Call the Midwife on Netflix

  1. I'm totally addicted to this show and I was wondering if anyone else has watched it and what do you think about it.

    If you have Netflix, watch an episode and tell me what you think. It's a nice, genuine, not a "reality" drama show, just a well-made series I really enjoy.

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  3. by   klone
    Is season 2 on Netflix yet?
  4. by   Not_A_Hat_Person
    I'm almost done with season 2. I LOVE this show!
  5. by   Marsha238612
    Quote from klone
    Is season 2 on Netflix yet?
    I'm not sure. I'm still on season 1 . But there's another post that says he/she is almost done with season 2 so it must be out

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  6. by   Not_A_Hat_Person
    Do you have streaming or the DVDs? Season 2 is available via streaming.
  7. by   DalekRN
    Love that show! Yup season 2 is on netflix!
  8. by   GundeRN
    There is a season two!? I thought it was just a mini series!
  9. by   nurseprnRN
    I watch it on PBS.org on my computer if I miss it on Sunday nights on the local station. Free, and you can pause it prn. I love this show.
  10. by   HelloWish
    I have and loved it, also read and really enjoyed the book!

    I just started watching the London Hospital! Wow - it is an amazing look of what life was like without modern medical technology...
  11. by   MomaNurse
    Quote from GrnTea
    Free, and you can pause it prn.
    I will have to check it out now that it's easy to access on demand.
    And I have to say I cracked up grntea's suggestion of pbs since you "pause it prn"! Thanks for the laugh!
  12. by   DoGoodThenGo
    Saw the entire series and loved it. Where else in an all female cast does the "ugly duckling" of the show (Nurse Chummy) not only get a man, but beat her more beautiful and glamorous friends to the altar and motherhood?

    Really enjoyed seeing Nurse Jenny Lee grow both professionally as a nurse and personally. When she first starts out it is clear Nurse Lee was a slightly priggish product of the British middle-classes who felt almost literal disgust for the living conditions if not the patients themselves. In the first episode when she is examining the woman who had a bad case of VD, her facial expressions spoke volumes. We see Nurse Lee afterwards scrubbing her hands in act worthy of Lady MacBeth.

    Nurse Lee came to realize there was a whole lot she didn't know about the world from (child) prostitution, forced adoption, inter-racial adultery, to domestic violence. But gradually as she grows as a nurse/mid-wife so does her view of the world and the people in it.

    Was really sad to see she let her "second chance" with that young man who really loved her slip by. Her shock and sadness upon discovering the father of the unmarried young woman's baby she is caring for was him. Story of many a young girl's life; you make a man wait around while you "sort things out" naively thinking nothing matters in the world but you and he will still be there waiting, then surprise surprise, he has moved on. To her credit Nurse Lee does not fall back into the mistress to a married man trap again, and finally finds a man of her own.

    Finally it was good to see Nurse Lee hold her own at the London Hospital assignment (despite those horrible uniforms) and speak to Matron about what she felt was grave professional doubts over a doctor. The other nurses simply quit or kept out of his way, but Nurse Lee spoke up; and for it the Matron saw the makings not only of a good bedside nurse but future administration/management potential as well.

    On the one hand it is rather sad that in real life "Nurse Lee" did what many nurses of her era did; put away her caps and uniforms for marriage and babies. One wonders how much more she would have grown into nursing had she stuck with things.
  13. by   sharpeimom
    I watch it Sunday evenings on PBS. I have every Midwife book on my Kindle.
  14. by   nursefrances
    I noticed this on Netflix the other day and it is now in my streaming queue. Looking forward to watching it soon.

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