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John Cucinotta

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Now that I have retired from my long career, I can finally catch up on a few things, including my love of mystery books and movies.  I have begun watching the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel (which is different than the regular Hallmark Movie Channel seen on many cable TV packages).  There are several very nice mystery series that my wife and I enjoy, especially the Aurora Teagarden Mysteries.  For those not familiar with these movies, the Aurora Teagarden character is a librarian in the fictional city of Lawrenceton, Washington, and solves crimes, one step ahead of the police.  The storylines are very interesting and well-scripted, featuring Aurora and several recurring supporting actors, as well as guest stars.  Aurora is played by Candace Cameron Bure, who is perfect in the part, and there is also a strong regular supporting cast.  I highly recommend these movies to all mystery fans.   If you are new to this mystery series, start by watching the episode called "A Bone to Pick", since it was the first movie in the series, and introduces the main characters.  It also tells some other information, such as the backstory between Aurora and the police detectives, and in general helps to set the scene for the rest of the films. 

There are several other good mystery series on this cable channel.  I also enjoy the "Garage Sale Mystery" series starring Lori Loughlin, but given her recent legal troubles I don't know where this series is headed!   Future discussion material ! 

Does anyone else like this cable channel, and the mystery films it shows?  Which other series are worth watching?

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Hi: We do not get this channel up in Canada but we do get the movies in these series played on Canadian channels here such as the Woman's TV Network (I guess because they feature female detectives!). My partner and I enjoy them as they are often mysteries tied into family oriented events (another reason why Chan movies were so popular) and we do like garage sales and collectibles...but I have read that given her troubles Lori Loughlin has been disowned by the Hallmark Channel. Chris. PS I am also now retired so can spend more time on line!

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Wow thanks John for the lead on these. Youtube has the available to view. Don't do television much anymore. We have Roku so we watch stuff on it.  Will give them a try.


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The Aurora Teagarden movies, and the other mystery series on the HM&M Channel, are likely to be available on other media sources.  I'm old-fashioned (according to my adult-aged children), and I still have cable TV.  In our area, the cable provider is Spectrum (formerly known as Time-Warner), and this channel is seen on Channel 629 on my cable provider.  Good luck searching for these movie series, and I think you will enjoy them. 

John Cucinotta

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If you are interested in starting to watch Aurora Teagarden Mysteries, the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel is showing "A Bone to Pick" tomorrow (Sunday) at 5pm Eastern time.  As I said in a previous posting, this is the first movie in the series, and I would recommend watching this movie before seeing the other Aurora Teagarden movies.  Enjoy!!

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I watched this today after fellowship with my congregation.  I really enjoyed it,  great supporting cast of characters. I like the fact it gives you a sense of comfort as you watch.  So unusual in this modern day of television. Marilu Henner looks good, and Barbara Wallace character is likeable. And the lead has grown up from her television days. I've found a new show thanks to you.

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