Hallmark Heartbeats

By Camille

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Join host Camille Bonus as she reviews Hallmark movies year round, bringing in a unique voice as a woman of color, concentrating on diversity and representation need and accomplished in the movies. Listen as she not only review the movies but also interview those responsible for the movie making process. Linktree to support the podcast and listen in all platforms. https://linktr.ee/Hallmarkheartbeats

Episode Date
Season 2 Episode 24: Interview with Benjamin Ayres, star of Color My World with Love
34:10

This week, I got to chat with star Benjamin Ayres, star of Hallmark's newest movie Color My World with Love. This was the first Hallmark movie to feature actors with Down Syndrome. Ben plays Nick, Brad's friend and real estate developer. We talk about working with his costars Erica Durance, Lily Moore and David DeSanctis. We talk about the lessons he's learned from his costars and some behind the scenes secrets. This was a fun interview. It was very personal for me. I am disabled and have always advocated for movies that tell stories of the disabled community. I am planning on taking an indefinite break from podcasting. Thanks for your support.

Jun 14, 2022
Season 2 Episode 23: Interview with Natalie Hall, star of A Road Trip Romance
30:42

This week I get to interview Natalie Hall, star of the newest Hallmark film "A Road Trip Romance." I am a huge fan of Natalie. I have been watching her since her All My Children days as Colby Chandler. But during this interview we concentrated on her Hallmark career. We talked about Winter Princess, her co-star Chris McNally, the ball gowns and tiaras, of course the wave. We also talked about my personal favorite Hallmark movie "You're Bacon Me Crazy". What it was like working with Michael Rady, cooking skills and more. And last but certainly not least we talked about A Road Trip Romance. Some behind the scenes adventures, what it was like working as a new mom and her costar Corey Sevier and more. May is AAPI month. On Instagram I have made collages highlighting actors of Asian and Pacific Islander descent. Check it out on Hallmarkheartbeats. I will also be posting videos on Tiktok that goes more in depth of each actor's heritage and their hallmark roles. Again the screenname there is hallmarkheartbeats. Join our newly minted Facebook group whose purpose is to highlight diversity and inclusion Hallmark Channel has taken. https://www.facebook.com/groups/421837762791433 Support the podcast and buy me a coffee. For $1 a month, you get early access to interviews and podcasts. https://www.buymeacoffee.com/hmarkheartbeats

May 12, 2022
Season 2 Episode 22: Warming up to You Review, Fit for Love
21:06

This week, I review Hallmark Channel's newest movie Warming up to You starring Cindy Busby, Christopher Russell, Devon Alexander, Caitlyn Stryker and LaTonya Williams. Directed by Christie Will Wolf.

I had very low expectations with this movie. Between the fat shaming in the promos and the fat suit on Chris, I had a feeling I wasn't going to like it. But I gave it a try anyway.

Movie was ok. It was not the worst Hallmark movie of 2022. Still belongs to another Chris Russell movie "Where Your Heart Belongs".

I liked the chemistry between Chris and Cindy. This is their third movie together, so it has to be there. Lol.

The scenery was beautiful. and I can't believe they inserted a Bridgerton reference on a Hallmark movie. Like WHat?!?!

But I didn't like the ableism, fat shaming, "exercise cures everything even depression" which it doesn't. So much eek.

There were some awkwardness too in plenty of scenes. Like the play fighting and stuff.

I would like to see Cindy and Chris in other movies with costars they've never worked with before. I feel like between the scenery and the same cast, this felt like Chasing Waterfalls 2.

I would like to see Cindy work with Nathan Witte next. And Chris with Nikki DeLoach. I think giving both actors a different scene partner would be nice.

Gave it 2/5 stars.

May is AAPI month. On Instagram I have made collages highlighting actors of Asian and Pacific Islander descent. Check it out on Hallmarkheartbeats.

I will also be posting videos on Tiktok that goes more in depth of each actor's heritage and their hallmark roles. Again the screenname there is hallmarkheartbeats.

Join our newly minted Facebook group whose purpose is to highlight diversity and inclusion Hallmark Channel has taken.

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Support the podcast and buy me a coffee. For $1 a month, you get early access to interviews and podcasts.

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May 10, 2022
Season 2 Episode 21: Love Classified Review, Complicated Love
16:25

This week I review Hallmark Channel movie, Love Classified starring Melora Hardin, Katherine McNamara, Arienne Mendi and Max Lloyd Jones.

I believe this is the first Hallmark film to ever have the lead love storyline be a same sex couple and I love it. 

It is unique in that it showed sexuality is fluid. There is no need for labels. Love is also complicated. It is flawed. It's not always romantic or perfect or just for you. 

Is it like a typical Hallmark movie? No. But does it make it bad? No. It makes it different.

I gave it 3.5 out of five stars.

May is AAPI month. On Instagram I have made collages highlighting actors of Asian and Pacific Islander descent. Check it out on Hallmarkheartbeats.

I will also be posting videos on Tiktok that goes more in depth of each actor's heritage and their hallmark roles. Again the screenname there is hallmarkheartbeats.

Join our newly minted Facebook group whose purpose is to highlight diversity and inclusion Hallmark Channel has taken.

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Support the podcast and buy me a coffee. For $1 a month, you get early access to interviews and podcasts.

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May 03, 2022
Season 2 Episode 20: Interview with Stephanie Moore, star of A Tail of Love
19:00

This week I get to chat with actress Stephanie Moore who played the sneaky businesswoman Rachel in "A Tail of Love'.

We get to talk about her character's conniving traits, working with Brittany Bristow and Chris McNally and an almost car accident that happened on set. Lol

This was a fun interview. I honestly felt Rachel stole the movie. She was a fun villain for sure. lol.

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Apr 28, 2022
Season 2 Episode 19: A Tail of Love Review, Five out of Five Barks
24:22

This week, I reviewed the newest Hallmark Channel film titled "A Tail of Love" starring Brittany Bristow and Chris McNally.

I loved this movie. It was a simple plot with simple storylines with a great villain. And sometimes that's all you need (dogs help also lol.) Brittany and Chris had great chemistry, the dogs were cute, grandma had her own romance brewing, but the person who stole the show for me was Rachel, the villain. I loved her. She's my favorite character in the movie. And seems to be the topic of many conversations after the airing of the movie. (The interview with Stephanie Moore will be out on Thursday) That's the end of Spring Into Love Movies, tell me which one was your favorite and why.

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Apr 26, 2022
Season 2 Episode 18: Interview with Brittany Bristow, star of A Tail of Love
27:02

This week I had the privilege to chat with Brittany Bristow, star of the newest Hallmark film, A Tail of Love.

We talk about her previous roles in Hallmark movies like Love, Romance and Chocolate and Love on the Safari. We talk about her co-stars Chris McNally, Humberly Gonzalez, Moxie and more. We also talk about dogs, dogs, dogs. Lol.

She also shared some behind the scenes secrets with all the co-stars Brittany is newly engaged and also shared her wedding planning experience

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Apr 21, 2022
Season 2 Episode 17: Interview with Daniel DiTomasso, star of Welcome to Mama’s and Station 19
40:28

Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault, Rape At the 18 minute mark is when we discuss Station 19, so you don't have to listen after that if you're just listening for Hallmark.

This week I had the privilege of interviewing Daniel DiTomasso, star of Hallmark's movie Welcome to Mama's and recent guest star of ABC hit Station 19.

We talked about his Italian heritage, his family history and how that influenced his taking the role of Frank in Welcome to Mama's. We also talk about what it was like working with Oscar and Emmy nominated actress Lorraine Bracco and Melanie Scrofano.

Daniel also guest starred on Station 19 as Jeremy. His character attempted to assault Andy, one of the firefighters.

Daniel opened up about his struggle with understanding Jeremy's reasons for the actions, working with Jaina Lee Ortiz and what he would like viewers to take from this episode arc.

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Apr 19, 2022
Season 2 Episode 16: Interview with Lynn Sternberger, writer of Love, Classified
23:50

This week, I had the privilege of interviewing the writer of Hallmark Channel's newest movie Love, Classified, Lynn Sternberger.

This is her first feature film she ever wrote, a project that was conceptualized in 2020, right before the pandemic hit. Lol. We talk about her thought process behind the film, how involved she was in the casting, and her response to the hate so far this movie has garnered due to its queer representation from Hallmark fans.

We also talk about our hopes for more representation and how it will affect future generations.

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Apr 15, 2022
Season 2 Episode 15: A Royal Runaway Romance Review: Roadway to Love
31:35

This week I reviewed the newest Hallmark Channel movie titled "A Royal Runaway Romance" starring Brant Daugherty and Philippa Northeast.

This is a royal Hallmark movie, a tried and true trope that has been done hundreds of times by Hallmark. But this is the best one because it brought something fresh and brand new.

Most Hallmark royal movies have a prince or princess in hiding, trying to blend in America, falls in love with a commoner who has no clue of their true identity while planning some big event, a party or dinner of some sort. Most royal Hallmark royal movies are stagnant, no one is really moving, no real adventure.

But with A Royal Runaway Romance, Hallmark has turned the tried and true trope on its head. Changed everything we expect from a royal film and turned on its head.

I LOVED IT. Need more of this.

Hallmark has been hitting homeruns the last two weeks with their movies. I can't wait to see more

Spring into Love movies

4/14 Interview with Lynn Sternberger, writer of Love Classified

4/18 Love, Classified Review

4/25 A Tail of Love Review

Every Thursday I will also be releasing When Calls the Heart episode reviews.

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Apr 12, 2022
Season 2 Episode 14: Just One Kiss Review, Bringing the Classics
39:04

This week I am joined by Hallmark Publisher author Stacey Agdern as we review Hallmark Channel's newest movie "Just One Kiss" starring Broadway stars Santino Fontana and Krysta Rodriguez.

I don't think I have ever said this before, but this movie was mere perfection. Every part of this movie told a story. From the clothes to the makeup, the dialogue, the city. Everything was a perfect meld to tell the story of two people who have been unlucky in love. 

The singing, the black and white effect, the ghostly moms and the horrible exes all worked perfectly together to get the misfits Tony and Mia falling in love.

From classic songs to classic literature, we watched the progression of their love story. There were laughter, tears and silent thoughtfulness. Chemistry was to the roof and Diversity was on point.

Gave this movie 5/5 stars.

Spring into Love movies

4/11 A Royal Romance Review

4/18 Love, Classified Review

4/25 A Tail of Love Review

Every Thursday I will also be releasing When Calls the Heart episode reviews.

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Apr 08, 2022
Chapter 2 Episode 13: Always Amore Review, Food For Thought
24:16

This week I get to review the newest release on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries titled Always Amore starring my dream cast Tyler Hynes and Autumn Reeser.

I LOVE Tyler and Autumn. I have wanted those two to work together for so long. It was always my dream. And because of this, I was terrified that Always Amore won't match my expectations.

But this movie did. The chemistry between Tyler and Autumn made a very popular Hallmark trope feel unique and magical. It was great thing to watch.

Only thing I found negative about the movie was that this is the third movie Hallmark has done in two months that involve Italian restaurants. Like can we get away from that for a bit. Choose another cuisine. I suggest Chinese. Lol.

Gave it 4/5 stars

Spring into Love movies

4/11 A Royal Romance Review

4/18 Love, Classified Review

4/25 A Tail of Love Review

Every Thursday I will also be releasing When Calls the Heart episode reviews.

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Apr 05, 2022
Season 2 Episode 12: Interview Nikki Deloach and Andrew Walker, Curious Caterer: Death for Chocolate
30:40

This week I get to interview two juggernauts of Hallmark movies, Andrew Walker and Nikki DeLoach as we chat about their newest Hallmark mystery series, Curious Caterer: Death for Chocolate.

We talk all about the secret to their chemistry, behind the scenes shenanigans, their co-stars and who they would like to work with next. This was a fun interview. Lots of laughs and joy. It was my first time chatting with Andrew and my third time talking with Nikki. I hope to talk to them again in the future.

Apr 02, 2022
Season 2 Episode 11: A Second Chance at Love Review, God and Family First
26:03

This week I review the newest Hallmark film called A Second Chance at Love starring Eriq Lasalle, Gloria Reuben, Alvina August and Jarod Joseph.

