Wednesday, June 1, 2016
The Eleventh Preview! Family Friendly Series from FEELN
I recently had the privilege of previewing an episode of a new family friendly series called, The Eleventh. This is an exclusive show through Feeln, a streaming service that allows you to watch many family films and shows, including the Hallmark Hall of Fame features. I was somewhat hesitant with starting this series but boy am I glad I previewed it! Can't wait to watch as they release this year.
The Eleventh is about a young girl, I thought she was in her teens but from something that is said in the first episode, it appears she is a young adult. It starts off leaving the viewers in the dark about what exactly is going on, so you definitely feel the pull of persevering to the end to see what happens. Of course, that leaves you wanting even more! Janine is a teenager who is getting ready to leave for college and we see her ringing a doorbell where an older lady appears. Janine tells the older woman that she works at Goodwill and they found an envelope in a book that was donated so she wanted to give it to her. I don't want to give it all away so I will leave the rest of the episode to your imagination.
Let me just give you this real quick. There are devastating secrets about to be revealed as well as families that will never be the same. We see a teenager who is trying to deal with the death of her mother and a father who is doing his best to protect her, but something seems a little off with both sides so I cannot wait to see how it turns out!
I do know many iconic actors and actresses from a bygone era appear in this series as well as some new faces for me. The acting was well done, definitely grabs your attention from the start and I believe it will interest young and old alike. I only have two things that I didn't care for. One is that the father is sitting there drinking and has a pack of cigarettes on his stomach. I just felt it was better left out of a family show. The other thing is the deception/lying going on from the start. Janine lies to the older woman, then promises her father something only to turn around the next day and disobey that. There are obviously issues from the past, and I understand adults making decisions that will impact their children for better or for worse, but I don't like how easy it was for Janine to go against her father's wishes in a heartbeat.
Overall an intriguing start to a series that I will definitely be catching up on as they come out. Feeln is a streaming service I would urge families to look into. I know several of the shows I saw on their website are good and I couldn't believe some of the great ones I saw on there! If you wish to check out the full episodes of The Eleventh, as well as the other great shows they have available, please follow the link below. Enjoy it!
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