I only gave it a two for the scenery, I'd give it a minus 10 for the story and acting. This is was a new low for Hallmark on so many levels.
Ditzy, airhead doctoral candidate swoops in to a "whale watching community" and with her superb skills, saves the quaint little B&B (apparently the town is populated by total rubes) from financial disaster. While this is a town with one road but right on the water, nobody but the perky genius comes up with the idea of picking the tourists up by boat? The town is loaded with fisherman but the brainy visitor saves the day by suggesting.......seafood instead of steak?
And do NOT get me started on the whole orca storyline. I have spent many years involved in orca studies in that area and NOT ONE SINGLE FACT WAS CORRECT. The picture of "pregnant Betty" was a shot of a male orca for cripe's sake! And she was getting super close ups with a standard lens; Hallmark didn't even pop for a pretend telephoto.
Then the vapid twit has to explain a hydrophone to a guy who supposedly makes his living doing whale watch trips? There is a whole network of hydrophones installed in the area and virtually every boat has one on board.
You do NOT get a doctorate by doing a thesis based on a theory that you have absolutely no facts with which to back it up especially on an animal you know nothing about.
Then we have the supposed love interest who jets in from Miami, drops by to be told "we don't click" then "mkaybye".
I bet the people of Telegraph Cove, BC (called Cable Cove in this mess) will boycott Hallmark for the rest of their lives.
Hallmark, you never fail to disappoint. This was a new low.
A Splash of Love
A Splash of Love
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Chloe Turner, a Ph.D. candidate in Marine Mammalogy at Miami Central College, gets the opportunity for a one-week research project in Washington State in her area of interest of whale conservation, this one specifically to study the endangered Southern Resident Orca population in the Salish Sea. It is opportune as it will give her some time and distance to reevaluate her relationship with Marcus, a Ph.D. candidate in Economics, she who sometimes thinks that they operate on different wavelengths concerning their relationship. In some respects, she will be a fish out of water in what will be her home base of Cable Cove, WA in never having studied orcas, and not having spent much time doing field research let alone in a non-tropical locale like the Pacific Northwest. Regardless, she, wanting to show her independence, is averse to asking for help from Ben Winters, a marine tour guide and arguably the most knowledgeable person in Cable Cove on the Southern Resident population. In eventually asking for his help, Chloe and Ben start to fall for each other, which they try to deny if only in respect for her relationship with Marcus. But another obstacle in their relationship is problems in her research project which would be deemed incomplete if she can't locate Echo, the smallest of the three orca pods, which in turn would affect the possibility of she staying in Cable Cove to do her dissertation on the Southern Resident population.
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August 06, 2022 at 02:14 PM