TV review by Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Tween-friendly Canadian drama with horses, heartbreak.

UPtv Drama 2007

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 48 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 86 reviews

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age 9+

Good but only one thing

This show is a very good show! It is an awesome drama! The only thing wrong with it is well, I am a Christian and do everything I can to find something appropriate to watch. But a lot of times they say oh my “God.” I don’t like to even write that but I needed everyone to know. This probably won’t affect anyone else like it does me, but if you’re a Christian than you should be able to understand!! Other than that everything is great!!

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Too much swearing
7 people found this helpful.
age 10+

Very Secular

I realize that Heartland is a Canadian show, and that religion in Canada has seen better days, but it seems to me that Heartland goes out of its way to remove any belief of or turning to God from their scripts. For instance, when Tim is in fear of dying, he turns to a shaman's amulet. They have "naming ceremonies"instead of Christenings. They get married in a Church, but apparently that is the only time the characters ever attend a Church, and the ceremonies are almost secular. When Ty is dying in Mongolia, why didn't Amy at least pray for him? It's as if God doesn't exist for Heartlanders, but shamans are okay! Some of the cleavage in dress (especially with Lou) is over done (she's on a Ranch not running a brothel). All and all it's a fair secular show (too much with the horses running in circles for me), but it's interesting. However, if your looking for something reflecting Christian morality, look elsewhere. Those producing the show are apparently without any Christian leanings at all and it shows.
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