When Calls the Heart

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  • TV-G
  • 2014
  • 10 Seasons
  • 8.0  (14,055)

When Calls the Heart is a heartwarming, family-friendly drama series from Hallmark Channel that premiered in 2014. Set in the early 20th century, the show takes viewers on a journey through the trials and triumphs of a young teacher named Elizabeth Thatcher, who moves from her privileged life in the big city to a small coal-mining town in the Canadian West.

The show stars Erin Krakow as Elizabeth, Martin Cummins as coal mine owner Henry Gowen, Pascale Hutton as café owner Rosemary Coulter and many other talented actors.

As the show opens, Elizabeth moves to the small town of Coal Valley to take up a teaching position. Despite being initially viewed with suspicion and mistrust by the townsfolk, she gradually wins the hearts of the locals, including those of the handsome Mountie Constable Jack Thornton, played by the charming actor Daniel Lissing.

Although Elizabeth is adjusting to a new way of life, she still has to contend with the challenges of living in a coal-mining town, including the hardships of the miners who work there. The town endured a mining accident that killed most of the male population, creating a devastating effect throughout the families that lost their loved ones. Elizabeth grows to love the town's children, who she teaches in the local schoolhouse, while also navigating the turbulent romantic waters between her and Jack.

But life in Coal Valley is not all easy, as Elizabeth and Jack must face numerous challenges as they navigate their affection for one another. Throughout the series' six seasons, Elizabeth and Jack's relationship is tested time and again as they have to overcome other suitors, miscommunications, and various external obstacles. All the while, they must also keep the best interests of the town and its people close to their hearts.

The show features other exciting storylines, such as the initial antagonism between Elizabeth and the town's wealthy coal baron, Henry Gowen, which gradually transforms into a complicated, power play between the two. As the series develops, we learn more about Gowen's past, which shapes his present so his upper-class life and disdain for the working class becomes clearer.

Another notable subplot involves the comical yet endearing romance between café owner Rosemary Coulter and her love interest town veterinarian, Dr. Carson Shepherd. This lighthearted side story provides a fun edge to the sometimes profound drama of the central plot.

Throughout the series, the show maintains a strong emphasis on relationship-focused storytelling with a hopeful optimism that encourages viewers to believe in the good and that love will ultimately prevail. Every season presents new challenges and opportunities for the characters to grow, and the series constantly emphasizes the values of hard work, integrity, and kindness.

Overall, When Calls the Heart is a delightful, romantic series that's perfect for families to watch together. It is well written and acted, with engaging characters and intriguing subplots. It's sure to leave viewers smiling and feeling encouraged after every episode.

When Calls the Heart is a series that is currently running and has 10 seasons (110 episodes). The series first aired on January 11, 2014.

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All Dressed Up
10. All Dressed Up
October 1, 2023
The town is getting ready for the Governor's black-tie ball. While still reeling from Union City Holdings' true intentions, Lucas resolves to try to influence the Governor to their side.
Deep Water
9. Deep Water
September 24, 2023
Everyone helps Rosemary as the Governor visits early. Meanwhile, Nathan is called away to help with land trouble only to find himself in unexpected danger and with surprising intel.
What Is and What Never Should Be
8. What Is and What Never Should Be
September 17, 2023
Elizabeth encourages Gowen to seek forgiveness from Rosaleen to heal old wounds. Meanwhile, Montague continues to raise suspicion.
Best Laid Plans
7. Best Laid Plans
September 10, 2023
When a former student visits, Elizabeth thinks she may need her help. Meanwhile, Lucas orders something for all of Hope Valley to enjoy... if they can get it working.
The Heart of the Problem
6. The Heart of the Problem
September 3, 2023
Rosemary and Lee's baby has brought up memories of Rosemary's own mother, and questions about her past. Meanwhile, the kids feel left out of the hot springs with all the tourists.
Life is But a Dream
5. Life is But a Dream
August 27, 2023
Rosemary and Lee are still adjusting to parenthood. Lucas reveals the surprise he's been working on to Elizabeth. Nathan has a camping trip planned for just him and Allie.
Great Expectations
4. Great Expectations
August 20, 2023
The Coulter baby is late, but Faith assures them it's fine. By the time Rosemary goes into labor, the entire town is there to support her. Madeline tries to stay in Hope Valley.
Oh, Baby
3. Oh, Baby
August 13, 2023
Tourists start arriving, including the St. Johns, who may prove to be trouble for Bill. Meanwhile, Elizabeth rallies all Rosemary's friends to plan the perfect baby shower.
Hope Springs Eternal
2. Hope Springs Eternal
August 6, 2023
Everyone is buzzing with talk of the Hot Springs and how it will help the town. Meanwhile, Elizabeth and Lucas host Aunt Agatha and Julie on an interesting visit to Hope Valley.
Carpe Diem
1. Carpe Diem
July 30, 2023
Hope Valley faces an economic downturn together. Meanwhile, Elizabeth and Bill learn that the children of Hope Valley have made a discovery that could change the future of the town.
Where to Watch When Calls the Heart
When Calls the Heart is available for streaming on the Hallmark website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch When Calls the Heart on demand at Peacock Premium, Amazon Prime, Philo, Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Sling, Google Play, Apple TV and Plex.
  • Premiere Date
    January 11, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (14,055)