In January 2018, the seventh series of the popular show Call the Midwife aired on TV.
As I have reviewed this show in the past I don’t know how effective further reviews will be. However, the series is clearly still going strong despite the fact that the episodes based on the Jennifer Worth memoirs are far in the past. As this is the case, I don’t know why they haven’t really dispensed with the opening voice over as it seems it’s only purpose is to imbue the story with wholesome life lessons and musings.
The series has a delightful wholesomeness to it isofar, so much so that it imbues a feeling of positivity in the episodes and in the story arcs. It shows that no matter what, love, community and togetherness conquer all.
In this series they are dealing with issues of race which luckily isn’t just a narrative tick box exercise and is actually based in historical fact. When I watch the episodes I’m always wondering where the charm lies. However, deep down it seems to be the fact of the series dealing with human life and the closeness of human interaction. It’s like a warm hug.
How long will this show last? Who can say, but at the very least the series this time has got off to a good start.
MY RATING: **** / *****