Saturday, April 23, 2016

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Series (on DVD)

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In October 2013, the Hallmark channel on cable television aired a TV-movie titled “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”, which starred Eric Mabius (Ugly Betty) as the head of a small division, at the main Denver post office, which processed damaged or lost mail. The movie (and subsequent series) was created and executive produced by Martha Williamson, best known for the nine-season CBS hit “Touched By an Angel”. My wife, the daughter of a longtime postal delivery man, loved the story of a quirky crew of misfit postal workers trying to identify the intended recipient of long-delayed mail, and the drama that ensued as they reunited the letter and the person it was supposed to go to. And she got me hooked as well! The TV-movie pilot was very successful, and led to a ten-episode season of postal misadventures. Unfortunately, The Hallmark Channel decided NOT to renew Signed, Sealed, Delivered as a weekly series…but has continued it as a series of irregularly scheduled 2-hour TV-movies on the harder-to-find Hallmark Mysteries & Movies cable channel. This two-disc set includes the ten 1-hour episodes from 2014. The heart-tugging dramatic stories about the senders and receivers of “lost mail” pair up nicely with the more comical and light-hearted personal foibles of the four members of “The Postables” team. There’s even romance! If you like emotional stories about chances missed and opportunities recovered, with a heavy dose of humor to leaven the emotion, I recommend giving this series a sample.

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Second Chances, a.k.a. “Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Movie”, available as a standalone title.] [Also available in traditional print format.] [ Internet Movie Database entry for this film ] | [ official Signed, Sealed, Delivered web site ]

Recommended by Scott C.
Bennett Martin Public Library

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