Bomb Girls

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  • TV-14
  • 2012
  • 3 Seasons
  • 7.8  (4,557)

Bomb Girls is a Canadian television drama series created by Michael MacLennan and Adrienne Mitchell. It originally aired from January 4, 2012, to April 10, 2014, on the Global network and subsequently on ReelzChannel. The show is set during World War II in the early 1940s and follows the lives of various women who work in a munitions factory in Toronto, Canada.

The show is anchored by the character of Gladys Witham (Jodi Balfour), a rich and privileged young woman who longs for a life beyond the stifling conventions of her social class. After rebelling against her parents, she takes a job at the Victory Munitions Factory, where she quickly learns the value of hard work and the importance of teamwork in a rapidly changing world.

Other key characters include Lorna Corbett (Meg Tilly), the tough but caring supervisor who oversees the women on the factory floor; Kate Andrews (Charlotte Hegele), a spunky young woman with a talent for fixing machines and a secret past; Betty McRae (Ali Liebert), a fun-loving bombshell who dreams of becoming a singer; and Vera Burr (Anastasia Phillips), a quiet, reserved woman who is forced to confront her own prejudices when she falls in love with a black soldier.

The show explores a wide range of themes related to the war effort and the changing roles of women in society. On a surface level, it is a workplace drama, with the women of Victory Munitions trying to balance the demands of their jobs with their personal lives and relationships. As the war intensifies, their work becomes more dangerous and the stakes become higher, leading to tensions and conflicts that often spill over into their personal lives.

At the same time, Bomb Girls is a meditation on the social changes that are taking place during this period. With so many men away at war, women are forced to step up and take on jobs that were previously reserved for men. This creates a new sense of freedom and independence for many of the characters, but it also means confronting patriarchal attitudes and systemic discrimination.

The show also explores the military angle of the war effort, with several characters either serving in the armed forces or having close ties to those who do. This provides a different perspective on the war, and allows the show to delve into the broader social and political issues that are at stake.

In addition to its strong writing and acting, Bomb Girls also has a distinctive visual style, with striking period details and a sepia-toned color palette that evokes the feeling of old photographs or newsreels. The show is also notable for its attention to sound design, with the drone of factory machines and the whir of air raid sirens creating a visceral sense of time and place.

Overall, Bomb Girls is a powerful exploration of a fascinating period in history, and a compelling tribute to the women who played a vital role in the war effort. While it is not always easy to watch, thanks to its intense emotional stakes and its willingness to tackle difficult subject matter, it is a show that rewards viewers who are willing to take the journey with its characters.

Bomb Girls is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (20 episodes). The series first aired on September 11, 2012.

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Facing the Enemy
1. Facing the Enemy
March 27, 2014
The series concludes with this feature-length coda that follows the women at Victory Munitions as they contend with a saboteur in the factory.
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Bomb Girls is available for streaming on the ReelzChannel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Bomb Girls on demand at Amazon Prime, FuboTV, The Roku Channel Free, Crackle and Plex.
  • Premiere Date
    September 11, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (4,557)