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 aires SUNDAYS, 8/7c on Hallmark
MY REVIEW-I have previously watched one of these episodes as I thought it sounded like an interesting idea. And it definitely is a neat show. Signed, Sealed, Delivered deals with 4 postal workers who are basically like detectives. They get mail which was undeliverable and then track down the person it was intended for. We meet Oliver who is the head honcho. I really liked his character and the way he portrays himself. Honest, mature and even good looking Oliver is very stable for the rest of the crew. Shane(who is a woman) is really likable as well. In this episode I found her swayed by her emotions and he is kind of the epitome of being led by facts and what is there, not by what he feels. They are a good balance for each other. The other two characters are really funny. Rita is trying out for a post office contest on delivering mail and I found her to be refreshing. A little bit different but in a good way. Not your typical girl character. And Norman is her cheerleader. I really liked him a lot. Sweet and there when Rita needs him:)
The plot was very touching. Like you will want tissues handy when you watch it. The episode deals with a letter that was sent to a bride several years ago. When Oliver and Shane finally track down the woman, they discover that the letter was written in school to be opened at a future time. Needless to say, this installment dealt with downs syndrome and marriage. Two people in love and yet the girls father doesn't think she can marry. Really sweet show and I will admit I teared up a couple times:) The humor is kinda cheeky but very clean and decent for the family. A refreshing development for tv shows!!
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