Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove : Season 1

Season #: 1, 2, 3
User Score
4.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 6 out of 12

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  1. Jun 14, 2015
    9
    This show is such a refreshing break from the edgy ridiculousness that is so common today. The drama isn't over the top either. Instead of some main character being on the verge of death each episode the conflicts revolve around things like a mother not liking her daughter's choice of boyfriend, kinda like real life...The show also mangaged to avoid the heavy cheese that Hallmark and UP!This show is such a refreshing break from the edgy ridiculousness that is so common today. The drama isn't over the top either. Instead of some main character being on the verge of death each episode the conflicts revolve around things like a mother not liking her daughter's choice of boyfriend, kinda like real life...The show also mangaged to avoid the heavy cheese that Hallmark and UP! have in abundance.

    Please Hallmark, more of this.
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  2. Dec 9, 2014
    6
    3/5★
    Increasingly hard to find entertainment: pleasant, pretty and undemanding TV that disregards the edginess that permeates most current shows. Its a quiet, enjoyable stroll between offerings of murder and mayhem and while I prefer the Gilmore Girls for small town drama, it's nice to have it on the menu.

    Verdict: For Nora Roberts fans.
  3. Sep 16, 2014
    10
    Actually really good - some things could be improved for sure, but it's a nice, story driven show without over-the-top drama. No meth labs or murders in Cedar Cove, haha. Great music, good writing, season 2 is much better IMO.
  4. Jul 16, 2014
    0
    Boring, poorly acted and dim! Please tell me we haven't come to this? Sex, Violence, explosions and bloody death or half-hearted, predictable, lacking in distinction and tepid. Who wrote the painful after comment chuckling? Small, nervous children do that. Are you targeting small children?
  5. Oct 14, 2013
    8
    I have now watched all episodes of Cedar Cove. I must admit It has taken me by surprise as it does not follow the plots in Debbie Macomber's books. However, I find the show to be most enjoyable and intriging. It is low keyed but very enjoyable. The characters are developing.
  6. Aug 5, 2013
    2
    Mediocre effort by Andie MacDowell, who comes across as unemotional, stiff, and very mechanical in her portrayal of the lead character. Would be like kissing one's sister as she seems to be just going through the motions.

    The lack of continuity of the characters, the plot and places within the movie make the viewer do a double take as to what they are really seeing the books have
    Mediocre effort by Andie MacDowell, who comes across as unemotional, stiff, and very mechanical in her portrayal of the lead character. Would be like kissing one's sister as she seems to be just going through the motions.

    The lack of continuity of the characters, the plot and places within the movie make the viewer do a double take as to what they are really seeing the books have sold in excess of 170 million copies for a reason, why the movie elects to shun the book is a puzzle.

    B grade actors giving a D- performance in a low budget soap opera that would never hold it's own on daytime TV.

    Hallmark aims for 95% female viewers and in the age range of 25-54, no way the male population would be attracted to Andie MacDowell and so therefore it's low rating.
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Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. People Weekly
    Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Aug 5, 2013
    75
    Cove is exactly What it aspires to be--uncynical, lulling and sweet. [12 Aug 2013]
  2. Reviewed by: Nancy DeWolf Smith
    Jul 19, 2013
    70
    This relaxing series about small-town lives is as burden-free as a day on the beach with an umbrella, a book and a breeze.
  3. Reviewed by: Mary McNamara
    Jul 19, 2013
    70
    Despite a certain built-in B & B preciousness, Cedar Cove evokes certain splendid shows of another time and place, including the late-great "Family" and the longtime Irish hit "Ballykissangel."