Thursday, May 26, 2011

Bramwell

I recently watched the series “Bramwell” from start to finish as if I was reading a book. It felt like reading a novel as I got so engrossed in the story, I kept clicking for the next episode to find out what would happen next.


This is a British series set in Victorian London. Miss Bramwell is the daughter of a doctor and forward thinker. He sent his daughter to medical school and the story picks up as she tries to find a job as a woman doc in a Victorian world. As you might expect, it wasn’t smooth sailing.


Finally, she sets up a clinic of her own. The story then moves to the lives on the poor patients she serves.


I enjoyed the series very much, both for the great story lines and for the glimpse into Victorian medicine.


The last season, however, took a departure from the feel of the first three. I didn’t look at the credits to discover if this was true, but it almost felt as though a different writer took over the story.


I didn’t like the ending much at all. I guess it felt disappointing. After all of her trials and tribulations to be a working doctor in the Victorian world, and all the romantic troubles she endured, I wasn’t sold that the character would have taken some of those last turns.


Still, I did love the series. I give it four out of five spoons.


Note to families – there are a few scenes not appropriate for smaller viewers, but they are few.


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