Feb 28, 2008
This is the first of our 2-part Q&A series with Lauren Brooke, author of the Heartland books. We reached Lauren in London, England through Working Partners, the talented team of editors who put out Lauren's books. We asked her some of the top questions posted here on the blog and in Heartland's Facebook group. The busy Ms. Brooke kindly answered a lot of your questions.
We'll post part two -- where Lauren talks about her inspiration for her stories and characters, whether she's happy Heartland was made into a TV show and tackles your questions about the future of Ty and Amy in her books -- next week.Read More »
Feb 25, 2008
As the promo said, "Ty and Amy finally come together -- but will their first kiss be their last?" Tell us what you thought of the show.Read More »
Feb 22, 2008
Episode 13: Coming Together
With the Fall Finale only a few days away, Amy finds herself working with the enemy -- Ashley. It doesn't take long for Amy to get to the bottom of Apollo's problem, but is there more to shallow Ashley than meets the eye? As the Finale approaches, Amy has second thoughts about competing. Meanwhile, Ty is distracted by a letter from his estranged dad, Lou gets offered the job in New York, and the last person Amy expects to see -- Mallen -- makes an unwelcome appearance. In the middle of all the excitement, it seems like romance might finally be blooming at Heartland.Read More »
Feb 22, 2008
Episode 13: Coming Together is on Sunday, February 24 at 7pm on CBC.
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Feb 21, 2008
Here are a few answers to the most common questions we get here at the Heartland blog. There are even more in the Q&A section of the blog:
Q: Why aren't the online episodes available in the U.S.?
A: Due to broadcast rights and restrictions, the episodes can only legally be broadcast within Canada. If a network in another country buys the rights to Heartland, then they will be able to show it within their country. So far, Canada is the only country where Heartland is broadcast.
Q: Why is Amy/Lou/Tim etc. different in the show than in the books?
A: We get asked this question a lot. Fans of the books are often surprised by the way in which the writers chose to portray Ty. Although it may seem on the surface like TV-Ty and Book-Ty are polar opposites, as the season progresses, you'll see Ty change and grow in many ways. While TV-Ty may have a different back-story than Book-Ty, the heart of the character remains the same.
The other changes the writers made, such as the addition of Mallory's character, are meant simply to create good television. Because a novel and a TV show are two very different mediums, it's not always possible to adapt a book directly into a teleplay. So the rule of thumb is this - if a writer creates a story line or character that's not in the book, it should fit into the world that Lauren Brooke has originated without seeming out of place. We think Mallory fits right in with the Fleming Family and adds a unique and humourous perspective to the show. We hope you agree!
Q: Where is Heartland filmed?
A: Heartland is filmed in and around Calgary, Alberta, Canada. There's lots of the local scenery, including the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, in the show.
Q: Will there be a second (or third, or fourth...) season of Heartland?
A: Right now, there is no official word on further seasons of Heartland, but the audience numbers have been encouraging, as have the opinions about the show. If you'd like to see another season of Heartland, the best thing you can do is keep watching and tell all your friends and family to watch too! When the next season gets announced, we'll let you know here first!
Q: When are the DVDs coming out?
A: We're excited to see them too. We'll announce it as soon as we know.
Q: Why don't you answer the questions I post here? Can you e-mail me when you know if there will be a second season?
A: The comment board is mainly so you can talk to each other (although we read 'em all). We post the answers to the most commonly asked questions (Will there be another season? Who's Mallory? Why are the books and show different?). Check out the Q&A section of the blog, if you have a question and you don't see the answer in the blog, post the question here!
Answers to a lot of your questions about Amber, Michelle, Graham, Nathaniel, Jessica and Cindy can be found in our podcasts. Check them out! Our four hosts (chosen from Heartland fans in our Facebook group) did a fantastic job.Read More »
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Feb 19, 2008
The second last episode of the season just aired. We'd like your feedback, so comment away!Read More »
Feb 16, 2008
Here are the first batch of photos from Episode 12: Rising from the Ashes, airing tomorrow night at 7pm on CBC.
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Feb 12, 2008
Episode 12: Rising from the Ashes
Jack is hurt getting the horses to safety after the barn erupts into flames. Lou, who's landed an interview with a big New York firm, discovers the barn isn't insured. Will Jack have to betray a promise to his grandfather and split up Heartland?
Episode 12 is on CBC Sunday, February 17 at 7pm.
Episode 13, the season finale, airs one week later, on Sunday, February 24 at 7pm.Read More »
Feb 11, 2008
Joel Plaskett Emergency
Listen to "Nowhere With You" on Heartland's music page.
"I must warn you, it's a scary horror film," Michelle said.
Feb 4, 2008
It's time again for your reviews. We want to hear from you. If you missed it on TV last night, watch the episode online...Read More »