I think it is absurd for an adult woman who did not actually win a pageant to be traipsing around town in a ridiculous red poufy skirt and a giant sash that reads "Queen" and to wear a silly tiara day after day through town. I just couldn't not get past Beth, the lead female's get up. Cringe-fest. Her feisty nature cannot be taken seriously with the way she looks.
Beth has a pretty main streak. Putting Jason on a horse in front of the photographer knowing that he didn't know how to ride a horse. Of course he shouldn't have gotten on the horse but still, she set it up. Not nice, gal! He could have been very seriously injured.
She spurned his kiss twice, once in full view of everyone. If he was really as famous as he is supposed to be, there would be paparazzi everywhere and of course, his humiliation would be complete.
Such sacrilege. To rewrite the words of 'When the Saints go Marching In', to some drivel about "Oh when the Strawberry Fest in town". Seriously?! There should be limits to what is done whether this song is viewed as a Jazz or Gospel song or a pop version by Bruce Springsteen. All that greatness gone to the strawberries. Horrible. And the new lyrics didn't even fit the tune!
The music the entire show was weak and without subtitles, it is hard to understand anything Jason Keith is singing. Beth should have been the star singer instead, at least we can hear what she is singing and her voice sounds a lot better.
I think they should have given Jason Keith a bit of a stubble so he didn't look so baby face and end up looking younger than Beth. Characterisation wise, he vacillates between stuck up, insecure, friendly, unfriendly, charming, jerk ... it is like a show about a man who has multiple personalities! Actually, Beth also comes across as having a multiple personality issue - sarcastic, tragic, sweet, sour ... just add fish.
The story line felt very tired and lacked the usual Hallmark charm so the minutes dragged on and on. Ended up not rooting for any of the lead characters because there were too many personalities being played out and neither of them were charming for more than 5 minutes for a stretch and we know nothing much about the background and history of the two lead characters from start to finish.
I wouldn't recommend anybody spend time watching this show.