HEARTLAND: Dare to Dream

"Love on the Ranch"

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What You Need To Know:

HEARTLAND is a heartwarming series about a four generation ranch family in Alberta, Canada. In “Dare to Dream,” the Season 12 premiere, several family members must take risks, leave their comfort zones and pursue more fulfilling lives. While each one pursues their respective destinies, they can count on the encouragement and support of their family to help them.

HEARTLAND has consistently great writing and excellent filming and acting, with stunning scenery of the Canadian plains and Rocky Mountains. The program’s compelling characters show a warm and genuinely supportive family environment. The episode “Dare to Dream” stresses the importance of family, supportive friendships, patience, respect for others, kindness, honesty, hard work, overcoming weaknesses, and integrity. It also displays strong support for the bonds of holy matrimony. The characters have an understanding of the importance of marital bonds and offer support when those bonds are threatened. The characters aren’t perfect, though. They must deal with brokenness, loss and heartache, but they overcome these challenges with perfect love and support for each other. HEARTLAND is a wonderful TV show. It leaves viewers feeling uplifted and encouraged.

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Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Very strong Christian, moral, pro-family worldview stresses the importance of family, supportive friendships, patience, respect for others, kindness, honesty, hard work, good psychology, overcoming weaknesses, and integrity, and displays strong support for the bonds of holy matrimony

Foul Language:
No foul language

Violence:
Mildly graphic scene where a horse is attacked by another horse, the horse sustains some wounds which are treated, a foal is trapped on a bridge, and an untamed horse exhibits threatening behavior

Sex:
No sex

Nudity:
No nudity

Alcohol Use:
No alcohol use

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drug references; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Nothing else objectionable.

More Detail:

HEARTLAND is a heartwarming series about a four generation ranch family in Alberta, Canada. In “Dare to Dream,” the Season 12 premiere, several family members must take a risk, leave their comfort zones and pursue more fulfilling lives. While each one pursues their respective destinies, they can count on the encouragement and support of their family to help them. With consistent great writing by Heather Conkie, and excellent filming with stunning scenery of the Canadian plains and mountains, the viewer is fully engrossed in the individual character growth along with the overall warmth and genuine supportive family environment in HEARTLAND.

As their new life with a baby becomes the norm, Amy is unfulfilled because she feels she’s left alone with all the responsibilities. Amy feels cut off and taken for granted as she struggles to make her feelings known to Ty. Amy claims Ty’s life hasn’t changed at all and asks him to share the duties so she can have a fulfilling career. Ty’s long hours at the clinic also take a toll on their relationship. Will Ty listen and work to become the partner he once was to Amy?

Meanwhile, Amy’s older sister, Lou, comes across a great opportunity to sell her business in New York and return to her ranch life and family full time. She senses things are heating up with Mitch when he seems eager to meet with her over coffee. Can Lou return to a life with Mitch, or are hopes in vain?

Tim makes some serious life decisions without his family knowing. He races off to seek Casey’s hand in marriage. Love is certainly in the air at Heartland, but is it enough for marriage?

Georgie, the lovely and talented horse jumper, is selected to be featured in a major Equestrian Magazine. Both Aunt Amy and her mother, Lou, encourage Georgie to take the opportunity to shine. Georgie has some post-traumatic stress from online bullying and would prefer to stay out of the public eye.

While Grandpa Jack and Lisa work well together when they take care of Lindy for Amy and Ty, they decide to take some time to focus on each other and take an extended trip together. Lisa has some extended family intrusions that may threaten their time together, however. So, they must balance their extended family obligations while they keep their main attention on each other.

HEARTLAND hits the mark every time as the viewer is charmed by each character’s growth as well as their irreplaceable role in the family. Majestic scenery, stunning horse shots and good acting, along with a strong moral worldview, make this episode a winner for the whole family.

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