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Peaky Blinders

Post by Batboy2/75 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:42 pm

English gangsters meets Boardwalk Empire.


English gloom, English gangsters, interesting time period, and lots of "ultra" violence.
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Post by buckethead » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:15 pm

Is Bradley Cooper in it?

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Post by Batboy2/75 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:54 pm

buckethead wrote:Is Bradley Cooper in it?

Sadly no.

Just your motley crew of British Character actors engaged in British thuggery.
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Post by The Ginger Beard Man » Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:50 pm

I heard great things about this a few days ago from two friends. Now that I'm all caught up on Justified, I might start watching.
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Post by Beer Jew » Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:17 pm

This was outstanding. And Charlotte Riley.

Tom Hardy stole the show.

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Post by Herv100 » Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:19 am

This is a Netflix series, not a British tv show.
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Post by Beer Jew » Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:28 pm

Herv100 wrote:
This is a Netflix series, not a British tv show.
Uh no. It's a British show, first aired on the BBC. Netflix bought the American distribution rights.

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Post by Herv100 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:41 am

I see. Netflix advertises it as a "netflix original series" on their site.
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Post by Beer Jew » Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:59 am

Weird!

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Post by TerryB » Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:13 pm

I don't care where it airs.

I'm not watching it.
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Post by WildGorillaMan » Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:16 pm

Is the title supposed to be cockney rhyming slang for something?
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Post by TerryB » Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:17 pm

WildGorillaMan wrote:Is the title supposed to be cockney rhyming slang for something?

It's rhyming slang for you're a favg.
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Post by Protobuilder » Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:56 am

Terry B wrote:
WildGorillaMan wrote:Is the title supposed to be cockney rhyming slang for something?

It's rhyming slang for you're a favg.
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Re: Peaky Blinders

Post by Beer Jew » Fri Jun 19, 2015 1:50 pm

Terry B wrote:
WildGorillaMan wrote:Is the title supposed to be cockney rhyming slang for something?

It's rhyming slang for you're a favg.
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Post by Batboy2/75 » Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:23 pm

WildGorillaMan wrote:Is the title supposed to be cockney rhyming slang for something?
This particular English gang would sew razor blades into their newsboy caps and use them as weapons. That is one theory behind the name. Another does involve English slang from the Victorian and or Edwardian era when the Peaky Blinders gang was formed.
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Post by Beer Jew » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:05 am

The name is due to the razor blades sewn into the caps, as Batboy suggests, however in reality it's unlikely this ever actually happened, due to the rarity and cost of disposable razor blades at that point.

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Post by Turdacious » Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:43 am

Enjoyed it. No weak characters. Lots of twists and turns, although the ending of both seasons were a little weak. Hopefully Hardy is back for season 3.
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Post by Grandpa's Spells » Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:05 am

Mick recommended this on FB and now I’m bingeing, this is entertaining.

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Post by Mickey O'neil » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:56 pm

I still love this show so much.

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Post by Cave Canem » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:15 am

I'm in the middle of season 3. Hooked.
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Post by Cave Canem » Wed May 09, 2018 5:35 am

Just finished. Tom Hardy was awesome. The whole show was great. Although Adrien Brody's character was a little over the top and sounded like he wanted to imitate Marlon Brando's godfather. Very satisfying how they dealt with him and could've ended the season right there. Just heard that there may be 3 more seasons coming .
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