I have to say it was great to see Eriq and Gloria on my screen together again. It had been almost 30 years since their ER days. And they look good. 

Let's start a petition for them to be on more Hallmark movies. Lol.

This movie was in my opinion about cutting the umbilical cord. Children, when you're married and have your own family, I think it's time to start letting your parents make their own decisions and live their own lives while you concentrate on yours. Lol.

It is also about well as the title claims it to be a second chance at love.

I liked this movie. It had me laughing. The chemistry between Eriq and Gloria was smoking. And I honestly think, as irritating Alicia was at certain points in the movie, Alvina carried this movie well. She held her own with such TV legends. Lol.

I give it 3/5 stars

Spring into Love movies

4/4 Just One Kiss Review

4/11 A Royal Romance Review

4/18 Love, Classified Review

4/25 A Tail of Love Review

Every Thursday I will also be releasing When Calls the Heart episode reviews.

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Mar 29, 2022
Season 2 Episode 10: The Presence of Love, Power of Words
19:09

This week, I review last week's Hallmark movies and Mysteries release The Presence of Love starring Eloise Mumford and Julian Morris.

This movie was filmed in England. I praise it for tackling the subjects of Dyslexia and Anxiety but I found the movie boring.

I didn't find much chemistry between Julian and Eloise, grandma was just the typical woman stuck in her ways. The scenery was beautiful but the rest of the movie was lacking

I gave the movie 1.5 out of 5 stars

Next week starts the Spring into Love series on Hallmark Channel. Here's the lineup for the movie reviews. Subject to change.

Spring into Love movies

3/28 A Second Chance At Love Review

4/4 Just One Kiss Review

4/11 A Royal Romance Review

4/18 Love, Classified Review

4/25 A Tail of Love Review

Every Thursday I will also be releasing When Calls the Heart episode reviews.

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Mar 22, 2022
Season 2 Episode 9 When Calls the Review: S9E2 ”Out Like a Lamb”
40:12

This week I reviewed Season 9 Episode 2 episode of When Calls the Heart titled "Out Like a Lamb".

The mayoral race results are in. Who was surprised to learn the winner is Mike Hickam? We see the progress in Luke and Nathan's friendship, talk about Lucabeth's love language, Mei Sou's background and the topic of religion. Coop's questioning his faith. And Henry's character development. Subscribe to the channel to hear more of my thoughts on When Calls the Heart this season.

Future Podcasts:

3/21/22 Presence of Love Review

3/24/22 When Calls the Heart Season 9 Episode 3 Review

 

Mar 18, 2022
Season 2 Episode 8: Feeling Butterflies Review, Floating Like a Butterfly
21:50

This is my 100th podcast episode so thank you all for being on this journey with me. Wow. It's been crazy.

This week I reviewed newest Hallmark movie titled "Feeling Butterflies" starring When Calls the Heart costars and real life couple Kevin McGarry and Kayla Wallace. 

Not going to lie, I found this movie a little slow. Kevin and Kayla had the chemistry you would expect from a real life couple being onscreen together. The outfits were amazing, brought alot of humor. But the movie dragged in many parts. I did wish Emily and Mandy duked it out more. Lol. I was disappointed to not see more scenes of them out butterflying each other. Randy Thomas was a great dad. Lol. But yes. Movie was SLLLLLOOOOOOOOWWWWWW. Lol

Gave it 2.5 out of five stars.

Future Podcasts:

3/17/22 When Calls the Heart Season 9 Episode 2 Review

3/21/22 Presence of Love Review

Mar 15, 2022
Season 2 Episode 7: When Calls the Heart Review S1E9 In Like a Lamb
34:19

For the next 12 weeks I will be reviewing the new episodes of Hallmark Channel's original series "When Calls the Heart".

This week, Hallmark didn't release any new movies. It concentrated on the Season 9 Premiere of WCTH.

We are back in Hope Valley, welcoming new characters, revisiting old story arcs and riding an air balloon to sunset.

I talk about Lucabeth love story, how the couple has progressed since their declaration of love, Nathan navigating being the mountie and having to learn how to drive.

New character Mei Sou rides into town giving viewers and Hope Valley residents a new mystery of who is she? what's her back story?

And catch up to the other residents of Hope Valley.

See y'all next week for review of Feeling Butterflies, The Presence of Love and Episode 2 of WCTH

Mar 08, 2022
Season 2 Episode 6 Interview with Viv Leacock and Natasha Burnett, stars of When Calls the Heart
36:17

This week I had the privilege to interview actors Viv Leacock and Natasha Burnett, stars of Hallmark's original series When Calls the Heart. They play Joseph and Minnie Canfield.

It was such an honor to talk to Viv and Natasha. We got to chat about Filipino culture, disability advocacy, representation and their similarities/differences from their characters. We also chatted about racism, Hearties' original reaction to their casting, what to expect in season 9 and so much more.

February 2022 Podcasts (Planned)

Loveuary Continues 2/28/22 Welcome to Mama's Review

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Feb 24, 2022
Season 2 Episode 5: The Wedding Veil Legacy Review, Tracy’s Story
30:33

This week I get to review the last movie in The Wedding Veil Trilogy titled The Wedding Veil Legacy starring Alison Sweeney and Victor Webster.

This movie was a fan favorite but I have to say this wasn't my favorite at all. I think this was my least. The main storyline had nothing to do with the veil, which was disappointing. It is a good movie as a standalone, but because the veil became an afterthought in this movie, it didn't feel like part of the trilogy. 

I loved the chemistry between Alison and Victor. I found Tracy hilarious with her redecorating the apartment and collecting 20 rugs. I did like the teamwork Tracy and Nick did in finding a donor to buy the first draft of Emma Lazarus' poem, but again this is supposed to be about the veil, not about a poem. So that was disappointing.

Also I didn't like the microaggression in the script with the whole Italian-Asian fusion restaurant. More on that in the podcast.

I gave the movie 2.5 out of 5 stars.

February 2022 Podcasts (Planned)

Loveuary Continues

2/24/22 Interview with Viv Leacock and Natasha Burnett

2/28/22 Welcome to Mama's Review

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Feb 22, 2022
Season 2 Episode 4: Interview with Clayton James, star of Don’t Forget I Love You
31:39

This week I have the privilege of interviewing actor Clayton James, star of recent Hallmark movie Don't Forget I love You, alongside co-star Emilie Ullerup. During this interview, we talk about his experience filming Don't Forget I Love You, his co-star Emilie Ullerup, growing up with a single mom, how we both bonded over Fibromyalgia and medical mysteries and so much more. Hope y'all enjoyed the interview. February 2022 Podcasts (Planned) Loveuary Continues 2/21/22 The Wedding Veil Legacy Review 2/24/22 Interview with Viv Leacock and Natasha Burnett, stars of When Calls the Heart 2/28/22 Welcome to Mama's Review Join our newly minted Facebook group whose purpose is to highlight diversity and inclusion Hallmark Channel has taken. https://www.facebook.com/groups/421837762791433 Support the podcast and buy me a coffee. For $1 a month, you get early access to interviews and podcasts. https://www.buymeacoffee.com/hmarkheartbeats 

Feb 17, 2022
Season 2 Episode 3: The Wedding Veil Unveiled, Emma’s Story
26:47

Buongiorno. This week we are reviewing the second movie of The Wedding Veil Trilogy starring Autumn Reeser and Paolo Bernardino.

Loved this movie. The chemistry was hot and sizzling. Italy was just the most awesome place in the world. We follow Emma as she not only finds out the story behind the veil, the woman in the painting and how it got to USA but also we watch as she slowly falls in love with an Italian man who has ties to the veil. Genetic ties. Lol.

Autumn is my favorite Hallmark actress. She never disappoints. Love her chemistry with Paolo. Italy is beautiful. And I definitely want more Paolo Bernardino in Hallmark. 

I gave this movie 4 out of 5 stars.

I felt that the lead in to the third movie was weak. The storyline of the family trying to buy the veil from Emma was 100% unnecessary because the audience is smart. We knew there was a third movie in the trilogy. The veil wasn't going anywhere.

February 2022 Podcasts (Planned)

Loveuary Continues

2/17/22 Interview with Clayton James, star of Don't Forget I Love you

2/21/22 The Wedding Veil Legacy Review

2/28/22 Welcome to Mama's Review

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Feb 14, 2022
Season 2 Episode 2: Interview with Brendon Zub, star of Cut, Color, Murder
28:41

This week I have the privilege of talking with actor, Brendon Zub, star of many Hallmark movies including Hearts of Christmas, Never Kiss a Man with a Christmas Sweater, Time for them to Come Home for Christmas and most recent work, Cut, Color, Murder.

We talk about his family's history, previous works, what it was like working with Ryan McPartlin and Julie Gonzalo, our thoughts on his character Sterling and his hopes of maybe playing the murderer next time. Lol. Also we talk about the future of Cut, Color Murder. And so much more

February 2022 Podcasts (Planned)

Loveuary Continues

2/14/22 Wedding Veil Unveiled Review

2/17/22 Interview with Clayton James, star of Don't Forget I Love you

2/21/22 The Wedding Veil Legacy Review

2/28/22 Welcome to Mama's Review

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Feb 10, 2022
Season 2 Episode 1: Cut Color Murder Review, Who Made the Cut?
21:21

I am back after recovering from throat surgery. Thank everyone for the well wishes. I am grateful for the support.

This week, there were no new movies from Hallmark, but they did start a new murder mystery this week titled Cut, Color, Murder starring Ryan McPartin and Julie Gonzalo. I have to say I am a rookie to Hallmark Mysteries. I never watched Aurora Teagarden, Picture Perfect Mysteries or Mystery 101. Lol. They just never caught my attention. But this was pretty good.

I talk about the numerous times I found myself yelling at the screen "Don't do that? Are you crazy?" I dole out some medical advice that should be apparent, lol. and I talk about the cliffhanger in the end.

Maybe Hallmark is giving this series an open ending in hopes that it continues.

I give this 3 out of 5 stars. I like that the suspect wasn't who I was expecting, I like the twists and turns during the investigation, all of the actors were great in the series. I am also a huge fan of Julie. I am happy to see her on Hallmark again. It's been awhile.

February 2022 Podcasts (Planned)

Loveuary Continues

2/10/22 Interview with Clayton James, star of Don't Forget I Love you

2/14/22 Wedding Veil Unveiled Review

2/21/22 The Wedding Veil Legacy Review

2/28/22 Welcome to Mama's Review

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Feb 07, 2022
Episode 84: One Winter Proposal Review, A Look Back at a Winter Classic
19:20

Another week of me releasing pre-recorded podcasts while recovering from surgery. Luckily my voice is back and I am excited to do more movie reviews in February.

This week I reviewed One Winter Proposal, the second of the One Winter Trilogy movies starring Taylor Cole, Jax Turner, Rukiya Bernard and Dewshane Williams.

I talk about how each character has changed since the first movie, the value of telling the truth, no secrets, and also talk about the proposal, Hallmark's disdain for long distance relationships and how Cara ruined the surprise. Lol.

This podcast is now one year old. I am so happy for the progress this podcast has made. I am happy to have a voice and thankful for those who have listened in. Here's to another year to come.

Season 2 of Hallmark Heartbeats Podcast will start in February

Jan 31, 2022
Episode 83: One Winter Weekend Review, A Lookback at a Winter Classic
20:40

I am still recovering from throat surgery, but luckily I had prerecorded podcasts just for this occasion. 

This week, I am releasing the podcast of me reviewing One Winter Weekend starring Taylor Cole, Jax Turner, Rukiyah Bernard and Dewshayne Williams.

I liked this movie. I talked about the beautiful setting, the outfits that Taylor was wearing that in my opinion was not appropriate for the cold, how Cara is reminiscent of Kate Hudson's character in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Cara's journey to self worth and how Megan (Rukiyah's character) is again fit into the supportive best friend which is reminiscent to real life struggles of BIPOC characters in Hollywood.

January 2022 podcasts 1/31 One Winter Proposal Review.

