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Kking319 Send email
 
Apr 24, 2016

No diversity

This is my second time writing to you about the lack of diversity in your movies. Are you a racist network?why don't you send a reply to the complaints? I'm not the only one who feels this way.
ebellcole Send email
 
Apr 24, 2016

Racial Representation

I am guessing that no one really reads these complaints, but I am going to try anyway. I really wish that your movies were not so white. I have NEVER seen a black lead in any of them. Every now and then, a Hallmark Channel movie will have a token sidekick or best friend. But I would like, for once, to see a black leading character. Believe it or not, black actors are just as enthralling and capable as white actors. Really. And you would expand your audience -- and your profits -- if you gave it a try. Just one black lead character to start with, and you can throw in a white best friend! It's not that revolutionary or radical. There are lots of us black folk out here channel surfing. Maybe we will stop at the Hallmark Channel, if we see someone who looks like us in the lead. Come on. Give it a try. EBC
Pineapple Send email
 
Apr 24, 2016

Racial and ethnic diversity

I truly enjoy all the Hallmark channel movies. It occurred to me that is I watch many of them, however even though it's basically the same type of story line, it would really be more interesting if some of the leads were people of color or other ethnicities. Can you please include some percentage of movies featuring people of other races or ethnicities?
Rileyblue Send email
 
Apr 23, 2016

Loud music over actors voices..

Isn't it suppose to be background music? I don't understand, why, after all these years
there has been nothing done.
You have wonderful movies!
But half the time, I'm trying to hear voices over
music!
I get music is recorded elsewhere, but surely
It is suppose to be background music!
So please MAKE it BACKGROUND MUSIC!
Lpittman58 Send email
 
Apr 23, 2016

Commercials Overload

Dear Hallmark Channel,

I'm finding it too hard to enjoy your programming anymore. At the end of the day, I like to unwind with Golden Girls and Frasier. However, for every five minutes of a show, there are five or six minutes of commercials that follow. It feels so choppy and rushed. I am now watching TCM channel or PBS since there are no commercials. Please, less commercial overload and I will tune in again.

Thank you for listening.
sgerard042997 Send email
 
Apr 23, 2016

The Waltons Status

So after much complaining...by many, myself included I decided to call Hallmark Corp located in CA. As I suspected from previous Waltons hiatus, their legal department is in negotiations for series renewal. The rep at Hallmark claims they get many calls a day with such complaints. Sadly, she does not see the the prospect of the Waltons return anytime soon. boohooo!:(((
classypiano Send email
 
Apr 23, 2016

Cancelling "Hear My Song"

Your decision to cancel "Hear My Song" (the Choir) was the most unprincipled and cowardly choices I have ever witnessed. It places a scarlet letter on the American Boychoir School and its innocent personnel that can never be stripped. No matter what the ABS has done to rectify and acknowledge the sexual abuse that happened there long ago, they are left without forgiveness, even as all the personnel from that era is gone. This is terribly unfair to a school that has done so much good over so many years.

This topic is near and dear to my heart because my son attended the American Boychoir School from 6-8th grades in the mid 90's. He lived 3000 miles from home and was cared for by an amazingly gifted and loving group of people at the school. His memories are fond and his experience shaped his future in many ways. He gained three years of outstanding education, singing with major symphonies, touring the world and maturing while a student there. He, too, is saddened by the cancelling of this movie.

"Hear My Song" is not the history of the American Boychoir School, nor is it a documentary about them. It took moments in time of a fictional school and created a meaningful and memorable story about a troubled boy.

In essence you've chosen the American Boychoir School to represent institutional sexual abuse which I find mean spirited and unjust. If you have reason to believe there is ongoing abuse then say so. But if you think they have acknowledged the sins of the past and done everything in their power to rectify those sins, then stand up for them. Do you prefer they not recover from the past? Do you understand how difficult it is to financially maintain a school of this quality? This movie and story would have helped them tremendously. Would you tell the current boys in the choir that their school will be judged forever, that they may have to give up the experience of a lifetime like my son had?

I absolutely sympathize with the boys who were abused. I would be livid had I been the mother of one of them after entrusting my child to their care. It was right that this came to light and the school was made responsible.

