TV Series Review: Peaky Blinders

High quality production values, the world of post "great" war Birmingham is visceral and we are shown the detailed gritty reality that the characters in this story find themselves in. The "Peaky Blinders" were actually a real gang that existed in Birmingham at the time, and the attention to detail is staggering.

The story itself is brilliant, many twists and turns, you find yourself surprised and pleased that the direction you had thought it was going to go, wasn't even close and its something new, and fresh that makes you grin and think - they haven't given up yet, they can still make great TV that is worth watching, each and every week.

The style, in that of setting, the way the episodes are filmed, the music - seems distinctly that of The Proposition, Ned Kelly and Lawless. The last is quite coincidental, as Tom Hardy (who portrayed Forrest Bondurant) is making an appearance in the second season.

The cast is superb, led by Cillian Murphy and Sam Neill, both are outstanding actors and are consistent in both their ability to portray a multifaceted character and keeping up their accents, Birmingham "brummie" and North Irish respectively.

The rest of the cast is great too, Helen McCrory, Annabelle Wallis, Paul Anderson, Sophie Rundle, Iddo Goldberg and Joe Cole to name most of the main cast.

Great music too, the opening credits song is the same that was used for the opening credits of the TV show Jack Irish.


  1. This quote comes from one of the films referenced in the above review:

    “Forrest Bondurant: I thought I walked.”


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