Call the Midwife: Season Five
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The beloved nuns and nurses of Nonnatus House return to warm your heart and care for the poorest women in London s East End, where life never stands still. A surprise pregnancy brings unexpected happiness to one mother, while Trixie discovers new purpose in life after alcohol. Could friendship blossom into something more for the vicar and Barbara? And where is Sister Monica Joan? Jenny Agutter, Pam Ferris, Miranda Hart, Judy Parfitt and Helen George star in the award-winning series, inspired by the memoirs of nurse Jennifer Worth.
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The show also deals with the uglier side of human nature - prejudice, ignorance, the above mentioned poverty, but through it all the midwives, the nuns, and the neighbors of Poplar strive to be better for themselves and for their neighbors. The time period in which the show takes place saw great change, both medically and socially, and this is very well presented with great attention to small details and in the way the actors portray their characters. This show is a history lesson of the best kind and should be required watching of all middle school girls (and boys, too, for that matter), as it deals with life, and death, and the rewards of being our "Brothers Keepers."
Though childbirth is a central theme, of course, and may be difficult for the squeamish, this is a "must see" if ever there was one. I only wish we had such a service here, now, in the good ol' USA! Can you imagine what it would mean to have nurses and physicians who actually know who you are and are willing to spend more than five minutes before they dash off to their next patient? This is a big check mark for in the box for American Universal Health!
Vannessa Redgrave is the voice of Jenny, the storyteller of what happened in her past, even though Jenny (Jessica Raine) moved on after 2014 to newer successful projects. Chummy’s gone, sadly. Returned Sisters played by Pam Ferris (“Rosemary & Thyme” –in 4 Midwife eps this time), Jenny Agutter (all eps from the 2012 beginning), & Judy Parfitt (all). The young bike-riding midwife nurse brigade includes platinum Helen George (Trix), Laura Main (Shelah), and Bryony Hannah (Cynthia). Of course they can’t function without Dr Turner (Stephen McGann).
Topics of this season include “the PILL”, lost nun, diseases from measles to cancer, smoking, thalidomide, and more, of course. Every episode has multi-plots, and health care-giver relationships. Christmas, followed by 8 more episodes, with subtitles.
My wife and I have been in love with this series since the inception in 2012. Our doctor friend, retired, even took one season on a mission trip to Central America to aid in training on midwifery. It’s a MUST OWN series, always good for second and third viewings. Nostalgia and London nursing, what’s not to like?
Season 5 was a rough one. Personally, I wish Miranda Hart was involved more. Chummy is my favorite character. I am hoping the rumors of her return on season 6 is true. Some really great story lines this season. I don't want to give anything away, but Sister Cynthia has a very powerful performance.
Their "accents" and British Jargon can be hard to understand at times, so I actually find it helpful to put the subtitles on. Not only can you understand it better but you get to learn some British!
I've bought some very good programs from Amazon but none have been as enjoyable as this one. I love every episode and look forward to the next one with great anticipation.