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Call the Midwife

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rebecca
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Call the Midwife

Post by rebecca » Wed March 28th, 2012, 1:17 am

I just finished watching 'Call the Midwife' and I have to say it is one of the best drama's I have seen in quite a while. It is a mixture of humour and pathos which is handled so well that at one minute you're laughing and the next minute you have tears in your eyes. There were a couple of episodes where I did reach for the tissue box, because the storylines was so moving, without being gimmicky.

I also loved the gritty earthiness of the East end wives and how they coped in a time where going to the hospital was almost unheard of and there was no contraception.

I also loved the involvement of the nuns, who added a compassionate look at the human condition, whilst keeping their feet firmly on the ground.

If you haven't seen it yet then I highly recommend it. It is a gem.

Bec :) PS: For some reason there is this notification: We are not able to dispatch this item to your default delivery address.
Thank goodness I pre-ordered it from Amazon U.K.

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Post by Amanda » Wed March 28th, 2012, 1:42 am

rebecca; wrote:
Bec :) PS: For some reason there is this notification: We are not able to dispatch this item to your default delivery address.
Thank goodness I pre-ordered it from Amazon U.K.


It really annoys me that this still happens in this day of technology. if I am not able to buy.....then I am not going to feel guilty if I download it.

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Post by rebecca » Thu March 29th, 2012, 12:19 am

[quote=""Amanda""]It really annoys me that this still happens in this day of technology. if I am not able to buy.....then I am not going to feel guilty if I download it.[/quote]

I don't blame you Amanda I find it incredibly frustrating too! As I once said when I phoned Amazon we don't live in outer Mongolia and nor do the postal workers have to climb Mt Everest...So why does it take nearly 2 months for a book to arrive on my doorstep! :rolleyes: go figure!

I'm just glad I pre-ordered it as I have with Titanic.

Good luck to you.

Bec :)

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Post by :Sarita: » Sun March 10th, 2013, 9:59 pm

Has anyone else been watching the latest series?

I fell in love with the first series, it was so beautiful and so moving, and it touched upon a time period and an aspect of life that I'm thoroughly interested in. I read the books after I'd seen it and they were even more wonderful, as you'd expect. Some of the stories are so heartbreaking, yet inspiring. I'd heartily recommend them :) Rebecca, I think you described the stories and their effect just perfectly!
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Post by rebecca » Mon March 11th, 2013, 1:15 am

[quote=""sarasarita!""]Has anyone else been watching the latest series?

I fell in love with the first series, it was so beautiful and so moving, and it touched upon a time period and an aspect of life that I'm thoroughly interested in. I read the books after I'd seen it and they were even more wonderful, as you'd expect. Some of the stories are so heartbreaking, yet inspiring. I'd heartily recommend them :) Rebecca, I think you described the stories and their effect just perfectly![/quote]

Thank you Sarasarita. :) I just looked at EZY DVD and found out it is being released here(Australia)in May. I shall be buying it! Love the show!

Becca :)

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Post by rebecca » Mon April 1st, 2013, 1:43 am

I am now watching the second season of 'Call the Midwife' and find it just as enjoyable...It's a mixture of humour and pathos without becoming too sentimental. What a tough life it was back then, it helps one to appreciate what we have now.

Bec :) For Aussies it is shown on Channel 2 on Sundays 8:30

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon April 1st, 2013, 3:52 am

We ordered seasons 1 and 2 from netflix and have been enjoying the show immensely. My friend recommends the book, so maybe I'' suggest it for my book group.

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Post by rebecca » Tue April 2nd, 2013, 1:37 am

[quote=""MLE""]We ordered seasons 1 and 2 from netflix and have been enjoying the show immensely. My friend recommends the book, so maybe I'' suggest it for my book group.[/quote]

The show is so good that I will buy the book it is based on and I think it would make great reading for a book group and perhaps make everyone appreciate what we have these days. Those ladies were certainly tough. I do wonder how much the book will differ from the TV show? I'll soon find out when I buy it next week when I go shopping again.

Bec :)

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