Land Girls

Land Girls

Series 1

DVD - 2010
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Set in England during the Second World War, a five-part drama that captures the sacrifices and experiences of four young women in the Women's Land Army. Sharing hardships and working alongside captured POWs, Annie, Bea, Joyce, and Nancy toil in the fields to grow food for the war effort.

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JCLKarynH Sep 04, 2019

My favorite period dramas are ones that school me in little-known historical nuggets. Land Girls is one of those rare gems. I had never heard of Land Girls in the Women's Land Army, who helped increase the amount of food grown within Britain during World War II in the absence of male farmhands serving in the military. It continues to amaze me how much women contributed to the war effort and how under appreciated their contributions and sacrifices were. Land Girls covered a lot of the hardships that had to be endured by both the soldiers in battle and civilians left to maintain the home front: rationing, shortages, separated families, bombings, segregation of black and white American troops, the hunt for Nazi Collaborators, upstairs/downstairs shenanigans, and the general fear and uncertainties of a county at war. I loved and cheered for all the girls: Nancy, Annie, Bea, and Joyce and their heartaches, triumphs, and resilience.

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L_C3
Aug 28, 2019

I'm a huge fan of many BBC productions. I have a particular fondness for historical women-led productions like Miss Marple or Call the Midwife. With those BBC shows as a reference, this show is hugely disappointing. The writing is incredibly weak (the weakest I've seen in a BBC show) and a lot of the acting is uncomfortable to watch. I was reminded of the quality of writing often seen in soap operas. It's such a shame because this concept has such great potential. I gave it two episodes before I had to stop watching, it was just not the quality I was hoping for - not even close.

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nordicleather
Feb 25, 2018

"Land Girls" is a British series about girls who go to work on a farm during WW2. The mistress of the farm is a total uppity snobby jealous woman who abuses her staff & the girls. Her husband, of course, cheats on her with one of hired farm girls. There is the usual drama involving woman & serveral plot twists are envitable. The wife gets her just desertss in the , the husband suffers & the farm girls end up all the right. Justice is served.

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Nooksack20
Dec 13, 2017

Compelling comedy/drama/adventure/romance of the WWII girls who worked the farms while the men were away fighting the war. Those who have trouble understanding their speech need English 101 in audio because it is not difficult to understand. 9 out of 10

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LauraSteinert
Nov 15, 2017

Good luck with your copy. The copy I got doesn't work on my computer, and there are no closed captions, so about 1/3 of the dialogue is beyond me. Not a riveting series, but not bad either. It does feature "normal" people, only one attractive woman and only one presentable male (Inspector Lindley star) and you have to appreciate that. However, after Call the Midwife one expects better of a BBC production in terms of creating endearing characters.

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LadySade
Dec 04, 2015

Considering the noble proclamations of sacrifice, I expected something touching and compelling ( Especially considering the excitement in other reviews). Instead this was a performance of mediocrity with atrocious acting.
I couldn't watch past the second episode.

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tenet
Sep 22, 2015

Rated 9/10.

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k80shannon
Jun 06, 2015

I watched two episodes in season one before I decided that this story wasn't that compelling...if you're going to waste time watching a show - there are better shows.
Disclaimer: I don't like Downton Abby either, so you can gauge from there.

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bingo8
Mar 19, 2015

I love this! I just finished the third season and am disappointed that there isn't more. Think Downton Abbey meets All Creatures Great and Small.

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lune
Dec 21, 2014

Unfortunately, no closed captioning nor any subtitles.
I found this series enjoyable nonetheless.

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Jun 27, 2014

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