I will be back to reviewing new releases in February. Taking rest of January off to heal from surgery. Thanks for listening

 

Jan 24, 2022
Episode 82: Interview with Matthew James Dowden, star of North to Home
39:47

This week, my first interview of 2022, I get to sit down and chat with my favorite Hallmark Brit, Matthew James Dowden. Y'all might remember him as the British tv host in Hallmark's Don't Go Breaking My Heart or Zane, the stepdad no one expected in Christmas House 2: Deck the Halls. Or his most recent role as Adam in the hit Hallmark movie, North to Home. During this interview we talk about his previous roles in Christmas House 2, North to Home, Raise a Glass to Love and more. Also his past as a magician. It was also just recently announced he joins the cast of When Calls the Heart season 9. Oh and his link to the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry. Join our newly minted Facebook group whose purpose is to highlight diversity and inclusion Hallmark Channel has taken. https://www.facebook.com/groups/421837762791433 Support the podcast and buy me a coffee. For $1 a month, you get early access to interviews and podcasts. https://www.buymeacoffee.com/hmarkheartbeats 

Jan 20, 2022
Episode 81: North To Home Review, All About the Family
07:30

This week I review newest movie on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel titled "North to Home" starring Barbara Niven, Lyndsy Fonseca, Kimberley Sustad and Erica Durance. Directed by Ali Liebert.

This movie was all about the women. It touched upon subjects of forgiveness, communication, familial love and survivors' guilt. The actresses performances were powerful. It left an emotional impact on me. I was left curled up on my bed crying, watching the last two minutes of this movie. It was just perfect in my opinion.

January 2022 podcasts

1/20 Interview with Matthew James Dowden

1/24 Winter Weekend Review 1/31 Winter Proposal Review.

I will be back to reviewing new releases in February. Taking rest of January off to heal from surgery. Thanks for listening

Jan 17, 2022
Episode 80: The Wedding Veil Review: Avery’s story
22:35

This is the week of my surgery. This is the first of three podcasts I prerecorded for the month of January.

This week I review the first of the long awaited Wedding Veil Trilogy starring Lacey Chabert, Alison Sweeney and Autumn Reeser. Oh and they also threw in Kevin McGarry for good measure.

I talk about my frustration with Peter for just assuming Avery is engaged, running hot and cold for her. Loving the fact that he waited to make a move on her til he found out she was single, but WHY DID IT TAKE HALF THE MOVIE TO FIND OUT? No one knows. Lol. The wardrobe for this movie was on point. And I am definitely happy with how they did a lead in to the second movie which releases on February 12. Can't wait.

3 out of Five stars. It was slow. Chemistry was good, but slow

New Year New Movies Lineup

1/1: Where Your Heart Belongs

1/8: The Wedding Veil

1/9 North to Home

1/15 The Perfect Pairing

1/22 Don't Forget I love You

1/29 Butlers in Love

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Jan 11, 2022
Episode 79: Where Your Heart Belongs Review, Back to Old Hallmark
10:07

Happy New Year Everyone!!! And it seems like Hallmark is having a hard time shedding its old skin again with this new movie Where Your Heart Belongs starring Jen Lilley and Christopher Russell.

I am not going to lie. I didn't like this movie. It felt like the hope that Christmas movies brought with it that there will be new tropes, new actors, POC as leads not just supporting, is false. Here we are again with the same old trope of big city girl coming home to meet her childhood crush, falls in love and stays in her small town. Oh and did I forget to add everyone is white except maybe three people in the movie.

Yeah. I think this is Jen's last movie with Hallmark. She's definitely feeling very gungho about GAC. More power to you. But yeah, this movie was disappointing.

1.5 stars

New Year New Movies Lineup

1/1: Where Your Heart Belongs

1/8: The Wedding Veil

1/9 North to Home

1/15 The Perfect Pairing

1/22 Don't Forget I love You

1/29 Butlers in Love

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Jan 04, 2022
Episode 78: Best of Hallmark’s Christmas Movies 2021
20:14

Kayla and I wrap 2021 and list our favorite Christmas movies this year. We have listed our top three, honorable mentions and our least favorite movies of this year's lineup. Listen to see if your favorites make our list. Tell us if you agree or not

New Year New Movies Lineup

1/1: Where Your Heart Belongs

1/8: The Wedding Veil

1/9 North to Home

1/15 The Perfect Pairing

1/22 Don't Forget I love You

1/29 Butlers in Love

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Dec 31, 2021
Episode 77: Christmas House for Keeps, Double Movie Review
40:53

It's our second to the last podcast for 2021. The last movie review of the year and it's a good one. We are reviewing the two ensemble cast movies that closed out the Christmas movie line up of the year, Christmas for Keeps and Christmas House 2.

We had the chance to chat with writers Megan McNulty and Nikki DeLoach a couple of weeks ago, but in this episode we delve more deeply in the storyline. We rant about the controlling, borderline abusive mother, Ben's white male privilege showing, WHY DID NOAH HAVE TO APOLOGIZE?!?!?! and so much more. Lol. Also between the two ensemble movies, we find this one to have a weaker central storyline to hold all of the individual storylines together.

Christmas House 2 was definitely one of our favorite Christmas movies this year. From the comedy to the heart, it was a perfect meld of both genres. We talk about Brandon's pressure of perfection, Zane, the engagement and more.

We have one last podcast to do this year and that is our top 3 Christmas movies of 2021. It will be released New Year's Eve. Then I will start with the New Years New Movies 2022 lineup.

New Year New Movies Lineup

1/1: Where Your Heart Belongs

1/8: The Wedding Veil

1/9 North to Home

1/15 The Perfect Pairing

1/22 Don't Forget I love You

1/29 Butlers in Love

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Dec 28, 2021
Episode 76: Interview with Paul Campbell, Star of ”Santa Stakeout”
45:23

For our special Christmas podcast episode, we got to talk to the mega Hallmark star Paul Campbell, star of 2021 Christmas movies Santa Stakeout, writer of An Unexpected Christmas and Christmas at Castle Hart, also star of many other movies such as Godwink Christmas, Christmas at Starlight, Wedding Every Weekend and more. We talked about working with his co-stars like Chyler Leigh, Kimberly Sustad and Tamera Mowry. We talked about his writing process how it felt having words he said by other actors, etc. We also chat about Hallmark's steps in telling more inclusive storylines. Whether or not he will see a gay lead storyline in a Hallmark movie, what about a disabled lead falling in love, and so much more. We also take the time to chat about some of the backlash he has received because he's been so outspoken about his advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community. Merry Christmas to our listeners and supporters. Hope everyone enjoy their time with the family. There will be two more podcasts released for 2021. One reviewing Christmas House 2 and also a NYE podcast listing our favorite Christmas movies of the year. If you want to support our podcast, buy me a coffee. For as little as $1 a month, you get access to unedited interviews including this one with Paul, Nikki DeLoach, Nik Sanchez and more. Here's the link https://www.buymeacoffee.com/hmarkheartbeats

Dec 25, 2021
Episode 75: Interview with Megan McNulty and Nikki DeLoach, writers of ”Christmas for Keeps”
39:06

Second of three podcast interviews are out for 2021. And guess who gets to come back on the podcast? lol Nikki Deloach and Megan McNulty are back on the podcast, but this time in the capacity as actors. Both women were on the podcast separately before, Megan to talk about Taking the Reins and Nikki to talk about Five More Minutes. This time they're here together to talk about Hallmark newest Christmas movie, Christmas for Keeps. We talk about our teachers, different storylines, future work and so much more. To see the unedited version of the interview, go to our Buy Me A Coffee Page and become an Americano member for $1 a month. https://www.buymeacoffee.com/hmarkheartbeats

Dec 20, 2021
Episode 74: Interview with Lisa Durupt, star of Time for Them to Come Home for Christmas
31:21

First of three interviews for the rest of the year. Lol This week, we got to interview actress Lisa Durupt. She starred in Hallmark's Time for them to Come for Christmas with Jessy Schram and Brendan Penny, as well as Christmas with the Crown starring Marcus Rosner. She also has a long list of movies for both Hallmark and Lifetime. We take the time to talk about her career. We talked all about working with actors like Nikki Deloach, Jessy Schram, Tricia Helfer, Ashley Williams and more. She shares a story about Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy. And even crazier yet, how her cousin won 5 million dollars with the lottery. How cool is that. lol

Dec 17, 2021
Episode 72: Interview with David Kaye, star of Eight Gifts of Hanukkah
37:51

This week, I got to chat with David Kaye, star of FIVE Hallmark movies this year. lol, the latest being Eight Gifts of Hanukkah. We talk about all things Hanukkah, curling, a future as a sports announcer, working with Inbar Levi and Jake Epstein and so much more.

Dec 12, 2021
Episode 72b: Every Time our Christmas Journey, Double Movie Review
35:39

Newest podcast is out reviewing the newest Hallmark Movies and Mysteries releases titled Our Christmas Journey starring Holly Robinson Peete, Lyriq Bent and Nik Sanchez as well as Every Time the Bell Rings starring Erin Cahill, Brittany Ishibashi, Ali Liebert and Wes Brown.

We both liked the movies. Both movies made history. Our Christmas Journey stars Nik Sanchez, the first autistic actor to play an autistic character. We just wish that we saw more of Marcus' POV throughout the movie, like a look inside of the program. Even though he is non-verbal, it doesn't mean communication is impossible. For a movie that totes about representation for the disabled community, the disabled character was silenced (I don't just mean by making Marcus non-verbal) and not really seen through his eyes.

Every Time a Bell Rings was a great movie about three sisters. It made Hallmark Christmas movie featuring the first interracial lesbian kiss with Nora and Maizy. We enjoyed each sisters' storylines, also them looking for the bell, but the storyline with Charlotte and Liam was a weak point. It was definitely not needed.

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Dec 10, 2021
Episode 72a. A Very Merry Hanukkah, A Double Movie Review
39:05

This week we are back to releasing 2 episodes a week (Thank god). For this podcast we are reviewing "Eight Gifts of Hanukkah" starring Inbar Levi and Jake Epstein, as well as "A Very Merry Bridesmaid" starring Emily Osment and Casey Diedrick.

We both love these movies though both leading men give us women high expectations for our men. Like who wouldn't want personal gifts that are special for ourselves, or a man who will not only remember your birthday make a personal mission to celebrate it. Hallmark giving women expectations for men of our lives. Lol

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Dec 07, 2021
Episode 71: Interview with Nik Sanchez, Star of Our Christmas Journey
14:56

This week we got to interview actor Nik Sanchez, the first autistic actor to play an autistic character in a Hallmark movie. He played Marcus in Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Christmas movie titled "Our Christmas Journey" starring Holly Robinson Peete and Lyriq Bent. We talked about how he got the role, behind the scenes secrets, struggles he has had because of autism and so much more. It was an honor chatting with Nik. I hope people are inspired by him and teach others of compassion and more.

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Dec 05, 2021
Episode 70c: Time for Castle Hart, Double Movie Review
33:23

Third podcast review for the #merrythanksgivingweekend on Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies and Mysteries. (I am glad we are almost done.)

This podcast we are reviewing Christmas at Castle Hart starring Lacey Chabert and Stuart Townsend, as well as Time for Them to Come home for Christmas starring Jessy Schram and Brendan Elliot.

We liked Christmas at Castle Hart. It was very reminiscent of Hallmark's 2016 movie "My Summer Prince" starring Jax Turner and Taylor Cole. Loved the sister relationship between Margot and Brooke. Definitely loved the comedy and the river dancing. A few things we want to point out though is that we feel Hallmark is perpetuating a stereotype about the Irish people when Margot and Brooke go to the pub to find their family members, like they expect them to be in the bar all day or something. Why not go to the library. Also this was written by Paul Campbell. We are thinking of renaming this weekend "The Weekend of Paul Campbell" lol. Since he had a hand in 3 of the 8 movies that aired.

