Early Review: Hallmark’s EVERY SECOND COUNTS

Every Second Counts - Stephen Collins and Magda Apanowicz

It’s time for a new Hallmark movie.

EVERY SECOND COUNTS premieres Saturday, July 12, at 9pm on the Hallmark channel.

The movie tells the story of Brooke Preston (played by Magda Apanowicz from Kyle XY), a 17 year-old girl, who competes in the highly-skilled sport of team penning. Her father, Joe (played by Stephen Collins from 7th Heaven) loves to watch her compete and thinks that she could become a champion, just like he could have, if it wasn’t for an injury that forced him to retire.

But while he dreams of competition for Brooke, she dreams of going to college and becoming a veterinarian. Unfortunately, some events change both their plans when the family is in danger of losing their home. Brooke is left with the hard decision of taking things into her own hands to save the day.

I will start by saying that this is a perfect family movie. I actually watched it with my mom when she was in town and we both really enjoyed it. It is by far one of the best Hallmark movies I have seen lately.

I do have to warn you that it is a typical Hallmark movie, where everything is “happy” and “sweet,” you get the picture, but since I am a sucker for these cute, sweet, simple (ok fine, corny) stories, it was perfect for me.

Every Second Counts - Magda Apanowicz and Stephen Collins

And so for those who love to watch Hallmark movies, I think you will enjoy this one very much. The story is well written, showing the conflict that Brooke faces between what she wants and what she has to do. Plus it was so much fun to see Magda Apanowicz play a character that is so different from her character, Andy, on Kyle XY.

As for Stephen Collins, I think this part fits him well. Actually it’s not too different from his character on 7th Heaven.

Overall, I enjoyed the movie from beginning to end and there might even have been a few tears (God I’m such a girl when I watch movies, ha!).

And so remember to watch Every Second Counts on Saturday July 12 at 9pm on the Hallmark Channel.