Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Hallmark Hall of Fame : Setting the Standard in Excellence
But one series has stood the test of time. For over sixty years, Hallmark Hall of Fame has set the standard in television excellence. It is something that we can depend on time and time again. Last Sunday, their latest entry, The Lost Valentine, illustrates just how good television can be when it’s done right.
First, Hallmark’s Hall of Fame picks stories that work in their format. They know what their audiences are looking for. Hallmark emphasizes the better side of humanity and the human condition. There stories are heartwarming and emotional. They pull at our heart strings. Some people criticize Hallmark for being sentimental and simplistic. But my question is, what’s wrong with being sentimental?
Second, Hallmark picks universal themes. Their movies are about things we all can relate to. Who doesn’t care about family, love, sacrifice, loyalty, forgiveness, and redemption?
So next time you can’t find anything of value to watch on television, just remember that’s not always true. Hallmark movies usually make an appearance two weeks prior to Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. The next Hallmark movie will air on April 24, 2011. And if you’ve missed The Lost Valentine, you missed a great movie and one of the best performances by Betty White, who is still acting at the age of 89.
Hallmark movies are available on DVD at your Hallmark Gold Crown Stores. I’m not getting a cut of the profits, I just want to point you to some quality entertainment.