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First impressions , it's fantastic !,
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This review is from: Call the Midwife - Series 1 [DVD] (DVD)
I will update this review as the series continues but felt I needed to say something after the first episode last night.
I haven't read the books so can't compare them but I have just ordered them so we will see, the programme itself though was fantastic, just my kind of thing, I love period drama's and though this is set much later than what I usually go for, I loved it.
I found the subject of midwifery and family life in the east end in the 1950's very interesting and along with a great cast, the detail of knowledge made this riveting viewing .
After just one of the six episodes I have pre-ordered the Dvd , something I would never normally do , hopefully the first class drama continues.
*UPDATE* Episode 2 had a slightly different feel to the first but new character Chummy Browne (Miranda Hart) was a great addition and there were some good storylines, particularly the prostitution/adoption one which was heartbreaking.
Episode 3 wasn't as good as the first two but there was alot more development of individual characters and the two main storylines were quite emotional.
I can't wait until next sunday, I just wish there were more than six episodes.
Episode 4 and 5 were the best yet as the series hits it's stride and all the characters have had their introductions, it's a shame there's only one more to go, the good news is, there is to be a second series.
The series finished with a great episode which tied up some loose ends but left room for the next series. This really was a fantastic programme, just up my street .
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Initial post: 17 Jan 2012 23:26:10 GMT
I have read all the books, I found it funny, sad and compelling to read..I could not put it down once I started as you had to find out what happened next... and would recommend to read them all. the 'In the Workhouse' was so sad, I cried buckets in some parts of how the people suffered in there...it looks as if the series will be very enjoyable to watch too...
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jun 2012 21:37:52 BDT
I thought the series was very well done, we loved it and I have just started reading the first book and can't put it down. The series follows the book really closely, for instance when they go down to Brighton for a swim and Jenny has an asthma attack and with the description of "Lady Chatterley (the car). Can't wait for the next series.
In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jan 2014 21:34:42 GMT
Julian of Norwich says:
I just finished the book--I could not put it down--and am now ordering series one and two. Thankful for an all-regions player--I live in the US--as the two season DVD is MUCH cheaper in the UK, even with shipping and the dollar/pound difference. When I encountered Chummy, I could only visualize Miranda Hart in the role. She is Chummy to her back teeth--the height, the awkwardness, the eagerness-to-please, the posh accent. But I did not know she actually was. Perfect casting! My heart is dancing with joy. Anyone else would have been a letdown.
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