Monday, January 13, 2014

My Random Thoughts on "The Bletchley Circle"

When a show is recommended to me (via Netflix) because of my interest in Foyle's War, Sherlock, and Call the Midwife* I take notice.

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This three part PBS mini-series follows four former WWII code breakers while they follow the trail of a serial killer.  The story is set in 1951 post-war England.  The four heroines, Susan, Millie, Jean, and Lucy, have put their past military life behind them, however, they still have their extremely sharp skill sets.  Their ability to see patterns, break codes, recall details, etc., keep them leaps and bounds ahead of the police.

I thought that the acting was very well done.  The story was interesting -- I was captivated.  While there were a few disturbing scenes there wasn't a whole lot of visual "blood and guts".  That being said, I would say that thematically it is rather adult.

In my humble opinion, I would say that this show is beneath Sherlock and Foyle's War, but still very well done.  (What it is about British TV that has me hooked lately?)

I am excitedly awaiting the second series, which started this month.  (The first episode aired in the UK, I will probably have to wait for it to come to Netflix.)

Have you seen "The Bletchley Circle"?  What are your thoughts?

The real-life history of Bletchley Park is truly fascinating!  Just take a quick peek at Wikipedia

*I haven't seen too much of Call the Midwife, pregnancy hormones made the show a bit too emotional.  I fully plan on returning to the show after this little guy is born.


  1. Enjoying the Bletchley Circle although I agree the writing is not quite on the same level as Sherlock.

  2. I better check this out. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Have you seen Masterpiece Mystery!: Endeavour ? You might like that also. There's a pilot from 2012, and then a series that started last year. Both streaming on Netflix.


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