Category: Home Fires Reviews

Home Fires Season 1 Episode 1 Review

British television sensation Home Fires has crossed the pond and is now airing on Masterpiece Theater in the US. Based upon the novel Jambusters, Home Fires follows the lives of a group of women in ru

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Home Fires Season 1 Episode 2 Review

England has entered the war against Germany and the bucolic beauty of Great Paxford in the late summer sunshine is marred by troupes training in the streets. Read the rest of the review on Cultbox.

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Home Fires Season 1 Episode 3 Review

It’s now November 1939. As the conflict rages in Europe, internal turmoil brews at home. Farming is a reserved occupation, so Stanley Farrow is exempt from compulsory service. He feels it is his dut

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Home Fires Season 1 Episode 4 Review

The war intrudes on Great Paxford, as more iron gates are collected and rationing enforced. Miriam Brindsley’s “possible mistake filling out the form” comes to light when David doesn’t receive

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Home Fires Season 1 Episode 5 Review

Winter has Great Paxford in its icy grip. Steph has excelled at all of the new farming protocols and proudly signs her name to the required paperwork. Meanwhile, her devoted teacher receives the devas

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Home Fires Season 1 Finale Review

The season finale finds us in May 1940 – in a world vastly different than the one when Home Fires started. The British expeditionary force has been driven back and France is expected to fall. The pr

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Home Fires Season 2 Episode 1 review

The second season of Home Fires delivers us back to Great Paxford in June, 1940 — one month before the beginning of the Battle of Britain. The skies are sunny and the people we’ve come to know an

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Home Fires Season 2 Episode 2 Review

    As June wears on, we learn that both Peter Barden and his accountant Helen were killed in the car crash. The war casts a pall on Helen’s burial, as an air raid sends everyone to the sh

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Home Fires Season 2 Episode 3 Review

    This week we find ourselves in Great Paxford as the Battle of Britain begins. Stanley Farrow teaches his son how to run a bayonet through a German soldier. Steph isn’t pleased and is e

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Home Fires Season 2 Episode 4 Review

  Teresa Fenchurch’s innocent dance with the Wing Commander is taking her in an unexpected direction. He’s smitten with her and has invited her to an outing in the country. Teresa is weary of

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Home Fires Season 2 Episode 5 Review

  It’s now late August, 1940, and bombs light up the night sky on the horizon. Steph and Little Stan are struggling to bring in the harvest. The hired laborers desert in the middle of the night

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Home Fires Season 2 Episode 6 Review

  Soldiers search the farm for the deserter. Steph discovers that Sarah is harboring him at the vicarage. Sarah tells her that she’s been guided by what Adam would do. “Give the boy time to r

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