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...who was born in NI.
Aiden Gillen arrives on his horse, relishing the part. Next time we see him it's all GoT. Then Snatch, strangely.
Tommy puts him in his place, for a while. Then there are some cool here are cillian murphy's eyes people...fucking look at them...shots. He's incredibly photogenic.
Michael is now a proper Shelby as he has ptsd.
Polly's back. Basically just they kept her out of the first episode unfairly it seemed like to me... but her speech rang true and she's back. That's great.
A bunch of side plot stuff and then Brody comes in and goes full Brando.
All done to a decent soundtrack.
Is this one only 6 episodes as well?
Brilliantly woeful accents.
I like how they depicted his anguish at
his brother dying
by showing him staring out the window with his nob out for about 5 minutes.
He's not shown his anguish yet. He's not shown his rage.
Also...that was a rear shot....his knob was just in your imagination.
Does anyone know if Tommy was in the war?
It was revealed in previous series that he was in the trenches as a tunneller.
He, John and Albert all served. Throughout the first season he's haunted by it and smokes opium to sleep and forget.
Brody doing Brando via, I dunno, Eddie Large? Why.
Yeah, the Godfather schtick was all a bit third rate really.
In the first season much was made of the PB's sense of community. In this season, at a time when people are shooting at them, you'd have thought Tommy et al would have bumped up their workers' wages to avert a strike and reduce the number of their enemies.
Where he was awarded the mc
Oh: and historical slip-up last night
where union girl was on about Tommy having joined the cp before the war: there was no communist party in the UK then
Starting to spoil it for me.
The upcoming liasons of both Tommy and Polly were telegraphed way ahead too.
Can ignore though, it's good stuff.
I reckon this series is loads better than the (pretty lame) last one so far...
Getting a bit impatient with it tho it all still looks lovely. Christian wife is so annoying I can't stand it. Adrien Brody is the world's youngest ever Best Actor Oscar winner and here ... can't act. That Sicilian dialogue is a disgrace, just mere mimicry skills should have it coming out more authentic than that, never mind making it believable. He can't even hand-gesture like a Sicilian, wtf. "Tender" moments with Tommy Shelby = a quick shag on an out-of-season hay bale in a freezing dank quayside. I used to get so swept up in it this sort of stuff didn't matter but it's creaking at the seams a bit now. Still, maybe they'll surproize us all later on.
I cringed so hard in that scene. It's making me contemplate whether I should bother continuing with this.
Oi 'ope so, oi love a good surproise
Poor mafia chap just looks constipated
They have definitely gone OTT with the camp, I like that though.
Just realised one of the most annoying things about it:
The Mafia are supposedly out for the blood of the entire Shelby clan - but even after the Shelbys have bumped off a few Mafia wannabe-assassins and spies, they're like, totally open to negotiation. Changretta gives this whole speech to his minions about how he's going to glory in seeing the whole family dead and Tommy devastated by being the last one left alive before he kills him as well. Then Tommy meets him, says "we'll fight honourably, no women or kids" and it's a done deal! Then Pol meets him and says "I'll give you Tommy as long as you don't touch X Y or Z" and that's also fine! Whatever happened to the proper traditions of vendetta?
To be fair, we don't know it's fine. He might be playing her. (And she him).
I couldn't help but notice in Ep1 that the leaves on the trees were in full leaf, & it was supposed to be Xmas Day!
I haven't yet seen this series but today at the barbers they were complaining that all sorts of people wanted peaky blinders hair cuts. They were complaining because it is just short on the sides and long on top with no blending, and they, despite liking the program, felt they hadn't done a proper haircut doing them like that. Fashion huh
All about change, that one.
Finn is told to change by Tommy (there's a space Finn, be a man and fill it). The women had already planned another change for him.
Linda changes (easily rationalising betraying her xtian principles when she walks into the bookies and tells them she's now part of shit...also being a fair bit dirty with Arthur after listening to Polly's advice).
Polly's changed at least once so far this season. This latest one could be wheels within wheels...we'll know in a while.
Arthur changes...dropping his honour/pressure to be the one to kill Brody. (Times have changed, Arthur).
Tommy reminisces then decides to help kids, remembering the person he changed from. That leads to...
Lizzie changes from dogsbody to being in charge of some business/charities. Lizzie's in charge of something.
Brody tells his men to change...literally. Food, clothes. (Be like them)
Michael was confronted with his own changes when his ex-mum appeared with the apples, a really touching scene that almost drew a tear btw.
As for me...totally thought Arthur was a goner when he got covered in paint.
As much as I have enjoyed it I think they are running out of ideas. 1st series great, 2nd series amazing, 3rd series (the Russians one) a bit daft IMO and I think this is winding up to the ending of the show anyway.
I seem to have missed how Mama Changretta could have known Polly's mum and Polly as a child.
Can anyone enlighten me?
should i watch the first three series, or could I jump right into the fourth?
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