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Set during the thrilling social change of the mid-1950s, THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE: SAN FRANCISCO captures the lives of four remarkable women gifted with extraordinary intelligence, breathtaking capacity for pattern recognition, and a genius for decryption. Years after secretly serving during WWII as code-breakers tasked with penetrating the Axis Powers' secret communications, they turn their skills to solving murders overlooked by police. In the process they are plunged into fascinating corners of the city, forge powerful relationships, and rediscover their own powers and potential. Our women achieve justice not only for the victims, but also for themselves as they carve out new lives in the wider world.
This show is vastly different from it's parent show, and that is by no means a bad thing. Focusing on issues still relevant today without seeming preachy or like the "episode of the week", Bletchley Circle: San Francisco manages to introduce characters and story lines that encourage viewers to contemplate their own stance on various issues. Episodes are entertaining and thought provoking, and the characters are nuanced and well-developed. The character development is realistic, and I would say more believable and enjoyable than its predecessor. I am very happy that it was renewed for a second season!
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