Peaky Blinders: The Noose
November 15, 2017 3:08 PM - Season 4, Episode 1 - Subscribe

An epic gangster drama set in the lawless streets of 1920s Birmingham. When he receives a mysterious letter, Tommy realises that the Shelbys are in danger

December 1925. Tommy Shelby OBE (Cillian Murphy) has acquired unprecedented legitimacy. The former gangster is also a man alone, estranged from his family and focused only on business. But when he receives a mysterious letter on Christmas Eve, Tommy realises that the Shelbys are in danger of annihilation.

As the enemy closes in, Tommy flees his country house and returns to the only safe place he knows: Small Heath, Birmingham, the slum where he grew up. Facing a more determined and sophisticated threat than ever before, the Shelby family must find a way to put differences aside, work together, take up arms and fight for survival...
posted by fearfulsymmetry (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am happy that the series seems to be returning to a less convoluted direction. The narrative seems to make so much more sense. The death(s?) that occur will move the plot forward and connects to last series in a way that Grace's death did not. I was deeply disappointed in season 3 but am optimistic that this season will be better with richer character development and story arcs.

The violence that Tommy commits in "The Noose" is horrifying and a reminder of what he is capable of. One element of Peaky Blinders that I have consistently respected is that any violence is never, to me, glorified. In series one when Moss says it looks like "he was killed by an animal," the way the Changretta is handled in series 3 or how maniacal Tommy looks with Antonio or the chef, the violence is revolting and not celebrated or gratuitous. Tommy comes across as a monster.
posted by Hop123 at 6:35 AM on November 17, 2017

Hunh, is this the only season on here?
posted by mwhybark at 11:00 PM on December 16, 2017

The thing about this series is when people are shot, you never know if they may actually be dead, because this series does not seem afraid to hurt or kill people. (See:Grace). It’s really compelling, but does mean a lot of bingeing.
posted by corb at 11:35 PM on July 30, 2018

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