Why we need more TV shows like When Calls the Heart

BY: Sharon Fitness for GOOD.

In a media landscape saturated with gritty news coverage, salacious reality tv and mind-bending drama, we need more shows on TV like WHEN CALLS THE HEART, about the premiere its eleventh season on GOOD. Family-friendly shows provide a valuable and often overlooked aspect of entertainment that resonates deeply with viewers. There are compelling reasons why such shows are essential, reasons that are foundational to the GOOD vision.

Wholesome Entertainment

In an era when TV can sometimes be saturated with explicit content and gritty themes, shows like WHEN CALLS THE HEART offer a breath of fresh air. They provide family-friendly and wholesome entertainment, making it suitable for viewers of all ages. Families can gather around the television without concerns about inappropriate material.

Positive Values

These shows often emphasise positive values and moral lessons. They depict characters who strive to do good, show kindness, and make ethical choices. In a world where negativity can dominate headlines, these shows offer a much-needed reminder of the importance of compassion, integrity, and community.

Escapism and Comfort

Life can be hectic and stressful, and sometimes viewers seek escapism. Shows like WHEN CALLS THE HEART transport viewers to simpler times and idyllic settings, providing a sense of comfort and nostalgia. They offer a mental retreat from the complexities of the modern world.

Representation of Strong Relationships

These shows frequently showcase strong relationships, both romantic and platonic. They highlight the power of love, friendship, and community. These portrayals can serve as positive role models for viewers, reinforcing the importance of healthy connections in their own lives.

Diverse Themes

While these shows often adhere to traditional values, they are not one-dimensional. They explore a variety of themes, including personal growth, forgiveness, and second chances. They tackle complex issues while maintaining their family-friendly appeal, making them relevant to diverse audiences.

Empowerment and Inspiration

Many of these shows feature strong female characters who defy stereotypes and traditional gender roles. They encourage empowerment and inspire viewers, especially young girls, to pursue their dreams and ambitions.

Restoration of Faith

In a world that sometimes seems filled with cynicism, these shows offer a restoration of faith. They remind us that good people and good deeds exist, and they inspire hope for a brighter future.

Community Building

Shows like ‘When Calls the Heart’ often depict tight-knit communities where neighbours support one another. They encourage a sense of belonging and community spirit, reminding viewers of the importance of connection and mutual support.

TV shows like ‘When Calls the Heart’ are important because they fill a niche that can often be overlooked in modern television. They offer a blend of entertainment, values, and inspiration that resonates with audiences seeking positivity, nostalgia, and a reprieve from the sometimes harsh realities of the world. These shows play a vital role in providing diverse and family-friendly content that enriches the television landscape.

WHEN CALLS THE HEART and other family friendly programs are free to watch on GOOD. thanks to the generous support of viewers. If you’d like to see more programs like WHEN CALLS THE HEART on GOOD., will you join us in our vision to bring quality, wholesome and positive programs in to the homes of Australian families like yours? You can be a part of helping us grow, secure more content and develop our technology. Donate to GOOD. today. CLICK HERE to head to the donate page.

Watch When Calls the Heart season 9 on Wednesday nights at 7:30pm AEDT on GOOD. or stream from the free GOOD app.
Catch the Season 11 premiere on GOOD, April 12.

About the Author: Sharon Fitness is a staff writer for GOOD. She’s a movie buff, TV fan, foodie and dog lover.

Images: When Calls the Heart promotional content from GOOD.