Must See TV: Peaky Blinders: Season One

by - September 30, 2014

A Vintage Nerd

Peaky Blinders was a little discovery I made when I was searching through ITV for the first episode of Season 5 of Downton Abbey (I use Tunnelbear-safe and legal). I had no clue about this show and haven't heard about it in the vintage circles. So, I took a chance on it and began watching it online on BBC iplayer.

Set in Birmingham in 1919, Peaky Blinders is loosely based on the real life gang by the same name. They are known by that name because the sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps. The show centers around them and around their leader, Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy).

You follow the Shelby's as they attempt to outwit Chief Inspector Campbell (Sam Neill) and rival gangs such as the Lee Family. You also follow uncover agent and barmaid to the Shelby's named Grace (Annabelle Wallis). The lead character of Tommy, along with his brothers, Arthur (Paul Anderson) and John (Joe Cole) fight to make a place for their families among the rough streets of Birmingham.

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I love the dynamic of the brothers. Although there is some rough language, violence, and some sexual content, I found the story line got better with every episode. Cillian Murphy is both striking and terrifying as Tommy Shelby and needless to say I am hooked!

Season One is going to be available on Netflix on September 30th while Season Two will be airing on BBC on October 2nd.

Have you seen this incredible show yet? Have you seen anything with Cillian Murphy in it?

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10 comments

  1. Love this! Season 2 starts tomorrow in the UK :) x

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    1. Yay! I cannot wait to watch it! Thanks hun! xox

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  2. Those are some scary-but-stylish looking lads. I haven't seen this, but it looks intriguing!

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  3. Thanks for the tip! I'm always up for a new series, especially if it's a period piece. :)

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    1. Yay! Lemme know if you like it Jana! xox

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  4. I will have to check this out! I've been looking for something new to watch on Netflix, and this sounds right up my alley. And Cillian Murphy has that weird thing going on where he's simultaneously really attractive, and kind of creepy. Thanks for giving this a shout out.

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  5. I love Peaky Blinders, it's such a good show. I'm really looking forward to watching series 2 tonight!

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  6. Oh! I recently heard about this and it's nice to hear from someone that it's good!

    Cillian Murphy is a fabulous actor! I loved him in so many movies, Batman Begins, Breakfast on Pluto, Cold Mountain, Inception.

    xoxo
    -Janey

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  7. I'm glad to hear this is on Netflix now, I've added it to my que. I love period pieces and this one looks very interesting. Thank you!

    She Knits in Pearls

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