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We saw women who had worked as "Rosie the Riveter" lose their jobs to the returning soldiers. We saw a factory Unionize. We saw immigrants from abroad try to make a life in America. This was the story younger people had never seen before, because our grandparents and parents couldn't capture it quite the way this series did.
This definitely needs to be on DVD
It showed the toll of waiting, that was experienced by the families of WWII soldiers. In the pilot, WWII had just ended and the soldiers were coming home. The Metcalf family included widowed mother Anne, whose eventual love affair with a Jewish union organizer shocked her grown children. Linda Metcalf worked in a factory during the war, and her future was undecided when the men came back to reclaim their jobs. Older son Hank was a returning solider, and younger son Jeff was an aspiring baseball player.
The Sloans were a rich couple mourning the loss of their only son in WWII - and dealing with the arrival of his pregnant Italian war bride, Gina.
Caroline Hailey was a British war bride, far more ambitious than her American husband, who was content with his life the way it was.
The fashions and hairstyles were wonderfully accurate - I remember one of the actresses griping in an interview that they had to wear vintage underwear, and it was uncomfortable!
It's now been 10 years since it has screened here and yet I still hold it fondly in my heart as one of my favourites.
PLEASE Warner Bros, release this fine series on DVD!!
Very interesting to follow the core values of the people in the series, and to compare them to values depicted in many of present day TV series... By the way, if this change in the values continues for another 50 years, where do we end up..? The values in the Home Front are very much the same most people shared here also those days.
The changes in our societies have been very rapid since late forties, and this series shows many nostalgic scenes of that good old time.
The music track matches this series 100%.
This needs to be done DVD !
I just have to say that Homefront is one of my very favorite shows of all time (and I only have 3)! It was beautifully written, well acted, and the authenticity of the props, sets, & fashion were right on for that era. This show just never got a good chance to find an audience due to ABC moving it around so much...too bad. This show was truly one of the greatest ever made. I hope Warner Bros. releases it to DVD soon so that more people can enjoy it. If you want to see it released as well then go sign the petition at www.homefrontondvd.com! Or you can just come watch our clips of Homefront and see for yourself what a wonderful show this is.