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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Signed, Sealed, Delivered (New TV Show) Review

Just the other night, I had the privilege of previewing a brand new TV show.  I was especially excited since we don't have regular TV or cable, and have to wait until things come out on Netflix, so it was a real treat to get to see something upcoming even before it airs.  And THIS show really is a treat.

Here's the official "blurb" about Signed, Sealed, Delivered which was created and Executive Produced by Martha Williamson, who also created Touched By An Angel

Signed, Sealed, Delivered 
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 airs SUNDAYS, 8/7c on Hallmark

What OBM thought:  For the first 10-15 minutes of the show, I wasn't sure if I was going to like it.  I was trying to figure out who everyone was and I honestly didn't like the real-life attitudes that were presented because initially the negativity overrides the positive.  But as the characters came together to deliver the letter you see how the negative characteristics come to be replaced with positive, scripture reinforced ones as peoples lives are transformed by the challenges they meet and overcome.  The episode I saw, which airs tonight, features the sweet story of a special young couple, and the ending brought tears to my eyes.  I loved that I could watch the show with my kids and not have to worry about what they were hearing or seeing.  It was fun to see Marilu Henner play a bully of a boss, and have the characters chose to do the right thing in spite of her, even though she was their superior.  I think it's wonderful that the show is so openly Christian that there is even an accompanying Bible study to go with it!  You can sign up for that here:  Pretty cool, isn't it? A seven-day Bible reading experience to dig deeper into the meaningful biblical themes revealed in each episode of Signed, Sealed, Delivered!   The bottom line is I definitely think this TV show has great potential, and I look forward to being able to see more of it should it make its way to Netflix.

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