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Bomb Girls is a Canadian drama set in a munitions factory (Victory Munitions) during World War II. The six-part miniseries began airing in January 2012 and has recently been confirmed for another two seasons. It's a primarily character-driven show, exploring a wide variety of themes such as love, grief, feminism, infidelity, honesty, and following your dreams.

The show focuses primarily on four women:

  • Lorna Corbett (Meg Tilly) is the floor matron at Victory Munitions. Her husband is a war veteran who was left crippled after fighting in World War I, and their relationship is strained due to this. She is very patriotic and firmly believes that sacrifices are necessary to ensure happiness for everyone. Despite her firm attitude while at work, however, she cares very much for the girls on her shift.
  • Betty McRae (Ali Liebert) is the tomboyish one of the group and one of the girls who has worked the longest at the factory. She is a skilled worker and is often held up to an example to the other girls, being chosen as the "face" of Victory Munitions. At times very blunt and abrasive, behind her tough exterior Betty is plagued by a lack of self worth and confusion over her love for Kate.
  • Kate Andrews (Charlotte Hegele) is a runaway who came to the factory to escape her abusive, religious father. Shy and sweet, she struggles to leave behind her past and to start a new life for herself. She admires Gladys' glamorous lifestyle and is best friends with Betty, who introduces her to many new things. Kate is also a talented singer and dreams of doing it as a career.
  • Gladys Witham (Jodi Balfour) is an upper-class socialite who initially starts work at the factory as an office girl, but then ends up working on the floor with the other girls. Intelligent and headstrong, if at times naive, Gladys strongly believes in equality and doing what's right. At first an outsider due to her wealth and social standing, she eventually becomes good friends with Betty and Kate.
Tropes used in Bomb Girls include:
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