Hope Island (TV series)

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Hope Island
Hope Island TV Title Screenshot.jpg
Genre Family Drama
Created by Mary Hanes
Jason Milligan
Starring Cameron Daddo
Suki Kaiser
Duncan Fraser
Haig Sutherland
David Lewis
Country of origin  United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 22
Production
Executive producer(s) Mary Hanes
Location(s) Britannia Beach, British Columbia, Canada
Running time 60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel PAX TV
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original run September 12, 1999 – April 3, 2000

Hope Island is an American television show that originally aired on PAX TV in the 1999-2000 season. It was based on Ballykissangel, a popular drama that aired on the BBC One.

The series ran for 22 episodes, and focused on the residents of Hope Island, a small island in the Pacific Northwest with a population of 1,998.

Summary[edit]

Hope Island revolves around the residents of the island, which is located in the Pacific Northwest off the coast of Washington.

Daniel Cooper, a newly ordained minister, is called to the island to fix up and restart an old church that has been empty and neglected for 30 years. Upon arriving, Daniel finds the situation is not quite what he expected it to be, and he struggles knowing if he should stay or not. However, the quirky residents of the island quickly grow on him, and he soon becomes an invaluable member of the community.

With a large ensemble cast, Hope Island is full of quirky and lovable characters. There's Alex Stone, the cynical local Widow's Walk Restaurant/Inn owner, and her son Dylan, who attends the Hope Island Elementary School. Town mayor Brian Brewster always has some outlandish scheme up his sleeve, and his mysterious side-kick Nub Flanders is always there to help. Ruby and Bonita (the mother and daughter who own the general store), haven't spoken to each other in 17 years. Daughter of the mayor, Molly Brewster is a lifelong island native, and her boyfriend Kevin Mitchum is the islands only police officer (who rarely deals with anything worse than a missing autographed picture). These are just a few of the many people on the island.

Hope Island explores an array of family-oriented themes including the challenges of raising children, maintaining a sense of family, love, greed, loyalty and fighting for ones faith and beliefs, among others.... The series boasts a rich and colorful cast of characters, whose grit and individuality lead to strong drama and whimsical comedy."[1]

Cast[edit]

  • Cameron Daddo as Rev. Daniel Cooper
  • Suki Kaiser as Alex Stone
  • Duncan Fraser as Brian Brewster
  • Haig Sutherland as Nub Flanders
  • Allison Hossack as Molly Brewster
  • David Lewis as Kevin Mitchum
  • Matthew Walker as Father Mac
  • Beverly Elliot as Bonita Vasquez
  • Gina Stockdale as Ruby Vasquez
  • Brian Jenson as Boris Obolenski
  • Max Peters as Dylan Stone
  • Veena Sood as Callie Pender

Episode List[edit]

  1. Look One Way and Row Another
  2. Each Tub Must Stand On Its Own Bottom
  3. It Takes a Voyage to Learn
  4. Dear, Dear Bread and Beer, if I Were Rich, I Wouldn't Be Here
  5. The Whole Kettle of Fish
  6. In a Bit of a Tight
  7. You Can't Look at the Sea Without Wishing for Wings
  8. From Stern to Stern
  9. Sailing Under False Colors
  10. Ships That Pass In The Night
  11. Red Sky at Morning, Sailor Take Warning
  12. Batten Down The Hatches
  13. Don't Give Up the Ship
  14. Twenty Sailors Around a Buttonhole
  15. A Sailor Who's Lost His Leg Doesn't Miss His Boot
  16. Everyone Must Row with the Oar He Has
  17. Promises Made in a Storm Are Forgotten on a Calm Sea (1)
  18. New Skies Call for New Duties (2)
  19. A Rising Tide Takes All Boats
  20. Never Burn Your Tongue on the Admiral's Broth
  21. It Blew So Hard It Took Two Men to Hold One Man's Hair On
  22. Abandon Ship

Awards[edit]

The "Young Artist Awards" nominated[2] Hope Island for the following awards:

Best Family TV Drama Series
Best Performance in a TV Drama Series, Supporting Young Actor - Max Peters

The following episodes were recognized by "Prism Awards", (an organization that is "designed to recognize the accurate depiction of drug, alcohol, and tobacco use and addiction."[3])

"Ships that Pass in the Night" - received a Prism Commendation
"It Takes a Voyage to Learn" - received a Prism Certificate of Merit

References[edit]

  1. ^ Film & TV - Hope Island - JasonMilligan.org
  2. ^ 21st Annual Young Artist Awards 1998-1999 - YoungArtistAwards.org
  3. ^ Prism Awards

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