• Network: PBS , BBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 1, 2011
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 3 out of 24

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  1. May 21, 2014
    9
    This show has really grown on me. The characters are engaging and change during the seasons. The stories tug at your heart. At first, my husband had no interest in watching it, but gradually started sticking around longer and longer, until now he looks forward to each episode like I do. The stories are sometimes tragic, sometimes heart warming, sometimes funny. It may be a little too much for children due to the birthing scenes and some subject matter, but it's definitely worth a try. Expand
  2. JBM
    Oct 27, 2012
    10
    The only thing negative I have on this show is the title. But the characters are engaging and you quickly find yourself cheering for them. The settings are outstanding as are the costumes and details. A solid drama with just enough small bits of comedy to keep it digestable.
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Dorothy Rabinowitz
    Oct 26, 2012
    90
    This immensely absorbing drama is worth any trouble it takes to catch up with its singular pleasures.
  2. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Oct 1, 2012
    70
    The first episode offers a somewhat overwhelming dose of midwifery, to the point that some viewers may wonder how Call the Midwife won't grow tiresome with repetitive birthing stories. The addition of Chummy to the cast in episode two and a broader role for the midwives--in episode three Jenny simply spends time with an elderly man--allows the series to avoid growing stale.
  3. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Oct 1, 2012
    80
    The advice here is to forget the politics and enjoy the performances and the trip back in time.