I feel like I am drawn to Masterpiece Theater and period themed shows like a moth to a flame. And every time there is a new show or older show that I haven't seen yet I already know that at some point I have to watch it. And that's what happened when I learned of this show called, Home Fires (which I confess for some reason every time I say it in my head I hear Home Fries-oh dear)
The setting is a very small country town in Cheshire, England. The town is beautiful and in my eyes, idyllic. I want to move there immediately! It begins just right before the second world war has been declared on England and moves through the war years at a believable pace.
The cast of characters are a array of women who all are members of the Women's Institute. An organization founded before the first war and still exists today. Each of these women plays a specific role in the show but at the end it is always their work in the WI that brings them together. They are united under that prestigious organization and given a voice in a war where voices where often silenced.
If you love period themed shows like I do, if you find struggles during the second world war to be inspiring and moving, and if you enjoy watching an array of female characters battling the war on the home front-then you will be very please with this show!
A Vintage Nerd Supplementary Reading:
Background information on the Women's Institute
Website for the still active WI (Women's Institute)