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Chesapeake Shores

Chesapeake Shores

A story of generational neglect and routine Hallmark romance

7.0

TV Show

Canada, United States of America
English
Drama, Romance
2016
Andrew Francis, Barbara Niven, Brendan Penny
45 min

TLDR

Abby forgets how to flirt and be a mom.

What it's about

Workaholic Abby O’Brien (Meghan Ory) takes a trip back home, where she must confront her unresolved feelings for her family and her high school sweetheart.

The take

It’s a Hallmark welcome from the get-go, as we open to a flashback of the day a family breaks apart, then quickly transitioning to present time with workaholic Abby and all her work drama. The lines are universally cheesy, stiff, and generally atrocious (and that’s with the Hallmark consideration). There is some sincerity and gentleness to the handling of the parents’ separation, as well as the family side of the drama. But the same can’t be said for the reconnection of the two ex-lovers. The three sisters’ dynamic is arguably the biggest spark the show produces, which is a shame given it’s a tertiary priority compared to the lovey dovey story.

What stands out

I keep reading the title as Cheapskate Shores and expecting people to be not rich.

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