Cute Boy Person and I were scrolling through Netflix on Tuesday looking for something to watch and in the new releases section, I spotted something promising: The Bletchley Circle. As I am a lady nerd, my immediate response was "OMG CLICK ON THAT THING THAT SAYS BLETCHLEY!" You guise, I need more of this show ASAP.
Four ordinary women with an extraordinary flair for code-breaking and razor-sharp intelligence skills are the focus of this murder-mystery drama. Having served as code breakers in World War II, the four now focus their talents on catching killers.
I only accept the word ordinary in this blurb because I like to believe that it is completely ordinary for women to be razor-sharp. The main characters are four women with complementary skills and abilities: the main instigator who is adept at pattern recognition; the young woman with a photographic memory; the strong, worldly feminist who bolsters the other women; and the supervisor with high-level connections and inside information.
While at Bletchley Park, they combined these skills to crack German codes during WWII. After the war ended, they went back to "normal" women's lives. But the pattern analyst noticed a pattern in some serial killings that the police had clearly missed, so she got her old friends together to try to stop the killings, using the tools that they have from the War but without breaking the Official Secrets Act, which precludes them from telling people about their past or their skills.
We watched all 3 before bed. We stayed up late to finish. Cute Boy Person loves smart, independent women (obviously) so I got to spend part of the time pointing out what some character did that he thinks is sexy. He always pleaded innocence.
Trigger warning for: graphic depiction of a dead body, domestic violence, stalking, and sexual violence (including necrophilia). These are fleeting and non-gratuitous.