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landalove Send email
 
Mar 22, 2016

Diversity in 2016

I love the Hallmark Channel, However Hallmark seems to have only one color when it comes to story lines. It would be awesome to see Spanish, Asian, African Americans cast in your movies/tv shows.
HomeschlMom Send email
 
Mar 22, 2016

Lack of Diversity

It's really shocking that lack of non-white characters in your programming. Main, re-occurring, and just plain old speaking roles are almost non-existent. Your vision of the world implies, love, holidays, and families are just for white people. I would never buy any of your products, when you show such a disdain for people of color. It doesn't make sense that so many of your films and programming is based faith, but it seems your monochromatic casting does not reflect God's creation.
Mercele Send email
 
Mar 20, 2016

No complaints

I like the idea of one Hallmark Channel with some variety. I have seen every episode of every sitcom and every movie. I watch the same movies multiple times because they're light-hearted and an escape from the horrible violence that is so evident in the world today and in our TV shows. Diversity? ...watch another channel where there are plenty of diverse shows with people of color. If Hallmark wants to run their channel with little or no people of color, let 'em. I, for one, enjoy all they offer.
chelapaa Send email
 
Mar 15, 2016

lack of diversity

I marvel at how Hallmark shows, such as "When Calls the Heart," can be so white. It's actually a distraction for the viewer--what town exists where there is no one less than lily white? The shows are actually too contrived to be completely enjoyed!
Chaslady Send email
 
Mar 14, 2016

Absence of Women and Men Interracial Romance as Lead Characters on Hallmark Movies

Kay Jay said it best. I would like to add the importance of having interracial couples as the world is becoming more diverse. It is also important to have a black couple and a Latino couple. It is channels like hallmark that give ideal endings to romantic stories and everyone needs to relate to that. With the divorce rate and family separation rate we need to relate to the romantic belief that couples can stay together.
Rebecca64 Send email
 
Mar 5, 2016

Lack of diversity

I really love "When Calls the Heart" but I have never seen a show with such a lack of diversity. Not only are there no people of color in the cast, there are no cast members with any dicernable accents from other regions outside of North America, or any non-Christian characters. Even "Little House on the Prairie" had immigrant characters and occasionally had the occasional non-white character as a guest. The show is on its third season and I haven't even seen a person of color as an extra. I don't know what world the writers are creating but it does not exist, not even in 20th century Canada.
sgerard042997 Send email
 
Feb 21, 2016

Bring back the Waltons!

Dear Hallmark Channel,

We are now approaching March and it was my hope that the Waltons would return to the lineup. Please consider bundling your afternoon "family quality" lineup with the return of the Waltons and dump Tim Allens Last Man Standing. Even if you consider splitting the times and run the Waltons for lets say two episodes and Last Man for two it would at the very least give us parents who want good family value television something to look forward to each day,

I have been a fan of your network for many, many years. Please listen to your viewers voices, they too are all asking for the return of the Waltons!
Lexis Send email
 
Feb 17, 2016

Diversity

While I enjoy hallmark movies, I'm tired of the lack of diversity. I would love to see African American, Asians, and Hispanics in lead roles. I'm really getting tired of watching your movies because of this. It's 2016 and something needs to be done.
Highlander57 Send email
 
Feb 17, 2016

Bring Back the Waltons!

That was the phrase uttered in my ear by my 87 year old mother as I was trying to determine what happened to her favorite TV program....

She has been a loyal fan since the program first aired some 44 years ago. It is like getting to go back to her childhood, as she grew up on a working farm here in KY during the great depression. It is a great antidote for her "blues", something she attributes to having out lived most of her friends, and finding herself in a world that bears no real resemblance to the world in which she was raised.

And, as other writers on this site have mentioned, you DID promise to bring the show back after Christmas.

I realize that her demographic is shrinking, you probably don't make as much money off this age group as you do the younger crowd. But, let me ask you this.

Where would any of us younger generations be without a the effort and sacrifice that HER generation made? We have them to think for laying the foundation that allows us to enjoy all we have today...

So, think about it and

BRING BACK THE WALTONS!

