Hearties! We’re a week away from Valentine’s Day! Time to start getting romantic! Not hard with that preview we saw, right?! We’re also just a few days away from the premiere of the ninth installment, (tenth if you include the Christmas special), of the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries movie series Signed Sealed Delivered. This is my second favorite show, after our precious When Calls the Heart. So if you need something to keep you occupied until the Season 5 premiere, consider this. That means we also have visitors to the site. A very warm welcome to fans of SSD, the Postables! Hope you enjoy the blog!
The one and only season of Signed Sealed Delivered, the TV show, is for sale on Amazon, then there is a 6-movie marathon on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries on Sunday, February 11th. It starts at 8:00 a.m., central time, with Signed Sealed Delivered: From the Heart, and ends with the new movie, Signed Sealed Delivered: The Road Less Traveled, at 6:00 p.m., central time. From the Heart is even set around Valentine’s Day, so it’s perfect timing! I have all of the other 9 movies recorded on my DVR, and that same DVR is already set for Sunday night so I can watch Road Less Traveled first thing Monday morning! I’m already watching my marathon…when I can get a turn, and the kids take a break from Disney Channel! By the way, if you get confused by gaps in the plot because you can’t watch all the movies, you’re MORE than welcome to ask me anything.
“Kami, this has nothing to do with WCTH!” Patience, my young padawons! It just so happens that Andrea Brooks, our darling Nurse Faith Carter, is a guest star in the TV series; Episode 7. It’s called The Future Me. Actually, in reviewing the movies again, I’m finding several WCTH actors, just like I’m doing with Psych. But for now, we’ll concentrate on Andrea’s episode . For those of you not familiar with the premise, it centers around 4 U.S. Postal Service employees: Oliver, Shane, Norman, and Rita. They work in the Dead Letter Office, (or the DLO), as a sort of postal detective task force, delivering letters that are otherwise considered undeliverable. They call themselves The Postables.
SPOILER TIME! IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW THE PLOTLINE, GO WATCH, THEN COME BACK AND READ. In this episode, the Postables are given a letter, (by Andrea’s character, mail carrier Kimmi Cooper,) that got stuck in the back of a desk drawer, and as a result, most of the envelope front tore off. Through a series of events, they are able to track down the writer…who is also the recipient! A high school girl with Down Syndrome, and her class, was instructed to write themselves a letter 10 years in the future, and their teacher would send it. She addresses the letter to Mrs. Bobby Richards, hoping to be married to her boyfriend, another special needs student in the school. Seven years later, there’s still no ring…because her dad won’t give his consent. And if you want to find out the rest, you have to watch. Hee hee!
Before I go exclusively to Andrea’s part, I just want to say a few things about THIS part of the story. It is so precious to watch these young people in love. The sweet and innocent nature these 2 exude is a sharp contrast to the backstabbing cattiness I’ll get into in a minute. I have to admit that I don’t know what I would do if I was Ellie’s mother. It’s a hard call. Do you protect your child that you KNOW needs your help because of her condition, or do you let her be an adult? It’s tricky, to be sure.
A few hysterical lines I have to share are some things Bobby says. He actually delivers several zingers! One is when Oliver and Shane walk into his flower shop, asking for the owner. When they question his position, he says, “Why? You got a problem with a guy who says flowers?” He says it so slyly, you can’t help but laugh! Then he catches a glimpse of the letter written in purple pen, and immediately calls to Ellie, who is working in the back of the shop. A very surprised Shane responds, “Ellie? That’s who we’re looking for!” Bobby laughs with her, and says, “I know. I recognize the handwriting. It’s IMPOSSIBLE to read!” Just adorable!
Now, on to Andrea. I did a little research on her to write this blog, since I don’t know a whole lot about her. She was a figure skater! Her acting got its start when she was 15; she was noticed at an open casting call for skaters for Disney’s film Ice Princess. She also speaks French, which is very obvious when she says, “Les Miserables” in the show. Her pronunciation is perfect!
What is NOT perfect is her character. She’s a catty witch! It’s so strange to see her like that since you can’t help but LOVE her as Faith. Like Daniel Lissing, she uses her eyes to act so completely that it’s almost frightening. You can see them change almost instantly from “people person” to “I’d sell my own mother to get what I want!” Her character, Kimmi Cooper, is doing everything humanly possibly to snag the coveted title of Miss Special Delivery, even hopping from branch to branch of the post office in hopes of getting nominated. She tries to get in good with Rita, who is also competing, so she can steal her secrets. Rita is very trusting, and sweetly naïve, so she starts to openly talk to her. Shane, being the friend that she is, sees right through Kimmi, and tells her to back off! She even gives Rita a makeover. You probably guess this, but Kimmi loses, and Rita wins the nomination. An answer to a question Rita was asked in the competition that I think helped her win was, “Stop worrying about the stuff you can’t do, and start dreaming of all the stuff you can.” Andrea is just as pretty, though. She has bangs here, which frame her face so daintily. And when her voice isn’t full of pins and needles, it’s still very pleasant to listen to. Good thing we’ve seen her as such a sympathetic, caring, and compassionate character!
See you Friday, everyone! Happy Hump Day!