Fans of Game of Thrones, Walking Dead or Vikings, I know the wait is long. Most of those fantastic shows are on break at the moment but do not despair. The library has something just as good to quench your thirst for violence and schemes. Peaky Blinders is a brilliant series based on a family of gangsters that actually lived in Birmingham at the beginning of the 19th century. You won’t be disappointed.
Additional perk, we have all four seasons available to borrow.
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Britain, in the aftermath of World War I, is full of poverty, depravity and despair. The streets are ruled by gangs and criminals. Amongst them, Thomas Shelby and his brothers just returned from the front. They are the Peaky Blinders. Ruthless and dreaded. They also have ambitions far beyond running the streets.
From illegal gambling to extortion and murder, Tommy will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Armed with razor blades hidden in his cap and sheer wit, this mastermind will surprise more than one.
Crime-loving audience, a warning: Peaky Blinders is addictive
It might seem that the Peaky Blinders would be a TV show aimed at a male audience but it would be wrong to restrict it at that. Tommy Shelby is the leader but women will love Polly, his aunt. She is absolutely fearless and smarter than anyone thinks. I fell in love with the character. She is so complex.
We can also talk about Grace. The spy from the government sent to bring the family down. She has nerves of steel and is also quite fascinating to watch.
You have your mother’s common sense but your father’s devilment. I see them fighting. Let your mother win.
This is why I, personally, love the show. The script is so detailed it is brilliant, the actors/characters are fantastic and the realization is stunning. The Shelby’s were real. In the rocky economic of the 1920’s, they rule Birmingham and it is fascinating to watch. Add to this one of the best modern soundtracks out there and you have a meticulously detailed and interesting masterpiece.
Peaky Blinders is becoming more and more popular.
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