Must See TV: Call the Midwife Series 3

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Those of you in the UK and beyond may have just finished viewing Series 3 of Call the Midwife like I have. Here in the States the series will return on Sunday, March 30th on PBS. For those of you yet to watch it you may want to pass on this post. So it's okay, I won't be offended if you pass up it up but do swing by after you finish watching this third series.

The third series begins in 1959, just on the verge of the ever-changing and dynamic 1960's. The nuns and midwives have moved into a new Nonnatus House, a new sister has joined the group named Sister Winifred, as well as a new midwife named Patsy by episode five. Chummy struggles to balance housewife work and her new part-time work as a midwife as well as dealing with a shift in her relationship with her mother, Lady Browne. So many changes happening at Call the Midwife but they all have a purpose and they are all introduced carefully and slowly.

Jenny continues to date the handsome Alec which leads to a unexpected end. Shelagh (formerly Sister Bernadette) and Dr. Turner are now happily married and settling into life as parents of Timothy. Shelagh yearns to become a mother to a child and realizes that Timothy is hers and tries her best hand at motherhood. Will Dr. Turner and Shelagh have a child of their own?

We learn more about Sister Evangelina and follow Trixie and Cynthia on their midwife adventures. I found this season to be less powerful and moving than the last two but it did have its moments. And well you cannot beat the fact that this show is beautifully written and produced.

My favorite episodes of this third series have to be two, four, and six. You can read more about them HERE. I found those to personally be the most moving. But every episode was special this series as was the last one. There is no denying that Call the Midwife is a special show. It inspires and uplifts and tells stories that are sometimes too hard to hear and see but you become a better person for having been exposed to them.

I leave you with the final episode of series 3. I am still dizzy from it. The entire series introduced changes in a very graceful manner but the last episode introduced changes that I truly didn't expect. That I will leave for you to see but I am now scratching my head wondering how Call the Midwife will continue?

But continue it will! The Christmas special will air in December 2014 and Series 4 will air in 2015. Despite all the changes, I simply cannot wait to see how Call the Midwife continues on.

Have you seen the entire series 3 yet? If you haven't, will you be tuning in on March 30th?

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  1. So many tears for me during series 3! I can't wait till it comes back again.

    1. I soooooooooooooooooooo agree with you Helen!!! xox

  2. Having only seen a couple episodes so far (of the first season, I believe), I had to skip over most of this post to avoid spoilers, but will indeed come back and read it again one day when I'm finally caught up (looking forward to it!).

    ♥ Jessica

    1. Keep watching hun, you will love every bit of it!!! xox

  3. I am SO excited about this season of CTM!! The end of March can't get here quickly enough! ;-)


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