Signed, Sealed, Retweeted?

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You may think the Hallmark Channel is reserved for airing reruns of Little House on the Prairie and Nicholas Sparks wannabe movies. You might be only half-right.

 

A few months ago, when Once Upon A Time aired their season finale, I went into a short period of mourning. The show was over until the fall and my Sunday nights seemed incredibly meaningless.

 

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Source: Mashable

 

When a friend (cough *my Mom* cough) mentioned a new show that she DVRd, I decided to give it a shot. My only reservation? It was on the Hallmark Channel.

 

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Source: MostlyAverageJoe

 

That reservation vanished as soon as I realized that Eric Mabius is a main character.  I’m a die-hard Ugly Betty fan (I bought a mug from the show and dressed up as Betty for a costume day in high school!), and Eric’s character as Oliver on the Hallmark show is extremely similar to Daniel on Ugly Betty.

 

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So what is this mysterious show?

 

Signed, Sealed, Delivered.

 

It centers on the “Dead Letter Office” at the United States Post Office in Denver, Colorado.  The four main characters pick a letter (or a package … or CD … whatever suits their fancy for the day) that was lost in the mail and deliver it as efficiently as possible.

 

The writers are top notch. It’s got the mystery element, character involvement, romance, and it is family friendly (without being a Disney Channel show).

 

What makes this show even better? The live tweeting.

 

Using the #POstables, which is explained in an episode, tweets abound during the broadcast. What’s even more exciting are the cast’s retweets and replies – they also offer their 2 cents about the show. I didn’t think it was cool until this happened…

 

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#fangirlmoment   AH!! Kristin Booth (aka Shane) retweeted me!!

 

Yes, I got way too excited when this happened, but it makes me look forward to each new episode.   Would I get RTd again? (Answer: Yes! But the next time it was from Crystal Lowe (aka Rita)!!)

 

You can tell the cast knows their show wouldn’t exist without the fans, so they engage. Which is awesome.

 

Social media really does make everything better.

 

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There are usually at least two members of the cast online during the shows:

 

 

 

The online community has even created accounts for the fictional characters (they’ve hit the big time!)

 

Season 1 ended on Sunday … cue mourning again …

 

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Source: Mashable

 

but production for the Christmas special starts TODAY!

 

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Only time will tell if Season 2 will happen … so we can find out what Oliver’s letter to Holly says …

 

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Psssstt … this is the perfect show to binge-watch … that is if you’ve been looking for one…

 

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Source: Teen.com

 

 

 

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9 comments
RedsledDan
RedsledDan

Thank you for sharing! Love both the show and the show's "pilot" movie, both of which are still OnDemand via Comcast. And, something for fans of the show to look forward to... a Signed, Sealed, Delivered Christmas movie due in December! 

Molly Livingstone
Molly Livingstone

@RedsledDan You are very welcome-- thanks for reading it!! ! December isn't too far away... I am for sure counting down the days! :) 

RedsledDan
RedsledDan

Me too! Crystal and Kristin posted a cute selfie, so they must be back at work, hehehe...

Dave Birley
Dave Birley

I found it quite kludgie in a number of the episodes -- but at the same time I saw the cast coming together and gelling into a team that were beginning really to like each other and to trust each other. Carole Burnett in the finale was genius casting, and she brought her usually sharp chops to the show. Valerie B. was brilliant, and the best (except Carole) spare wheel. Just as she breathed new life into TBAA a decade ago, she brought a vitality that made me wish that an excuse might be found to make her a regular. I definitely would love to see a second season -- just one request though -- please, director people, PLEASE don't have the cast stand in a line -- that is so Beverley Hillbillies.

Molly Livingstone
Molly Livingstone

@Dave Birley I agree, but I think it's more quirky than cheesy :) ! Thank you for reading my article--- fingers crossed for Season 2!! 

XsnipergirlX
XsnipergirlX

Indeed you should check out the movie if you haven't and congratulations on the official Signed Sealed Delivered Facebook page to post this ^^

Molly Livingstone
Molly Livingstone

@XsnipergirlX Thank you so much! It's been a fun 24 hours for sure! I'll watch the movie as soon as I can find it! 


wakela
wakela

Not sure if you had watched the Hallmark Movie that this showed spun off of.  It was just as great.  I am addicted to this show. 

Molly Livingstone
Molly Livingstone

@wakela Hi! I didn't get a chance to see the movie! I'm hoping I can find it online, or they will re-air it soon! 

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