The first of the 2020 ‘Winterfest’ romances I’ve seen, this one wasn’t at the tippy-top of my anticipated list (simply because I’m eager to see some with favorite actors) to see, but it turns out, it’s quite a fun introduction.
Love on Iceland (2020) Hallmark Review
Feeling a bit drained in her career as a producer, Chloe (Kaitlin Doubleday) decides something needs to be done. She decides to seek inspiration by gathering together a group of her old college friends and for them all to take an adventurous trip together. Things seem to be going well until she learns her ex, Charlie (Colin Donnell).
Needless to say, this puts a bit of a damper on Chloe’s otherwise exciting trip to Iceland, but will this unexpected reunion also spark something Chloe has been missing?
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There are two things Hallmark has been doing that helps to breathe some new life into stories that we’ve seen before, or at least, the tropes we have (and still we love them). Both things I’ve said before, but will continue to say since it’s a consistent truth. One is upping their locale game! This is said to have been shot “on location,” and the breathtaking (albeit cold!) scenery attests to this; a place that’s “fabled as the ‘land of fire and ice’” according to the network press release. As we might expect, the camera catches some pretty awesome footage and experiences of this fabled land.
Another thing casting directors seem to be doing is putting some new(er) faces in front of the camera. Much as I enjoy seeing some favorites return, I also really appreciate the chance to showcase some new talent. Kaitlin you’ll remember from Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays, though this is the (network) debut of the CW Arrow alum, Colin Donnell. Plus, fun fact, actress Patti Murin is Donnell’s wife in real-life; and speaking of Patti, her character Isabella is hilarious. I quite enjoyed her alongside the addition of a supporting Icelandic character.
There are some unique things about this romantic-comedy like the work Chloe does (appropriate given the popularity of podcasts nowadays) and the Iceland facts sprinkled throughout the script, which I thought was really fun. If you want to visit an icy place of beauty, make the time for Love on Iceland. It’s pretty spectacular.
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