October 4, 2012Bomb Girls: A Cool New Series Set Against the 1940s WWII Era on REELZ Channel!
By Sara In AZ
I don’t know how I completely missed seeing any promotion for the new series Bomb Girls…………maybe there was not a lot of promo that was done for the show??? Anyway, the name “Bomb Girls” quickly went across the TV screen as Mike was scrolling through the channels last week and we were both intrigued about what that title could mean. Were they talking to modern-day women who made bombs? Was it possibly a show on modern-day terrorism? Who knew?
He quickly went back to the REELZ channel and we feasted our eyes upon some sweet 1940s era eye candy! The episode we came across was already half over, so I have some episodes set to record this week, as of writing this post I have not actually seen any of the shows………but all of the reviews I have read are glowing and people really adore the show.
According to Wikipedia Bomb Girls debuted in January 2012 in Canada. It was originally only meant to be a 6 part drama, but has now been turned into a series. The REELZ Channel picked up Bomb Girls and started airing episodes in early September 2012. Wikipedia summarizes the show with this statement “Bomb Girls profiles the stories of four women working in a Canadian munitions factory in World War II”.
After seeing some scenes in Bomb Girls it made me nostalgic for my all time favorite show ever Homefront. I don’t know if anyone out there remembers this show, but it aired on ABC in the early 1990s. It was set in the mid to late 1940s as all the men were returning home from WWII and the show even had John Slattery (Roger Sterling) as a recurring character. ABC cancelled the show after only a few seasons citing low ratings. Yeah, I was pretty much devastated when they cancelled Homefront. I looked all over the web, but it does not seem to be available for viewing as a download unless I missed something. I found a set of Homefront DVD’s for sale through this ‘TV Classics’ website. I also saw someone on You Tube has some episodes uploaded there, so if you want to check the show out just to see what it was like maybe go there…….but be sure you type in ‘Homefront TV show’ – otherwise there are too many other things that will pop up.
Getting back to Bomb Girls, it looks pretty amazing and I cannot wait to see it! If anyone out there has seen this show already please leave a comment and let me know how you liked it.
Because the main Bomb Girls website is based out of Canada all of the video content on that site is not viewable if you are in the US. You will have to go to the REELZ /Bomb Girls website to view the video content if you live in the USA.
If you do not have REELZ channel available you can also download the show on Huluplus and other websites may have the show available to view as well.
The show looks awesome doesn’t it!
I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see it!