Home Fires (Episode 1.)

Young_love_burns_alongside_the_Home_Fires_in_an_exclusive_clip_from_ITV_s_new_wartime_drama-1The first episode of a six part series where women in a Cheshire village try and survive the war at home while the conflict occurs overseas.

I was quite looking forward to watching the series after seeing it on ITV player which can be a godsend during periods of laziness which occur during holidays.

The episode has proved to be rather pappy. Dealing with such issues as WI meetings, blackberry picking and romance, this is a bit of escapism. However, there are plenty of moments where there is darkness…including one of the women’s unhappy marriage to a writer where he frequently verbally degrades her.

There are plenty of plot arcs to maintain a good story which will hopefully carry through all six episode. A perfectly adequate episode.

MY RATING: *** / *****


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