'Cedar Cove: Season Two'
(Andie MacDowell, Dylan Neal, et al / 3-Disc DVD / NR / 2015 / Cinedigm)
Overview: Andie MacDowell is back as Judge Olivia Lockhart, who finds herself in the middle of her small seaside town's drama, relationships and excitement. Now happily back together with Jack, Olivia becomes the stable force who holds him together when his troubled son Eric returns.
DVD Verdict: Based on the best-selling author Debbie Macomber's beloved book series. 'Cedar Cove' is an excellent, down to earth realistic drama series. It seems like it has been a long time since I have been able to find a television series of this quality. I enjoy the wholesome small town feel it delivers. The actresses and actors do an amazing job portraying their characters. The chemistry between them is excellent.
As already stated above, it's Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove, near Seattle, and Hallmark Channel as they pair up to produce a winner for all the family. In a small town, when everyone knows everyone's business, it makes for multi-plot episodes; just like the Cedar Cove books. Books and TV episodes are all different, but closely related, as you would guess.
In the first season, MacDowell's Judge Olivia Lockhart had just moved to the the picturesque, coastal town of Cedar Cove, Washington. But like everyone else, Olivia had to fight the uphill battle of balancing career with family and finding love, all while doing her best to care for the township she now called home.
Here in Season Two, we continue to meet the regulars of Cedar Cove and quickly discover their relationships to one another - both old and new. Remembering where the characters came from, the events that took place, the individuals with their challenges, and looking ahead to where the story will lead to next is all part of reviewing this wonderful DVD today.
Indeed, throughout this Second Season we get 12 episode story lines that relate to us how Cedar Cove is predominantly romances and relationships bound. Of course, some are good, others not so much, but it's all for the sake of good, wholesome (which is important) entertainment.
I have enjoyed many quality movies on Hallmark and I am thrilled with this series. I can't wait for the next season! If you haven't watched this series you are missing out on a quality show that will give you a warm feeling in your heart. The small town dynamic is special and comes across as sincere, unlike many Hollywood attempts that have come before. It's like unwrapping a present in each episode you watch!
Oh, and as a little bonus piece of information on the show, the lighthouse shown in the opening credits - and in many of the series' promotional materials - is actually located in Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Bonus Features of a Behind-The-Scenes Featurette.