Call the Midwife

Call the Midwife: Season One

Call The Midwife: Season Two

season 1 *and* season 2

Holy moly -what a fabulous series! I love knowing these stories are based on a real person, Jennifer Lee, and her actual nursing experiences in the East End of London during the 1950s. I love how completely easy it is to get sucked into each episode -even though you know there will be tears (happy and/or sad) at some point. I love that each time the beginning credits scroll past, I feel real anticipation over what new historical detail will be revealed or which relationships we might get to learn more about in the next hour! Plus? How can you not love getting to experience all the (now) classic fashions, music, and everyday objects that add that extra touch of realism to all of it -good stuff! The cast has great chemistry, the topics have social value in both historical and contemporary context, and it’s cinematically easy on the eyes… What’s not to love?! Watch this series -soon!- you won’t be sorry!!

Oh, Veronica Mars…

I’m all into the now defunct -but soon to be resurrected!?- television series Veronica Mars with Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Francis Capra… and lots of other fun peeps! In truth? I feel like this could become an unhealthy obsession -if the show had gone more than three seasons for sure! And now that it’s going to be a feature film? I almost feel ahead of the curve! (except I’m really behind the curve by five-ish years, but what’s a few years between friends?) Why did it take me so long to get behind this show? No idea. I’m just glad to be on board *now* -and if you aren’t yet? You might want to join in as well! It’s such a funny, smart, witty show with really interesting characters who make original choices…good stuff!

And if you’d like a suggestion for something to read that has these elements? I encourage you to try Lisa Lutz’s Spellman Files series! Document 6 is coming very, very soon:
The Last Word, by Lisa LutzHopefully helping to hold me over until Veronica Mars the Movie is released? Oh please oh please oh please!

Join me? In my obsession! Or maybe suggest more books/t.v. shows to distract me from the loooong wait? Thanks!