Saturday, June 7, 2014

Flyby Review: Signed, Sealed, Delivered

I am running very late with this review, as I was supposed to post it last week so that you could see the first episode this past Sunday night!  Well, if you found Signed, Sealed, Delivered on the Hallmark Channel Sunday night - created by Martha Williamson, executive producer of Touched By an Angel - then you know what a great treasure it is.  If you didn't, let me get you tuned in this week!

Whatever does happen to all that mail that can't be delivered?  Well, I've had it returned to me because I got one digit wrong and the post office refused to deliver it until I corrected the digit and applied another stamp.  In the original Miracle on 34th Street movie, the postal workers delivered all the letters addressed to "Santa Claus" to the old man who claimed to be Kris Kringle who was on trial at the courthouse.  According to this show, however, there is a department assigned just to track down the recipients of undeliverable mail.  The mysteries they uncover and their extreme seriousness and dedication to their task, which is amusing at times, make for a great television mystery show.

I watched one episode of this new gem, and I am hooked.  So is my 8-year-old son, who begged to start it over because he missed the beginning.  The characters are immediately endearing, and the show appeals to all ages.  What I really love is that the show has Christian content but does not seem like an hour of preaching.  It is good, wholesome, family entertainment from a Christian worldview.  Bits of Scripture are sprinkled into the conversation along with quotes from Shakespeare.  As C.S. Lewis said (not sure that I have the exact quote), we don't need more Christian writers; we just need more writers who are Christian.

Tune in to the Hallmark Channel Sunday nights at 8/7c to see Signed, Sealed, Delivered for yourself.  It is the perfect combination of comedy, romance, drama, and mystery that the whole family will love!

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 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), the group's leader is a man of faith who prayerfully approaches his work with the goal of making a difference in people's lives; 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.
The show aires SUNDAYS, 8/7c on Hallmark

Disclaimer:  I received a link to preview this show for the purpose of review.

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