Monday, October 1, 2012

Call the Midwife

Call the Midwife premiered in the US last night.  The rumor was that it was better than Downton Abbey, so of course I recorded it!

Within the first five minutes, the audience realizes how much of an impact family planning makes in a lower income neighborhood.  (The kids in buggies parked outside the door was shocking, and yet amusing.)

The audience and the main character, Jenny Lee get exposed to the shockingly poor East End of London.  She thought she was being sent to work as a small private hospital.  In reality she's being sent to a group of Anglican Nuns.  (I didn't realize they made those!)

So far, so good.

And seriously... if 25 kids with 23 back to back pregnancies doesn't make you want to use family planning (so many kids, and so poor they don't use plates or bowls)... I don't know what will!

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