Tuesday, May 27, 2014

signed, sealed, delivered + free bible study

do you get the Hallmark Channel? if so, there is a new television series i think you should know about: Signed, Sealed, Delivered.

the other night hubby was out of town and i was up late so i curled up in bed and watched on my laptop the episode of Signed, Sealed, Delivered that aired last Sunday. and now i'm hooked. Signed, Sealed, Delivered follows the lives of four post office workers (get the title now?) who also serve as detectives to help track down undeliverable and otherwise mysterious mail. not only does the show give a peek at the inner-workings of the post office, but also a fun way to imagine what happens when they come across a curious letter. and by the way, they work in a really cool post office - it looks dingy but it's filled with vintagy artifacts, antique furnishings, and postal mementos. brilliant set design. and i bet it smells like a bookstore in there. anyway...      

in the episode i watched, i got a good feel for the main characters personalities and the dynamics between them. Oliver is the leader and a man of faith, Shane is the new girl who is smart but might sometimes let her emotions get in the way of work, Rita is the humble, hard-working girl-next-door, and Norman is kinda quirky, creative and inventive. they work really well together. 

it's a wonderful mash-up of romance, comedy and drama, and some exciting tension that left me hanging a little bit. is Oliver a recent divorcee? will Rita gain self-confidence? it all unfolds as they intercept and redirect letters and packages, which leads them to saving lives, solving crimes, and even reuniting old loves. there is prayer, scripture reference, and even Christian music throughout, woven in their conversations and interactions.

at times i giggled, i was on the edge of my seat, and at the end of the show, i had tears in my eyes. Signed, Sealed, Delivered is a super sweet, family-friendly television show. 

AND The American Bible Society has built a bible study to go with the series! i just signed up to get the free seven-day Bible reading experience to dig deeper into the meaningful biblical themes revealed in each episode of Signed, Sealed, Delivered. click here for the Signed, Sealed, Delivered bible study.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered airs Sundays at 8/7 enteral on Hallmark Channel. previously aired episodes are here - check it out!