16 votes

Have you watched Peaky Blinders yet?

So I’ve been hearing about this show for years and seen clips and always thought it looked shit well I was very wrong, I started watching it last month and I can’t believe how unique and different it is, I’m hooked and wondering what others think I know I’m very late to the party but if you haven’t seen it yet definitely give the first episode a watch.

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  1. [4]
    nothis
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    Damn, is it really that good? My girlfriend wanted us to put it on our watchlist for ages, I assumed because she has a thing for Cillian Murphy. I'm just so burned out from "gangster dramas"....

    Damn, is it really that good? My girlfriend wanted us to put it on our watchlist for ages, I assumed because she has a thing for Cillian Murphy.

    I'm just so burned out from "gangster dramas". Tough dudes and how tragic their life is for choosing to stab and murder each other for status. Like... guys, you're assholes! You're what's wrong with society, literally. I don't really care. I don't want to give you attention.

    ...

    If it's a really good show, though...

    5 votes
    1. Five
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      I’m currently watching season 3 and it’s really good I wouldn’t say it is your typical gangster show very unique

      I’m currently watching season 3 and it’s really good I wouldn’t say it is your typical gangster show very unique

      4 votes
    2. stickman
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      I really like this show. I am so tired of action movies and shows but Peaky Blinders have the necessary amount of action/violence to not make you bored of it and to understand the characters/history.

      I really like this show.
      I am so tired of action movies and shows but Peaky Blinders have the necessary amount of action/violence to not make you bored of it and to understand the characters/history.

      1 vote
    3. DougM
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      I watched through it and loved it. I wouldn't call it your typical gangster show - there is a lot of depth to the characters. I will say that I hope it isn't dragged on as the story line seemed to...

      I watched through it and loved it. I wouldn't call it your typical gangster show - there is a lot of depth to the characters. I will say that I hope it isn't dragged on as the story line seemed to get out of hand during the last season.

      If you decide to watch it, give it a few episodes before making a decision.

      1 vote
  2. [3]
    georgebcrawford
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    I loved the first season, but lost interest partway through the second. For me it always felt like a short-run show. Just my two cents, I'm sure it isn't garbage or anything!

    I loved the first season, but lost interest partway through the second. For me it always felt like a short-run show. Just my two cents, I'm sure it isn't garbage or anything!

    4 votes
    1. Five
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      I’m halfway through season 3 and it seems to be just getting better but I would agree with you at some point in season 2 I did think part of a storyline was dragging on but it soon got really good...

      I’m halfway through season 3 and it seems to be just getting better but I would agree with you at some point in season 2 I did think part of a storyline was dragging on but it soon got really good again.

      4 votes
    2. drannex
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      Season two wasn't their best till the very last episode of the season. Then it just kept getting stronger and stronger.

      Season two wasn't their best till the very last episode of the season.

      Then it just kept getting stronger and stronger.

      3 votes
  3. [3]
    Grawlix
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    I have it on my watch list for perhaps an odd reason: it came recommended in a tabletop RPG I've been playing! I'm running Blades in the Dark, and one of the "touchstones" (recommended media as...

    I have it on my watch list for perhaps an odd reason: it came recommended in a tabletop RPG I've been playing! I'm running Blades in the Dark, and one of the "touchstones" (recommended media as inspiration for the game) includes Peaky Blinders. The game is about playing a band of criminals in a grimy city.

    I avoided it for perhaps a silly reason: the name. It just had no idea what "peaky blinders" could possibly mean. :p

    4 votes
    1. [2]
      cfabbro
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      It's the name of a real Birmingham street gang that existed from the 1890s to 1920s. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peaky_Blinders And this section explains the apocryphal and presumptive...

      It's the name of a real Birmingham street gang that existed from the 1890s to 1920s.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peaky_Blinders

      And this section explains the apocryphal and presumptive historical meaning behind the name.

      Etymology

      The name Peaky Blinder is said to be derived from the gang members' practice of stitching disposable razor blades into the peaks of their flat caps which could then be used as weapons. However, as the Gillette company only introduced the first replaceable safety razor system in 1903, in America, and it was not until 1908 that the first factory manufacturing them in Great Britain opened, this version of the name is considered apocryphal. British author John Douglas, from Birmingham, claimed hats were used as a weapon in his novel A Walk Down Summer Lane – members with razor blades sewn into their caps would headbutt enemies to potentially blind them. However, according to English professor Carl Chinn, Chair of Community History at the University of Birmingham, this theory is a myth and there is no evidence to support it.

      Birmingham historian Carl Chinn believes the name is actually a reference to the gang's sartorial elegance. He says the popular usage of "peaky" at the time referred to any flat cap with a peak. "Blinder" was a familiar Birmingham slang term (still used today) to describe something or someone of dapper appearance. A further explanation might be from the gang's own criminal behaviour: they were known to sneak up from behind, then pull the hat peak down over a victim's face so they could not describe who robbed them.

      p.s. Strange name aside, you really should give it a watch IMO. It's one of my favorite shows, despite the fact that I am not usually a fan of gangster shows.

      4 votes
      1. Grawlix
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        I did end up looking it up, both the name and the show. :p I watched an episode and really enjoyed it. The only thing keeping my from watching it is the rest of my to-watch list.

        I did end up looking it up, both the name and the show. :p I watched an episode and really enjoyed it. The only thing keeping my from watching it is the rest of my to-watch list.

        1 vote
  4. [2]
    drannex
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    One of my all time favourite shows that I too was hesitant on. One of ghe best shows ever produced imo.

    One of my all time favourite shows that I too was hesitant on. One of ghe best shows ever produced imo.

    3 votes
    1. DirkGently
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      I keep being recommended this show. I watched the first few episodes some time ago, but I think I'll dive back in.

      I keep being recommended this show. I watched the first few episodes some time ago, but I think I'll dive back in.

      2 votes
  5. Parliament
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    We started it last week but have only watched the premiere, and we liked it. The only reason we haven't watched more episodes is because other shows are coming out right now that we're trying to...

    We started it last week but have only watched the premiere, and we liked it. The only reason we haven't watched more episodes is because other shows are coming out right now that we're trying to keep up with. Our friends absolutely swear by it too.

    2 votes
  6. jgb
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    Don't watch it but my Dad does and I hear it from the other room. Lots of Radiohead songs as soundtrack it seems which is cool.

    Don't watch it but my Dad does and I hear it from the other room. Lots of Radiohead songs as soundtrack it seems which is cool.

    1 vote