Reaction Weekend

Lockdown dreaming of living in Virgin River

BY Iain Dale | tweet IainDale   /  9 January 2021

Like most people I like to find a couple of shows on Netflix or Amazon Prime to binge on. Most of my staples like House of Cards, 24, Desperate Housewives and Designated Survivor have now been discontinued, so I face the challenge of finding something new.

Somehow, this Christmas I stumbled across Virgin River, an American “feel good” series spread over two seasons and twenty episodes. It’s one of those shows where you don’t have to put much brainpower into following it, mainly because it’s got a very simple plot, and a lot of likeable characters, played by a superb cast.

It’s set in a fictional northern Californian small town called Virgin River, which appears to be located miles from anywhere in the middle of some stunning forests and mountain scenery. It has one shop, one bar, but a lot of gossips. It’s not a soap, but it could easily be turned into one as it has all the classic ingredients. It’s by no means a pacey series. If you want action, and loudness, this is not the series for you. But if you want something simple, uncomplicated and rather charming and unchallenging, then give it a try.


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