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CMore Send email
 
Jun 21, 2016

No Diversity

I enjoy the movies (especially your seasonal movies), because they're family oriented, which means I am able to watch with my young children. We are a blended family, and it's great to see movies regarding our circumstances; to be able to say mommy and daddy was sort of like that. My issue, is there is a lack of diversity with your lead actors. It would be great to see a lead actor of color - for myself, and also for my children. I truly hope that in the near future, you will broadcast a few movies showcasing women and men of color. Thank you.
Sudana22 Send email
 
Jun 19, 2016

Lack of Diversity

I don't now if there is even a point of filling this thing out because I doubt if anyone from the network actually montiors this board but I really and truly wish that Hallmark Channel would diversify their movie portfolio! I really love this network and I tune into their cheesy, redundant movies time and again because they make me feel good and it's nice to switch up from all the other things that you see on TV but it's sad to NEVER see people of color as the lead characters! They're always assistants or token bff's. I know that very rarely they have done movies in the past with Latinos as lead characters but that's the only time they've switched it up and it's been few and far between but I have rarely seen black characters as the lead or anything else for what it's worth so it will be nice to see them bring some more diversity to the table and make it youthful and funky and maybe some of these wedding movies or romantic comedies have black lead characters or just something different or some other type of minority it would just be really nice to see... I mean c'mon America is a Melting Pot and it's 2016 can we see something new?
andersonmm Send email
 
Jun 15, 2016

Diversity

I do not understand why in this day and age Hallmark doesn't show any diversity within their movies. It's almost as if they believe no one of color is capable of love, family, or any other type of positive, healthy relationship. I really like there movies, but I do not think I will be tuning in anymore. Enough is enough! Hallmark, learn to appreciate the strength, beauty, and passion within ALL races and walks of life.
Peach60 Send email
 
Jun 15, 2016

Cedar Ove

I enjoy your channel very much. It is so nice to find a channel that isn't mostly about crime, violence etc. There is plenty of that out there for people who prefer that, but to know there's one channel I can always find something light and pleasant with good values is such a pleasure. The other channels are all the same, you're different. Don't change a thing! That said, I would like to express my dsappointment at the cancellation of Cedar Cove. I really loved the look of that show...the beautiful location, the small town life, the craftsman style home etc. I really looked forward to it's return each season. Please reconsider!
daniison1 Send email
 
Jun 13, 2016

No African American movies

Im the first to admit that love watching the romcoms(romantic comedies) on the Hallmark channel but Im getting a little fed up with the lack of diversity. There has NEVER been an African American lead and I need to umderstand why. There are TONS of beautiful black actresses and actors that could fill the bill but EVERY movie produced has the same white face. Its 2016 and black actors are still being pushed to back of the bus. I ask that you change this kind of typecasting and be a little more diverse.

Thanks for your time.

Tasha
E123 Send email
 
Jun 12, 2016

Different

Hallmark you do not offer different views accept for whites. Everything about your channel is racist.Every movie is about a white person falling in love not a black person or a Hispanic a Jew no one of color appears on your channel. Why dose everyone have to be skinny and we can't have a curvy women .your channel is also homophobic we can't have a gay romance like really change it is 2016 .
Kimland Send email
 
Jun 11, 2016

Hallmark, NO DIVERSITY!! None!

Garage Sale Mysteries, Flower Shop Mysteries, Aurora Teagarden, Good Witch, Home and Family, Murder She Baked, Hallmark Christmas Movies, All Hallmark movies, June Weddings... What do all of these things have in common. All White and mostly young!! I love the movies, but Hallmark does a lousy job of offering diversity. It's not even black and white thing; there is Asian, Hispanic, Indian, Jewish, Older, pleasantly plump. There is no reason not consider diversity. All of the themes in the movies are universal so there is no reason not to consider diverse actresses. I love this channel, but I am really getting fed up.

Unless you are thin, white, young, and middle to upperclass, you will not star in a Hallmark series or movie. You may get a chance to play the assistant, best friend, or neighbor (and that's a slim chance), but you will never be the star. I Wonder who is working behind the cameras, probably more of the same.

