The new original series “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” is a wonderful combination of romance, comedy and drama that follows the lives of four postal detectives who transform themselves into a team of detectives to track down intended recipients of undeliverable mail.
Their missions take them out of the office where redirected letters and packages can save lives, solve crimes, reunite old loves and change futures by arriving late but somehow always on time.
The team includes charming Oliver O’Toole (Eric Mabius), the group’s leader is a man of faith who prayerfully approaches his work with the goal of making a difference in people’s lives; new team member, Shane McInerney (Kristin Booth), a technophile who brings 21st century sensibility to the group; free-spirited, “girl next door” Rita Haywith (Crystal Lowe) who has a photographic memory; and lovable Norman Dorman (Geoff Gustafson), a master in conventional research methods. The show airs SUNDAYS, 8/7c on Hallmark.
Courtney asked if we could watch a movie together and I told her I had the perfect one. In Sunday night’s episode the postal workers, in their quest to deliver a letter where the majority of the mailing address got torn apart and the return address was never listed, find themselves meeting a family whose daughter has Down’s Syndrome. While she wants to get married to a man who also has a disability, her dad doesn’t think she’ll ever be ready to do so.
At the same time, there’s a contest going on at the post office. One of the women is trying to sabotage the efforts of a second woman, while the mother of the third is doing her best to ensure that her daughter wins.
The girls and I (Alijah joined us a few minutes into the movie) enjoyed the show (I don’t know why I keep referring to it as a movie) and would likely have watched it every Sunday if we had cable television.
The show was a great way to end the day together.
Disclosure: I was able to preview the movie before it premiered on cable television. The opinions expressed above are our own.