Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Heartland is a family-friendly Canadian soap opera that centers on the life of a young horsewoman and her family. The show's focus is on family and hard work, but there are also story lines about things like death, abuse, and divorce. There's some romance, but nothing really sexual. Rough moments (car accidents, punching) are rarely bloody. Teen drinking and smoking is sometimes visible. It's not meant for young kids, but most older tweens will be able to handle it.
Some kissing and innuendo, but nothing too sexual.
A parent dies. Car accidents, scarred horses, and thrown punches. Little blood or injuries shown.
Family, healing, relationships, love, and the importance of home are all themes. Death, abuse, and divorce are also discussed.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Adult and underage drinking (beer) and cigarette smoking visible; the behavior isn't viewed as positive.