Hallmark needs to wake up and see the real world and make it a part of their world.
StripedToelessSocks Send email
 
Jun 11, 2016

No POC or LGBT+ characters

The Hallmark Channel lacks diversity, not only in skin color, but in sexual orientation too. There is absolutely no representation unless you are straight and white.
skiesnelling Send email
 
Jun 10, 2016

Waltons

Please bring the Walton's back because my family loves to watch it.
Unvrsl Send email
 
Jun 7, 2016

Regular Golden Girls airing

I know I am not the only one who loves the Golden Girls and also love the Hallmark channel for airing the show. It's quite a disgrace to the ladies of the show and also the fans to cut out parts, speed up scenes and ruin the show as a whole to fit in those precious advertisements. I'm sure the big wigs at Hallmark don't give two hoots about their viewers but I will be certain of this, keep this crap up and you'll go down the drain Hallmark. You were built on consumers and supply and demand. We, the consumers, demand that you supply nothing but whole and decent movies and shows.
chelapaa Send email
 
Jun 5, 2016

lack of diversity

Hallmark productions are a bit insipid--too white and "perfect." Somebody's version of a perfect, upscale, yuppy world. Hallmark movies and TV series become predictable and boring, largely because of the lack of diversity and depth.
annemcdowell Send email
 
Jun 4, 2016

Too Many Commercials and Cuts

We recently started watching some movies on this channel (12 Mile Road, Hope Floats) and were initially disgusted by the number of commercials and interruptions (particularly toward the end) and secondly, puzzled as to how disjointed the movies seemed. After more research, discovered that a full 30 minutes had been cut from each movie to make way for commercials.

We won't bother to watch anything more on this channel. The movies are ruined and not worth watching after so much editing.
Utahkathy Send email
 
Jun 4, 2016

Cedar Cove cancelled

I have been really looking forward to the next season of Cedar Cove. It happens to come at a time in the year when I can actually relax and enjoy it. I just found out it has been cancelled. I am so disappointed and bothered I am canceling my Hallmark Channel. I know this won't make a difference to anyone but it seems for me the only thing I can do.
mdt88 Send email
 
Jun 4, 2016

Complainers who want to make Hallmark like mainstream networks message TV

I think that Hallmark movies are wonderful, taking us back to a time when romance was interesting and fulfilling; especially love the new murder mystery series similar to Murder She Wrote. Thank you for showing Murder She Wrote in the late evenings when one can sit and relax from the day's activities. That is still one of the best written series ever on Television and had superb acting. I also think your casting is excellent in the Hallmark movies and series. Thank you for giving us this alternative -- watching great movies and series to get away from all the politics of mainstream sitcoms trying to preach who we should like and what we should think and done with the same tiresome plots. Who wants to watch a comedy about a 3 - 4 generation alcoholic family? I don't want Bill Cosby nor Archie Bunker. Hallmark is entertainment. We've already had nearly 50 years of being preached to with the mainstream networks. Thank you for giving us this wonderful alternative to that.
billwright3321 Send email
 
Jun 4, 2016

Repetition of Movies Shown

I love the Hallmark Channel movies but I am disheartened to see the same movies shown over-and-over again. What is the point of this?
ttk Send email
 
Jun 3, 2016

I love Hallmark channel, but.....

Seriously, I love Hallmark channels! But, whoever makes the decisions on the themes of the movies accepted, really needs to get out of the city. I for one have had about all of the wedding planner, chef/restaurant, ceo types I can handle. There is a a great big country outside the city that Hallmark seldom ever visits.

Hallmark seriously needs to get with the times on racial diversity! Thirteen percent of America is black. I doubt if .03 percent of your characters are black with no lead roles. It is straight-up shameful at your lack of racial diversity.

