Sunday, May 25, 2014

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

The new original series "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" (created and executive produced by Martha Williamson of "Touched by an Angel") 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

This incredible series even incorporates scripture in its themes and in the conversations between characters.  In FACT, The American Bible Society has built a bible study consisting of a 7 day Bible reading to dig deeper into the theme revealed in each episode:

My Review:  At first I was not sure what was going on. Since I was thrown into an episode several weeks into the series, I just saw quirky characters I knew nothing about and was not positive about the premise of the show. But, I watched enough to get a bit caught up, and did some research. This is definitely a work of fiction. The 4 main characters work in the Dead Letter Dept. of a Post Office. My dad worked for the Post Office prior to and after this career in the Navy, so it helped to establish that this is not based on actual practices. I have much admiration for the USPS, but I don't see them using detective work of this type to get the mail delivered.

Once I got settled into a clearer idea of what was happening and was pulled into the story, I slowly fell in love...with this series. It's not the absolute best I have ever seen on television, but it is a clean, funny, romantic, poignant show that has both some mystery and a message. I laughed, I cried, sometimes I rolled my eyes, but I truly enjoyed it. I wish I could see the series premiere movie and the other episodes, but that is not likely. However, I advise YOU, if you like good clean television that can both just be a way to relax, or a chance to delve further into points being made, to make this part of your regular viewing.

Watch the trailer below...

Thanks to FlyBy Promotions for giving me the opportunity to review an episode. In exchange, I was only asked to give a fair review.

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