Call the Midwife Reviews & Ratings

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Call The Midwife is a drama series adapted for television by Heidi Thomas from Jennifer Worth's best selling memoir, book of the same name. The series is a colourful look at the world of midwifery and family life in 1950's East End London. Jenny joins an eccentric community of nursing nuns having just qualified.
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Oct 7, 2014 2:49AM EDT
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I stumbled across this show in the breakroom at work, and from the first five minutes I saw, I was hooked. This show is medical without being cold, dramatic without ever going over the top, and touching without getting too cheesy. The midwives of nonnatus house fall in love with their patients, and so will you.

I stumbled across this show in the breakroom at work, and from the first five minutes I saw, I was hooked. This show is medical without being cold, dramatic without ever going over the top, and touching without getting too cheesy. The midwives of nonnatus house fall in love with their patients, and so will you.

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Jan 23, 2017 10:05AM EST
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This show makes me choke up with every new episode. It is heartbreaking and heartwarming and just beautiful. All these ladies, be the nurses or nuns, are capable, individual characters with full lives. The drama is so compelling and realistic, and the acting is spot on. Just give in and watch it already!

This show makes me choke up with every new episode. It is heartbreaking and heartwarming and just beautiful. All these ladies, be the nurses or nuns, are capable, individual characters with full lives. The drama is so compelling and realistic, and the acting is spot on. Just give in and watch it already!

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Jul 19, 2014 6:51AM EDT
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I LOVE this show - everything about it! The storyline, the concept, the characters, the setting, the history... EVERYTHING!

I LOVE this show - everything about it! The storyline, the concept, the characters, the setting, the history... EVERYTHING!

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by Yzol01
Oct 28, 2014 7:52PM EDT
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A brilliant adaptation of the books! This show is really good at highlighting life in the 1960s and as a midwife of that time.

A brilliant adaptation of the books! This show is really good at highlighting life in the 1960s and as a midwife of that time.

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Feb 3, 2017 5:35PM EST
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The first season follows a young Jenny in the late '50s as she adjusts to her new job at a nursing convent in London's crowded East End, where many of her patients are living in squalor and battling enemies both visible and invisible. Among the most memorable are a Spanish woman pregnant for the 25th time and a 15-year-old Irish girl forced into prostitution. Cheery! The patients' stories are often brutal and actress Jessica Raine, who practically glows onscreen as Jenny, sheds her share of tears. There are occasional laughs, many coming from Miranda Hart's Chummy, but the show's a serious tear-jerker.

The first season follows a young Jenny in the late '50s as she adjusts to her new job at a nursing convent in London's crowded East End, where many of her patients are living in squalor and battling enemies both visible and invisible. Among the most memorable are a Spanish woman pregnant for the 25th time and a 15-year-old Irish girl forced into prostitution. Cheery! The patients' stories are often brutal and actress Jessica Raine, who practically glows onscreen as Jenny, sheds her share of tears. There are occasional laughs, many coming from Miranda Hart's Chummy, but the show's a serious tear-jerker.

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Aug 26, 2016 12:21PM EDT
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Only watch this if you are in a very stable emotional state or it will break you. It probably will anyways. If you can watch this show and not cry and feel like someone is ripping your heart out of your chest you are a robot. The performances are all stellar and I can't believe it has taken me this long to get started on this masterpiece of a historical portrayal of London'd East End in the late 50s and early 60s.

Only watch this if you are in a very stable emotional state or it will break you. It probably will anyways. If you can watch this show and not cry and feel like someone is ripping your heart out of your chest you are a robot. The performances are all stellar and I can't believe it has taken me this long to get started on this masterpiece of a historical portrayal of London'd East End in the late 50s and early 60s.

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May 16, 2016 4:25PM EDT
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I love this show. A unique insight into the world of Midwifes during the late 50's early 60's England. Even the Nuns are a lovable group of ladies. I just wish that every other episode didn't make me cry.

I love this show. A unique insight into the world of Midwifes during the late 50's early 60's England. Even the Nuns are a lovable group of ladies. I just wish that every other episode didn't make me cry.

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Oct 17, 2015 3:19PM EDT
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This is such a cool and underrated show. It has a lot of heart with amazing, realistic character who I've grown to love. We get little glimpses into the future and I am so excited for the show to develop even more.

This is such a cool and underrated show. It has a lot of heart with amazing, realistic character who I've grown to love. We get little glimpses into the future and I am so excited for the show to develop even more.

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Nov 3, 2014 2:24PM EST
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A brilliant show which I highly recommend to all you medical drama lovers. I cannot wait for another season to be created.

A brilliant show which I highly recommend to all you medical drama lovers. I cannot wait for another season to be created.

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Oct 5, 2017 3:36PM EDT
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this period show tells an amazing story of childbirth and the midwives who cared for and advocated for their patients in such a fearful and poor time before women were given an option to not have children

this period show tells an amazing story of childbirth and the midwives who cared for and advocated for their patients in such a fearful and poor time before women were given an option to not have children