I LOVE period television shows. Shows like “Downton Abbey” and “Call the Midwife” are my bread and butter. I have discovered a new show, however, a Canadian series called “Bomb Girls”, focusing on four women from very different backgrounds who work in the Victory Munitions factory making bombs. They put their lives into each other’s hands every day as they work in this highly explosive (heh) environment, dealing with not only each other, their own secrets, and the sharp lines of class distinction, but also with the worries of the overseas family members they are working so hard to help with their bombs.
I love all of the characters, such heartfelt, feeling women. Women who are deeply human, struggling to do jobs for which they are often considered ill-suited, being the breadwinners for their families, protecting their children, living up to their ideals, and doing their best to make a difference in a world gone mad. I watched the entire first season in one evening.
I love the style, I love the setting, I love the music. It’s just a great show all around. I can’t wait to start season 2. 🙂