Bomb Girls – The Final Episode…

I’ve written about Bomb Girls since it started. Sue and I have interviewed Meg Tilly, Jodi Balfour, Charlotte Hegele, Ali Liebert, Michael Seater, Janis Lundman, Adrienne Mitchell, and Michael MacLennan. I’ve let these people and their creations into my life, and if I’m completely honest, into my heart. We’ve only spoken to them briefly, shared…

Bomb Girls – Sue’s Letter

I want to open this note with first an enormous thank you – to all of you – for the two seasons that you’ve given us of Bomb Girls, and for the 2 hour movie special that has been announced for 2014. I’ve been a fan and supporter of the show from Day One, and…

Catching up with Ali Liebert

  Back when Sue and I were so lucky to visit the Bomb Girls set (man that was a fantastic day!), we were also lucky enough to be able to chat with some of the cast who were around that day. We were introduced to the amazing Ali Liebert, who we had only spoken with…

Bomb Girls S02E01 – The Quickening

  Bomb Girls is back, and seeing it after having spent time on the set just makes me smile all the more, and despite the fact that I know that they were sets, the series somehow seems increasingly real to me now, perhaps because I have walked through those places we see in this episode….

Current TV Shows I Most Enjoy – Part I

I was going to try and come up with a clever title or gimmick for this, like Sue’s Top 12 of 2012, or something.  But I didn’t want to restrict myself with a number, and the fact is, one of the reasons we started the Mind Reels was because we felt that things we loved…

On the Set – Bomb Girls

If the fire of excitement were to be transmuted into light, then Sue and I would be as stars in the firmament, turning night into day… We’d been invited for a visit to the Bomb Girls set, and Sue and I were over the moon! Bomb Girls burst on the scene in January of this year,…

Bomb Girls: Episode 6 – Element of Surprise

Knowing that this episode was only the end of Season 1 and not the series certainly made it easier to get through. If this had been the last time I was to find myself in the company of Betty, Gladys, Kate, Lorna, Vera, Bob and Edith then I’m not sure I would’ve watched the episode…

Bomb Girls: Episode 5 – Armistice

In watching this episode of Bomb Girls, I was thinking perhaps a sub-title was needed under this week’s title – this is the price we pay. I’m not talking in terms of comeuppance or karma, I’m referring simply to what we pay in lives and emotions, in response to war. And this week, they pull…

Charlotte Hegele

It’s Wednesday, and know what that means? Episode 5 of Bomb Girls airs on Global this evening. That’s good and bad. Good cause it’s a new episode, bad cause when it’s done, there’s only one left. Sigh. Hopefully they get picked up for a second season (and Sue and I will start begging for a…

Chatting with Ali Liebert

Tuesday evening, Sue and I got to chat with the very cool Ali Liebert! We rang her up, and had a great talk about Bomb Girls, her role as Betty, her wardrobe, and her fantastic cast mates. She’s a lot of fun (and just between you and me, seems incredibly cool), and we do hope…

Bomb Girls: Episode 2 – Misfires

Like a Glenn Miller melody, the beats, story and emotions of this week’s Bomb Girls hits all of its notes. From tender heartfelt moments, to brassy outrage and staccato shocks this proudly Canadian show doesn’t miss a step in its stride across prime time and into our hearts. Spoilers abound below… This week’s episode begins…

Bomb Girls

It’s amazing. I was just saying last night how fantastic Canadian television has been of late. We have Lost Girl, Flashpoint, Sanctuary, Warehouse 13, Degrassi, Rookie Blue. The list goes on. And tonight it just got bigger. Global television and Shaw Media took us back in time to the Toronto of the 1940s. There’s a…