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Saturday, February 28, 2015

What I'm Streaming: Bomb Girls- Netflix, Seasons 1-2

What I'm Streaming: Bomb Girls, Seasons 1-2 on Netflix. A historical based drama showcasing the women of a Canadian munitions plant during World War II.

I won't lie, the last time I followed a show consisting of a primarily female cast in strong thought provoking roles it was The 'L' Word on Showtime. I generally don't get into fictional dramas focusing on female dynamics because, well, they always seem to skew the characters in a less than authentic manner. Modern women face much adversity today, even as free and 'equal' as we may seem at a general glance, and activists will argue that even the inspirational roles of female actresses are cannibalized in the spectrum of sex sells or propaganda. What's even harder to watch is when a woman, or group of women, are played to seem the victims of their circumstance. So, if you prefer a slightly gritty, truth inspired, fictional drama that offers a well rounded look at the evolution of women, look no further than Bomb Girls.
What I'm Streaming: Bomb Girls, Seasons 1-2 on Netflix. A historical based drama showcasing the women of a Canadian munitions plant during World War II.
A Canadian drama that originally aired in 2012 with the intentions of being a mini-series, turned 2 season show, Bomb Girls is a beautifully cast period piece that tells the story of women at work during World War II. While the characters themselves are fictional, all were built upon the mold of real women and their unique struggle through a revolutionary period in time where women boldly moved forward in new roles outside the home. Centered around the workers of a Canadian munitions (bombs to be specific) factory, the characters range from a sheltered preacher's daughter with a dark past to a spoiled socialite struggling to find herself useful in a time of great need.
What I'm Streaming: Bomb Girls, Seasons 1-2 on Netflix. A historical based drama showcasing the women of a Canadian munitions plant during World War II.
Perhaps the most satisfying aspect of this show (outside of the gorgeous wardrobe) is the way in which all of the Victory Munitions (VicMu) workers become truly a family despite each and every woman's unique individual struggle with their own identity. At a time where women had previously been resigned to the title of 'gossiping betties' at the local grocer checkout, the very real danger and importance of their present tasks and responsibilities makes from some genuine fireworks and ultimately moving triumphs. I especially enjoyed noting, while each woman had clearly defined strengths, none were without flaws. Sure Vera Burr's label as a 'Patriotute' is quite shocking even in today's time, but the emotional journey of her character alone was enough to keep me returning each episode.
What I'm Streaming: Bomb Girls, Seasons 1-2 on Netflix. A historical based drama showcasing the women of a Canadian munitions plant during World War II.
Bomb Girls is a drama that has a little bit of everything from gorgeous young soldiers to determined women fighting for recognition and equal rights. My only real complaint is that the series wasn't picked up for a 3rd season and, despite promises for a 2 hour film conclusion, remains a bit unfinished at the end of the second season. In all, however, Bomb Girls has inspired me to delve a little deeper into the history behind these fictional characters and I've been truly inspired by the truth they were built on. It's indeed inspiring seeing how women have come so far, and fought so hard, even among the struggles of today! Catch seasons 1 and 2 of Bomb Girls on Netflix now.


11 comments:

  1. I hadn't heard of this series before. It sounds very interesting. I like the idea of show of women showing the progress women have made.

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  2. I hadn't heard of this one, but we're super-into Agent Carter which is set in the same period. Will check this out!

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  3. This looks really great. I think Netflix is definitely making a case for being the new up and comer when it come to in-house content!

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  4. Looks like a really good show. I will definitely have to give it a try. Thanks for the heads up.

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  5. I've never heard of this one but I love historical programming. I'll have to look for it.

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  6. I love period dramas, thanks for sharing. I hadn't heard of it before. There is so much to discover still on Netflix!

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  7. Such a fascinating time in women's history. Suddenly the jobs needed doing and the men were all off fighting the war so women were hired and they found that they could do the jobs and do them well. They could do things that were traditionally men's jobs and in some ways they did them better. Then suddenly the war was over, the men came home and the women had to go back to the kitchen and pretend they had never had jobs and responsibilities.

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  8. I prefer television series over movies so this looks interesting. I agree that there is not enough depth nor dimension to how most women's roles are written. Thank you for sharing.

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  9. This totally sounds like something I'd love. I love the portrayal of strong women too and it's a theme I love!

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  10. This looks like a great show. My grandma (an amazingly strong woman!) worked in a munitions factory during WWII, so I am very interested in seeing this show.

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  11. I have not heard of this show before!! This sounds like a great tv show to watch!!! I have a serious Netflix problem going to have to stream this one.

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