Sunday, May 31, 2015
DVD Review: When Calls the Heart: Trials of the Heart
When Calls the Heart series is inspired by Janette Oke's book series. This DVD ("Trials of the Heart") is the first DVD of Season 2. I enjoyed Season 1 very much. What has kept me a fan are the likable characters, uplifting family values, and old-fashioned love story. The new season introduces several new characters that add even more flavors to the already remarkable cast. You will meet Miss Samantha Madison, a woman prosecutor who handles the court trial against the Pacific Northwest Mining Company in Coal Valley. Elizabeth's mom is ill so Elizabeth (Erin Krakow) goes back home (city of Hamilton), accompanied by Constable Jack (Daniel Lissing). You will meet Elizabeth's family and see their high-society lifestyle in the big city, contrary to the simple living in Coal Valley. You may drool over their elegant and graceful costumes (mostly modest except a few). You will also meet Tom, Jack's younger brother, who is a troublemaker and Charles Kensington, Elizabeth's childhood friend who now works for her father. Abigail (Lori Laughlin), Rosemary, Mr. Gowen, and Bill Avery (Jack Wagner) from Season 1 are not going anywhere. However, lots of changes are coming to Coal Valley. The beginning of Season 2 is packed with love, romance, justice, prejudice, dilemma/emotional conflicts, and surprises. I'm excitedly looking forward to seeing how this season will play out. The DVD includes exclusive behind the scenes and interviews.