Time for Them to Come Home for Christmas was nice. It wasn't memorable. The drinking game of how many times can you hear that song was a missed opportunity. Allison Sweeney made a cameo appearance. And we are left wondering "Can two people fall in love in two days?" Also IT DOESN'T SNOW IN THE CAROLINAS!!!! lol

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Dec 04, 2021
Episode 70b: An Unexpected Spirits Bright, Double Movie Review
24:23

Another podcast reviewing two more movies that aired during the #MerryThanksgivingWeekend. Lol. The two movies we are reviewing this episode is An Unexpected Christmas starring Bethany Joy Lenz and Tyler Hynes, as well as Making Spirits Bright starring Taylor Cole and Carlo Marks.

An Unexpected Christmas was pure comedy. It was nothing but laughs galore. I mean 20 years from now, if someone were to ask me about this movie, all I will have to say is Tyler Hynes in a unicorn suit lol. That's all. Kayla gave it the highest praise comparing it to Elf with Will Farrell. Paul is seriously a comedic genius. Hallmark should make him write more movies.

Making Spirits Bright gave Romeo and Juliet vibes without the poison or the suicide. We share our laughs about the dads ready to throw punches and fight. Lol. We also give warning about the lights near the end of the movie. Strobe lights can cause seizures and wish Hallmark would take precautions to give warning in case a scene like that happens again.

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Dec 02, 2021
Episode 70a: Nine Kitten CEOs
19:56

This week, Kayla and I are back reviewing 8 movies. Pray for us as we deal with this #MerryThanksgiving weekend extravaganza. Let's just say we will be breezing through these reviews.

In this episode we review Nine Kittens of Christmas starring Kimberley Sustad and Brandon Routh, as well as Christmas CEO starring Paul Greene and Marisol Nichols.

Nine Kittens is the long awaited sequel to the 2014 classic Nine Lives of Christmas. We lament about how none of the actors age, laugh at the Superman references, and squeal at the cuteness of the kittens. As animal advocates, we do throw in the cautionary tale of please don't give kittens or puppies as Christmas presents. It should be something everyone involved is certain of. Also love the ending and throw out ideas of what the title of the next sequel could be. Shout out to our main man Paul Campbell for his cameo. (This is literally the weekend of Paul Campbell lol.)

Christmas CEO was an ok movie. We talk about Marisol's character's name, the Reindeer Games, how adorable his niece was, and how we feel about the rushed ending. 

To be honest, neither of these movies really stood out for us especially after eight movies in a three day weekend.

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Nov 30, 2021
Episode 69b: Five More Kisses Before Christmas, Double Movie Review
20:16

This is the first of five podcasts we are releasing this week. Pray for us.

In this episode, we reviewed "A Kiss Before Christmas" starring James Denton and Teri Hatcher, as well as "Five More Minutes" starring Nikki DeLoach and David Haydn Jones.

A Kiss before Christmas is the second Christmas movie this year where a main character goes back into an alternate reality and is tasked to find out why they were sent back to get back to their reality. Both of us liked this movie more than Next Stop Christmas. Better chemistry between the actors, and the reason why he had to go back was very clear from the beginning. There were some points of contention though, such as poor shaming. I mean Ethan had a loving wife, kids, and a big house and car, yet it still wasn't enough for him. I mean I get it that it's to keep appearances with the company, but his life was good. No one really needs a chauffeur or a Ferrari.

Five More Minutes was a tear jerker, and a perfect movie. We talked to Nikki in depth about this movie. It is beautiful story and great premise.

We gave A Kiss Before Christmas 3.5 stars and gave Five More Minutes 5 stars.

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Nov 28, 2021
Episode 69a: Nantucket Together with You Double Movie Review
28:20

Happy Thanksgiving to our American Listeners. Hope you enjoy your time with your family today.

This week we are reviewing Nantucket Noel starring Trevor Donovan and Sarah Powers as well as A Christmas Together with You starring Niall Matter, Laura Vandervoort and Harry Linux.

Not going to lie, both movies were duds for us this week.

Nantucket Noel was boring. It is the same story trope Hallmark has done a million times of evil developer comes to tear down a landmark, and local business owner fights them. I do have to say the ending was different. Unlike the other movies with the same trope, the developer still had to tear down the wharf. There were some points that had us cracking up though, like a topless mermaid on the mural of a children's toy store and grandpa was a Grinch. lol.

A Christmas Together with You was only slightly better. The storyline of the older couple was much better and in our opinion, Steve and Megan was an afterthought. Come on Hallmark, just tell the love story of an older couple without the younger one as a lead. It's a surprise.

I give Nantucket Noel 1 star, Kayla gives it 2.5 stars.

A Christmas Together with you got 2 stars from me. 3 from Kayla

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Nov 25, 2021
Episode 68: Interview with Nikki DeLoach, Five More Minutes
55:58

This week we have the honor and the privilege to chat with the talented and beautiful queen of breaking our hearts but also giving us hope, Nikki DeLoach, star of many Hallmark classics such as Love Takes Flight, Reunited at Christmas and Two Turtle Doves. Her most recent Christmas movie is called Five More Minutes, also starring David Haydn Jones.

Oh man, like there is no words to describe this honor. Several times throughout this podcast, there were tears and laughter. 

We had the honor to chat about the movie Five More Minutes, to talk about her dad, who recently passed from Pick's Disease, and working with David Haydn Jones. Also we briefly talked about her other movie of 2021 Taking the Reins and how both movies have helped Nikki with her grief.

We also shared our own struggles with our faith, our link to alzheimers and so much more. This was nothing but an honor.

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Nov 21, 2021
Episode 67b: One Harlem Night, Double Movie Review
59:06

This week Kayla and I are back reviewing the last two movie premieres of the week: A Holiday in Harlem starring Olivia Washington, Will Adams and Tiffany Lifford, as well as One December Night starring Eloise Mumford, Brett Dalton, Bruce Campbell and Peter Gallagher.

We praise the representation in A Holiday in Harlem. From an all black cast to a curvy beautiful lead. We also loved the neighborhood feel of this movie. The block party was the bomb and the fashion show was very much like a black fashion show. (That's how it was in my neighborhood growing up anyway. lol.) Also we are very critical of Hallmark's lack of advertising this movie, which in our opinion was a big contribution to its ratings.

Kayla and I give this movie 4 out of 5 stars

One December Night was heavy, touching upon subjects of alzheimer's, alcoholism, abandonment and cancer. But it was beautifully done. You cried and you laughed. The actors all had chemistry and was believable. Also this had the right amount of singing, which was a critic we had with Christmas in Harmony. We wanted more singing in the movie since it centered around a choir. This storyline, singing only in the end made sense since both men were reluctant to work together

Kayla gives this one 5 stars. I give it 4.8. *My favorite is still Christmas in My Heart.

Sunday, November 21, we will be releasing our interview with Nikki DeLoach about her newest movie, Five More Minutes. It was an honor to interview her. 

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Nov 20, 2021
Episode 67a: Open Family Christmas Tree, Double Movie Review
48:45

In this podcast episode, Kayla and I review two of the newest releases from Hallmark Channel titled Open by Christmas starring Allison Sweeney, Brennan Elliot and Erica Durance. As well as My Family Christmas Tree starring Aimee Teagarden, Andrew Walker and James Tupper.

Neither of us like Open by Christmas. We both feel that the storyline with the supporting characters was much better and should have been the lead storyline. I personally feel that Brennan and Allison were used in this movie for their "names". That's it. Their storyline was boring.

My Family Christmas Tree was good. We both liked the movie. We just didn't like the DNA snafu and couldn't understand how that was solved. We both think it would have been better off if Vanessa wasn't a daughter and the family said "who cares. You're part of the family anyway." Or that the DNA snafu had never occurred in the first place.

Kayla gives Open by Christmas 1.5/5 stars. I give it 2 stars.

Kayla gives My Family Christmas Tree 3.5 stars. I give it 3.

Podcast reviewing One December Night and A Holiday in Harlem will be out on Friday.

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Nov 17, 2021
Episode 66: Interview with Keith Powell, Director of A Holiday in Harlem
33:23

This week, we are joined by Keith Powell, director of newest Hallmark Christmas movie A Holiday in Harlem.

We talk about the making of the film, turning Connecticut to Harlem, his passion for telling important black stories, and Denzel Washington's name was also dropped.

We also talked a little bit about This is Us and the IATSE strikes, how crew of A Holiday in Harlem spoke up in support of how Mr. Powell ran his set and kept everyone safe.

Don't forget to tune in on Sunday night at 8 PM ET on Hallmark Channel to watch A Holiday in Harlem.

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Nov 13, 2021
Episode 65b: Next Stop Treasure, Double Movie Review
52:26

Kayla is back and in this episode we review two more movies this week. Next Stop Christmas and A Christmas Treasure. We both appreciated the throwbacks to Polar Express, Back to the Future, The Terminator, Star Wars and The Lake House in Next Stop Christmas. In Camille's opinion though, the movie was just lacking. The chemistry between the leads were missing, the ending was rushed and Camille wasn't cheering for Ben and Angie by the end of the movie. We both loved Jordin singing, but again, in Camille's opinion, this movie wasn't memorable. Camille gives Next Stop Christmas 2.5 stars Kayla gives it 3 stars Camille gives A Christmas Treasure 2.5 stars Kayla gives it 4 stars. November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. Kayla has epilepsy. To donate to support the cause, click on the link https://www.epilepsy.com Join our newly minted Facebook group whose purpose is to highlight diversity and inclusion Hallmark Channel has taken. https://www.facebook.com/groups/421837762791433 Next week's movies: Friday 11/15 Open By Christmas Saturday 11/16 My Christmas Family Tree 11/16 One December Night Sunday 11/17 A Holiday in Harlem Next podcast out will be an interview with Keith Powell, director of A Holiday in Harlem

Nov 12, 2021
Episode 65a: Mrs. Gingerbread Miracle Christmas, Wishes and Miracles
01:02:50

This week I am joined by Cally Younger, writer for the Hallmarks the Spot Blog and we talk about two of this week's newest Hallmark movies Gingerbread Miracle and Debbie MacComber's A Mrs. Miracle Christmas.

We fall in love with Jon Ecker, lament over where he has been hiding. We also discuss pressures of first and second generation immigrants, expectations and wishes. We praise Hallmark for the steps it's taken towards inclusion and diversity, in particular presenting and explaining the symbolism behind the Las Posadas.

As a former foster child, and Cally being a foster parent, we discuss A Mrs. Miracle Christmas from both perspectives. We share stories of being part of the system, the difficulties of finding homes for older children and more. We praise Hallmark for discussing this subject matter in the movie, also touching upon infertility and how it might affect marriages. Also we praise the comedic moments between Nana and Mrs. Merkel.

Cally gives Gingerbread Miracle 3 stars. Camille gives it 3.5 stars. 

Cally and I both give Mrs. Miracle Christmas 5 stars.

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Nov 10, 2021
Episode 64: Interview with Azriel Dalman, star of Coyote Creek Christmas ”Noah”
18:06

This week we also get to interview actor Azriel Dalman, star of Hallmark movie "Coyote Creek Christmas" Can you believe he is almost seven years old and been acting more than half his life? We talk about what it was like working with Janel Parrish and Ryan Paevey, audition process and cookies. Lots of cookies. Lol

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Nov 06, 2021
Episode 62a: Sailing Promise, Healing from Grief
01:01:14

This week Kayla and I discuss two Hallmark Christmas movies Christmas Sail and Christmas Promise.

Christmas Sail has a new cast for Hallmark. We were both very impressed with the child actress who played Hannah and talked a little bit about high school boyfriends and WHO GIVES HOMEWORK DURING CHRISTMAS BREAK?

In Christmas Promise, we rant about Susan, can't believe her friends were pushing her to move on so quickly and rant about the casting of Patrick Duffy as Torrey Devitto's grandfather. Like that makes zero sense.

