I loved both the Waltons and Little House on the Prairie. I used to like watching the Gilmore Girls total escapism, but currently real life is so grim 🙂

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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24 days ago

Yes beccatavender it is on Netflix. Very innocent, inoffensive and easy watching.

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