Review: Call the Midwife

This show was recommended by a family member. I was hesitant to watch it because I was not sure if I wanted to see women giving birth all the time. I also did not think it was going to be that good because there were already so many medical shows out there. But boy was I glad I decided to give it a try.

This is so different from shows like General Hospital, The Good Doctor and Grey’s Anatomy. Don’t even get me started on Grey’s Anatomy. Those shows are good drama but they get repetitive and predictable sometimes. There are too many annoying characters and, let’s face it, they are far from accurate. Call the Midwife gives us a glimpse of what it was like as a nurse midwife in the 50s in London’s East End. It is an accurate account of what the nurses had to do and what patients were like back then. The characters in the show are vibrant and full of life. They are not like the cookie cutter characters in other shows because they were based on actual people. The stories in each episode were taken from real accounts. 

This show definitely tugs on the heart strings because it was life in a very poor area of London. People lived in conditions we can’t even imagine.

If you aren’t squeamish about birth this is the show for you. I highly recommend it. 

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