August 12, 2013 12:00 PM

>Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove, Hallmark’s first scripted series, is set in a town so picturesque it could be a deluxe golf-course development or a vision of the afterlife. But Cove is exactly what it aspires to be—uncynical, lulling and sweet. Andie MacDowell, as the local judge, floats along, serene as a swan. []

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