That was an excellent one.
Sorry, this movie sucks
This is one of the few movies I've ever seen where the whole audience broke into spontaneous, loud applause a third of the way in.
There is, somehow, an interesting story here, as well as some good acting. There are also some good scenes
If you remove Lou Flaming from the series it becomes perfect...
Most annoying and pointless character ever...
Even worse than Tricia Walker on Jessica Jones...
I have just finished watching Season 10 on Netflix and am going to start watching again from the beginning for the third time. That is how much I enjoy this show. Jack and Tim are great characters and the actors who portray them, Shaun Johnston and Chris Potter respectively, bring the characters to life with masterful performances. Chris Potter is the best actor in the series. His portrayal of Tim is nuanced and complex and takes what could have been a two dimensional character and gives us a complicated, flawed, funny, and lovable man. The Ty and Amy thread is the center of the series but other characters are woven in and out adding depth to the show. I would give this a 10 except that the character of Lou is just too flawed for me to like. Whereas Tim's flaws are compelling and complex, Lou's flaws are irritating and downright silly at times. That said, this is a beautiful show for those who like character driven stories, horses, and gorgeous scenery from western Canada. If you are looking for a wholesome, almost old fashioned type of show, then give this a try.
I first noticed Heartland in 2009 and liked it to a degree once I started watching every week, but to be honest more for the scenery than the stories themselves. In my opinion photography of the Alberta landscape has always been the show's strong points, but the stories themselves, well, lukewarm is the word that always stays with me. From all the reviews read over the years, it seems teen girls are the show's biggest fans, and perhaps that's the problem. To an adult viewer like myself, the show sometimes presents itself as more a teen soap.Heartland seems stuck on episodes with repetitive weak plots, such as "Lou made a bad business decision" or (in the early seasons) "Who's in love with Amy" - all of her suitors looking like they came off the cover of GQ Magazine. Then there's Tim, who's constantly irritated about something, and elder Jack, who is a fine person, but has a chronic case of the grumps. I always thought Mallory was a good change of pace from episode to episode, her quirky humor something no one else in the family seems to have. Ty's a good guy and has a lot more patience with Amy than most guys his age ever would, though sometimes his career rise from teen delinquent with a shovel in his hand was a bit of a stretch to my imagination, and unfortunately not something seen in real life. Also, I've always had a bone to pick regarding the show constantly branded as "a multi-generation saga" - I often find that hard to see in a show that's main concern seems to be "Who's falling off a horse this week, Amy or Georgie?" In comparison, the 6-hour miniseries Lonesome Dove was the correct meaning of a saga...Like Lonesome Dove, in the early decades of Hollywood "saga" meant very dynamic plots and characters - I just don't see that when it comes to Heartland. I'll be disappointed if I miss a favorite episode of The Walton's or Little House on the Prairie, but in the case of a Heartland rerun usually I'm thinking "Well, what else is on?" I'm sure the writers did their best and for certain it's not a bad show, but for a show that's in it's 12th (and perhaps final) season, the stories over the years have blended together into one lukewarm series....
I like the show but I'm only in season 4 and I have to wonder if the writers know how annoying Lou, Tim, and Amy are. I can't stand Lou. She is a whiny selfish brat who only thinks of herself. There's not one single episode where I don't want to smack her. Tim is quite the selfish swindling jerk himself. Like father, like daughter. And Amy is slightly better, but her holier than thou attitude is hard to swallow sometimes. Just had to get that off my chest.