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I stumbled across these 3 shows on Netflix this year and absolutely fell in love with them. I was pleasantly surprised.

BOMB GIRLS

Bomb Girls is a Canadian television drama that debuted on January 4, 2012 on Global. The plot profiles the stories of four women working in a Canadian munitions factory during World War II, beginning in 1941

THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE

The Bletchley Circle is a 2012 television mystery drama miniseries, set in 1952.  It focuses on Four ordinary women with an extraordinary flair for code-breaking and razor-sharp intelligence skills. Having served as code breakers in World War II, the four now focus their talents on catching killers.

CALL THE MIDWIFE

set in the 1950s, this period drama based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth follows new midwife Jenny Lee and the other midwives and nuns working in a nursing convent in an impoverished section of London’s East End.

I by now, after two failed attempts at dating this year, came to the conclusion that my standards in girls are too high. I simply want a nerdy girl interested in books (hopefully the same ones I like), Tv-shows, the same music and chilling at home, so basically like most of the girls on the internet… But most girls I meet don’t fit into this description, which really is incredibly frustrating… where does one find a girl like that?

List of Political TV-Series (UK)

As I believe that you can learn a lot of things from good TV-series, I´ve made a list of political TV-series (drama and comedy).
This one is about UK-politics, but if you like it, I´ll try to make one for US-politics, too. (And maybe even for other countries.)
I haven´t seen all of these shows, so I don´t know if all of them are good, but I thought I´d add them anyways.  

Political TV-Series (UK)

·         Yes Minister + Yes, Prime Minister (1980-1988; satirical political sitcom); Starring: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds (follows the career of a British politician)

·         House of Cards (UK-Version) (1990; political thriller) Starring: Ian Richardson, Susannah Harker, David Lyon, Diane Fletcher (about an MP who wants to become Prime Minister) Sequels: To Play the King, The Final Cut

·         The Politician´s Wife (1995; political drama); Starring: Trevor Eve, Juliet Stevenson, Minnie Driver (When a UK minister becomes embroiled in a tabloid scandal, his wife becomes the centre of media attention.)

·         Spooks, sometimes also called MI-5 (2002-2011; spy drama series) Starring: Peter Firth, Matthew Macfadyen, Rupert Penry-Jones, Hermione Norris, Richard Armitage (follows the lives and the missions of several MI-5 agents, gives quite a good overview about the national security problems Britain had to deal with in the years after 9/11)
+ Spooks- The Greater Good (2015) Starring: Kit Harrington, Jennifer Ehle, Peter Firth

·         State of Play (2003, six-part political thriller); Starring: David Morrissey, John Simm, Bill Nighy, Polly Walker, James McAvoy, Marc Warren, Philip Glennister (tells the story of a newspaper´s investigation into the death of a young woman who was employed by an MP)

·         The Thick of It + In the Loop [Movie] (2005-2012, comedy/satire tv-series); Starring: Peter Capaldi, Chris Langham, Rebecca Front, Roger Allam, Chris Addison, Joanna Scanlan (about the conflicts between various members of the UK-government)

·         The State Within (2006, a six-hour political drama serial); Starring: Jason Isaacs, Ben Daniels, Sharon Gless, Nigel Bennett (about a British Ambassador to Washington who finds himself at the centre of an international political conspiracy)

·         Party Animals (2007, political drama series); Starring: Patrick Baladi, Andrew Buchan, Matt Smith, Raquel Cassidy (tells the story of different people involved with the UK Parliament, including researchers, lobbyists and MPs)

·         The Last Enemy (2008, science fiction thriller); Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Anamaria Marinca, Max Beesley, Robert Carlyle (set in the near future, deals with topics such as total surveillance and tells the story of a mathematical genius who accidently comes across a political cover-up)

·         Secret State (2012, four-part political thriller); Starring: Gabriel Byrne, Charles Dance, Douglas Hodge (when the plane of the British Prime Minister crashes under mysterious circumstances, the Deputy Prime Minister has to take command and uncovers a conspiracy at the heart of the political system)

·         The Politician´s Husband (2013, 3 episode-miniseries); Starring: Emily Watson, David Tennant (A woman replaces her husband in Cabinet after he resigns)

·         The Honourable Woman (2014, political spy thriller about the Middle East); Starring: Maggie Gyllenhall, Philip Arditti, Andrew Buchan

If you know any other good political TV-series, please reblog with the title and maybe a bit of info!