12 September 2012 11:06 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Like most period dramas on television, the Canadian series "Bomb Girls" (which premiered on ReelzChannel last night and airs Tuesdays at 10pm) doesn't inhabit its timeframe so much as it wears it like a habit. Set during World War II at a Toronto factory that manufactures bombs, it takes a setting specific to its moment in time -- a workplace in which women were recruited to do jobs that were before the fighting the domain of men -- and layers on swing music, pretty costuming and issues of race, gender, nationalism and class that all managed to nearly intersect with our four main characters. It's a tendency that never fails to be a little jarring, like having a series set in 2002 that starts off with a character in mourning for someone lost in 9/11, listening to "The Middle" by Jimmy Eat World while watching the Utah Winter Olympics and wearing a "Monsters, »


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