Heavy with style but lacking in substance. That's the sum of Peaky Blinders.
Peaky leans hard on slow motion shots and a modern punk/indie rock soundtrack that you'll either love or hate. I actually like the choice of music but how many times do we need to see someone walk past a fire breathing factory with a cigarette in hand and punk rock blaring in the background before some actual character development happens?
Cillian Murphy is excellent but aside from one or two other characters the rest of them are very one dimensional. You see all the faces in the background pic on this page? Less than half of those faces have any real narrative in the show. Because of this you are left with just a couple of prominent figures that tend to be overused
The story-lines are never all that compelling either unfortunately, style wins out here as well.
I thought the first season was decent and I was curious to see if they would improve for the second. When it was announced that Tom Hardy would be joining the cast I was pretty excited. Sadly his role isn't featured that much so his impact was minimal.
I see people trying to compare Peaky Blinders with Boardwalk Empire and I just don't see it, Boardwalk had compelling story-lines and an ensemble cast it actually used. Here's hoping season 3 will be different.
It's like Boardwalk Empire... except in England.... and instead of being excellent in every way, it's just kind of okay....yeah.
Excellent series. Fantastic production value and some awesome soundtrack with some superb actors. Just finished Season 2 today and it's one of my favourites. Can't wait for Season 3!
Best series on TV gets better and better and the actors all of them are brilliant!
Great series, better soundtrack. And at the top of all is Cillian Murphy.
One of the best shows on right now!
Great cast. writing and production. Cillian Murphy is excellent. Well worth watching all of it.
Amazing, gripping, shocking but utterly brilliant
Late watching this programme....watched all 4 seasons back to back after season 4 had finished...
Great programme, tom hardy the funniest character ever, love it that he keeps turning up.
Great cast and good surprise sounds along the way....final episode on season 4....very clever :)
Loving this show. Just watched season 1 and now into 2, it's just as good. Very stylish backdrop, obviously a lot of time and money went into the sets. Wasn't sure if the violence would be over the top when I first watched it, but it's OK. Not gory just for shock value.
Got to season 3 and losing interest very quickly - it's now starting to get to be a tedious plot about unnecessary expansion.
Best tv series I've ever come across.
I heard a lot of good things about the show and of course because of Cillian Murphy and Helen McCroy I thought I'd give it a go. I watched the first episode and I found it a little predictable, the genre wasn't working for me. I loved the way it was shot, all the creative choices that were made during the filming and editing captured me but the story itself is just not for me, although I can totally see that others who would like this type of genre would truly love this show.
really enjoyed the seasons,all very gripping,cant wait for new season.
Webmaster. Season 3 starts on BBC in the UK on 22 May 16. Please add it to schedule.
SPOILER ALERT!!!! This is the second episode this week, and in both tvshows someone dies... I think that maybe I should leave the TVShows for the next week... ;D
great great great
Looking forward to season 2 About the only thing that could make it better would be more episodes.
the first season is impressive, can't wait for the second season.cillian murphy nailed it. the soundtrack? brilliant!
Amazing first season, can't get over how amazing that finale was
gostei dessa série, muito boa