In March 2017, there was the finale of another series of Call the Midwife.
While of course this show has left the legacy of Jennifer Worth’s memoirs far behind it, it has instead still kept the trilling Vanessa Redgrave homily. Of course, these episodes emphasize the hope and budding enthusiasm of the 1960s in opposition to the dark and grey 1950s.
This series had its fair share of ups and downs, while at the same time remaining unchallenged in its representations. At the end of the day, people are still happy (too a point) and the unity of family is restored in one way or another. The acting has remained constantly good throughout the series as well.
However, this also begs the question as to how long this show can continue before it becomes tedious, redundant or both. While the series is certainly endearing, it has to stop at some point, don’t they? Only so much exposition can cover any time progressions, while at the same time seeking to remain true to the original thrust of the story.
That’s not to say that the series hasn’t been engaging. Indeed, it has. It has been a roller coaster of emotions, with memorable characters aplenty. However, while it is still a charming series how long can the sparkle last?
MY RATING: ***.5 / *****