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Dolly Parton's Heartstrings: Season 1 (2019)



Critic 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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Eight stories celebrating family, faith, forgiveness and more come to life in this series inspired by Dolly Parton's iconic country music catalog.


Sarah Shahi
as Lucy Jane
Melissa Leo
as Amelia Meegers
Gerald McRaney
as Tom Freeman
Holly Taylor
as Delilah ‘Dee’ Covern
Kathleen Turner
as Mary Shaw aka Old Bones
Ray McKinnon
as Roy Meegers
Delta Burke
as Ellie Holder
Shane Paul McGhie
as Lincoln Dollarhyde
Andy Mientus
as Tyler Meegers
Robert Taylor (VII)
as Reverend Covern
David Denman
as Deke Fletche
Mac Davis
as Reverend Riggs
Bellamy Young
as Myrna Jorgensen
Katie Stevens
as Lee Meegers
Brooke Elliott
as Nancy Bridges
Camryn Manheim
as Mrs. Grover
Vanessa Rubio
as Cimmaron
Mary Lane Haskell
as Mrs. Cunningham
Tim Reid
as Kendal Hooks
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Critic Reviews for Dolly Parton's Heartstrings: Season 1

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

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

November 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.

January 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.

December 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.

November 22, 2019 | Full Review…

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.

November 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.

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