Guest Author - Cavelle Natasha Layes
In a time when "family tv" consists of sex scenes, profanity, and vulgarity Heartland is like a breath of fresh air.
I am personally tired of seeing the same ol thing on tv over and over again, and frankly what they now call "family tv" somewhat disturbs me. Heartland however is refreshing, it steps away from these repetitive shows and gives us something new and meaningful. It provides a story line that keeps you coming back, characters you instantly connect with and relate to, a great cast and beautiful scenery.
The story line of Heartland begins when a young girl named Amy loses her mom in a car accident. Amy and the rest of her family struggle to keep the family ranch open and her moms dream alive.
The characters in the show are amazing, you find yourself instantly connecting with them. From Jack the grandfather with a big heart, to Ty a good kid with a bad past, you cannot help but fall in love with them.
This of course is because of the great cast that has been found to play them. How easy is it to ruin a great show by casting bad actors to play the roles. Well that is certainly not the case here, as they could not have found a better cast to join Heartland. These talented actors/actress' will have you on the edge of your seat, crying and laughing out loud. This all Canadian cast is nothing short of amazing.
As if the show was not good enough already, then they add in the beautiful Alberta backdrop. See for yourself the breathtaking scenery of the Rocky Mountains and other areas throughout Alberta.
Heartland reminds me of the shows that I used to watch with my nanny as a child. It is great for all ages, and though my son is only 18 months even he loves it! You can watch it for yourself every Sunday night on CBC, but I do warn you that it is incredibly addicting.
Also be sure to check out Heartlands webpage (a link is located in the tv section) to get more info on the show, find out about the cast, and if you live in Canada you can even watch the first two seasons for free!
Heartland: Season 1, Part 1