When I was given the opportunity preview an episode of Mathra Williamson’s newest series I was thrilled. Growing up I absolutely adored Touched by Angel and it helped me get through the time after my mother died. The feel good, touching stories allowed me to feel the emotions that were too difficult in my real life. So I cried for the characters, I laughed with them, and then I usually cried some more. So, given the opportunity, I knew I had to see this new series- Signed, Sealed and Delivered. that follows a group of of postal workers as they try to get long lost letters to their rightful recipients. I’ll give you a little bit of information from the promoters and them I’ll let you know what I thought of this family friendly show.
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.
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 to go with the series.
Sign up for that here: http://www.americanbible.org/features/signed-sealed-delivered
When a letter is found in an old school desk, postal workers set out to find it’s recipient from the limited information that is left on the torn envelope. In this case, the recipient actually ends up being the future self of the person who wrote the letter (the popular write a letter to yourself to be read in ten years). This sets in motion a series of events, in which this life of the recipient changes as she fights to become the person she saw herself as 10 years later. This may seem like a simple story, but everyone learns something about life as they question what it means to be a parent, what it means to love, what it means to let go.
I do not want to give too much of the story away, but I found the story to be very touching and I was pleased with the story that they chose to tell first. I loved the characters that the postal workers helped in the first episode. The story was true to life and the characters memorable. I look forward to seeing the development of the main characters over the season. At times they came off as a wee bit one dimensional and stereotypical, but at the same time they were loveable nonetheless. I think that they will a group of characters that the audience can relate to and that is always a good thing. There’s a little bit of something for everyone.
Be sure to check out this series on the Hallmark channel, Sundays 8/7c. Also give your support to the American Bible Society by checking out this link above.