Dolly Parton's Heartstrings: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
Dolly Parton's Heartstrings

Critics Consensus

As unique as Dolly herself, Heartstrings' many tales of heartache and love don't always play, but strong performances and a sense of tension should be enough for fans of music and melodramaalike.

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Critic Ratings: 12

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User Ratings: 46

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Air date: Nov 22, 2019

Based on Dolly Parton's Grammy award-winning classic, "Jolene" tells the story of an unexpected friendship between two very different women who find themselves part of the iconic love triangle, ultimately impacting each other's lives in profound ways.

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Air date: Nov 22, 2019

A family's lifetime of secrets come bursting out during a chaotic and comedic New Year's Eve wedding weekend. Will they make it to witness the "I do's" without killing one another?

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Air date: Nov 22, 2019

After receiving invitations to the 70th birthday party of their decades-long estranged father, three disparate siblings converge on a Mississippi farm where they test the bonds of blood and issues of faith, all to confront the sins of their father.

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Air date: Nov 22, 2019

Two stories -- one past, one present -- about the power of unconditional love between a girl and her dog, and that same girl, now grown, who questions what her life means and who she can truly count on when faced with her greatest fear.

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Air date: Nov 22, 2019

After being shunned by her pious widowed father, a pregnant teenager finds support at a home for unwed mothers, where she hopes for the safe return, of the young man she loves, from the Vietnam War.

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Air date: Nov 22, 2019

The story of two hometown sweethearts as they move through love, loss, and hope for the future.

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Air date: Nov 22, 2019

In the 1880s, a feisty young woman trapped in a mundane existence dreams of more, until a seductive outlaw pulls her into the adventure of a lifetime.

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Air date: Nov 22, 2019

A big-city lawyer comes home to TN to convince an alleged "witch" (Old Bones) to sell her land to a mining company. She wrestles with her past and the future of the town.

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Cast & Crew

Dolly Parton
Herself
Melissa Leo
Amelia Meegers
Sarah Shahi
Lucy Jane
Holly Taylor
Delilah Covern
Kathleen Turner
Miss Mary Shaw
Willa Fitzgerald
Maddie Hawkins
Shane McGhie
Lincoln Dollarhyde
David Denman
Deke Fletcher
Robert Taylor
Rev. Covern
Andy Mientus
Tyler Meegers
Bellamy Young
Myrna Jorgensen
Tom Brittney
Young Logan
Delta Burke
Ellie Holder
Mary Lane Haskell
Helen Cunningham
Sam Haskell
Executive Producer
Dolly Parton
Executive Producer
Patrick Sean Smith
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Dolly Parton's Heartstrings Season 1

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

Heartstrings is an acquired taste, it's true. But [Dolly] Parton herself is a universally adored figure that you wish were available to call you sugar and sing you a lullaby as you softly cry yourself to sleep for the 280th time this year.

Nov 25, 2019 | Full Review…

What the scripts lack, the actors try to make up for with wry looks, lip-biting and - if trying to be sexy - constant gentle undulation. But everything is terrible, and not even bad enough to be good.

Nov 23, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

...immaculate, polished, freshly varnished sets...

Nov 22, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Heartstrings is a great conceit tangled up in a cheap execution. By stretching Parton's songs beyond their breaking point, and stuffing the minutes with tangential fluff, the producers end up softening the impact of her heartbreaking stories.

Nov 20, 2019 | Full Review…

"Heartstrings" walks an interesting tightrope in these politically fraught times.

Nov 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Not without moments of charm, each episode makes one wish they had just listened to her greatest hits on Spotify instead.

Jan 12, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

I couldn't stomach it, though I think in its middle-of-the-road approach to cozy life lessons, the show is doing exactly what it intends to do.

Dec 23, 2019 | Full Review…

The most objectionable thing about Dolly Parton's Heartstrings is its length. There is no good reason why even an excellent show adapted from three-minute-long country songs would need to have 80-minute long episodes.

Nov 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Dolly Parton's Heartstrings won't be the most revolutionary drama anthology you've seen, but it's well-acted and a fine series to warm your heart on a cold winter day.

Nov 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Compelling, dramatic tales bring iconic song lyrics to life.

Nov 21, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's a bit pat, and it's definitely too long, but Turner is warm and peppery, Goodwin is likable, and by end of it, I admit it -- I was reaching for the tissues.

Dec 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, what ended up happening is that the acting was so stilted and the dialogue so terrible that it reminded me of a really crappy episode of Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction, or basically any show where a crime is reenacted poorly.

Dec 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Dolly Parton's Heartstrings: Season 1

  • Mar 15, 2020
    Love it want a seson 2
  • Feb 13, 2020
    This show took me on an emotional roller coaster. It made me fall in love with Dolly all over again.
  • Jan 14, 2020
    Beautiful movies of Dolly's Parton songs amazing story telling. Waiting for Season 2
  • Dec 29, 2019
    Honestly too contrived and obvious. Nothing was left to the imagination.
  • Dec 29, 2019
    I loved most of the stories. It's definitely the type of show you have to be in the mood for; it is called "Heartstrings" after all. The style and acting remind me of a show or movie you'd see on the Lifetime or the Hallmark channels. Overall, was cute, especially if you're a Dolly Parton fan like I am.
  • Dec 16, 2019
    The best show I've seen all year! Every single episode made me laugh and made me cry, and it's the perfect show to watch with your family this holiday season. Everyone should watch this amazing show! Dolly Parton is an angel among us.
  • Dec 15, 2019
    Oh Dolly, I do love you, but this was Hallmark on Prozac. Not good not good not good. No heart, no soul, no ooomph! None of what makes Dolly, and her songs, so unique.
  • Dec 10, 2019
    Family Entertainment developed from Lyrics of an American Songwriter,.. Great cinematography, Nice Cast,.. Definite 5 Stars...
  • Dec 06, 2019
    I really loved this series, it was fun and heartwarming each story was unique and better than the last.
  • Dec 01, 2019
    Muito legal. Várias Histórias emocionantes. Recomendo. Espero a 2 Temporada.

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