Set during WWII (but before Pearl Harbor), the show chronicles the lives of the workers at Victory Munitions in Toronto, their struggle for equal treatment in the workplace and what it was like living during the war.
|Marco, Kate, Lorna, Betty, Gladys. Photo found via Google|
I'll admit, I had some low expectations for the series. "Another Mad Men imitation attempt," was the first thing that popped into my head. Well, so far the first two episodes have surprised me - I hope that it can gain momentum and grow into a full-fledged series, maybe even with a second season.
This is a show with some beautiful dresses! According to a short on the Bomb Girls website (which is amazing and full of great extras, I recommend checking it out). I especially love Kate's blue dress here:
|From The National Post|
Bomb Girls is a Canadian show! There is very little programming filmed and produced in Canada, so to have a show like this in my country gives me hope to the entertainment industry. The show has also featured some Canadian music, including my favourite gal Alex Pangman as well as Canadian retro songstress Jill Barber.
I also feel like there is a lot of diverse characters: the rich girl, the tormented runaway, the Saskatchawanian-lesbian, the super hot Italian - the actors and characters, for the most part, all have great chemistry. The story could go anywhere from here.
I must admit, the acting in pretty forced in parts. When Gladys tells James that she wants to be a bomb girl, it was almost painful to watch. Speaking of painful to watch, I am going to get a ulcer from this show. Maybe it's just because I am a giant baby but I sit there and freak out the whole time I'm watching it, waiting for somebody to blow up!
In short, I give Bomb Girls a 4/5, but there are still four episodes left before its finale. Who knows what will happen. Have you watched it yet (if not, visit their website - the episodes stream online starting from the day after its air date)? What are your thoughts?