Feb. 17th, 2014

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I was enthralled by the first season of Bletchley Circle.  Four women who had worked at Bletchley Park (the codebreaking org that employed Turing and broke Enigma) have since tried to live ordinary lives.  They can tell no one of their war time efforts, but the experience gave them the tools needed to solve a string of terrible murders.  I loved watching the team come together, each with their own set of skills: Millie's audacity, Lucy's perfect memory, Susan's logic, and Jean's contacts and organization.  Millie, Lucy and Susan were close during the war, but they've drifted apart since, and there's additional tension as they butt up against the compromises each of them have made.  I particularly adored seeing the beginnings of tools and ways of thinking that procedurals today use as a matter of course. 

The second season satisfied me less than the first, and I'm not sure why.  Light spoilers for The Bletchley Circle Season 2 )

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