**EDIT: Unfortunately, this show has NOT been renewed as a tv series. It WILL however continue in movie form. The first movie will return on November 23, 2014 (and possibly a second in April '15); it's supposed to be on "Hallmark Movies & Mysteries" channel. Also, keep checking retailers (Amazon, Walmart, etc.) for dvd's, as I have read of a possible release right around the time the movie date-- for those of us that don't have this channel/package. I personally find a lot of Hallmark related programs for rent through my local library, so I recommend that if you can't buy the dvd.**
This is the third original TV series from the "Hallmark" channel to date. I have enjoyed their 2 previous (especially "When Calls the Heart"), so I was willing to give this one a chance.
I strongly recommend watching the movie before diving into the series. I actually didn't beforehand, and felt a little lost at first. I eventually did, and found the movie to be really enjoyable!
My main reason for giving this series 4 stars is because it's family friendly, and has good values.
I like the fact that each episode has a completely new story to enjoy, and mystery to solve. It's a light hearted sort of detective show, not bogged down by crime, and death. Also, there's a new guest star every 2 episodes; such as Carol Burnett, Valerie Harper, Valerie Bertinelli, etc.-- which make things interesting!
However, I do feel there's room to grow and improve in this series, so I'll give it 4 stars for now. The decision to pair the characters up isn't completely believable-- at least where the 2 supporting actors are concerned.
With that said, I do hope the show is renewed so we can see its potential.