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Peaky Blinders series 4 starts tonight at 9pm

Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by danny la rouge, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge The Elders of the Internet know who I am

    Woo hoo!

     
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  2. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    there is a thread on this

    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
     
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  3. Jeff Robinson

    Jeff Robinson Well-Known Member

    It's the Peaky FUCKIN Blinders.
     
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  4. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge The Elders of the Internet know who I am

    On the new series? Not according to the search function.

    Anyway, I'm sure people will appreciate the reminder in the thread title.
     
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  5. Silas Loom

    Silas Loom The people have spoken, the bastards.

    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.
     
  6. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    I have just finished the first series. It was ok, but it's no classic. Starting series 2 tonight. I hope it improves.
     
  7. shifting gears

    shifting gears Well-Known Member

    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
     
  8. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge The Elders of the Internet know who I am

    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.
     
  9. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    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.
     
  10. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge The Elders of the Internet know who I am

    I only saw episode one of that and found it boring, so didn't bother.
     
  11. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    ah man....that show was biblical
     
  12. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge The Elders of the Internet know who I am

    I see the problem: the Bible's boring, far fetched and repetitive.
     
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  13. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Ha ha...ok. Deadwood wasn't far fetched or repetitive. It did take its time. It's still taking its time.
     
  14. S☼I

    S☼I knismesis & volubility

    Can someone give me a spoiler-free basic outline? Never seen it but hear good things...
     
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  15. weepiper

    weepiper Jock under the bed

    We thought we might give it a go too despite having not seen any of the previous series.
     
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  16. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge The Elders of the Internet know who I am

    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.
     
  17. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    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.
     
  18. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    black hand :cool:

    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.
     
  19. redcogs

    redcogs in the gutter beholding the stars

    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.
     
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  20. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Great start :thumbs:
     
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  21. trabuquera

    trabuquera Modesty Bag

    Not holding back are they? :cool: 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.
     
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  22. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge The Elders of the Internet know who I am

    Surely not?
     
  23. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    1920s
     
  24. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    no wonder they haven't done an ep about the jarrow march yet then
     
  25. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    a couple of songs on each side, could be an xmas number 1
     
  26. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    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
     
  27. trabuquera

    trabuquera Modesty Bag

    ^ 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
     
  28. The Fornicator

    The Fornicator Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  29. S☼I

    S☼I knismesis & volubility

    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 :D
    But Cillian Murphy is great. I'd watch him if he was filmed sat in a room being bored :oops:

    Did you give it a go in the end weepiper ?
     
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  30. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge The Elders of the Internet know who I am

    Every Brummie is played by an Irish actor and every Irish character is played by a New Zealander.
     
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