When Calls the Heart

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Season Two will follow the residents of the Western Frontier mining town Coal Valley as they navigate matters of the heart during uncertain times in the wake of the mine disaster investigation.
Starring
Erin KrakowLori LoughlinMartin Cummins
Genres
DramaWestern
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Trials of the Heart
    April 26, 2015
    1 h 24 min
    TV-G
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Elizabeth and Jack's budding union barely has time to begin when Elizabeth receives a telegram requesting her return home; Abigail nervously awaits the mining disaster trial.
  2. 2. Heart and Soul
    May 3, 2015
    42min
    TV-G
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Elizabeth and Jack remain worlds apart and Abigail finds out the devastating truth about Bill Avery.
  3. 3. Heart's Desire
    May 17, 2015
    1 h 24 min
    TV-G
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Abigail travels to Hamilton to stay with Elizabeth's family and is compelled to accept Bill's help on a personal matter.
  4. 4. Awakenings & Revelations
    May 24, 2015
    42min
    TV-G
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When a visitor from home arrives in Hope Valley, Elizabeth begins to question the direction of her heart and feelings for Jack.
  5. 5. Heart and Home
    May 31, 2015
    42min
    TV-G
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Elizabeth and Jack receive upsetting news from their families in Hamilton that could tear them apart.
  6. 6. Coming Together, Coming Apart
    June 7, 2015
    42min
    TV-G
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Elizabeth and Jack try to put their differences aside to stop Julie and Tom before they make another mistake, while Gowen targets Abigail's Café in his next underhanded scheme.
  7. 7. With All My Heart
    June 14, 2015
    1 h 26 min
    TV-G
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Elizabeth and Jack face a life-threatening experience together and finally discover the truth about what has been keeping them apart. Later, all of Hope Valley witnesses a shocking arrest and an unexpected proposal.
  8. 101. Sneak Peek
    January 2, 2015
    2min
    TV-G
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Check out this season 2 preview of Hallmark Channel's Original Series "When Calls the Heart".

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Directors
Neil Fearnley
Producers
Michael Landon JrBrian BirdBrad KrevoyMichael ShepardVicki SotheranGreg Malcolm
Season year
2015
Network
Hallmark Channel
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TwoCentsReviewed in the United States on August 29, 2017
2.0 out of 5 starsWeird start to the Season!
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I am so disappointed in episode 1 of season 2. It was sorely lacking in authenticity. If I glanced away from the screen for a moment, and then glanced back, it was difficult to tell whether this was modern day or the past. I was willing to overlook modern-day expressions and attitudes in season 1 because there was something that felt somewhat authentic about the sets, the costumes, the hairstyles, the dialogue, and the attitudes portrayed. But season 2 seems to have lost that completely, to the point where it was annoying.

I realize, of course, that it's Hollywood. Just as, according to Hollywood, Walnut Grove, (Little House on the Prairie), boasted the cleanest, toothiest, most beautiful dirt farmers ever, so Coal Valley evidently boasts the best-dressed, cleanest, toothiest, most beautiful coal mine towns people ever. Nothing at all like authentic historical pictures. In fact, they must have enjoyed modern day makeup artists, hair stylists, hair products, hair implements, and hair dyes.

Abigail was my second favorite character, after Jack. But by the beginning of Season 2, she was looking much less like a widowed frontierswoman living in a coal mining town around the turn of the 20th century, and much more like Laurie Laughlin, the famous, glamorous (glamorized) actress. Ego.

Okay,... But some of us like to watch historical shows because we enjoy the idea of a simpler more natural life. This attempt to fuse modern day aesthetics with historical accuracy does not work well.

I fell in love with the character Elizabeth during the first season. Even though she was a rich heiress, she did not come across as spoiled. She was a roll up your sleeves, nose to the grindstone, jump right in kind of young woman. She seemed genuinely concerned with the welfare of her new friends and neighbors. But Season 2 made me dislike her. She was such a different person in Hamilton, just like Jack says. Not just different, but self-absorbed, snotty, privileged, demanding, and thoughtless. She acted like she was madly in love with Jack and Cole Valley, but once they got to Hamilton, she didn't treat him right. She invited Jack to dinner at her family's house and then proceeded to spend all of her time with Charles. She left Jack in the background and basically ignored him all evening. But then she runs to the train station to plant a big wet one on him before he leaves. Very manipulative. The second time they are in Hamilton together, she is better towards Jack, and finally gets honest with herself about Charles, but she's so nasty about Jack's brother Tom. Rude. It's natural to for her to defend her sister, but she's snide and cutting about it. It really did make me wonder who she really is. I suppose this is deliberate on the part of the writers, but I think it's a little overdone. It made me wonder if she's trustworthy. The heroin should be somewhat sympathetic. The protagonist should be likable.

