Since cancelling cable, Philip and I have found some fantastic movies and television shows that we previously probably never would have given a second look.
One of the gems that we found is "Call the Midwife" on PBS.
|Photo from PBS.org|
We've all heard that "truth is stranger than fiction." Knowing that the show is based Jennifer Worth's memoir makes the characters and their stories even more powerful. The memoir was previously published as The Midwife and is now titled Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times.
|Call the Midwife cover image from Amazon.com|
In my opinion, "Call the Midwife" is one of the few shows on television that:
- Convincingly and beautifully develops its characters
- Conveys their wide range of emotions
- Shares the gut-wrenching stories without being vulgar or explicit
Once you've seen a few episodes, take this fun "Which Midwife Are You?" quiz! Are you Jenny, Chummy, Trixie, or Cynthia? Apparently I'm Cynthia Miller. Which Midwife Are You?
|"Cynthia Miller" photo from PBS|