Richard Dugan
Ambee Send email
 
Feb 17, 2016

Waltons

I miss the Waltons. Just like other people complaining, where are the Waltons?
After Christmas, they are off the air. Please bring them back, so we have some wholesome
Family show to watch!
jauger Send email
 
Feb 15, 2016

same old sitcoms over and over again

I am a real fan of the Hallmark Channel. However, the sitcoms over and over again are really annoying. As soon as I come home from work I listen to a half hour of the news and then I put on the Hallmark channel. I would really like if there was a Hallmark movie to watch every weeknight to give your viewers something to look forward to. You did that this week during Valentines week and it was very enjoyable. I love watching all of the Christmas movies as well. Those put me in the mood for Christmas and lightens my heart. The over and over sitcoms however are terrible. The only sitcom that I like that you have on is Frasier. I usually sleep with my TV on all night and to wake up to the loud screeching voice of Lucille Ball of I Love Lucy is pleasant to say the least. Please look into making your channel the best it can be.

Thank you,
Jessica
Karen amsbaugh Send email
 
Feb 14, 2016

Hallmark gay coupled advertisement

I was appalled and saddened to just see the commercial that Hallmark ran using gay couples. I have always preferred Hallmark cards- but if this is true, I will look elsewhere for cards now.
Joanne Brownschidle Send email
 
Feb 14, 2016

Waltons

Please bring back the Waltons ! you said after Christmas you would bring it back ? I will be watching it on a different channel till you bring it back.
martha1029 Send email
 
Feb 13, 2016

Time for Diversity at Hallmark

I love hallmark movies,but I have little problem. I'm a African American and all your movies rarely have people of color. This is 2016 where are the people of color. People of color are not going to keep watching Hallmark Channel, we need to see people who look like us. People of color love, we love romance,we love family, so where are these people in your in your movies.I think its time to drop the Hallmark Channel until they change !!!!!!
lawtonruth Send email
 
Feb 11, 2016

Perry Mason

Please bring back Perry Mason television shows.
cyndi ball Send email
 
Feb 10, 2016

The reruns run too close on old shows.

I love the detective shows; however I have two conplaints. The first complaint is there are more episodes for most of these shows than you are showing on a regular basis. Secondly, if you truly ran the shows in order we would not need to see the same episode more than once during a one month period.
elips Send email
 
Feb 8, 2016

same movies again and again

I think the Hallmark Channel would be so much better if you combined the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries with it and have one channel again. You would then have a lot of variety and wouldn't show the same shows and movies over and over again. I don't even want to watch anymore.
country Send email
 
Feb 5, 2016

The Waltons

How long are you going to keep the Waltons off the air? My favorite show. You put on 3 hours of a show I've never heard of. Why not at least put the waltons on for 2 hours. Who's behind this stupid programming? I will be watching the INSP channel from now on. No more Hallmark for me or my family!!!!!
mkirvin Send email
 
Feb 2, 2016

Programming

I am not sure if anyone really wants to bother putting complaints in here. I am pretty sure they do not listen or review the thoughts and feeling of their viewers. If they did, we would receive a response or better yet see action taken. My advice would be to find another programming channel to watch. It will not be as family and Christian oriented, but the shows they are showing right now are not either. So it really would not matter. It is a shame for such a great thing to turn into what it has. God Bless you all in looking for what you need!
Amber11 Send email
 
Jan 31, 2016

Total Lack of Diversity on Hallmark

Dear Hallmark,

I love Hallmark movies! I look forward to the Christmas movies every year - to see the new ones. I also love the family and romance movies during the year. I realize that Hallmark is targeting a certain demographic, and I may not fit that demographic, but I love the movies anyway.

Why are there no black leads in any of these movies? Black women are typically portrayed as the sidekick or the secretary. I have noticed that a few have been portrayed as the boss. That's a welcome sight, but let's get with the program. This is 2016 after all.

Thank you and I hope that Hallmark reads these posts.
Cmddik Send email
 
Jan 31, 2016

Inexpensive Production

Would the Hallmark Channel utterly collapse if it actually shot a movie in the United States instead of dreary, gray Vancouver? For example, a rudimentary internet search would reveal that Texas and British Columbia are not similar (Country Wedding). This isn't naked nationalism talking just a recognition that if someone is swimming in a pool, the bystanders shouldn't be wearing coats (Unleashing Mr. Darcy).
TheVFM Send email
 
Jan 30, 2016

Recylced Programming

You really should be ashamed of yourselves for recycling the same shows over and over again. I really don't know how your stations stays on.

