I am always so behind on what’s currently on TV. Season 3 of Call the Midwife is almost done and I’m just now watching the new episodes back-to-back on PBS online to catch up. I love this series because 1) it’s based on a true story, and 2) they don’t feel the need to have and over-arching villain trying to destroy the people around them. Instead, this group of women strive to find their inner strengths so they can pull together, and sometimes pull apart and pull together again to deal with the problems and difficulties around them. In this season’s opener, the nuns and midwives of Nonnatus House move into their new digs since their original home was crumbling and condemned by the government.
The original cast is joined by a new sister, Sister Winifred, a somewhat innocent and warm-hearted young nun from the Mother House, and a new mid-wife, Nurse Patsy.Nurse Trixie gets a new, mod-looking bob, although I’ll miss her darling pin curls.
The vintage style dresses, even though most of them are on women in advanced stages of pregnancy, are such a source of fascination for me. I have got to see if there is an interview somewhere on the web with the fashion designer of the show.
The good news is that Call the Midwife will be back for a fourth season. The sad news is Nurse Jenny Lee (Jessica Raine) will be exiting the series. Nurse Lee is the character who first introduced us to Poplar in the poverty-stricken East End and whose voice opens and closes each episode. I’m curious to see how the show will evolve.