The Chronicle Mysteries

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  • TV-G
  • 2019
  • 1 Season
  • 7.0  (540)

The Chronicle Mysteries is a TV show produced by the Hallmark Channel that premiered in February 2019. The show stars Alison Sweeney, Benjamin Ayres, and Olivia Steele Falconer. The Chronicle Mysteries follows the character of Alex McPherson, a journalist who returns to her hometown in Pennsylvania after her uncle's death. Alex inherits her uncle's satirical newspaper, The Harrington Chronicle, and intends to revitalize it. However, as she starts digging deeper into the paper's archives, she uncovers several unresolved cases, which she then takes upon herself to investigate.

As Alex starts investigating these unsolved mysteries, she finds herself getting involved with local law enforcement, including Detective Sean Cousland, played by Benjamin Ayres. Detective Cousland is an intriguing and complex character who has a troubled past and a difficult present. With Alex's help, they solve one case after the other, ranging from murders to missing persons and everything in between.

Another key character in The Chronicle Mysteries is Alex's niece, Samatha, played by Olivia Steele Falconer. Samantha is an intelligent and spunky teenager who assists Alex in her investigations. She is interested in journalism and aspires to follow in her aunt's footsteps, which often gets her in tricky situations. Samantha provides a refreshing view of the world and offers a new perspective on things.

The show's setting is in a small town that adds to the charm of the series. The town is full of quirky and diverse characters, each adding his or her own element to the show. As Alex and her team start digging deeper into the city's secrets, they uncover dark secrets that create a web of mysterious circumstances with a surprising ending.

The Chronicle Mysteries is a show that is full of thrilling suspense, intrigue, and mystery. The perfect blend of drama and suspense is what makes the series so captivating. It is a story about a strong and determined female protagonist who fights to uncover the truth, and she constantly challenges the status quo.

The pacing of the show is perfect, with each episode telling a different story. The showrunners have done an excellent job of not turning The Chronicle Mysteries into a predictable series. Each episode provides a fresh take on solving the mystery, making it a perfect TV show for anyone who loves mysteries, whodunits and suspenseful storytelling.

The show also portrays the dynamics of a small town perfectly, with all its complexities and nuances. It touches upon the theme of nepotism and how it can become an obstacle in the path of justice. Alex's character has an ethical moral compass that is well reflected within the episodes. She does not shy away from challenging those in power and takes on the town’s corrupt individuals.

The Chronicle Mysteries also captures the essence of family bonds and the importance of trust and loyalty. Throughout the series, we see Alex's close relationship with her niece Samantha, her growing relationship with Detective Cousland, and her loyalty towards her uncle's newspaper. These relationships provide depth to the show and make it more than just an episodic thriller.

The performances from the trilogy of Alison Sweeney, Benjamin Ayres and Olivia Steele Falconer, are top-notch. Alison captures the essence of an investigative journalist perfectly. Her portrayal of Alex is full of determination and grit, giving a strong and flawless performance throughout the series. Benjamin Ayres adds a layer of complexity to the show with his portrayal of a troubled detective.

In conclusion, The Chronicle Mysteries is a must-watch for anyone who loves crime dramas, thrillers or mysteries. The show delivers a perfect blend of storytelling, suspense, and drama that keeps viewers hooked from the first episode, until the very end. Alison Sweeney's commanding presence, Benjamin Ayres' acting, and Olivia Steele Falconer's dynamic performance provide a fascinating ensemble that will have you anxiously awaiting the next episode.

The Chronicle Mysteries is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (5 episodes). The series first aired on February 17, 2019.

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Helped to Death
5. Helped to Death
February 21, 2021
True crime podcaster Alex McPherson has a new case. When Alex and her colleague Drew Godfrey investigate a self-help retreat where people past and present have died.
The Deep End
4. The Deep End
August 25, 2019
When a man's body is discovered in a pond, his wife finds herself in a complex trial, which causes podcaster Alex and the Chronicle team to seek answers surrounding this unusual case.
Vines that Bind
3. Vines that Bind
March 3, 2019
Summary is not available.
The Wrong Man
2. The Wrong Man
February 24, 2019
The latest edition of Alex McPherson's true crime podcast finds her investigating a three-year-old murder for which the body has only recently been discovered. In reviewing the case for her podcast, Alex discovers the shocking truth about the killer, and helps to exonerate two men wrongly accused of the crime.
1. Recovered
February 17, 2019
Alex McPherson (Sweeney) returns to the small town in Pennsylvania where she spent her summers as a girl to record the next episode of her true crime podcast, about the disappearance of a childhood friend 20 years prior. However, after teaming up with the local newspaper editor (Ayres), who reluctantly agrees to help her retrace the girl's last steps, Alex not only uncovers the shocking truth behind the girl's disappearance, but also a decades-old murder and its cover-up.
Where to Watch The Chronicle Mysteries
The Chronicle Mysteries is available for streaming on the Hallmark Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Chronicle Mysteries on demand at Peacock Premium and Philo.
  • Premiere Date
    February 17, 2019
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (540)