It's time for Hallmark to allow the American Boychoir the grace that it deserves. Through the changes in rules and awareness of sexual abuse prevention, they are proving that they take it very seriously. It is unconscionable for Hallmark to punish all involved in this movie by not allowing it to be shown. This includes actors, the boys at the school, the school itself, let alone those of us who looked forward to seeing it. It only shows Hallmark to be outrageously ignorant about the ramifications of cancelling this wonderful movie at the last minute, and, might I suggest, politically correct to a fault. I've lost all respect for those who make programming decisions at Hallmark.
sandyphipps Send email
 
Apr 16, 2016

Walton

Bring Waltons back!!!!
maryjmohler Send email
 
Apr 16, 2016

Cedar Cove

Hello. You folks are not up on the cable providers are you. The reason the viewership dropped for Cedar Cove is because people left Comcast in droves to go to AT&T and AT&T did not carry the Hallmark Channel. It was only recently added. You are depriving people of a lot of enjoyment by canceling that show. Too many violent shows on TV. We love to see some family shows and that one was a terrific one.

Your production people have MUCH TO LEARN. I am so very disappointed in Hallmark.
Charlonia77 Send email
 
Apr 13, 2016

Cedar Cove

We want a 2 hour fanalie for those of us who loved and enjoyed Cedar Cove
YOU LEFT Us HANGING
Charlonia77 Send email
 
Apr 13, 2016

Cedar cove

I'm upset I've watched 3 Seasons of Cedar Cove and waiting to see how the new season would answer my questions to how last year ended and now I find out no more Cedar Cove.
Even though the viewers may have dropped those of us who did watch WOULD AT LEAST LIKE TO SEE A TWO HOUR EPISODE TO END THE PROGRAM WITHOUT LEAVING THOSE OF US THAT REALLY LOVED THE SHOW UP IN THE AIR ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL THE COUPLES ON THE SHOW.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
GIVE US A FINALE
Stand4famvalues Send email
 
Apr 11, 2016

Gay Advertisement for Logo Channel

Why would Hallmark channel allow the gay lesbian channel Logo to advertise on their channel? I do not want to be bombarded with the gay lifestyle with their sexual innuendos while I'm watching a very wholesome family movie with traditional family values. They have their own channels why do they have to invade mine? I was appalled by the Logo channel advertisement about the game show by Ru Paul with the naked men and the lewd comments. Why Hallmark? Why do this? You use to provide a channel where it was safe to view without having to worry about having the LGBT agenda invading my living room. Let them advertise on their own LGBT channels. Please take a stand against lewd off color gay advertising or you will lose thousands of viewers who just want to view traditional family programming. Others reading this that believe this way then join me as we make a stand for traditional family values.
debster401 Send email
 
Apr 8, 2016

Banners During Movies/shows

It is very rude and inconsiderate to advertise and have pop-ups on the screen during a movie or show. It's very distracting and annoying and only works in a as a negative for the network.
Mannyb Send email
 
Apr 6, 2016

Bring Waltons Back!!!

Why were the Waltons taken off the air?? I enjoy watching Little House and Waltons...and was sad to see the latter replaced by the awful show Last Man Standing! Bring back John Boy and the family!!
hawkman5 Send email
 
Apr 2, 2016

programs are cutting off before the end

When I am watching programs part of either the middle or the ends are being cut off and I am not able to know what happens in the end and it is very frustrating. Can anyone advise me of how to get this brought to Hallmark's attention.
commonsensematt Send email
 
Apr 1, 2016

too much "stripping"

First of all - Does anyone REALLY believe Hallmark channel SEES these complaints? does anyone know how to actually get a complaint to their programming department? I'm sure we'd all love to know.

I don't watch a lot of TV. But right now i am killing time waiting for my new job to start and i had already left my other job to spend more time with my kids prior to the move, and now that spring break is over, i have some time on my hands.

So today i turn on Hallmark to see Little House on the Prairie. I remember my sisters watching this show religiously on its original network run. Today's episode was "The Lord is My Shepherd". essentially, Charles loses his newborn son, Laura runs away, ends up on a mountain and is taken care of by "Jonathan" (played by Ernest Borgnine) while Laura prays for God to take her, and return her little brother to her Pa.

so my Beef? 'stripping'. if you are unfamiliar with the term, this is where scenes are cut / deleted from the show (which they think are inconsequential to the story line, doesn't add to the story, or just plain feels it isn't needed) to make way for - you guessed it - MORE COMMERCIALS!! Hallmark is not the only channel that does this, but from what little TV i watch that plays "classic old TV programs", Hallmark is the WORST. On MeTV, i haven't noticed it being AS bad, but it happens.

