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The Bletchly Circle (Second season)

(UK, 2014)

Once more we join the bored-to-tears female geniuses from Bletchley Park as they set out to solve mysteries. This is such an appealing group, and as you watch them you can’t help lament the sheer waste of talent for the thousands of years before the women’s liberation movement suddenly opened up almost infinite career paths for women. In 1953, though, it was motherhood, clerk-typist, nursing … and that was about it. Whatever room these women walk into, they are the smartest people there, and none of the men realize it. Sadly, this extremely short series, seven episodes in total, was not picked up for more. But don’t let that stop you. Watch the ones we are lucky enough to have, and I’m almost positive you will enjoy them.