At the mine when she suddenly starts sobbing and saying that she's afraid of losing Jack, it's hard to buy. Bipolar? I think the writers should have had her and Jack in Hamilton again to show that she really could be as warm and loving toward him in Hamilton as she could be in the Valley. It was written as if she and Jack could only be good together in Coal/Hope Valley.

Didn't the storyline in episode 1 go a little off track? The plot was hard to follow. Really, Miss Madison proved that Noah Stanton did know that the mine was unsafe when he lead those men inside, including his own son. A bittersweet victory, I should think. But, hey, the widows got PAID.

And in short order, their money transported them to the future of clothing, cosmetics, hair care products, color and styling implements. Yay!
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AmazonCustomer82Reviewed in the United States on June 7, 2015
2.0 out of 5 starsWhat happened to the best show on TV
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I for one don’t usually write reviews on Amazon. I had to on this I just loved Season One of WCTH. The children stories, the subplots. I actually couldn’t wait to get home and watch this wonderful, family driven show. I got all the videos, reread the books and told all my family and friends to watch it. I even got twitter to get the updates from all the stars and producers. We waited almost a year for the new Season. I even took off the day to be home to watch it.
Season two is a joke, the acting is horrible the stories are like watching a daytime soap opera. The season is short and very predictable. Please writers and producers go back to the old theme. Families with problems of that time, the romance with the main characters. I almost didn’t watch this season after the first three episodes. We will now have to wait another long year from season three. I hate to say it but I don’t know if I will be watching Thank you
18 people found this helpful
CParkReviewed in the United States on June 2, 2015
2.0 out of 5 starsDisappointing and Ridiculous
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Season 1 was already loosely historical fiction, but at least the story line and characters were interesting and meaningful. Season 2 can hardly even be called "historical" at all. It is comical seeing the characters in this supposed early 1900s town, walking around in clothes, hairstyles, and makeup you might see in any magazine you pick up off the rack at the mall. Most of the memorable Season 1 characters have disappeared - no mining widows or students have reappeared in this season. I am all for a clean, family friendly show, but this season has missed the mark and it is very disappointing.
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C. NewmanReviewed in the United States on January 7, 2016
3.0 out of 5 starsNot as good as Season 1; but not so bad, either. Jack and Elizabeth remain well-worth watching....
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Season one, marvelous. Season two, not so much. I'm not sure that the characters have fallen as much as others have stated. There are a few good things in season 2. Jack holds his own in the city and with Elizabeth's family. Jack's ex-fiancee', although extremely annoying, to the point of being unbearable in the first episodes, improves greatly as time goes on. The Elizabeth's sister are both very superficial and annoying, in different ways. Jack's brother, also. Elizabeth's parents develop a bit, and her father gets an appreciation for Jack's virtues...Elizabeth is thrown back and forth emotionally, but keeps true to her character, except for clothing and hairstyles. Other characters are revealed with a whole lot of baggage which weighs down our tolerance and their believability.. 1920's clothing it is not- more like 1860's morphed with 1920's..And as to the ending of the season, well, I just wish that Jack had arrived at the schoolhouse a few minutes earlier.... As to Season 3, I hope that the story lines are simplified, and that the romance progresses...preferably in a discreet mannner.
All in all, I think it is a great period piece, with many interesting characters, but there is a tendancy for watchers to get imbedded into a series, and to want it to look and feel a certain way, and to get very disappointed if it no longer does so....This, I feel, is more a failing of human nature than that of the show itself. Life is rarely consistant; We never know what life may throw at us.
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WrenReviewed in the United States on June 8, 2015
2.0 out of 5 starsWhat Happened to 1910 & a PLOT?
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The new season is extremely Disappointing.
What happened to 1910? The charm of the first season is just gone. The entire show seems to have become hosed down in a Dynasty time warp filter.
The nice period costumes are completely missing. The women's hair and makeup look entirely modern 9/10 of the time. Why is the entire town suddenly MATCHING? How did they acquire a seasonal wardrobe like that? No sense of realism is left in the original visual appeal.
The sets are like a modern Dutch boy palette.

