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The Bletchley Circle 
9th-Jun-2014 02:18 pm
bannakaffalatta, short
Hey, why didn't anyone tell me that the BBC made a series about female former codebreakers from Bletchley Park who solve crimes in postwar London? Because apparently the BBC made a TV series just for me and I totally failed to notice. Have any of you out there seen it? Is it any good?

I see that season 1 is available on Netflix streaming, so I will watch and report back when I can. Which given the amount of time I have to devote to TV lately, might not be terribly soon. This is probably why making TV series just for me is not a good business move and apparently must be left to overseas public service broadcasters.
9th-Jun-2014 09:23 pm (UTC)
Yes, it's good.
9th-Jun-2014 09:29 pm (UTC)
Cool. I'd rather hoped that you had seen it, both because it seems like it would be your sort of thing if it were done well, and because I'd trust your opinion on whether it was good.
9th-Jun-2014 09:40 pm (UTC)
It's good. It's also very dark; I hadn't expected how very dark it was.

They're making a second season, too.
9th-Jun-2014 10:27 pm (UTC)
Good to know. I won't fire it up expecting something light and fluffy.
9th-Jun-2014 10:01 pm (UTC)

It was made by the commercial broadcaster, ITV, not the BBC, and maybe for that reason it was cancelled just this spring. There are two series of it though, and it's pretty fabulous.

There's more here (http://www.denofgeek.com/tv/the-bletchley-circle/30149/the-bletchley-circle-cancelled)
9th-Jun-2014 10:32 pm (UTC)
Oops. Thanks for the correction - I always get a bit annoyed when non-Brits casually confuse ITV and the BBC, and here I am doing it myself.

Shame about the cancellation.
10th-Jun-2014 01:41 am (UTC)
It's great, though I wish I'd had a few trigger warnings/spoilers.
10th-Jun-2014 04:15 am (UTC)
The first season is much better than the second, but even the second is worth watching.
11th-Jun-2014 04:15 pm (UTC)
Dude, that sounds awesome. We should maybe have a viewing event?
11th-Jun-2014 05:43 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I was thinking it would be fun to gather together a few folks who might be interested in watching.
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