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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.
Olena_13 Send email
 
May 16, 2016

Not full story to audience

I am a person who grew up with Little House on the Prairie and it bothers me how Hallmark doesn't play all of the episodes of every season. They tend to skip around the shows and the audience miss part of the important story line. This bothers me a lot because one day home Laura and Almonzo have their normal home but then all of a sudden they have a new one the next episode, and the episodes that they skip show a very important to the story line. So please Hallmark, play all of the episodes to the audience gets the full story. As well as playing at the movies that came after and before the series. Thank you.
Mrsmayo1 Send email
 
May 15, 2016

Lack of minorities in the story lines

I Love Hallmark Channel. Being a hopeless Romantic & a women of mixed heritage, it concerns me that year after year, Hallmark fails use people of various enthic backgrounds in their story lines. Love in itself encompasses an array of cultures, environments, languages, skin tones, sizes and experiences. Your current lineup of stars is great but I would love to see the African American, Indian, and Asian sides of my heritage the focal point of your wonderful Romances.
GoldCrow Send email
 
May 14, 2016

Line-up

I thoroughly enjoy you station however do you need to show Murder She Wrote every night for hours on end? I would love to see you do that with all the shows especially Hart to Hart. I don't like staying up until three in the morning to watch and one just doesn't get the same kick recording and viewing later. Alternate the marathons.
Lady`de`Lake Send email
 
May 12, 2016

Last Man Standing

I enjoy the Hallmark Channel. It's my comfort TV apart from the drama & violence of network TV. That being said, I have been disturbed with what I have seen on Last Man Standing. Each time I have caught an episode, they have used it as a political platform to bash and disrespect the President, his associates, etc. If it were an adult cable channel that would be different, but presenting it as 'family entertainment' is simply hypocritical. Certainly not the sort of things I would like my children to hear.
rensley Send email
 
May 12, 2016

Lack of diversity

There is a lack of diversity in lead characters on the Hallmark network. I paid extra to see your mystery shows and think they are great but lack Spanish, African American, Asian and etc. I am a African American women who loves the lord first and family second. I understand the need to promote family. However, you should focus on all families of every color. I plan on cancelling my subscription if there is no change. I hate to do it. But I would like there to be a fair and true representation of our world. I think I will stop buying hallmark cards as well.

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