The End of an Era


The first sign of danger was when it moved from NBC to the Hallmark Channel last year.  Then Hallmark cut her programming from 8 hours to 5.  And now, the end.  Martha’s show has been cancelled.

The news makes me sad. We all know Martha has an impressive work ethic.  What I love about her show –whether I watched it or not, and yes, I’m part of the problem–is that it is an ode to hard work.  Martha and her team conceive elaborate, beautiful sets and walk viewers through complicated recipes and crafts. In our tweet and app-happy society, their careful workmanship and commitment to excellence is inspiring.

Plus, Martha returned from prison a no-holds-barred flirt!  You can see some of her lady sparkle in these clips and in any re-run featuring SNL’s Seth Meyers.  The two of them have unexpected and adorable chemistry.

So tell me, did you watch Martha?  Will you miss it?

Have a wonderful weekend!

9 Comments on The End of an Era

  1. Jodi
    January 7, 2012 at 8:29 am (11 years ago)

    It’s a sad day indeed. I look forward to seeing what she has planned for the next phase of her career.

  2. Monica Wolfe
    January 7, 2012 at 11:08 am (11 years ago)

    Why is it that we realize how precious something was only once it is gone?
    I will miss the show.

  3. Sarah
    January 7, 2012 at 10:33 pm (11 years ago)

    @Jodi, I’m curious as well!

  4. Sarah
    January 7, 2012 at 10:33 pm (11 years ago)

    @Monica, me too!

  5. Mary Sullivan
    January 8, 2012 at 8:29 pm (11 years ago)

    Sarah, You and Lydia understand the hard work involved in creating as Martha has done. I applaud her courage and spirit.

  6. DeskSnacker
    January 9, 2012 at 8:26 am (11 years ago)

    What?! Noooo. I had no idea. Sad, but strange. What do you think is going to replace it? I feel like everyone knows Martha.

  7. Sarah
    January 9, 2012 at 11:29 am (11 years ago)

    @Mary. Thank you for the compliment. I applaud Martha too. She’s one in a million.

  8. Sarah
    January 9, 2012 at 11:30 am (11 years ago)

    @Desksnacker, Just visited your site. What a brilliant concept! Looking forward to seeing more.

  9. Reni
    March 19, 2012 at 12:57 pm (11 years ago)

    Ohhh, this is sad. I watched the show online, but after they moved it to the Hallmark Channel I could`t follow. I already miss the show very much.

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