Streaming Saturday: Sweet Magnolias

 

We all love books here, but I thought I might start dedicating some posts on Saturdays to highlight one of my other loves – TV!

What I’m watching

Brooke Elliott, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, and Heather Headley in Sweet Magnolias (2020)
 
Sweet Magnolias on Netflix. There is 1 season with 10 episodes so far. It has not been officially renewed for season 2 yet. It’s based on the book series by Sherryl Woods
 
Centers on three South Carolina women, best friends since high school, as they shepherd each other through the complexities of romance, career, and family.

Why I’m Watching

I’ve been hearing good things about this show. I haven’t read the books it’s based on, but I’ve enjoyed another tv series based on books by the same author (Chesapeake Shores on Hallmark) so I decided to give it a try. I’ve seen it compared to Hallmark shows, but I would say it’s slightly too racy for Hallmark – though still pretty tame by any other standard. I think it took a couple episodes to really find it’s groove, but after a bit of a rough start, I ended up really enjoying it. It was cheesy at times, but I liked the romance and the friendships of the central three characters. I think a lot of the storylines are relatable and despite a cliched cliffhanger ending, I am really hoping it’s renewed for a second season. 

Watch If You Like…

Chesapeake Shores (tv show)

Hart of Dixie (tv show)

Black Dog Bay series by Beth Kendrick (books)

What are you streaming right now?

13 thoughts on “Streaming Saturday: Sweet Magnolias

  1. I watched Netflix’s take on Virgin River and really liked it, I’ll be putting Sweet Magnolias on my watch list. 😀

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