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When Calls the Heart 

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Elizabeth Thatcher, a young school teacher from a wealthy Eastern family, migrates from the big city to teach school in a small coal mining town in the west.
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Erin Krakow ...  Elizabeth Thatcher / ... 74 episodes, 2014-2020
Martin Cummins ...  Henry Gowen 68 episodes, 2014-2020
Pascale Hutton ...  Rosemary Coulter / ... 64 episodes, 2014-2020
Jack Wagner ...  Bill Avery 64 episodes, 2014-2020
Kavan Smith ...  Leland Coulter 62 episodes, 2015-2020
Loretta Walsh ...  Florence Blakeley / ... 58 episodes, 2014-2020
Gracyn Shinyei ...  Emily Montgomery / ... 58 episodes, 2014-2020
Lori Loughlin ...  Abigail Stanton 54 episodes, 2014-2019
Ava Grace Cooper ...  Opal Weise / ... 48 episodes, 2016-2020
Eva Bourne ...  Clara Stanton / ... 47 episodes, 2015-2020
Aren Buchholz ...  Jesse Flynn / ... 45 episodes, 2015-2020
Jaiven Natt ...  Robert Wolf / ... 44 episodes, 2016-2020
Johannah Newmarch ...  Molly Sullivan 44 episodes, 2014-2020
Daniel Lissing ...  Jack Thornton 43 episodes, 2014-2018
Hrothgar Mathews ...  Ned Yost 41 episodes, 2014-2020
Andrea Brooks ...  Faith Carter 41 episodes, 2015-2020
Ben Rosenbaum ...  Mike Hickam / ... 41 episodes, 2014-2020
Kadence Kendall Roach ...  Anna Hayford / ... 40 episodes, 2014-2020
Paul Greene ...  Dr. Carson Shepherd 37 episodes, 2017-2020
Carter Ryan Evancic ...  Cody Stanton / ... 35 episodes, 2015-2019
Genea Charpentier ...  Laura Campbell / ... 35 episodes, 2015-2020
Erica Carroll ...  Dottie Ramsey 32 episodes, 2014-2018
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Elizabeth Thatcher, a young woman from a wealthy family, moves to the small town of Coal Valley to be the new teacher. As she struggles to adapt to living on the western frontier, she makes new friends including the local Mounted Police Officer, Jack Thornton.

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In March 2019, Lori Loughlin (Abigail Stanton) was indicted for bribing admissions officials so her children could be admitted to the University of Southern California. Hallmark announced on March 14, 2019 it was no longer working with Loughlin and had stopped development of any productions involving her. This caused a delay for When Calls the Heart: Heart of a Mountie (2019), which had been slated to air on 3/17/19 as Hallmark assessed what to do with the role. Loughlin, a U.S. resident, was specifically allowed by the Judge to keep her passport to travel to Canada to continue working with Hallmark on this show, but Hallmark terminated her. The agreement with the Judge expires in December after which Loughlin will have to surrender her passport. However, there is no public word on whether that has been modified since Hallmark took action.

In April 2019, the federal government added money laundering charges after Loughlin and her husband did not plead guilty to the original charge after others charged in the case took did so. In order to edit out appearances of Loughlin's character Abigail, Hallmark did considerable editing for the remainder of Season 6, which ended up reducing the show count by one. It has not been determined if the character will be recast or written out. See more »

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A common theme throughout Jack and Elizabeth's relationship is "Love is patient, love is kind" from 1 Corinthians 13. But with the series set in the early 1900s, the only English version of the Bible available at the time was the King James version which says "Charity suffereth long and is kind". The NIV version is what says "love is patient, love is kind" and wasn't published until 1973.

Correction: The American Revised Standard was published in 1900. It was widely viewed as a "modern" edition of the Bible and many young, educated people like Jack and Elizabeth embraced it. It would have been available even in the wilds of Canada through various booksellers' catalogs and religious societies. Its I Coinrthians 13 reads, "Love is patient, love is kind..." So this is not an anachronism at all. See more »

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Meh

Might be a good or satisfying story in there below the crushing weight of the clichés, but the unrealistic & unreasonable motives behind the characters' actions made me unable to finish even the first episode. And perhaps discovering that good/satisfying story.

For example, Elizabeth's introduction with the wives/widows is pretty unbelievable. The women called her when they couldn't pay much and had no other alternative, yet they wanted to refuse the only person who'd agree to teach in the terrible situation? Why? It seemed like they chalked it up to "she looks like she doesn't have enough experience", but that should hardly be a big enough deterrent when they have no other options. At least she has some experience, and determination to walk for two days to come to this not so great job. Elizabeth's reply to their hesitations are also ridiculous.

In the next scene, when Elizabeth is settling in her house, apparently she has no experience with a stove/pot or with drying her clothes, because she messes up both and ends up burning the house. I hardly believe that because women in those days were meticulous and cautious, if anything else. Boys and girls in a middle class family were used to helping around the house from a young age, so they aren't inexperienced with simple household chores like heating a pot or drying clothes. And don't get me started about how she tried protecting herself with a spoon against the howls (and yet she didn't care about that when she was outside her burning house). I understand that all this was to build her character. Aside from the fact that the character they're building is pretty stereotypical, they at least could have gone about it in a more realistic manner. All her actions are really unreasonable, and it's due to shoddy and plain lazy work from the directors and producers. Don't need to go into hours of consideration on each scene, but at least could think A LITTLE more about character actions and motives.

I'm a big fan of period dramas, but couldn't swallow this, sorry. It's not too bad, but keep your brain on autopilot while watching it.


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