Tuesday, September 18, 2012

TV Recommendation: Bomb Girls

Canadian show Bomb Girls quietly premiered on Reelz Channel last week, and I highly recommend that fans of historical drama check it out. It follows the lives of women working in a munitions factory during World War II, and like almost all good historical fiction, it takes place at a time of great social change and illuminates the way big historical events affected people's everyday lives. The war itself provides overarching tension - the women all have sons and brothers and husbands over there - and it looks like the show will take an interesting look at issues of class and ethnicity in addition to the individual personal dramas. Some of the writing in the pilot was a bit heavy-handed, but overall, I enjoyed it a lot and am looking forward to more.

Bomb Girls | Movie Trailer | Review

Reelz is rerunning the pilot at nine tonight before the second episode airs at ten. Give it a try!

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