Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by danny la rouge, Nov 15, 2017.
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its also part two of ageing brit celebrities get stoned on a tourbus tonight so we've got heavily stylised 30s brummie gangster then watching Pat Butcher smoke some more bongs while Fashnue pulls a disgusted face
It's the Peaky FUCKIN Blinders.
On the new series? Not according to the search function.
Anyway, I'm sure people will appreciate the reminder in the thread title.
Indeed. That said, it peaked (ho ho) in series two. And the first series would have been the best, if it wasn't for the inexplicable Irish folksong breaks.
I have just finished the first series. It was ok, but it's no classic. Starting series 2 tonight. I hope it improves.
Pumped for this - best TV drama in donkeys years for me. Adrien Brody drafted in for this series, will be interested to see what his character's like. No doubt once again after the first episode I'll consider ditching my whole wardrobe and going shopping for newsboys and suits too, sharp as fuck the outfits in this are
It's a classic from the outset! If you didn't like series one much it's obviously not for you. I loved it from the word go.
I liked it, I just found it a bit clunky in places. I loved Boardwalk Empire (mostly) and Deadwood is a pure classic IMO.
It looks great, and it has Nick Cave on the soundtrack, and the cast is pretty ace, but it doesn't always work. Some of the writing is plain lazy. it's easy enough viewing.
I only saw episode one of that and found it boring, so didn't bother.
ah man....that show was biblical
I see the problem: the Bible's boring, far fetched and repetitive.
Ha ha...ok. Deadwood wasn't far fetched or repetitive. It did take its time. It's still taking its time.
Can someone give me a spoiler-free basic outline? Never seen it but hear good things...
We thought we might give it a go too despite having not seen any of the previous series.
If you have Netflix, the first two are on there.
Brummie-Irish-Traveller Crime family take on the Cops, other crime networks, the Establishment, and others, wearing sharp suits and sharp haircuts. There's loud anachronistic rock music. Smoking is mandatory.
post ww1 birmingham. The scions of the Peaky Blinders clan/gang are settling back into things with the ghosts of war still with them. Their are IRA plots, commie stuff, churchill, white russian exiles, tom hardy leading a london crime syndicate. I'd start it from the beginning tbh. But by this point you should have some idea. The description 'a brummie boardwalk empire' was used and is close enough. Its got style, anachronism and all the good bits.
I recall from my readings that it was used as an extortion technique for incoming italian immigrants by established us italian gangs. I swear I read someone tried it on Al Capones father when he came over, but I cannot find google verification for this.
not a bad ep to open. A reminder of why organised crime and unions were always a bad mix as well. Poor old Arthur looked chilled and happy and now he's back in this mess again.
Arthur is my favourite character (a difficult choice given the high quality of all the available options). Arthurs new found pre-hippy hippyness only endears him further. Superb tv, historically interesting with some contemporary resonance. Cant wait for next weeks epi.
Not holding back are they? I predict near-miraculous advances in medical science (automatic weaponry but no antibiotics yet, sounds like a challenge...)
Also like how much of a horrible git Tommy Shelby's turned into.
no wonder they haven't done an ep about the jarrow march yet then
a couple of songs on each side, could be an xmas number 1
the 'you will eat at my table' bit. Haven't you come a long way little lordling? yeah he's always been a shit but now its ingrained
^ I was thinking even more about "get me someone NEW", but yeh, obviously, Christmas dinner with the boss up Shelby Mansions really doesn't sound like the best of times
They pop up so randomly, the cast must be having bets on who can get away with the most outrageous Brummie-accented syllable.
Big role for the female Convener, I suspect.
danny la rouge I watched the first episode (of the first series) last night until Netflix had a brain fart about 10 mins before the end. Thoroughly enjoyed it, mainly the style of it but also the variable accents, especially Sam Neill's
But Cillian Murphy is great. I'd watch him if he was filmed sat in a room being bored
Did you give it a go in the end weepiper ?
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