I just finished Season 2 of Call the Midwife at about 5am this morning. Just like with Season 1, I had to stay up all night and watch it straight through. This is a fabulous BBC drama set in post WWII London East End, and I have a total girl crush on Jessica Raine (playing Jenny Lee). If you’ve not seen Season 1 and you enjoy period drama like Downton Abbey, you owe it to yourself to try this one!
From the PBS website’s description of Season 1:
When Jenny Lee first arrives in Poplar, she knows nothing about hardship, poverty or indeed, life itself. Attached to an order of nursing nuns at Nonnatus House, Jenny is part of a team of midwives who visit expectant mothers, providing the poorest women with the best possible care. Here, the streets teem with children and with just one eight-bed maternity ward to serve the whole district, most deliveries take place at home. Following Jenny as she travels through the streets to meet her patients – like Conchita, who is on her 25th pregnancy and Mary, a prostitute and pregnant at just 15 – Call the Midwife offers a fascinating insight into a community on the brink of huge social change.