Am I the only that has noticed the edited versions after the primary showing? Not all shows but some have had kool parts edited out and it is rather irritating. If you must make room for more advertisements at least give us a place to see the pre edited show.
Lealeggs Send email
 
May 31, 2016

Hallmark Channel

Really like the type of family shows, but find it hard to believe that there are no minorities. So sad to not see someone that looks like me. Father God made his children in many colors, ethnic groups and nationalites.
What a diverse old we live in. What actually is this channel portraying, that only white people are capable of love, romance, morals, values, and family relationships.
Every once in while a minority pops up in a movie, but not a series such as "Good Witch". This is a travesty in 2016.
med70 Send email
 
May 29, 2016

Too many MURDER movies

I am so sick of your "cookie cutter" movies. Mostly murder movies. Isn't there enough real violence and murder in the world today? So why do you constantly air these negative movies, all in the name of "mysteries". Another show that is aired all the time is MURDER SHE WROTE. That show currently airs on at least 3 networks that I am aware of, and always you are calling it a marathon. Really? Why can you not procure some of the really nice family shows, the comedy shows of the 60's - 80's where there was real decency. Who wants to sit back and watch shows that are demoralizing, inappropriate for families, and using language that is NOT necessary to be funny. You know what I mean. I, for one, do not want these kind of shows shoved down my throat.

How about airing " The Nanny", Three's Company... for example. We all NEED TO LAUGH more and leave the murders to network news shows, should one WANT to watch it.
diditjoyce Send email
 
May 29, 2016

Karen Kingsbury's The Bridge Part 2

I turned on the TV and to my surprise Karen Kingsbury's The Bridge "Part 2" was play (5/26/16). It was in the middle so I looked to see if it was playing again... a replay is not on the schedule! That completely surprised me and unfortunately annoyed me; I have watched at over 10 of each Golden Girls episodes and yet no replay of a great movie you have received praises over. How does that happen? And, if you replay it how are we supposed to know? It was not supposed to come out until later and I didn't even see any advertisements. I love the channel, however I am very disappointed over this one. I truly hope you read these and consider them.
Halltv Send email
 
May 25, 2016

lOUD music

WHY after all this time and complaints, has nothing been done about the too loud, obnoxious "background" music during your movies? Please remedy this problem, I know I am one of many people annoyed with this, to the point of opting for a different channel.
John16 Send email
 
May 24, 2016

Editing for Time

Hello
I just finished watching an episode of Columbo and was surprised that you cut out the most important
part of the ending. The episode was "Dagger of The Mind" and it aired on Tuesday May 24th 2016.
At the end we see a pearl drop out of the victim's umbrella and then Richard Basehart and Honor Blackman
admit to the murder. What you cut out and did not show was after that when Columbo flicked a pearl into the
umbrella with his finger which ultimately fooled them causing them to admit the murder.

I would very much appreciate you not cutting out essential material of a great show, just for time, so you can
show more commercials. It does not make for a good entertainment channel, or a good company for that matter.
Klj Send email
 
May 24, 2016

No people of color

I love watching The Hallmark Channel and mystery movies. However, I have never seen a movie or series that pictured any other people other than white people. I think of the 87 million people that have your channel in their package a large portion of those viewers are of color. Therefore, I would think that you would want to show occasionally a movie that was not predominantly white.

We love, cry, have fun, have strong relationships with family and friends just like anyone else. I really do hope that you reconsider your stance on movies just featuring whites.
justaviewer Send email
 
May 22, 2016

Inappropriate commercial

I love the movies and series Hallmark channel puts forth. It currently is my favorite channel as it is very family friendly unlike all the other channels. Even the commercials are of family viewing quality and I hope that it remains so. Unfortunately, I did see one commercial that was somewhat borderline. The commercial showed a flimsily dressed woman, albeit a cartoon-like character, that displayed inappropriate behavior for young watchers. It was a Heidi Klum - Macy's commercial and was shown while the Promposal movie was being shown. Sure do hope that Hallmark is not lowering its standards to be like all the other channels.
Bobbie Ann Send email
 
May 17, 2016

Waltons

I keep waiting and still it has not come back. The viewers were told "not to worry that the show was returning after Christmas" - that was 2015! It is now May, 2016!!! Very disappointed. In fact, I upgraded the Hallmark channel for the Waltons because my cable provider does not include the channel in the standard package. Time to cancel. I've waiting long enough.
Lzmom Send email
 
May 16, 2016

Cancelation of Cedar Cove

Don't understand why you cancelled Cedar Cove.
Loved the actors and story lines.
Any chance of it coming back?
Very disappointing.
Lynda
A sad viewer.

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