|UK||2013||60||Crime . Drama|
Birmingham, 1919. Thomas Shelby controls the Peaky Blinders, one of the city's most feared criminal organisations, but his ambitions go beyond running the streets. When a crate of guns goes missing, Thomas recognises an opportunity to move up in the world.
|Episode Title:||Episode 1|
|Airs:||2013-09-12 at 09:00 pm|
Peaky Blinders is literate (watch for the visual references to “L’Atalante” and Charon’s crossing) and sometimes great looking, with impressive evocations of hellish industrial sections of Birmingham that have a science-fiction feel. But for a sprawling soap opera that packs in Roma curses, shell shock, hash pipes, Chinatown prostitutes and gang members sporting the 1919 version of a half-shaved boy-band haircut, it doesn’t have quite enough juice.The New York Times Full Review
It’s a respectable but chilly effort, fine for those who choose to invest the time but hardly a loss should one turn a blind eye.Variety Full Review