Thursday, May 15, 2014

Call The Midwife - Season 3




The season finale of Call the Midwife on PBS airs this Sunday and from all the previews I have read it definitely will require a box of tissues at hand. This is a wonderful show and I must admit that I enjoy it as much, if not more than Downton Abbey. The characters are interesting and with the absence of Nurse Lee in a few episodes ( and maybe in future seasons?) the other nurses have been able to shine. And as always, the stories of the expectant mothers bring the drama and true heart to the series with their struggles in bringing new life into the poverty of London's East End.

The time period is also an interesting one. In 1959, it was a peaceful era; over 10 years removed from the war years and headed into the changes that the tumultuous 1960's would bring. The dresses are beautiful with their nipped in waists and full skirts and the music lends a romantic feel to the nurse's date nights.

I wonder sometimes why this series is not as popular as Downton Abbey and I think it doesn't have the melodrama and larger than life characters that sustain Downton. Call the Midwife is a quieter show, the stories are about women, with the men being secondary characters. It shows, through the miracle of childbirth, that it is the strength of women that hold the families together, along with the care and concern of the nurses at Nonnatus House.

Happy Thursday!



  1. I have obviously been under a rock. Had not heard of this show. We don't watch a lot of TV, and when we do it is our usual handful of favorite shows (mostly cooking).

  2. I love Call the Midwife. Every week seems to bring tears and smiles all in one show!

  3. I've NEVER heard of it - sounds wonderful and I'll definitely be on the lookout for it now - t.v. is so horrible that I get very excited when good shows come on -
    Which day does it air?
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. I am definitely going to check this out. Sounds right up my alley. Thanks for the tip, Vicki!

  5. I enjoy Sundays shows try to never miss the Midwifes and Saturdays are good . That is about all the shows I watch anymore.

  6. You almost make me miss having a television; this series sounds like it would be my cup of tea!

  7. Vicki, I love this show! And the narration at the end of the show always has me reaching for a tissue. It's one of those rare shows that draw you in and make you feel a part of it, as if you really know these people!

  8. I need to watch this...someday! Maybe the library has the first season?

  9. I love this show, love Downton, which I binge watched after Christmas. Then I got hooked on Mr. Selfridge, another Masterpiece production and just as good as the others!

  10. I remember when you mentioned this series before . . . probably last year at this time.
    I have not watched it, I must try and watch the previous episodes and tape this finale . . .
    It sounds very good . . .

  11. Ooh, I can't wait! I just wish there were more!

  12. Hi Vicki, This sounds like a great series and a nice alternative to Downton Abby. Thanks for the review! Enjoy your Friday ~ xxleslie

  13. I've watched this series since the first is absolutely wonderful. And yes, last night was a sad episode with Nurse Lee leaving, but the good news is season four is in the works. Any one interested in catching up - your local library usually has the first two seasons.

  14. I had recorded the shows this year as I am staying a lot with my Mom. She has inoperable cancer and all of us are trying to be with her as much as possible. Needless to say, the last episode had me in tears from half way through to the end. Watching that episode and then the season finale of NCIS was almost more than I could bear. But a good cry is said to be good for you. Right?



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