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Chef James Briscione‘s career began humbly; he was a football star and dishwasher at a brunch spot in his adolescence. […]Read Now
By Leah Rozen | Posted on May 12th, 2014
The latest, deliciously crammed episode (Season 3, Ep. 7) of Call the Midwife skillfully, and poignantly, interwove multiple stories that were, at their center, about creating a home or coming back to one.
By Leah Rozen | Posted on May 5th, 2014
They were bringing in the sheaves on Call the Midwife’s latest episode (Season Three, Ep. 6). But not to worry.
By Leah Rozen | Posted on April 28th, 2014
Years ago, there was a drinking game inspired by The Bob Newhart Show (1972-78). Every time a character on the sitcom greeted its eponymous star with a cheery, “Hi, Bob,” viewers had to take a sip from their beers.
By Leah Rozen | Posted on April 14th, 2014
Call the Midwife made a blatant play for ratings in its third episode of Season 3, featuring women in prison scenes and girl-on-girl fighting. What’s next? Nuns with guns at Nonnatus House?
By Leah Rozen | Posted on April 7th, 2014
Let’s get the really big news out of the way first: Midwife Trixie Franklin (Helen George) models a new pixie haircut in the second episode of Season 3. She says she was inspired to adopt the ‘do after seeing actress Jean Seberg’s ...
By Leah Rozen | Posted on March 31st, 2014
Call the Midwife, the British series about a group of nurse-midwives and nuns who help the poor in London’s East End in the late 1950s, got off to a promising start with its season opener on PBS. There was even a royal visit.
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on October 15th, 2013
The production of the 50 Shades of Grey film was always going to dogged by gossip and conjecture. Given the huge popularity of the book, and its racy subject matter, how could anyone resist taking five enjoyable minutes to imagine their ...
By Leah Rozen | Posted on June 3rd, 2013
The cast members of Call the Midwife can do more than just deliver babies.
The hit British series, which airs on BBC in the U.K. and concluded its second season last month on PBS in the U.S., features a large ensemble cast of 11 main players plus Vanessa Redgrave, who is heard only in voiceover.
There were happy endings and new beginnings even as possible threats gathered on the horizon by the time the end credits rolled on the Season 2 finale of Call the Midwife, the popular BBC-produced series that airs on PBS in the U.S.
This week’s episode of Call the Midwife, the British series about a group of nurses and nuns who see to the medical needs of the poor living in London’s East End in the late 1950s, was a solid one. It lacked only in an appearance ...