Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Cutting Cable Pick of the Week: Call The Midwife

{No Spoilers!}

Set in 1950s East London, Call The Midwife follows the early life of midwife Jenny Lee.  The show is based on the book, her memoir, with a grown Jenny narrating the show.

Jenny comes from a posh up bringing so a life in East London is an eye opening experience for her.  Though I throughly enjoyed the show and it kept me coming back for more, I've never disliked a main character more.

Jenny hardly ever has a true smile on her face which makes you think, why is she even choosing to do this job?  She never seems like she is enjoying what she does, when she says that she does, I cannot believe her.

I find myself connecting more with other characters and rooting for their success more than Jenny's.  Here is a bit of a spoiler:  Jenny's relationship with her good friend Jimmy is one example.  He is the sweet, kind and adorable friend of Jenny since childhood.  He has pinned after her for a long time, but she is stuck on a married man.  When Jimmy finally moves on, Jenny is upset?..but I cannot feel bad for her after two seasons of him waiting.  I am glad he finally found some happiness and someone who cares for him like he deserves.

Two of my favorite characters are Chummy, who is a lovely and caring person, and my favorite story line had to be Sister Bernadette!

Overall I like and recommend the show.  I would love to know how others who have watched the show feel about Jenny's character!  Is it just me?!  Let me know in the comments below!  You can see all my Cutting Cable recommendations HERE!

14 comments:

  1. I've never heard of this show before, but I love anything based in that time era! I'll have to add this to my list.

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    1. Kyla, awesome, thank you, let me know what you think! xo

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  2. I've watched it on tv and I liked os much the show. I'm agree with you, I felt sad for the boy because he was a great and so sweet.

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    1. Thank you for the comment! Can't wait for season 3! xo

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  3. I have heard about this because I love Miranda Hart. I've been looking for a new show right now and am definitely going to try it!

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    1. Thank you let me know what you think!! xo

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  4. I love Call The Midwife. Chummy is the best! I absolutely loved her storyline in the second series.

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    1. Chummy is so sweet, the S2 finale had me in tears! xo

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  5. You are not alone in disliking Jenny! I love the show, but find her really unlikable - especially when it comes to her romantic relationships. But I adore Chummy & pretty much every other character, so I still really love the show.

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    1. Thank you Kerry, I was hoping I wasn't alone! Still great show though :) xo

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  6. I finally watched the first season on Netflix and I love this show! Jenny is not so bad but I would catch myself yelling at the TV because of her. I love everyone else on the show especially Chummy! I need to start on season 2!!

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    1. Usagi, yes I yell & roll my eyes at her! LOL Great show tho, enjoy S2! xo

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  7. I love the show. Chummy is my fave, but the whole cast is so loveable

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