I know I'm not the only one that grew up obsessed with those BBC Jane Austen dramas (Colin Firth in a white billowy shirt? Helloooo) and I honestly think ever since that first Masterpiece Theater I stumbled upon I've been hooked. Pretty much any iteration of Pride and Prejudice that's ever existed, Sense and Sensibility, Jane Eyre...but then I got into shows like The Hour set in the BBC newsrooms of the 1950s, and of course everyone's favorite The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
Now my latest obsession, Call the Midwife. I've been hearing about this show for ages from my mother, from my friends, from random Instagram girls, everybody LOVES this show. I have a hard time getting into shows I know I'll have to devote a lot of time to so it's taken me a long time but I've finally started and OMG. This is SUCH a good show.
From the BBC One page:
Call the Midwife follows the nurses, midwives and nuns from Nonnatus House, who visit the expectant mothers of Poplar, a suburb of London, providing the poorest women with the best possible care in the late 50s and early 60s.
It's once again a BBC period drama so obviously it ticks all of my boxes but the characters and stories are so heartwarming and so real it just keeps you coming back for more. I'm only on season two and there's 8 in total currently (with more on the way!) so I'm excited to settle in and binge it all the way through.