May 22, 2014

{review} Signed, Sealed, Delivered

This is a different kinda review! I had the privilege of previewing the upcoming episode Signed, Sealed, Delivered today. It airs Sunday evening, May 25 at 8pm on the Hallmark Channel. 


Here's a little background on the show from the Hallmark Channel site:

The new original series "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" is a wonderful combination of romance, comedy and drama that follows the lives of four postal detectives who transform themselves into a team of detectives to track down intended recipients of undeliverable mail. Their missions take them out of the office and into an unpredictable world where redirected letters and packages can save lives, solve crimes, reunite old loves and change futures by arriving late but somehow always on time. The team includes charming Oliver O’Toole (Eric Mabius), a genius postal detective and the group’s leader; new team member, Shane McInerney (Kristin Booth), a technophile who brings 21st century sensibility to the group; free-spirited, “girl next door” Rita Haywith (Crystal Lowe) who has a photographic memory; and lovable Norman Dorman (Geoff Gustafson), a master in conventional research methods.

I watched a touching episode entitled 'The Future Me' that revolved around the unrequited love of two young adults that have Down's Syndrome. The team helps them to communicate their dream of being together to their concerned parents. While all this is happening, Rita is preparing for the upcoming pageant at the post office. There are beautiful themes of love, honor, protection and honesty woven through this sweet story. 

You can watch a preview here!

To go along with this great, family friendly show The American Bible Society has created a seven day Bible study that corresponds with the episodes of Signed, Sealed, Delivered. It is a seven day study that will delve a bit deeper into the biblical themes that are presented in each episode. You can sign up here to get the studies delivered via email or text message.  

If you've read this blog or talked to me about mainstream media, you know I'm pretty picky. There is a serious lack of programs that can be watched by the whole family. Signed, Sealed, Delivered is a family friendly show - hello, the Executive Producer also produced Touched By An Angel! - that has solid, Biblical themes in every episode. Some people might watch it and think it's cheesy, but I'd take cheesy over raunchy and violent any day. Signed, Sealed, Delivered has a little romance here and there, a little drama maybe ... but nothing that's going to make you want to cover your child's eyes. In the episode I watched, Shane tries to help Rita get ready for the pageant by taking her look up a notch. It was one of those scenes that makes me hold my breath for just a moment, knowing that the outfit Rita was going to come out in might be incredibly inappropriate. But, thank you Hallmark Channel for showing that a woman can dress in a beautiful manner without being immodest. 

I would strongly encourage you to watch Signed, Sealed, Delivered this Sunday. It's a great show! And even if you don't have cable or satellite television, Hallmark Channel has past episodes of Signed, Sealed, Delivered available for viewing online. Check here for what episodes are available. 



I previewed an episode of Signed, Sealed, Delivered as a part of FlyBy Promotions Blogger Network in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and a good review was not guaranteed.

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