The Plot. Oh my. Where did it go? There is no sweetness and charm left to Elizabeth and Jack. Her ridiculous family and her acceptance of the family friend buffoon is like a completely different character. Not that she wasn't silly and frosty before, but goodness.

My daughter and I were really enjoying the first season. This one has been 70% annoying. Please rescue the show from this ludicrous mess.
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NeroReviewed in the United States on May 30, 2015
5.0 out of 5 starsWhen Calls the Heart is a sweet charmer
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The show is sett in the "Wild West" of the early 1900's in a Canadian frontier town, Coal Valley, whose primary industry is -- surprise! -- coal mining, complete with muddy streets and a saloon and wooden sidewalks, a set straight out of any American Western movie of the last 100 years.

This family-friendly series is beautifully photographed in a rural mountain setting that is picture postcard beautiful. This is a Hallmark Channel production, after all. In any case, the show harkens to a simpler time -- that may or may not have ever existed -- but is nevertheless charming and appealing in its simplicity. The core of the show centers around a fresh-out-of-college, young, high society lady who rebels against her upper crust family to go out west to become a rural school teacher in this poor mining community.

This is a fish-out-of-water story that centers on the school marm's trials and tribulations in this rough-and-ready setting, where book learning is not the highest priority for the locals, mostly salt-of-the-earth-type coal miners.

Along the way, our heroine starts to fall for the local Mountie, complete with the red serge coat and brown felt campaign hat of the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police). A story that is straight from a romance novel. Literally. The show's title comes from Janette Oke's book.

I have to add that I can't watch this show and the interplay between the Mountie and the school marm without thinking of Dudley Do Right and Sweet Nell of Rocky and Bullwinkle fame. Some of the sparkling grins from these two characters seem to be an homage to that earlier show.

Of course, the chaste relation between the clueless but valiant Dudley Do Right character
-- with his dashing red serge jacket and jaunty brown felt campaign hat -- and the innocent and naive Sweet Nell character in the cartoon show were a cliche, funny and charming precisely because they were cliches, but warm and friendly cliches that we grew up with as children, and still cherish. At least I do.

The relation between the two main characters of When Calls the Heart does justice to the cartoon's sweet and funny tradition.

This show is a family friendly charmer, and so enjoyable, especially if you want to escape to a simpler, less complicated time where good was clearly good and bad was clearly bad -- Dudley Do Right versus Snidely Whiplash, right? -- as anyone can clearly see. No grey areas allowed. A spiritual palate cleanser, if you will. A very pleasant escape from reality and a guilty pleasure.
Just my opinionReviewed in the United States on July 24, 2016
3.0 out of 5 starsSaccharine sweet with a side of cheese or face eating someone's....that is the question
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Well I've bought the second season, if you call 7 episodes a season, and knew what I was up for. Or so I thought. This season is as batty as the self-proclaimed drama queen. And if clothing, era, anything of something that actually represents the time period feels even slightly important to you, you're going to want to pass this cheese bar... (you know, I'm still not sure what era this is...I saw a pair of levis on our mounty and I am even more perplexed) But, if you want some fluff that doesn't involve face eating, go for it.
I can't say it's family friendly for two reasons, my children would forcibly riot if I tried and the inaccuracies are soooo bad that it could damage anything they learned up to this point. So I give it a strong Meh....it's something to kill time and possibly brain cells in a pinch.
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Michael Jay WadmanReviewed in the United States on October 4, 2015
1.0 out of 5 starsThis was really sad! The first season was so good
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This was really sad! The first season was so good. But the second season was too fake. In the first season the story lines felt real and the characters were liked without trying too hard. In this season the women all look like they are in the wrong era. The clothing is very modern and too new looking. Last season the clothes were modest and well worn and gave a sense that the human struggle was is real. And now the women all have the beach wave hair style... all of them. It looks so out of place. Women from this time period did not wear their hair like that. And don't get me started on that town. And where are all the widowed mothers and children?? Elizabeth was a female lead to be admired in season 1. She had a thirst for knowledge and shared it with others. Now she is just decorative and the story is shallow. Parts of it really do seem like a soap opera. It's sad. They really had something good with season one. But they lost it.
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