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Nov 05, 2021
Episode 63 Interview with Tia Streaty, Star of Christmas in Harmony ”Felicia”
34:54

This week we get to interview actress Tia Streaty, star of newest Hallmark Christmas movie Christmas in Harmony. She played the character of Felicia. We talk about what it was like working with the rest of the cast, being part of this historic film that not only has a mostly black cast, but also is set in an AME church. We also talk about the backlash this movie has received from some of the fans complaining about the diversity and not wanting to see black people on their screens, and our hopes in the future for more diverse casting and stories. Future podcasts: The Christmas Promise and Christmas Sail Review Interview with Azriel Dalman, star of Coyote Creek Christmas Today is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. Kayla has epilepsy. To donate to support the cause, click on the link https://www.epilepsy.com Join our newly minted Facebook group whose purpose is to highlight diversity and inclusion Hallmark Channel has taken. https://www.facebook.com/groups/421837762791433

Nov 04, 2021
Episode 62b: Harmony in Coyote Creek, Sucky Parents and Misplaced Anger
01:22:56

This week, I am again joined by Kayla as we review 2 of the four new Christmas movies this week, titled Christmas in Harmony starring Ashleigh Murray and Luke James, as well as Coyote Creek Christmas starring Janel Parrish and Ryan Paevey.

One theme we found occurring in both of these movies is "Sucky Parents and Misplaced Anger". Parents of the leading lady in both movies kept huge secret from their daughter and instead of being even remotely angry at the parents, she took it out on her love interest.

In "Christmas in Harmony", we had a good laugh at the title, share our wish for more singing, and the disappointment that it wasn't like Sister Act movies, lol.

"Coyote Christmas" was a bore. We both found the storyline just boring. The real star of the movie was Azriel Dalman who played Noah. He should definitely be in more Hallmark movies.

A couple of things happened this week. Lol. Two Hallmark actors spoke publicly on their stance with GAC. Paul Campbell and Emilie Ullerup have put out statements along the lines of they will not be working for the company unless they see significant inclusion in the channel.

We were also featured in a Heavy article about these very statements since these statements were prompted by Camille calling out these actors.

https://heavy.com/entertainment/hallmark/hallmark-stars-speak-out-gac-family/

November is also Epilepsy Awareness Month. Kayla has epilepsy. If you want to donate to the cause, here's the link

http://www.epilepsy.com

Future Podcasts: Interview with Tia Streaty, star of Christmas in Harmony

Christmas Promise and Christmas in Sail Review

Interview with Azriel Dalman, star of Coyote Creek Christmas

 

Nov 03, 2021
Episode 61: interview with Catherine Haena Kim, star of Boyfriends of Christmas Past
27:02

This week, we get to interview actress Catherine Haena Kim, star of Hallmark Channel Christmas movie "Boyfriends of Christmas Past", part of Hallmark's Countdown to Christmas. We talk K-dramas, working in winter coats during a heat wave, representation in the movie, and working with the whole cast. This was a fun interview with lots of laughs and joy. We even got to throw in some Korean language. lol

Oct 30, 2021
Episode 59b: Stakeout in my Heart Review, Double Movie Feature
01:09:41

This week, we review the last two of the four new Hallmark Christmas movies titled Santa Stakeout starring Tamera Mowry and Paul Campbell as well as Christmas in my Heart starring Luke McFarlane and Heather Hemmens. Both of these movies were great for their own reasons.

Santa Stakeout was unique in its comedy and chemistry between the actors. The storyline was different for Hallmark and it definitely highlighted Tamera and Paul's comedic chops.

If there was one movie no one ever thought Hallmark would make during the old regime, it would definitely be Christmas in my Heart. I mean, black girl hair, cornrows and box braids, discrimination, racial differences, etc. Never in my life did I think this movie would come from Hallmark, and it is definitely because Wonya Lucas is CEO

Oct 29, 2021
Episode 60: Interview with Tracy Andreen, Author of So This is Christmas and Hallmark Movie Writer
52:54

This week I got to interview author and Hallmark movie writer Tracy Andreen, author of YA romance novel called So, this is Christmas and writer of popular Hallmark Christmas movies such as Christmas with the Darlings and Snow Bride. We talk about her first foray in writing a novel, her previous works for Hallmark, ideal Christmas moment and many more. I am a huge fan of Tracy's movies and loved her book so I am honored to have the chance to interview her.

Oct 27, 2021
Episode 59a. You, Me and Boyfriends Review: Science Mixed in with Quirks
47:30

This is a double movie review.

For the next ten weeks, I am joined by my friend and The Resident Rulebreakers podcaster Kayla Blackwell as we review all 41 newest Hallmark Christmas movies.

This week we review two of the first four movies Hallmark has released: You, Me and Christmas Trees starring Danica McKellar and Benjamin Ayres as well as Boyfriends of Christmas Past starring Catherine Haena Kim, Raymond Ablack and Paul Sun-Hyung Lee.

You, Me and Christmas Trees:

We talk about the mystery illness that fell upon the christmas tree farm, how it was never solved. Our frustrations with the slowness of the movie, and possible missed opportunity of what could have been, how it would have been better served (in our opinion) for Dwayne to have been the cause of the illness of all the trees than some mysterious DNA test virus that we never really found out, or understood lol.

Boyfriends of Christmas Past:

We talk about the diversity of the cast, how the movie storyline follows a very classic Christmas movie "Christmas Carol" and Lauren's issue with Christmas and relationships. We also call out the racism this movie brought about in the fandom, expressing our shock (Or lack thereof) with response from some of the fandom. We also talk about our hopes for a sequel, maybe seeing Lauren reconcile with her biological mom before a wedding and hope she sought therapy to deal with her abandonment issues.

 

Star Ratings:

You me and Christmas trees: Kayla-2.5/5 stars, Camille-2/5 stars

Boyfriends of Christmas Past: Kayla-4.5/5 stars, Camille-4/5 stars

 

Upcoming Podcasts: Interview with Tracy Andreen

Christmas in My Heart and Santa Stakeout Review

Interview with Catherine Haena Kim

Oct 26, 2021
Episode 58: Interview with Antonio Cayonne, star of The Vows we Keep
35:33

This week I get to interview actor Antonio Cayonne, star of the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries movie titled "The Vows we Keep". We talk about working with Fiona Gubelman and the rest of the cast of "The Vows we Keep", his career with Hallmark, such as working on Christmas with Evergreen, Taylor Cole and Brendan Penny, as well as representation in Hallmark and his thoughts on being one of the first black leads for Hallmark Channel. The importance of "everyone being at the table"

Oct 23, 2021
Episode 57: Advice to Love by Review The Science Behind Love
08:33

This week I review the last non holiday Hallmark movie of 2021 titled Advice to Love By starring Brooks Darnell and Erinn Westbrook.

Man I love this movie. It had the wit and humor of several of my favorite rom-coms. The chemistry between Brooks and Erinn was palpable. The humor was great. 

I also take the time to summarize my plans for the next ten weeks when it comes to Countdown to Christmas movies. Man, I need prayer for that one. Lol. 

Anyway, next podcast will be an interview with Antonio Cayonne of The Vows we Keep.

Oct 20, 2021
Episode 56:Interview with Miranda Roldan and Jessica Pacheco, stars of South Beach Love
34:54

This week I am joined by actresses Miranda Roldan and Jessica Pacheco, stars of South Beach Love. They play the feuding mamas Dolores and Maria. This was a fun interview, full of laughs and stories. We chat about growing up in the Hispanic culture, working with William Levy, Taylor Cole, dancing, representing the Cuban culture on Hallmark Channel and so much more.

Oct 17, 2021
Episode 55 South Beach Love Review Book vs. Movie
57:29

This week I am once again joined by Dara from Dear Hallmark podcast where we review Hallmark Channel's newest movie South Beach Love starring Taylor Cole and William Levy.

Since we both read the book and watched the movie, I wanted to do this podcast a little bit differently, comparing the book with the movie adaptation. Spoiler alert, the book was a million times better.

We talk about missed opportunities to delve deeper into the Cuban culture, particularly the symbolism behind quinceaneras, the plotline misses and the characters missing in the books.

Let's just say: go buy the book, don't bother with the movie.

Oct 13, 2021
Episode 54:Interview with Caridad Pineiro, author of ”South Beach Love”
36:25

Before the premiere of newest Hallmark movie titled "South Beach Love" I sit with the author of the book, Caridad Pineiro. We chat about her career, how she got started in the book, the inspiration of South Beach Love, her excitement for the movie, quinceaneras, Cuban food, books in the works and of course Will Levy. This was a great interview. This was actually my first time interviewing an author, and hopefully not my last.

Oct 09, 2021
Episode 53 Interview with Matt Lupu, star of Love Strikes Twice
22:41

This week I get to interview Matthew Lupu, star of Hallmark Channel movie titled "Love Strikes Twice". He played the Ash, younger brother of the main character, Maggie. We chat about being Potterheads, deleted scenes and what he would do if he could time travel. This was a great interview, lots of laughs and fun

Oct 08, 2021
Episode 52: Interview with Eliza Hayes Maher and Megan McNulty, stars of Taking the Reins
31:54

This week I got to interview Eliza Hayes Maher and Megan McNulty, stars of Hallmark Channel movie Taking the Reins. Megan also did double duty being executive producer along with Nikki DeLoach. We talked about all things Taking the Reins, from working with horses, what do executive producers do to the important messages they want viewers to take from this movie. It was a great interview. Lots of laughs and wisdom around

Oct 01, 2021
Episode 51: Taking the Reins Recap Second Chance in Love
45:20

This week I am joined by my friend and co-host of The Resident Rulebreakers Podcast, Kayla Blackwell as we talk about "Taking the Reins" starring Nikki Deloach and Scott Porter. 

This movie in my opinion was one of the best movies of 2021. It was an emotional roller coaster, going from laughing at family dinners and chats, to crying our eyes out with "I am proud of you" and "I love you". 

This movie had the important message of telling our loved ones how we feel, never leaving them in doubt. Kayla and I got personal with this podcast, sharing our own stories of how we both sought validation from our own family members. 

If there is one thing we want people to take from this movie, it is definitely say it loud and say it proud. Tell your loved ones how you feel. Never let them doubt it.

Sep 28, 2021
Episode 50: Interview with Adil Zaidi, star of Roadhouse Romance and Wedding March 6
30:06

This week I get to interview actor Adil Zaidi, star of Wedding March 6 and Roadhouse Romance. We talk about all types of subjects, from Switzerland, wrestling, working with Tyler Hynes and Lauren Alaina plus many more.

Sep 25, 2021
Episode 49: Raising a Glass to Love Recap
10:15

This week I am actually doing three reviews in one. Lol. I am reviewing newest Hallmark films, Raise a Glass to Love starring Laura Osnes and Juan Pablo DiPace, Finding Love in Mountain View starring Myko Olivier and Danielle Ryan as well as the newest Chesapeake Shores episode.

I talk about the missed opportunity Hallmark had in making Raise a Glass to Love and talking about women empowerment, representation and feminism in the winemaking/sommelier industry. Instead turning it into a falling in love with a hot Argentinean guy while I have a boyfriend storyline.

I talk about the lack of emotional impact Finding Love in Mountain View had in comparison to Sweet Carolina, and yet because of that had a better ending in my opinion. 

And also i rant about the lack of wedding in the wedding episode of Chesapeake Shores.

Although the show notes make it seem I didn't like the movies, I did give both movies 3 stars.

And Chesapeake Shores sucked this week.

9/23 Interview with Adil Zaidi, co- star of Roadhouse Romance. He also starred in Wedding March 6. He was really the only part of that movie I liked so I am excited about this interview.

9/28 Taking the Reins Recap starring Niki Deloach and Scott Porter and Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone Recap

Sep 22, 2021
Episode 48 Interview with Ray Thunderchild and Paul Grenier, Stars of ”Journey of My Heart”
34:40

This is one of my proudest and probably hardest interview I have done so far. I had to hold in tears. 

Trigger warning: Talks of foster care and Residential Schools

This week I get to interview indigenous actors Paul Grenier and Ray Thunderchild, stars of Journey of my Heart. They played Niko and Jaco respectively.

We talked about the importance of representation in the indigenous community, chat about working with the cast and crew of Journey of my Heart as well as the hard topics of Residential Schools and Foster care system. This was definitely an emotional interview, but one I am most proud of.

Sep 17, 2021
Episode 47: Roadhouse Romance Recap BBQ and Country Love
08:14

This week I reviewed the newest Hallmark Channel movie "Roadhouse Romance" starring Lauren Alaina and Tyler Hynes. 

