Trevor Donovan plays a world champion skier who has been injured and struggling to return to form. His coach does not think he is ready yet, so he goes back home to the ski lodge his parents own. there he meets old friend Kayla who has dreams of becoming a premier coach and who is willing to coach him for the Winter Classic. It’s a win-win!
This sounds a little boring but excellent acting, a good script, and perfect casting make this well worth watching. I loved Kayla played by Charlotte Sullivan. She had the beauty queen look, which I usually don’t like, but her personality and acting rose above it. Trevor Donovan is not usually a fave but as a jock, he is perfectly cast. Hallmark went out of their box with the big smooch a little over halfway through instead of the last minute. They declared their love for each other with 45 minutes to go. There was no misunderstanding to be cleared up in the 4th act. The girl was upfront about pursuing her dream and leaving him and he was supportive. It all worked out, of course with her doing that and a happy love-ending. Well done Hallmark. Please keep listening to your loyal viewers by continuing to break out of the tired formula. Also great ski scenes and scenery.
January 17, 2021