MY HOMETOWN - (40x24 min) by Canadian Poet Jean Mercier
"As enjoyable as it is educational, My Hometown is a delightful, timeless and quality series that offers young viewers a very engaging and positive viewing experience."
Michelle Lee, Director of Programming & Acquisitions, PERALTA COLLEGE TV
"Two wings up"... from Angels on Earth!
MY HOMETOWN, a series produced and directed by Jean Mercier from Montreal epitomizes the very qualities that we all aspire to.. fairness, empathy, honesty, inspired creativity and respect. This successful television series captures a Rockwellian Disney'esque essence that will provide quality family entertainment and a genuine positive viewing experience! The values integrated into the series' storylines are timeless and should be a 'must watch' for all families seeking viable alternatives to the shallow media fare so prolific in today's content. I rate MY HOMETOWN "two wings up" ...from angels on Earth!
Dale E. Taylor , Former VP Programming & Production, YTV CANADA
In this episode: • family heritage • memories • responsibilities for actions
Thomas is shocked when he discovers that not only his grandmother's house is being sold, but all her furniture too. He wants to save her old rocking chair for himself, but problems are coming his way...
In this episode: • accepting oneself and others • family support • dealing with change • dealing with conflict • safety awareness
Cousin Alex comes to live with the Thompson Family. Thomas' initial excitement dulls quickly when Alex's competitive spirit makes Thomas feel inadequate.
In this episode: • honouring commitments • valuing others • cooperation • sibling relationships
Thomas' interest in magic leads him to promise a magic show to the local hospital. Tracy wants to play along, but she is such a pain. Or is she, really?
In this episode: • valuing individual differences • peer pressure • self esteem
Thomas is talked into running for President of the Student Council. Swept by the attention the limelight offers, he realizes that one needs more than ideas to really make a difference. Eddie proves to be a solid al...
In this episode: • family changes • love and commitments • sickness • family loyalty
Simon has invited Thomas for an NHL hockey game, but his mother has planned a birthday party for his uncle George on the very same day! Why now? Well, perhaps later won't do for this time around. Here comes a...
In this episode: • true friends • true feelings • changing nature of relationships
Lisa develops a crush on Brad, the captain of the football team and eagerly wants to attend the high school dance in the hope to win his heart. Her parents say she is too young but she schemes a plan and goes an...
In this episode: • consequences of gossip • looking for truth *poetry *heritage
A heritage project leads Thomas and his friends to explore the mysterious story of the local "haunted house" and the two old ladies who lived there in isolation. Will truth finally have get the final word?
In this episode: • friendship • self-esteem • peer pressure • changes in relationships
Simon feels left out as he hasn't identified things he really likes yet. He finally achieves a sense of belonging when he excels at track and makes the team. Will the meaning of friendship as our friends kno...
MY HOMETOWN - Episode 14 - Unforgettable Remembrance Day / Veteran's Day Episode
In this episode: • life’s cycles • loneliness • giving time to others • valuing the elderly • civic responsibility in the context of Remembrance Day/War Veteran’s Day
Teachers can also use any or all episodes in the classroom with a normal rental.