Peaky Blinders
October 15, 2014 2:16 PM - Subscribe

The first season is available on Netflix. Anyone up for a discussion?

British Crimers with similar haircuts! Communist agitators! Sam Neil with a mustache! A somewhat distracting obsession with Jack White! What's not to love?
posted by Parasite Unseen (17 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I watched the first ep. I was so-so on it, but can see the potential. I'd probably be down for at least the first few episodes.
posted by codacorolla at 6:51 PM on October 15, 2014

A somewhat distracting obsession with Jack White!

The second series that has just started on the bbc is almost wall-to-wall PJ Harvey on the soundtrack. Poor old Jack White's been abandoned
posted by dng at 3:22 AM on October 16, 2014 [1 favorite]

I also wasn't sold on the first ep but I'm willing to give it another go for at least the first season.
posted by Ik ben afgesneden at 5:40 AM on October 16, 2014

(Now that's made me recall Ripper Street. I hope that has been renewed.)
posted by Ik ben afgesneden at 5:43 AM on October 16, 2014 [1 favorite]

A new series of Ripper Street is being made, but by Amazon for some reason rather than the BBC.
posted by dng at 7:46 AM on October 16, 2014

for some reason

= $
posted by dhartung at 2:45 PM on October 17, 2014 [1 favorite]

I liked the first series of Peaky Blinders quite a lot. It suffers a bit of an excessive sense of style, but there's some fun writing and some really enjoyable performances, especially Sam Neil impersonating Liam Neeson.
posted by maxsparber at 5:09 PM on October 18, 2014 [1 favorite]

I plan to sit down with a friend and watch it sometime soon, so I'm potentially interested in a discussion.
posted by immlass at 11:44 AM on October 22, 2014

I'm game for this. My wife and I have been all over the first two episodes. I look forward to seeing where this goes.
posted by Sticherbeast at 10:58 AM on October 23, 2014

I watched some of the first episode last night and had a flashback to SNL's Don' You Go Rounin' Roun' to Re Ro sketch. I'm going to have to try it again with captions.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:40 AM on October 24, 2014 [1 favorite]

If this show does get discussed, I have a question from episode one about how a certain something was convincingly achieved...
posted by blueberry at 10:38 PM on December 1, 2014

It won't. Just ask the question anyway. You could also post in Askme instead of this thread.
posted by Ik ben afgesneden at 4:38 PM on December 2, 2014

Okay, is it explained (perhaps later) how the killing of the PTSD guy was faked? I can understand blanks, or shooting a metal plate on the back of the guys coat or something, but how'd the blood splash back on Thomas’s face?
posted by blueberry at 9:58 PM on December 2, 2014

They put pig brains and gunpowder into a packet. The explosion sent the brains flying, including splashback, and was, as I recall, concussive enough to knock out whizzbang, or whatever his name was, but not kill him.
posted by maxsparber at 5:28 AM on December 3, 2014 [1 favorite]

I have to tell you all, the second season gets even better, regardless of the Jack White thing.

Two words: Tom Hardy.
posted by the_royal_we at 10:33 AM on December 12, 2014 [1 favorite]

Just about finished season 1 now and it just keeps getting better and better.
posted by Gotanda at 5:24 AM on July 22, 2015

dropping by to note S03 was pretty fun, too, what with crazy Russians and Tom Hardy chewing the scenery again for a couple episodes.
posted by mwhybark at 9:39 AM on June 19, 2016

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