- 13 Seasons
Heartland is a family oriented drama about two sisters, Amy and Lou Fleming, who live with their grandfather, Jack Bartlett. Based in the Alberta Rockies of Alberta, Canada, the drama takes the viewers through the ups and downs of life on a working horse ranch. After Amy and Lou's mother is killed in a car accident, the girls work hard to keep their mother's dream going by working with abused and neglected horses. Amy has a special gift, as did her mother, for being able to talk to and understand a horse's feelings and needs much like a horse whisperer. While Amy works with curing the damaged horses, her sister Lou keeps the ranch running by advertising Amy's services, finding clients and trying to keep the ranch afloat financially. Grandpa Jack is the rock of the family who helps maintain Heartland, the horses and fixes everything on the ranch and in his family. The girl's father, Tim Fleming, walked out on them and their mother when the girls were younger. Having him walk back in to their lives after their mom died caused a lot of tension with Jack and both girls. Lou who was older when he left was more forgiving and embraced a relationship with her dad. Amy, however, was bitter and unforgiving at first. Eventually after working through her anger, Amy allows her father to be part of her life again. As the drama progresses, Lou marries and has a daughter. She returns back to Heartland after a brief time living overseas. Ty, the ranch hand the girl's mother hired before her death, falls in love with Amy and proposes marriage. Tim rekindles an old flame and Jack remains steadfast in his position of head of the family. Heartland is based on the Heartland book series written by Lauren Brooke and airs on the CBC network on Sundays at 7pm.