September 19th 2014 02:43
Cedar Cove Season One
Cedar Cove is Hallmark Channel’s first series (13 episodes) ever done. From what I have seen on the DVD, it is well worth the time to watch. One of my favorite actresses of all times, Andie MacDowell (Ground Hog Day, Four Weddings and a Funeral) stars in the series.
The series deserves praises for its integrity because of the quality of its substance. However, being a Hallmark production the romance and drama is toned down about 70 percent. The quality of the picture needs improvement. My uneducated guess would say it’s not HD. You can notice the difference if you use a large enough screen.
Based on the book series of the same name, the series ends with a conclusion asking you to return to season 2 to find out what happens. That is fine and typical a series these days. Keep in mind, this is not a Hollywood production. Hallmark operates on a low-budget, but the quality of acting and story back it up.
Kevin Pacalioglu (Tyler Labine) is a likeable character who seems to charm spirits. He has no money and no clue. Still, he sees dead people. Dealing with constant stream of stubborn spirits, Pac does whatever he can with the least amount of effort to assist New York City’s most frolicsome ghosts. He helps them wrap up their affairs.
The DVD comes with ten episodes produced by HULU as an original series. We have an unlikely hero, who physically is not charming and tends to consume too much pot and lay down jokes without a care for his unique power. So, he is a slacker by trade, but manages to pull things off in each episode despite himself. If you are into this type of storyline, which a lot of people are, then you are in for a treat. The supporting cast is relevant to the storyline and adds a lot to the humor and can boost the viewer’s interest.
The season plays out as an organized system, meaning it is important to see the episodes in sequence. I am not a big fan of these types of television shows, but it proves there is a huge need for content to fill the numerous outlets we have now called media. Hulu and Netflix are promising more productions. I just hope they are better than Deadbeat. Will I have time to watch them? No. That is the crux of too much content and not enough time, and is solved by DVDs on the market and On Demand.
The Curse of Oak Island Season 1
The Curse of Oak Island is a viewing experience that will captivate you because of the suspense and intensity the show brings to the audience. A reality TV show should keep some folks away, but it will draw your attention because of its true to life mystery. The show is a treasure hunt about buried loot and dreams of wealth beyond any child’s comprehension.
In typical documentary style, without the need for narration, we are place in the story. We see firsthand the successes and failures as the team seeks to discover and find the clues that could lead them to an answer.
We are drawn into the series because of the team’s obsession to discover and find out what has ruined a handful of lives already. The Curse of Oak Island is a good mystery and worth the time to watch.