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Chesapeake Shores on Netflix

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Dingdongdigeridoo Wed 18-Oct-17 19:32:37

So, I may have found the cheesiest TV show in the known universe. Chesapeake Shores is great for those who like Christmas movies, and it comes from the USA Hallmark network, which is famous for schmaltzy TV.

It’s crap. Not going to lie. But it’s addictive. It’s a drama about a workaholic mum moving back to her picturesque home town. The town is cosy and Gilmore Girlsish. The hot gardener from Desperate Housewives is her love interest, and there’s a cute Irish granny who dispenses the kind of wisdom you’d find on Facebook memes.

Thanks to this show I’m now dreaming of buying a lake front house and sitting around all day in cosy jumpers drinking tea.

DispatchReady Wed 18-Oct-17 20:33:44

This is on my huge watchlist!

jay55 Thu 19-Oct-17 14:32:45

I’ve stopped watching. I liked it to begin with, dealing with the ex and adjusting back to country life but I can’t keep up with all the siblings and whatever the dad is up to.

CiderwithBuda Thu 19-Oct-17 14:41:37

Sounds like something my mum would have loved. I'll give it a go!

dingdongdigeridoo Sat 21-Oct-17 23:06:14

This is getting on my tits now. Everyone has ridiculous white teeth, the grandma has the worst Irish accent I’ve heard in my life, and every storyline seems to wrap up far too perfectly. Just give me some drama damnit!

Definitely too many siblings. They should kill one of them off to make it more interesting.

MorrisZapp Sat 21-Oct-17 23:09:40

Christ not another Netflix drama with an implausible roster of siblings. Please desist, unless you're willing to have them wear name badges and a brief resume such as 'black sheep' or 'shagging the brother in law'.

BrieAndChilli Sat 21-Oct-17 23:12:44

If you like this then you might like When Calls The Heart which is also on Netflix and also from the hallmark channel. Set in the early 20th century in a mining town in the frontier. Very smaltzy and twee but oddly addictive!

RJnomore1 Sat 21-Oct-17 23:14:08

Right I'm for this as soon as I get the tv to myself.

Unashamed saddo.

GrouchyKiwi Sat 21-Oct-17 23:14:24

It is almost teeth-hurtingly saccharine but I love it.

Fun fact: actor who plays the Dad is about 3 years older than the actress who plays the Irish Grandma.

GrouchyKiwi Sat 21-Oct-17 23:16:53

Boo, I don't know who I looked up when I looked up the Grandma but I got that wrong! She's not younger than him. Sorry blush

dingdongdigeridoo Sat 21-Oct-17 23:18:34

It’s easy to tell the siblings apart! They are:

Stunning brunette with perfect teeth main character
Stunning brunette with perfect teeth sister who runs a B&B but doesn’t seem to do anything
Stunning blonde with perfect teeth sister who’s a writer and does nothing
Handsome bro freshly back from Afghanistan with rugged scars
Goofy bro

Oh god, why do they keep referencing 9/11? This show is a mess.

DispatchReady Sat 21-Oct-17 23:21:50

You’re all putting me off now grinsounds pretty rubbish! I’ve just started watching Vikings on amazon prime - bit different but they’re still pretty!

user1487175389 Sun 22-Oct-17 16:33:41

I love this show. And it's definitely not the kind of thing I'd normally watch.

I actually watch it mainly for the scenery - after what felt like years of Gilmore girls it's great to watch something filmed on location that doesn't feel like a fake set.

It's just great, heart warming, escapist, cheesy tv. It's not going to set the world on fire but it's comforting nonetheless.

user1487175389 Sun 22-Oct-17 16:38:05

In fact, scrap the cast, scrap the script, recommission gilmore girls but get them living in the Canadian location they use for Chesapeake Shores, and you've got the perfect TV show. :-)

MorrisZapp Sun 22-Oct-17 19:02:03

Hang on, schmaltzy drama set in a frontier town? You had me at howdy ma'am!

dingdongdigeridoo Sun 22-Oct-17 23:39:31

This show has so little drama that I didn’t even notice it go from season 1 to 2. There was no real cliffhanger or anything.

It’s definitely got a bit of Gilmore Girls inspiration. Without the fast dialogue and pop culture references.

Cherrypi Sun 22-Oct-17 23:48:13

I love it. It is terrible, reminds me of sunset beach. They mention everyone's surname too much. I need them to put Everwood on Netflix.

jay55 Mon 23-Oct-17 12:10:49

I’d love to rewatch Everwood as a proper adult. Still not over the adoption storyline.

The biggest drama in this seems to be whether the sister with kids is a workaholic this week or not.

dingdongdigeridoo Mon 23-Oct-17 22:22:23

Only on TV would someone open a bookstore in the year 2017. Or open a brand new B&B that’s packed from day one.

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