Not going to lie. I didn't like this movie much. The storyline was weak. The pacing was so SLOW. The acting and the singing was good, or at least the best that it could be. But it definitely wasn't a movie that I would want to watch again.

This was Tyler's worst movie of 2021

I also gave my thoughts on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries movie, Redemption in Cherry Springs. Let's just say I was reminded why I don't watch mystery series. I guessed the guilty party five minutes in. Lol.

 

Sep 15, 2021
Episode 46: Interview with Rhiannon Fish and Lucie Guest, star and Director of Journey of my Heart
34:50

This week I get the privilege of interviewing Lucie Guest and Rhiannon Fish, director and star of Journey of my Heart. We had so much fun and laughter. It was great talking to them. We discussed how Lucie got started directing, behind the scenes secrets, working with Darien Martin, and the indigenous representation in the film

Sep 10, 2021
Episode 45: Journey of My Heart Recap Love on the Wings of Eagles
15:22

This week, I am reviewing newest Hallmark Channel movie titled "Journey of my Heart" starring Rhiannon Fish and Darien Martin.

I loved this movie. The leads had chemistry, scenery was beautiful, indigenous representation can not be expressed. I just love this movie.

I did address the "Copy and Paste" quality of the ending with Chasing Waterfalls.

I gave it 3.5 stars.

9/9 Interview with Rhiannon Fish and Lucie Guest, star and director of Journey of My Heart

9/13 Roadhouse Romance/ Redemption in Cherry Hills review. I will be reviewing both in one podcast. Redemption has peeked my interest. I might want to review it.

9/16 Interview with Paul Grenier and Ray Thunderchild, co-stars from Journey of My Heart. This one, yall might need tissue. I definitely had to hold back tears. There are some triggers for this interview though. We will be talking about foster care and residential schools.

9/23 Interview with Adil Zaidi, co- star of Roadhouse Romance. He also starred in Wedding March 6. He was really the only part of that movie I liked so I am excited about this interview.

Sep 08, 2021
Episode 44: Interview with Shelly Townsend
19:23

This week I have the privilege of interviewing actress Shelly Townsend, co-star of Sweet Pecan Summer.. We talk about asian representation in Hallmark, her career, what fans should take away from the movie, and what it was like working with Wes Brown, Christine Ko and Lauren Tom. It was a fun great interview..

Sep 03, 2021
Episode 42: Sweet Pecan Summer Recap Love Second Time Around
13:02

This week I am reviewing Sweet Pecan Summer starring Wes Brown, Christine Ko and Lauren Tom.

This movie was great. I loved the chemistry with Christine and Wes. It was comedic gold..

The representation in this movie was a great step forward for Hallmark, but it is also an example of how much more work Hallmark has to do with representation, not just onscreen but offscreen.

I gave this movie four stars because the movie was great, but i didn't like the "Harvest Moon" twist at the end and there is always improvement needed when it comes to representation. Great job Hallmark

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Second Wave of Summer Nights Movies

9/3 Interview with Shelly Townsend, co star of Sweet Pecan Summer

9/7 Journey of my Heart Recap

9/10 Interview with Rhiannon Fish and Lucie Guest, star and director of Journey of My Heart

Fall Harvest begins

9/14 Roadhouse Romance Recap

9/21 Raise Your Glass to Love Recap

9/28 Take the Reins Recap

Aug 31, 2021
Episode 42: "A Little Daytime Drama" Recap Nothing is Ever set in Stone
24:20

This week I review the fourth movie of the second wave of the Summer Night series titled "A Little Daytime Drama" starring Jen Lilley and Ryan Paevey.

I didn't like this movie. There were several things I had issues with. Too many storylines, there was no flow and the romantic angle was weak. But I do have to say this is the most relatable character Ryan has ever played for Hallmark and love the shoutouts to soap opera tropes.

I gave it 2.5 stars.

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Second Wave of Summer Nights Movies

8/31 Sweet Pecan Summer Recap

9/7 Journey of my Heart Recap

Fall Harvest begins

9/14 Roadhouse Romance Recap

9/21 Raise Your Glass to Love Recap

9/28 Take the Reins Recap

Aug 24, 2021
Episode 41: Interview with Nathan Witte, co-star of "Sealed with a Kiss: Wedding March 6"
40:50

This week I get to interview Nathan Witte, star of the newest Hallmark movie called Sealed with a Kiss: Wedding March 6. This was a great interview, plenty of laughs, moments of me blushing and also plenty moments of seriousness. We discuss his career, behind the scenes of Wedding March 6, his current project Merry Liddle Christmas and the importance of representation, and how the lack of such affected the early years of his career. Support the podcast by buying a coffee www.buymeacoffee.com/hmarkheartbeats

Aug 20, 2021
Episode 40 Sealed with a Kiss: Wedding March 6 The Finale
14:26

This week I review the third movie of the second wave of the Summer Night series titled "Sealed with a KIss: Wedding March 6" starring Josie Bissett, Jack Wagner, Caitlyn Striker and Nathan Witte.

I didn't like this movie at all. It didn't live up to the hype of "The wedding we've been waiting for". I didn't like the submissiveness that Autumn (Caitlyn's character) demonstrated. Hated how so many of the original characters from the series was missing, and commiserated how it should have only been Mick and Olivia wedding, not the added couple.

I gave it one star.

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Second Wave of Summer Nights Movies

8/20 Interview with Nathan Witte, star of Sealed with a Kiss Wedding March 6

8/24 A Little Daytime Drama Recap

8/31 Sweet Pecan Summer Recap

Fall Harvest begins

9/14 Roadhouse Romance Recap

9/21 Raise Your Glass to Love Recap

9/28 Take the Reins Recap

Aug 17, 2021
Interview with Rhiannon Fish, co-star of "The 27 Hour Day"
39:12

This week I have the privilege of interviewing actress Rhiannon Fish, co-star of the newest Hallmark movie "The 27 Hour Day".

We discuss her previous acting roles such as Neighbors and You're Bacon me Crazy, working with Hallmark darlings such as Andrew Walker, Autumn Reeser, Natalie Hall and Michael Rady, her role as Ayla West, deleted scenes in the movie, being vegan and so much more.

This was a fun interview where we both opened up about our own mental health, pros and cons of social media and lessons we can take from this movie.

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Second Wave of Summer Nights Movies

8/17 Sealed with a Kiss: Wedding March 6 Recap

8/24 A Little Daytime Drama Recap

8/31 Sweet Pecan Summer Recap

Aug 13, 2021
Episode 38: The 27 Hour Day Recap Finding Balance
55:01

This week, I am joined by Kari aka Hallmark_comics on Instagram. I am so happy to be joined by her.

We review the second movie of the second wave of the Summer Nights movies titled "The 27 Hour Day" starring Autumn Reeser and Andrew Walker.

We discuss all the important lessons explored through this movie such as importance of balance, is "closer to 40 than 20" too late for starting over and what we would do with the extra 3 hours afforded with efficiency. 

I want to thank Kari for joining me. It's an honor.

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Upcoming Podcasts:

Second Wave of Summer Nights Movies

8/13 Interview with Rhiannon Fish

8/17 Sealed with a Kiss: Wedding March 6 Recap

8/24 A Little Daytime Drama Recap

8/31 Sweet Pecan Summer Recap

Aug 10, 2021
Episode 37: Interview with Taiana Tully, Co-star of "Love, For Real"
35:12

This week I have the privilege of interviewing actress Taiana Tully, a co-star of the newest Hallmark movie "Love, For Real".

We discuss her role as Bree, the similarities they share, her true feelings of reality dating shows, working with Corbin Bleu, some behind the scenes secrets and many more.

This was a fun interview with lots of laughs, joy and just two girls proudly from Hawaii claiming this place home.

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Upcoming Podcasts:

Second Wave of Summer Nights Movies

8/10 The 27 Hour Day Recap

8/13 Interview with Rhiannon Fish

8/17 Seasled with a Kiss: Wedding March 6 Recap

8/24 A Little Daytime Drama Recap

8/31 Sweet Pecan Summer Recap

Aug 06, 2021
Episode 36: "Love, For Real" Recap Love Cannot be Staged
30:08

It is August, Christmas in July is over. So now we are in the second wave of Summer Nights with 5 brand new movies. This week we review the first new movie called Love, for Real starring Chloe Bridges, Scott Michael Foster, Corbin Bleu and Taiana Tully.

This was the second movie to be filmed in Hawaii, and I think this was the better of the two. I review the two couples, how love was developed for both couples and the amazing supporting actors as well. Let's be honest here, in my opinion, Bree stole the movie. Lol. and also discuss how Hallmark is trying to attract the younger generation. 

I really like this movie and the representation and diversity in the casting choices should definitely be commended.

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Upcoming Podcast:

Second Wave of Summer Nights Movies

8/6 Interview with Taiana Tully

8/10 The 27-Hour Day Recap

8/17 Sealed with a Kiss: Wedding March 6 Recap

8/24 A Little Daytime Drama Recap

8/31 Sweet Pecan Summer Recap

 

Aug 03, 2021
Episode 35: Listeners' Choice V: Diversity Matters "Christmas with the Darlings" Recap
22:19

This week in continuance of Hallmark's Christmas in July, I did a LIsteners' Choice Poll: Diversity Matters theme in celebration of Hallmark's conscious decision to diversify its cast and storylines. Despite the low participation in the poll, listeners' choice was none other than 2020's Christmas with the Darlings starring Katrina Law and Carlo Marks. 

During this podcast, I took a moment on top of the soapbox and talked about my disappointment in the homophobia in the fanbase. I received some very disappointing pushback with this week's poll because holy crap, I wanted to celebrate Hallmark channel finally being inclusive to the LGBTQ community. And then don't even get me started on the HORRIBLE response from the Hallmark fans about The Good WItch historic kiss between Zoey and Joy. There are many positive responses from the fandom, Team Joey is still strong, but boy is the homophobic response loud and shameless.

But anyway I also highlight the history of hallmark white washing their storylines and the actors. Only just recently, POC actors such as Julie Gonzalo and Katrina Law is having their cultures recognized in their roles, Julie speaking spanish to her Hispanic family in Jingle Bells Bride and Katrina sneaking in some Mandarin in this movie. 

These are all steps Hallmark Channel has taken in their quest for inclusivity and diversity. And it should be celebrated.

So back to Christmas with the Darlings. I love this movie. Max is the perfect man, and Charles is the horrible villain. Lol. Kids are cute. And the message is clear in this movie. Family First.

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Upcoming Podcast:

Second Wave of Summer Nights Movies

8/3 Love, For Real Recap

8/6 Interview with Taiana Tully

8/10 The 27-Hour Day Recap

8/17 Sealed with a Kiss: Wedding March 6 Recap

8/24 A Little Daytime Drama Recap

8/31 Sweet Pecan Summer Recap

 

Jul 27, 2021
Episode 34: Interview with Kathryn Kohut, Co-star of Baby It's Cold Inside and More
39:09

This week, I have the privilege of interviewing actress Kathryn Kohut, a co-star of Baby, It's Cold Inside, Christmas at Scavenger Hunt and many more movies.

We discuss her previous roles, how she prepares for roles and her newest movie projects including a new movie called "Feeling Butterflies starring Kevin McGarry, Kayla Wallace, Ish Morris and Randy Thomas. 

This was a fun interview with lots of laughs and shared secrets

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Upcoming Podcast:

Christmas in July continues

7/27 Listeners' Choice V: Diversity Matters Themed

Second Wave of Summer Nights Movies

8/3 Love, For Real Recap

8/6 Interview with Taiana Tully

8/10 The 27-Hour Day Recap

8/17 Sealed with a Kiss: Wedding March 6 Recap

8/24 A Little Daytime Drama Recap

8/31 Sweet Pecan Summer Recap

Jul 23, 2021
Episode 33: Listeners' Choice IV: Candace Cameron Bure Theme "Let it Snow" Recap
12:39

This week in continuance of Hallmark's Christmas in July, I did a Listeners' Choice Poll: Candace Cameron Bure themed, listing four movies with the unofficial queen of Hallmark herself. With an overwhelming majority, 2013's Let it Snow wins starring Candace Cameron Bure and Jesse Hutch.

