Season 2 viewership was high, beginning just as Season 1 DVD was released. It's a cozy view, with small town fun and conflict, drool-producing scenery, & VERY memorable characters. It's Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove, near Seattle, and Hallmark Channel as they pair up to produce a winner for all the family. In a small town, when everyone knows everyone's business, it makes for multi-plot episodes (like the Cedar Cove books.) Books and TV episodes are all different, but closely related, just ask the knitting gals.
My DVD, bought from Amazon, has great picture quality on my 32" widescreen HDTV.
Andie MacDowell is perfection as Judge Olivia Lockhart. Andie's HOT as a mature divorced working woman who knows her own mind. She's not new to film-from-novel work, having been in the Maeve Binchy adaptation of "Tara Road." Warren (Brennan Elliott) is handsome but a greedy developer and certifiable jerk. Sarah Smyth plays Justine, the judge's artistic love-struck daughter. Jack (Dylan Neal) is the paper editor with a heart's flutter for a certain female in a robe. Teryl Rothery, the newly divorced librarian . . . a long list continues, but my favorite is Moon (Timothy Webber) the coffee guy aging in body but mentally lost in the 60s.
CC (Closed Captioning for the hearing impaired) is an option.
1 ~ Pilot --Meet the regulars of Cedar Cove and the relationships--old & new. I experienced lust for the judge's waterfront cottage (which changed for the remaining episodes.)
2 ~ A House Divided --Historic lighthouse redevelopment gets a court date.
3 ~ Reunion --An unidentified man with a stroke and Jack's estranged son story.
4 ~ Suspicious Minds -Local B&B fatally loses a guest.
5 ~ For the Sake of the Children -The episode of divorce and child issues and save the library.
6 ~ Free Spirits -Alaska trip(s) and a significant other weekender.
7 ~ Help Wanted -Judge Lockhart gets approached by an ex-con she sentenced.
8 ~ And the Winner Is... -Activity surrounding the Cedar Cove bachelor auction (charity event for pet adoption) gets hot; and costly.
9 ~ Old Flames, New Sparks -What goes around may come around again when we're talking romance.
10 ~ Conflicts of Interest -Career & health events instigate questions between friendly/romantic ties.
11 ~ Stormfront -A whirwind mixture involving ex's, mistress, dates, separation, and spiraling kisses.
12 ~ A New Life -Of course there is a baby involved in Cedar Cove's Christmas preparations.
13 ~ Homecoming -It's Christmas time--time to see whose stocking are hanging side-by-side over the yule log.
Now, read some Debbie Macomber novels while waiting for the Season 2 DVD. You'll be glad you did.