for example: In today's show, Laura has run away, but Jonathan makes a cross out of sticks for her to wear, and carves her name into it. they exchange some conversation...cut to commercial...back from commercials, some chatter at the Ingalls house, then Charles and Mr Edwards are looking for her, Charles cries at the side of the river, then goes to the river to fill the canteens and 'poof!' there's the cross that laura had been wearing, having floated down the river, and conveniently stopping before Charles's eyes as a sign from above. Now if you were unfamiliar with actually knowing what happened, you might ask, "How did the cross get OFF from around Laura's neck to float downstream?". GOOD QUESTION! I remember actually seeing this one on the network run and i remember it was either the next morning, or later that same afternoon, Laura was taking a bath (in her bloomers no less) and Jonathan made the comment to make sure to get behind her ears, and Laura went back into the water saying she was going to scrub them real good, and when she bent over, the cross came undone, or slipped off her neck and then floated downstream. But you'd never know this if you hadn't seen the show before.

this is an example of stripping. somewhere along the line, someone decided to 'strip' that 30 to 45 second exchange, maybe a minute's worth from the original show (hoping you wouldn't notice) so that way they can sell more commercial time! Why do you think these 'networks' strip the ending credits completely, 'shrink them' to a corner or bottom of the screen, or run them in a VERY fast crawl at the bottom? it's all to sell another commercial. sometimes these 'deleted scenes' explain a lot.

one time i busted my local station for doing this to "Star Trek". I was in college at the time and noticed they had stripped an extra 2:30 from the show (i happened to have the original release from paramount on video tape - yeah, i am old, but that was the technology at the time). The station manager actually wrote me a letter (yeah, i am old, remember?) explaining that is the way they received the program from the syndicator and he had no control over it, that he did not like it either (he was also a fan), but thanked me for noticing and contacting him.

So hallmark would say that is the way they receive it, but i am not sure i buy it. they have SO MANY shameless plugs for their own programming (a lot of it sucks and is 'too bland' and predictable), and i've noticed Hallmark will even cut off an actor in mid sentence to begin the commercial break early!

but you see this all the time. Hallmark butchers the Golden Girls too i have noticed. Why can't networks preserve the integrity of the programs in their ORIGINAL form and time constraints? Let's say if in the original format, there was an allowance for 13 minutes for commercial breaks. Flash forward 10 years and Hallmark now wants to show the program. wouldn't it be easier to go to advertisers and say "we have ONLY 13 minutes for commercial breaks. but because we do not strip the program, that means viewers are less likely to tune out and miss your message" and then adjust the rates accordingly? i guess if i owned the rights to a show, i would insist on it not being edited and left in the original format.

I'll agree with what others say about the Walton's. Hallmark DID say they were bringing them back. Did Lorimar have other ideas?

"Last Man Standing" is complete crap. never like shows with canned laughter if they were filmed before a live audience (and last man is/was) if the material is so awful they have to "sweeten" it with a laugh track, then you need better material! Ever notice that with this show or shows like "Full House"? something is said on screen that is not even REMOTELY funny, and the "audience" is wetting their pants over it! all bogus. "Last man" is also too political / too politically correct for my taste. Within 2 minutes you can tell what liberal agenda they are trying to push. i just shut the TV off at that point
Achepanos Send email
 
Mar 31, 2016

PUT THE WALTON'S BACK ON THE HALLMARK CHANNEL

Are you guys kidding me??? Where are The Walton's shows ??? That is only one of the best shows on tv these days. Little House is one of them also. We have so many shows these days with sex and horrible language. We want the good ones back on !! If you don't I will no longer watch your channel. Give us PAYING customers what we want !!!!!
NTKville Send email
 
Mar 30, 2016

I want THE WALTONS back on!!!

Why did you all Hallmark, take off airing The Waltons ... We need them back ASAP....PLEASE...:)
smalltowngirl Send email
 
Mar 29, 2016

hallmark channel

Lack of diversity, and the same type of romance, where they meet at a coffee shop, or bump into each other, or don't like each other...
XxFawnxX Send email
 
Mar 26, 2016

More Gay and Lesbian Characters

I've seen comment after comment complaining about lack of racial diversity, which I agree is a huge issue on the Hallmark network. But on top of that, I would love to see more gay and lesbian characters too! I believe that such racial and sexual diversity will really reflect the world we live in today and its changing times in a positive light, and may draw in younger viewers to a network that is predominantly viewed by older folks.
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.

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