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5 Reasons Why You Should Watch Chesapeake Shores

Location, plot, lead stars, music, love and many more!

All of us have a series that we just can’t stop watching. May it be for the plot or the lead stars, these shows make us want to curl up in our couch and binge.

Chesapeake Shores is one such show. It is a drama television series and is based on the novel series of the same name by Sherryl Woods. Chesapeake Shores is about Abby O’Brien Winters who returns from New York to her hometown of Chesapeake Shores, Maryland. After receiving a phone call from her sister, Jess, Abby found herself dealing with her fractured family and her first love from 16 years ago. (Read: 5 Filipinos share which K-Drama series helped them get through pandemic)

If you’re looking for a new show to binge, here’s why you should consider Chesapeake Shores.

Location

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For majority of the population, it’s been more than a year since we traveled outside the country due to the travel restrictions. Fortunately, Chesapeake Shores has amazing, breathtaking locations that feels like you are there, even you’re just at home watching. (Read: Here’s What You Need To Know About Marvel’s ‘Eternals’)

The show was filmed in Vancouver Island’s Qualicum Beach and its neighboring town of Parksville, British Columbia. Qualicum Beach is also known for the famous ocean mile swim. Here you’ll find picture postcard views, world-class biking and hiking trail, salt-tinged ocean air, and amazing sandy beaches. Vancouver Island website listed 12 Must Visit Chesapeake Shores filming spots, and apart from Fairwinds Marina at Schooner Cove, Nanoose Bay, you will love the Commercial Street. The Commercial Street is a six-block stretch in Nanaimo where you can find numerous shops, galleries, cafes, and restaurants. 

Plot

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Chesapeake Shores by Hallmark Channel is a family drama about Abby O’Brien-Winters, the eldest daughter, high-powered career woman, divorced mother of two, who returns to her hometown to deal with her family, ex-boyfriend, career, and divorce. The show explored how the O’Brien family navigated around each other, conflicts, their careers, and relationships minus sex, violence, gossiping, backstabbing, which majority of the shows have these days.

The characters

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If you love family characters, you will surely love those who are in Chesapeake Shores. Swoon as Kevin O’Brien brings his A-game in uniform as former US army medic. Jess O’Brien, the youngest among the siblings manages the family inn. She’s vibrant, honest, and fights for what she wants. You would also love Bree, the writer in the family and Abby, the eldest.

Music and writing

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As in any series, the soundtrack may make or break the whole thing. Another thing that makes Chesapeake Shores worth watching is how Trace Riley and band create their music and pursue their dream of making it “big” in the music industry/ The show also featured Bree and her struggle with “writer’s block” after her first play earned her glowing reviews. As a writer, sometimes all we need is an inspiration, motivation, and change of ambiance to write again.  

Love in all forms

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Photo from Hallmark Channel

Remember the shows that leave us imagining things after a couple kisses? That’s the show. But apart from romance, the show also featured parental, grandparents, and siblings love for each other, especially the family bond that can never be broken no matter how tough things get. (Read: Prayer for Family Mealtime)

The Season 5 finale of Chesapeake Shores was aired on October 17, 2021. While it left the viewers some major cliff-hangers, Hallmark hasn’t made any announcement yet on whether there will be Chesapeake Shores Season 6. 

 

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