The REELZ Channel have been slowly making a name for themselves with original series like True Justice, XIII and the award winning series Bomb Girls that is getting ready to kick off its second season. Starring Meg Tilly, Jodi Balfour, Ali Liebert, and Charlotte Hegele the series is a period piece that takes viewers back to a time that is rarely the focal point of TV or film, but does it deliver the realism and emotional drama that reflects that time?
Bomb Girls follows the story of the women in the 1940s who risked their lives working in the munitions factory building bombs for the Allied forces. Instead of just focusing on the war aspect like most shows might do, this series takes viewers to the equally hard war at home that these women had to deal with. During this time they had more than just the emotional struggles of their husbands and sons being at war, but also trying to keep families together and the day to day pressures to earn the respect they deserve in the work place and from the male influence both co-workers and those in charge. This show is well balanced giving each of their characters ample time for their storylines without ever feeling rushed or forced. While the majority of this series focuses on the factory aspect, there is enough time outside dealing with their life struggles that helps to break it up a bit and keep it flowing and intriguing. The cast all do a great job with their characters bringing the feminine drama along with camaraderie that they need to make this piece believable. The attention to detail to bring the past to life is amazing down to the smallest detail.
Bomb Girls was originally just meant to be a 6-issue mini-series but was thankfully turned into a full series. The first season is only 6 episodes, but delivers greater TV in those few episodes than a lot of other shows out there. While it may not be on everyone’s radar just yet, Bomb Girls is a great period drama about an important time in history that is sadly overlooked.
Don’t miss the all-new season when it premieres on March 27th on the REELZ Channel.
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