‘The Perfect Catch’: Hallmark’s ‘Perfect’ RomCom Hits Home Run

April 24, 2017 7 Comments

Hallmark Channel’s Spring Fling campaign returns with a new Saturday night romance that fits perfectly with its season. Andrew Walker leads The Perfect Catch cast in a romance that hits a home run!

The Perfect Catch (2017) Hallmark TV Film Review 

Single mother Jessica Parker (Nikki DeLoach) is happy. It’s been two years since she and her husband split (and he left them), and though she worries about the impact it has on her son, Wesley, they’re doing all right. She’s trying to build a better life by keeping the diner that her grandfather built running. What she didn’t factor into her plans was the return of her ex, Chase Taynor (Andrew Walker).

Andrew Walker co-stars in this 2017 #Hallmark romance! The Perfect Catch - Hallmark's 'Perfect' RomCom Hits Home Run. All review text © Rissi JC

Chase left their small Midwest home town for bigger dreams. Namely that of a MLB all-star career. Living this dream in Boston, Chase comes home after he single-handedly lost a World Series game, not to mention the hope his arm will heal. With his agent looking for a new contract, Chase hopes a visit to his hometown will be a place to hide out. Little does he realize, coming home will force him to confront his past in the face of his past: Jessica.

Hallmark films are always a ray of sunshine. Sure, as we do with everything (books or fashion or ways to organize), we each have favorites, but the one thing they have in common is their optimism. This original follows in those footsteps and is, for me at least, among the best Hallmark and its brand produces.

TV FILM REVIEW | Appetite for Love – Hallmark Favorite Andrew Walker Stars in Reunion Sweetheart Romance
Andrew Walker co-stars in this 2017 #Hallmark romance! The Perfect Catch – Hallmark's 'Perfect' RomCom Hits Home Run Click To Tweet
Andrew Walker co-stars in this 2017 #Hallmark romance! The Perfect Catch - Hallmark's 'Perfect' RomCom Hits Home Run. All review text © Rissi JC

The Perfect Catch is quite ‘perfect.’ From the seasonal fodder of baseball as its revolving theme to the actors, and easy-going rapport between them, it’s not difficult to get wrapped up in the lives of these characters. Of course, Andrew Walker is familiar to those of us who binge watch Hallmark. He’s been in romantic-comedies (Love on Ice, Bridal Wave) and Christmas originals (A Bride for Christmas). Nikki too has appeared on Hallmark, and the young actor playing Wesley, Chance does a fantastic job.

In the last six months, Hallmark’s programming has made great strides towards being the “best of the best” in terms of production. They already endear themselves with their storytelling corner, but now they’ve made a distinct mark in film-making, earning impressive scores with their latest offerings. One of the ways they accomplish this is with their scripts. They have pulled back on the typical romance tropes (an ex who returns to wreck the party; a knock-out break up ten minutes prior to the end) and instead focus on the dynamics of the characters. The emotions and real situations they’re put in are more memorable because of this.

No matter the reason for anything, I loved this film. It’s cute and sweet and everything an “old fashioned” romantic-comedy should be. I adore that it’s exactly what the viewer “needs” when enjoying a Saturday night in, and yet so much more than what we expect it to be.

In other words, it hits itself a home run far (far!) out of the park.


(Disclosure: this post does contain affiliate links; if you buy anything through these links, I may receive a small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you. Read the disclosure page for details.)

You can own The Perfect Catch digitally on Amazon Video.

Photos: Hallmark Channel / Crown Media Press 

About Rissi JC

amateur photog. #bookblogger. downton abbey. inspys. internet-photo-shy. writer. the aspiration is to someday write professionally. a girl can dream, right?

Rissi JC

amateur photog. #bookblogger. downton abbey. inspys. internet-photo-shy. writer. the aspiration is to someday write professionally. a girl can dream, right?

All posts

7 Comments

  • Carole April 25, 2017 at 3:22 PM

    This was an awesome movie! Love Andrew Walker!

    • Rissi April 26, 2017 at 5:24 PM

      Me too, Carole. He's one of my favorite Hallmark leading man. :)

  • Caryl Kane April 25, 2017 at 4:42 PM

    I'll be watching The Perfect Catch over and over! I enjoy Hallmark's Spring Fling movies.

    • Rissi April 26, 2017 at 5:25 PM

      As will I, Caryl – or I will if it comes to DVD. Because I watch these so often, I always pick up my favorites on DVD. Provided the come to DVD. :D

  • […] for us, we can relive it through the films they debuted  (including Moonlight in Vermont, The Perfect Catch) during its time frame. One of those was this appropriately spring-y romance that is sure to melt […]

  • […] TV FILM REVIEW | The Perfect Catch – Hallmark’s ‘Perfect’ RomCom Hits Home Run […]

  • […] Download Image More @ rissiwrites.com […]

  • Leave a Reply

    (Enter your URL then click here to include a link to one of your blog posts.)

    Bonjour and Welcome!

    Welcome | thank you for visiting and reading. if you like, you are invited to join our conversations and follow along – join us.  You’re most welcome.
    Read more about Finding Wonderland

    ps: please excuse the “disorder.” you can read more about Finding Wonderland’s changes, new follow options and why archive posts are a mess in my “Disorder + Feedback” post!

    Finding Wonderland Elsewhere!

    Finding Wonderland in your Inbox!

    Subscribe! Have Finding Wonderland's new content sent to your inbox; sign up for our once (or twice) monthly round up of new content. If you'd like to have this newsletter sent to your inbox, you can enter your email address here. Please note, this does require a sign-up confirmation via email, and that email may be sent to a junk or spam folder.

    RSS Feed

    Enter your email address:

    Shop our Etsy Store

    Archives

    Disclosures

    Some of the links on this blog are affiliate links, which means that if you click on a product link, I may receive (a small) compensation. This compensation comes at no additional cost to you.

    Rissi JC (RissiWrites.com) is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

    All written content (unless noted) is © Copyright Rissi JC and Finding Wonderland (RissiWrites.com).

    Categories

    ×
    %d bloggers like this: