Bomb Girls S02E09 – Something Fierce

  Strong women pushing the barriers society constrains them with, both then and now, is the theme for this week’s episode of Bomb Girls. Lorna (Meg Tilly) finds herself unwitting thrust into the limelight and controversy when Dottie Shannon (Rosie O’Donnell) a reporter who used to make a living writing about recipes and knitting, is…

Bomb Girls S02E08 – Fifth Column

  What a beautiful episode. Kate’s (Charlotte Hegele) stirring voice and a single tear running down a wounded soldier’s cheek. Lorna (Meg Tilly) stopping work on the line to recognize and applaud Betty (Ali Liebert) after she was involved in an altercation with a couple of fellas who were intent on her and Theresa (Rachel…

Bomb Girls S02E07 – Party Line

  August of 1940, Dieppe. 6086 Canadian soldiers supported by the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force spilled onto the north coast of France for Operation Jubilee… Almost 4000 were killed, wounded or captured, and a retreat was forced. That is what is happening in the ETO this week, as Bomb Girls returns, in…

Bomb Girls: Set Visit Chatting With Charlotte Hegele

The second half of Bomb Girls Season 2 is just over a week away, but it still seems a little too far away, so to help fill in our time, here’s the last chat we had while Sue and I were on the Bomb Girls set. We’ve heard from Ali Liebert, and Michael Seater, and…

Michael Seater

  When Sue and I got to spend that amazing day on the Bomb Girls set, we got to chat with three of the series stars, Ali Liebert, Charlotte Hegele and Michael Seater. We settled into the wonderfully detailed canteen set, and chatted with each of them in turn. Now while we wait for the…

Bomb Girls S02E06 – Where There’s Smoke

  I’d like to say that I didn’t post my Bomb Girls review yesterday because I was still wrecked by the episode, but life got in the way, and I didn’t have a chance to post it until now. That being said, it’s an incredibly strong episode to leave us begging for more as there’s…

Bomb Girls S02E04 – Guests of Honour

  One of the best shows on television continues to call it like it is, refusing to pull their punches, making sure that the characters that inhabit this recreation of 1940s Toronto are suitable reflections of real-life. There is no good guy or bad guy, they are all painted in shades of grey, and we…

Bomb Girls S02E03 – The Enemy Within

  This was a tough episode. Not that it was hard to watch, or anything of that sort, I mean emotionally tough. It could very well have been called Sacrifices, because we see that each of our characters, and even our nation made sacrifices to get through the war. Losing none of the momentum that…

Bomb Girls S02E02 – Roses Red

  Last week’s episode brought our best gals back to Victory Munitions, and reintroduced new viewers to the world of Bomb Girls. This week, as our characters are finding their ways back to who they are, and where they are supposed to be, we realize that even as things are coming together, and we’re seeing them as…

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,…