Let's start with the " The Golden Girls" you run the same 20 episodes over an over again. The series went on for 7 years and you keep putting on the same stuff. How about " Murder She Wrote"; the same 15 episodes. She went on for 12 years and this is all you can put on. Shame on you!

How about the recycled movies which most are boring. A rated G movies does not need to be boring to make viewers fall asleep. Check out the old movies of the 30's to the 50's they had interesting storylines and entertaining. You really need to get your act together and change your ways.

First of all, stop being cheap and buy more episodes of TV programming and make your movies more interesting, instead of a bore feast for people to fall asleep. I always put on the "Hallmark Station" to put me to sleep, its a guarantee.

I enjoy watching quality programming, that why I put on your station, rather than horrible reality shows and simple chatter that is on the other stations.

By the way, I'm not some old fogie, but just a person of knowledge of good taste and appreciate good programming and movies.
Kay Jay Send email
 
Jan 29, 2016

Absence of Black Women and White Men Interracial Romance as Lead Characters on Hallmark Movies

While I enjoy your family entertainment focus, I’m very disappointed in the lack of racial diversity that appears on your shows and movies. We live in a county with a black President, Black First Lady, and Black First Daughters, yet black people are very noticeably absent from much of your content. It’s hard to believe that this is just a simple oversight. It would benefit your brand to include diversity within your movies and television shows. That does not mean to simply make “black” movies or “white” movies. Why not show both black and white people being friends and romantic love interests in your movies? Our President of this great country is the product of an interracial marriage. Why not have interracial couples in your movies and TV shows? More and more, the world is becoming more diverse and diversity is celebrated. I think Hallmark should be a bit more forward thinking and show the changing times within your programming.

There are MANY black women who watch Hallmark, and many of those black women would like to see themselves reflected on the network in the way of lead roles. There are also MANY black women who watch Hallmark that are involved in interracial relationships. Why not show a black woman being courted by a white man? That’s real life for MANY black women in this country. There are so black actresses that would be perfect for Hallmark movies – Renee Goldsberry, Tika Sumpter, Joy Bryant, Regina Hall, Rashida Jones, Sharon Leal, KeKe Palmer, Paula Patton, Stacy Dash, Tatiana Ali, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Jurnee Smollet, Tia and Tamera Mowry, etc. The list could literally go on and on. And, these people are actresses – so of course, they want to work. They need employment, and a platform to be seen. Hallmark would be the perfect place for them.

Black women don’t simply need to be the secretary, the boss, the best friend, or the sassy “in your face” persona. Black women should be the romantic leads, and have a white best friend who will prop them up. Why not have the white best friend be the one to tell the black woman that she needs to go after the cute white guy who has been crushing on her for months?
Nancy McPherson Send email
 
Jan 28, 2016

Commercials

Over the years I have become a hallmark movie junkie. I can always count on them to be clean and wholesome and family oriented.
But lately, I have lost my interest. It is not in the content. It's not in the talent of the actors and the beautiful scenery.
Keep in mind, I have gone to personal expense to get both hallmark channels. But to my amazement, there are SO many
commercials, at times 8 to 10 minutes running, that I am losing my focus watching your movvies. I have missed the
endings of several new hallmark movies because the endings got lost in the commercials. The movies are too good to be
ruined by SO many commercials.. And it insults me that I pay cable to get your movies and I have to put up with commercials.
Nancy McPherson
Shirlshirl Send email
 
Jan 27, 2016

Diversity

I have nothing but love for the kind of movies you show on the Hallmark Channel particularly the mysteries as I do love mysteries. But my question is why there is no diversity at all? There are many actors and actresses of color who would have been able to play the roles in Murder She Baked, Garage Sale Mystery, Aurora Teagarden, The Gourmet Detective. How about Murder She Quilts starring Tatyana Ali or America Ferrerra? How about other diverse actors and actresses playing in mysteries or love stories such as Tika Sumpter, Nicole Behari, Keke Palmer, Jamie Chung, Cierra Ramirez , Journee Smollet, Thandie Newton, Jasmine Guy, Angela Bassett, Tempestt Bledsoe, Keisha Knight Pulliam, Malcolm Jamal-Warner, Larenz Tate, Boris Kodjoe, etc. Please Hallmark please come into the 21st century world of diversity.

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