This is one of my favorite Christmas movie starring Candace. It touches upon the meaning of Christmas which is family, love and rebirth, not all the marketing it has become in recent years.

In this podcast, I touch upon some of the Christmas traditions this movie focused on as well as the importance of family.

You can listen to the podcasts in all platforms, Apple Podcast, Google Play, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Tune-in+Alexa, Pandora and Youtube.

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Upcoming Podcast:

Christmas in July continues

7/23 Interview with Kathryn Kohut

7/27 Listeners' Choice V: Diversity Matters Themed

Second Wave of Summer Nights Movies

8/3 Love, For Real Recap

8/6 Interview with Taiana Tully

8/10 The 27-Hour Day Recap

8/17 Sealed with a Kiss: Wedding March 6 Recap

8/24 A Little Daytime Drama Recap

8/31 Sweet Pecan Summer Recap

Jul 20, 2021
Episode 32: Interview with Myla Volk: "Sophie" Crashing Through the Snow
14:42

This week I got to interview a young actress named Myla Volk, co-star from "Crashing Through the Snow". She plays Sophie.

We talk about her hopes for the future, what she liked when making the movie, behind the scenes secrets and more.

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7/20 Listeners' Choice IV: Candace Cameron Bure Christmas movie Themed

7/27 Listeners' Choice V: Diversity Matters Christmas Movie Themed

Jul 16, 2021
Episode 31: "Crashing Through the Snow" Recap Blended Families/Traditions
12:52

This week I get to review the newest Hallmark movie, the only new movie for the Christmas in July series titled "Crashing Through the Snow" starring Amy Acker, Warren Christie, Kristian Bruun and Brooke Nevin.

This movie is so good. It has such a great representation of what a blended family could be like. Co-parenting and finding new love is possible for everyone. It just takes hard work. I think it is such a great representation of a modern family.

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Upcoming Podcasts: Christmas in July

7/16 Interview with Myla Volk, co-star from Crashing Through the Snow, played Sophie

7/20 Listeners' Choice IV: Candace Cameron Bure Themed

7/27 Listeners' Choice V: Diversity Matters Themed

Jul 13, 2021
Episode 30 Listeners' Choice III Military Christmas Movies: "A Veteran's Christmas" Recap
09:58

This month, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies and Mysteries are celebrating Christmas in July. There were no new Christmas movies this week, so Listeners' Choice for Military Christmas Movies theme was 2018's "A Veteran's Christmas" starring Eloise Mumford and Sean Faris.

This is one of my favorite movies of all time. It touches upon the subjects of veterans coming home, their struggles with acclimating to civilian life and the importance of military K9.

No wonder this movie got overwhelming majority of votes for this week's theme. I love Sean and Emily, great chemistry, love the female soldier representation, also that it touched upon PTSD

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Christmas in July continues

7/13 Crashing Through the Snow Recap

7/16 Interview with Myla Volk

7/20 Listeners' Choice IV: Candace Cameron Bure Christmas movie Themed

7/27 Listeners' Choice V: Diversity Matter Christmas movie Themed

Jul 07, 2021
Episode 29: "Sand Dollar Cove" Recap Beach Romance
47:35

This week, I am joined by my good friend Brittany Stanley, current host of Oy With The WB Already Podcast. We get to review the newest Hallmark movie, the fourth of the Summer Nights series, titled "Sand Dollar Cove" starring Chad Michael Murray and Aly Michalka.

We talk about how we grew up watching Chad and Aly, how we were excited to see the movie, and how we were a little disappointed that we never got to see the finished plans for the resort and more. lol.

We also bring up the recent discovery of over 1300 bodies of Native American children under residential schools in Canada and the USA. If you like me, feel helpless but want to do something, here's a place to donate. It's to the Indian Residential Schools Survivors Society. As much as we would like to think this is in the past, sadly, it's still very much so in the present. The last schools closed in Canada 1996 and there are 4 more still open in the USA. The trauma these people survive is still ongoing.

www.irsss.ca/donate

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Christmas in July

7/6: Listeners' Choice: Military Christmas movie Themed

7/13: Crashing Through the Snow Recap

7/20: Listeners' Choice: Candace Cameron Bure movie Themed

7/27 Listeners' Choice

 

Jun 30, 2021
Episode 28: Her Pen Pal Recap Love Unlocked
16:04

This week I get to review newest Hallmark film "Her Pen Pal" starring Mallory Jansen and Joshua Sasse. It is the third movie in the Summer Nights Series.

I describe this movie with one word. Perfection. Not one single misstep. I can't think of anything to criticize. The storytelling was stupendous, the chemistry was off the charts, the writing was amazing, and Paris adds to the perfection. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

Hallmark definitely needs to do more movies like this.

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Christmas in July then starts

Jun 23, 2021
Episode 27: The Baker's Son Recap Secret Ingredient: Passion
10:41

This week, I get to review the newest Hallmark movie, second of the Summer Nights Series, titled "The Baker's Son" starring Eloise Mumford and Brant Daugherty. 

I talk about the secret ingredient of success in all endeavors, and it's not love from another person, it is passion in what each person does. An old adage pops up "Do what you love and you will never work a day in your lives."

I question if this movie is really the typical Hallmark happily ever after ending we have come to expect and how the movie ends. also my main gripe with this movie.

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Christmas in July starts first week of July

Jun 16, 2021
Episode 26: Interview with Valen Ahlo "Luis Fuentes" You Had me at Aloha
49:07

In this week's podcast, I get to interview Valen Ahlo, a co-star of the most recent Hallmark Movie titled You Had me at Aloha. He's a local Hawaiian actor. 

We talk about his career, behind the scenes information about filming this movie, how it was like working with Pascale Hutton and Kavan Smith and more. Like did you know someone almost died close to where they were filming?  Crazy right?

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June 14: Baker's Son Recap

June 21: Her Pen Pal Recap

June 28: Sand Dollar Cove Recap

Christmas in July starts. 

A whole month of Christmas Movies including a new movie titled Crashing Through the Snow airing July 10 starring Amy Acker and Warren Christie

Jun 11, 2021
Episode 25:"You had me at Aloha" Recap Aloha'Aina (Love of the land)
14:57

This week, I get to review the newest Hallmark movie, the first of the Summer Nights series, titled "You had me at Aloha" starring Pascale Hutton and Kavan Smith. This was the first movie filmed in my home state Hawaii.

I talk about the meaning of aloha, how the movie exemplifies the word, not just in the title but also in the storytelling. We unravel the truths in Ben and Paige, exalt the wardrobe, use of local talent and the beauty of the islands.

I get to rant a little about the mispronunciation of Hawai'i. Lol. But this was a good movie. I liked it. I gave it three stars and am hopeful Hallmark will be back again.

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Jun 08, 2021
Episode 24: Listeners' Choice II: Nature in Love Recap Finding Zen in 2000 Words or Less
17:20

This week Hallmark has no new movies again. So it's another week of LIsteners' Choice. This week I am reviewing 2020's Hallmark Channel movie "Nature in Love" starring Emilie Ullerup and Christopher Russell.

On this podcast, we talk about importance of conservation, power of 2000 words, and lessons sprinkled throughout the movie, especially the power of silence and noise.

There's a lot of praise for this movie and well deserved. It's no wonder it is a fan favorite. The chemistry between Christopher and Emilie is palpable. There are strong performances from the supporting characters. The storyline is simple and easy to follow. Also who can complain about the beautiful scenery.

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Upcoming Podcasts: Summer Nights Series Begins

6/7 You had me at Aloha Recap

6/14 Baker's Son Recap

6/21: Her Pen Pal Recap

6/28: Sand Dollar Cove

 

Jun 01, 2021
Episode 23 Listeners' Choice: Love Takes Flight Recap Friendship Takes Wing
19:39

This week Hallmark has no new movies so I polled our supporters and listeners on IG and Facebook. The listeners' choice was 2019's Hallmark Hall of Fame Presentation "Love Takes Flight" starring Nikki Deloach and Jeff Hephner.

On this podcast, we review the special friendship between a widower and a little girl and how four characters helped each other heal through a broken heart and grief. 

There's a lot of praise for this movie and well deserved. I love the stunt flying, a little scary to watch. The writing was superb. I love that the main couple wasn't a romantic storyline but a friendship between Walter and Quinn. We got to watch healing and forgiveness and love unfold in less than 2 hours. Awesome movie.

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5/31 Listeners' Choice: Nature of Love Recap

Summer Nights Series Begins

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6/21: Her Pen Pal Recap

6/28: Sand Dollar Cove

 

May 25, 2021
Episode 22: Sweet Carolina Recap Finding Healing through Grief w/ co-host Charlie Fields
47:37

This week I was joined by special co-host Charlie Fields, host of Thirsty for Hallmark Podcast.

We review the newest Hallmark movie titled "Sweet Carolina" starring Lacey Chabert and Tyler Hynes. It is Lacey's 26th Hallmark movie and first project ever that she created and produced from the beginning.

This movie is different from the usual Hallmark fare. Instead of a rom-com, this movie explores the story of a family going through the grieving process after losing a sister, a mother, and a daughter.

Each character went through their process of grief and we follow Josie's journey as she steps in as the legal guardian for her niece and nephew.

We both love this movie, but biggest complaint was that the ending just didn't go with the rest of the movie.

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Summers Night Series begins

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June 21: Her Pen Pal Recap

June 28: Sand Dollar Cove

May 18, 2021
Episode 21: Interview with Randy Thomas "Louis Chagnon" in Baby It's Cold Inside
55:28

This week, I get to interview Randy Thomas, co-star in Hallmark Movie titled Baby It's Cold Inside.

We talk about his career, behind the scenes secrets of the movie, Canada and many more.

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May 14, 2021
Episode 20: Baby It's Cold Inside/Thoughts on WCTH Season FInale Love Warms a Cold Heart
31:18

This week's episode, I review the newest released Hallmark movie title "Baby It's Cold Inside" starring Jocelyn Hudon and Steven Lund. It is the second Hallmark movie set in the Ice Hotel, the first one was titled Winter Castle.

I discuss the beautiful architecture of the hotel, my thoughts on the lack of chemistry as well as the lack of major plotline in this movie. If someone could just enlighten me on what exactly was Hannah's reason to be sent to the hotel. Like was she supposed to write to her boss or something? I don't know. She only called her boss once throughout the movie and wrote "Notes" once as well. The whole movie she was doing everyone else's job but her own. (Yeah I didn't like this movie at all."

Also I talk a little about When Calls the Heart season 8 finale. I am not going to lie. I was happy Lucas was chosen. And that kiss was so fire hot, it could have burned down the bridge Elizabeth and Lucas were standing on. Lol. To be honest though, I was very disappointed in some of the fans' reactions to the ending. I get it your guy "lost" but don't attack the actors for just doing their job. It's insane. Anyway, can't wait til season 9.

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Month of June, Hallmark is releasing four movies as part of the Summer Nights Series. Only one title, date and time has been confirmed

June 7: You had Me at Aloha Recap

 

May 11, 2021
Episode 19: Interview with Bente Dubnitzki, trainer/owner of Mr. Big "Spatch" on Hearts Down Under
33:03

This week I get to interview Bente Dubnitzki, owner/trainer of dog actor, Mr. Big who played Spatch in Hallmark Movie Hearts Down Under.

Bente has been dog training for 40 years. We discuss how she started, background stories of all her dogs including Dudley, Pretzel and McGuyver, working with Cindy Busby and much more.

In our Youtube channel, we also have video of all the dogs doing tricks for us. https://youtu.be/VTV1w_Ry2gw

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May 07, 2021
Episode 18: "Winter in Vail" Recap Love Around the World starts in USA
35:32

This week, Hallmark Channel did a "Love Around the World" Marathon with no new movies. So this week I chose to do listeners' choice, and by an overwhelming majority, Winter in Vail wins starring Lacey Chabert and Tyler Hynes. This is the first movie with these two leading actors, but it certainly isn't their last. They will be starring in Sweet Carolina two weeks time. 

On this podcast, I discuss again this very very popular Hallmark trope. Inherit a fixer upper, renovate it to sell, falls in love, decides to keep the place. I am not lying when I tell you I had major deja vu watching this movie. 

We also discuss the beauties of Vail, chemistry between Lacey and Tyler, Strudelfest and how this was different than last week's Hearts Down Under.

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May 17: Sweet Carolina Recap

June 5: You had me at Aloha Recap

 

May 04, 2021
Episode 17: "Hearts Down Under" Recap- Aussie Love
53:20

This week's podcast, Camille is joined by guest co-host CJ the hot mum, a host of the Neighbuzz podcast reviewing the Australian series Neighbors.

On this episode, we review the newest released Hallmark movie titled "Hearts Down Under". It was first released in Netflix Australia in 2020 under the name Romance on the Menu. 

We discuss the typical Hallmark trope of inheriting to sell, falls in love, decides to keep, its formulaic nature, lol. Australian foods featured in the movie as well as the dog Spatch.

To be honest, Camille did ruffle a few feathers from fellow Hallmark Australian fans because she didn't see a lot of Australia in the movie. CJ, being a fellow Aussie helped with bringing up the viewpoint of some locals.

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Apr 27, 2021
Episode 16: "Right in Front of me" Recap From Friends to Falling in Love
54:23

I am so sorry for the delay. Both of us were sick this week. Camille had outpatient surgery on Monday. Britney then lost her voice. So we apologize

This week we review Hallmark Channel's new movie titled "Right in Front of Me" starring Janel Parrish and Marco Grazzini.

We both love this movie. We talk about the cuisine, the sizzling chemistry between Carly and Nick and so much more.

This is the last week that Brittany is regular co-host for this podcast, but I will be having a rotating guest co-host. Starting next week where CJ the hot mess mum, a cohost of award winning podcast NEIGHBUZZ: the Neighbours recap podcast and host of Married on MAFS podcast. We will be reviewing "Hearts Down Under" formerly titled "Romance on the Menu" filmed in Australia.

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Apr 24, 2021
Episode 15: Interview with Marco Grazzini, star of Right in Front of Me
47:43

This week I have a special podcast episode interviewing Marco Grazzini star of Hallmark's newest movie release Right in Front of Me. He plays Chef Nick Guevarra.

For those who may not be aware, this is a groundbreaking role for Hallmark. Marco is the first Filipino lead in a Hallmark movie. Janel Parrish and Marco are the first leads of Asian descent for Hallmark channel. And it's an honor to interview a fellow pinoy.

Marco and I discussed Asian representation, Filipino culture, similars/differences with his character, working with Janel Parrish and much more.

We also do briefly discuss AAPI hate and our hopes and dreams for the future as far as representation.

This is a personal podcast for me. And I can't oversay how happy I am to discuss this movie, my culture with Marco.

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4/22 Right in Front of Me Review

4/26 Love Down Under Review

5/3 Love Takes Flight Review

5/10 Baby It's Cold Inside Review

5/17 Sweet Carolina

Apr 20, 2021
Episode 14: Interview with Tedra Rogers, Costar of One Perfect Wedding
37:28

This week we have a special podcast episode interviewing Tedra Rogers who played Zoey Livingston in Hallmark movie One Perfect Wedding, the finale of the One Winter Trilogy.

This week we talk to Tedra about her time working with the cast of One Perfect Wedding, her first impressions after reading the script, whether she was intimidated joining the cast in final movie of the series, and many more.

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Apr 17, 2021
Episode 13: "As Luck Would Have it" Recap Lucky in Love
49:20

The week we review the fourth movie of Hallmark's Spring Fling series "As Luck Would Have It" starring Joanna Garcia Swisher and Allen Leech.

Lindsey Johnson (Swisher) go to Ireland in hopes of acquiring the land in Killabbey for her job. She meets opposition from the locals including a handsome fella, Brennan (Leech)

We both LOVE this movie. Love Ireland, the chemistry between the two characters, struggle with Irish names and sayings, and much more.

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Upcoming podcasts:

4/15 Interview with Tedra Rogers, co-Star of One Perfect Wedding

4/19 Right in Front of Me Recap

4/26 Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation Love Takes Flight Recap

5/3 Love, Romance and Chocolate Recap

 

Apr 13, 2021
Episode 12: Interview with Jordana Largy, co-star of Don't Go Breaking My Heart
23:52

This week is a special podcast episode. We have the privilege of interviewing Jordana Largy, co- star from Hallmark's recent release "Don't Go Breaking my Heart", where she plays Kim Myers.

We talk about valuable lessons the movie offers, bts fun, what it was like to work with Candace Cameron Bure and much more.

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Don't forget to tune in to our next podcast when we review fourth movie of the Hallmark Spring Fling series "As Luck Would Have it" starring Joanne Garcia Swisher and Allen Leech.

Apr 09, 2021
Episode 11: "One Perfect Wedding" Recap: One Perfect Winter Ending
01:02:01

This week, we review the third movie of Hallmark's Spring Fling series and the final movie of the "One Winter" trilogy, "One Perfect Wedding" starring Taylor Cole, Jack Turner, Rukiya Bernard and Dewshawn Williams.

Cara (Cole) and Ben (Turner) have 10 days to plan their wedding before Cara starts her book tour. With the help of Meghan (Bernard), they plan an impromptu wedding at Clara Lake, the place they first met and fall in love.

This is the first movie that we disagree on. We rank this movie among the trilogy, talk about the fan reactions to Ben's hair, missing Shawn in the movie and the mysteries surrounding Clara Lake and more.

We are happy to announce that this Thursday, we will be releasing a new podcast episode. We are interviewing Jordana Largy, co-star from Don't Go Breaking my Heart. She played Kim Myers.

We also have just confirmed an interview with Tedra Rogers, co-star from One Perfect Wedding. She played Zoe Livingston.

An extra podcast will be released in our Buy me a Coffee account this month. We will be reviewing the first two movies of the "One Winter" trilogy, One Winter Weekend and One Winter Proposal.

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Upcoming Podcasts:

4/8 Interview with Jordana Largy

4/12 As Luck Would Have it Recap

4/19 Right in Front of Me

Apr 06, 2021
Episode 10: "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" Recap: Mending Broken Hearts.
53:28

This week we review the second movie of Hallmark's Spring Fling series "Don't Go Breaking my Heart" starring Italia Ricci and Ryan Paevey.

Dr. Miranda Faraday (Ricci) owns a boot camp to help people heal from a broken heart. Ben Myers (Paevey) is a journalist up for a promo to be an editor who is on assignment to write about the boot camp. To find out if it's a fad.

We both LOVE this movie. We explore the six weeks of boot camp, the lessons taken away from the movie, and how Ben and Miranda help each other heal from their own broken hearts.

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4/5 One Perfect Wedding Recap

4/12 As Luck Would Have It Recap

4/19 Right in Front of Me Recap

Mar 30, 2021
Episode 9: Interview with Julian Leblanc and Rhonda Dent, co-stars of Chasing Waterfalls
29:03

This week is a special podcast episode. We have the privilege of interviewing Rhonda Dent and Julian Leblanc, co-stars from Hallmark's recent release "Chasing Waterfalls", where they play Camilla and Ben, respectively.

We talk about the comradery shared among the cast and crew, working with director Christie Wolf, Cindy Busby, stories of a pandemic haircut and many more.

You can listen to us on Apple Podcast, Google Play, Podbean, Spotify, Tune-in + Alexa, Amazon Prime and Youtube. 

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Don't forget to tune in to our next podcast when we review second movie of the Hallmark Spring Fling series "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" starring Italia Ricci and Ryan Paevey.

Mar 28, 2021
Episode 8:Chasing Waterfalls Recap: In Search of Adventure and Love
48:20

This week, we review the first movie of Hallmark's Spring Fling series titled "Chasing Waterfalls" starring Cindy Busby and Christopher Russell.

Amy Atwater (Busby) is a photojournalist on assignment to take photos of elusive waterfalls where she meets a charming guide Mark North (Russell) who reluctantly helps.

We have a laugh about Amy's directionally challenged ways, discuss journalistic integrity, the "risque" ending and more.

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Upcoming Podcasts:

3/27 Interview with Rhonda Dent, actress who played Camilla in Chasing Waterfalls

3/29 Don't go Breaking My Heart Recap

4/5 One Perfect Wedding Recap

4/12 As Luck Would Have it Recap

4/19 Right in Front of Us Recap

Mar 23, 2021
Episode 7: Interview with Melinda Michael: Inside Scoop on "Fitting for a Prince"
32:07

This week, we were so honored to interview "Fit for a Prince" star Melinda Michael who played Julia Gilmour.

We talk fashion, bts antics and her future with Hallmark. It was such an honor to interview Melinda. I hope we hear from her more in the future.

Upcoming Podcasts:

Start of Spring Fling Series:

3/22 Chasing Waterfalls Recap

3/29 Don't Go Breaking my Heart Recap

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Mar 16, 2021
Episode 6 Fit for a Prince Recap: Styled with Love
39:28

This week's podcast, we review "Fit for a Prince" starring Natalie Hall and Jonathan Keltz.

We follow the love story of Cindy Cordelia, a fashion designer and Prince Ronan Higgins. A modern take on a classic fairy tale of Cinderella. An unknown American commoner who despite the odds falls in love with a royal.

We faun over the fashion, joke about the "convenient timing" of the release of this movie, in relation to Megan and Harry interview and so many more.

We also excitedly announce our interview next week with co-star Melinda Michael who plays Julia in Fit for a prince.

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3/15 Interview with Melinda Michael

3/22 Chasing Waterfalls Recap

3/29 Don't Go Breaking My Heart

Mar 09, 2021
Episode 5 It Was Always You Recap Self Discovery with Love
42:01

In this week's podcast we review last movie of Hallmark's Love Ever After Series titled It was Always You starring Erin Krakow and Tyler Hynes.

We follow Elizabeth Hall's (Krakow) journey of self-discovery with the help of childhood friend and nuisance David (Hynes). We talk about our dreams we had as children we put on hold for careers, family, monetary issues, things we can relate to with Elizabeth and many more

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Next week we review Fit for a Prince starring Natalie Hall and Jonathan

Mar 01, 2021
Episode 4 Mix Up in the Mediterranean Recap: Mixing up love
35:41

Recap of Hallmark Channel Movie: "Mix up in the Mediterranean", third movie of the Love Ever After Series.

I welcome new co-host Brittany Stanley. We talk about LGBTQ representation, cheering on for the brothers, lack of authenticity when it comes to the competition and our gripes with Meg and Josh

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Next week we will be reviewing "It was always you."

Feb 23, 2021
Episode 3 Playing Cupid Recap: El Dia del Amor y Amistad
29:05

Recap of Hallmark Channel Movie "Playing Cupid", second movie of the Love Ever After Series.

During this podcast, I talk about the multi cultural representation in the movie. the chemistry with all the actors, as well as me gushing over Nicholas Gonzalez and Mexican food. Not gonna lie, those dimples did me in.

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Next week I will be reviewing "Mix up in the Mediterranean"

Feb 15, 2021
Episode 2 Beverly Hills Wedding Recap: Whose Wedding is it Anyway?
25:00

Recap of Hallmark Channel Movie Beverly Hills Wedding, first movie of the Love Ever After Series. 

During this podcast, i vocalize my frustration that Molly is (in my opinion) being very immature about her ex being at Beverly Hills and how Sophia and Jordan's voices are being drowned out by both Molly and Terence. Whose Wedding is it anyway.

 

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Feb 08, 2021
Episode 1 Snowkissed Recap: Finding Love in the midst of Fear
28:28
Recap of Hallmark Channel Movie Snowkissed. It's the last movie for Hallmark's "New Year New Movies." Discuss travel anxiety, acceptance, self discovery, growth in character and new adventures of Banff.   Stars Jen Lilley and Chris McNally. A movie about "A travel-averse journalist (Kate) chases her dream assignment where she unwillingly finds herself mentoring a handsome B&B owner (Noah) who wants to be a tour guide."
Feb 01, 2021