Peaky Blinders


 

Breaking Bad is done. Sons of Anarchy is over. The Walking Dead's season finale just aired. Now what? If you're looking for another series to jump into (or binge-watch), may I recommend Peaky Blinders. Personally, I feel like it's a better show that SOA and really holds it's own against the likes of a Breaking Bad (although there's just no replacing Bryan Cranston, the rest of the BB cast really dragged the show down... I'm looking directly at you Anna Gunn).  Peaky Blinders is a crime drama based on a post WWI Birmingham, England street gang by the same name. The story itself is sort of in the same vein as SOA and BB, wherein a family member takes it upon himself to lift his family(and the family business) to the next level... by any means necessary. 

Cillian Murphy (Sunshine, Inception, 28 Days Later) stars as the lead character in the show alongside Sam Neill (Jurassic Park) and Tom Hardy (in season 2). Tom Hardy (Inception, Bronson, The Dark Knight Rises) has some serious acting chops and is a pretty hot commodity right now, so for him to grab up a role in the show tells you a bit about the caliber and potential of Peaky Blinders. Seasons one and two are available on Netflix right now.

 

Already up to date on Peaky Blinders? Then may I recommend Netflix's Bloodline. Now, of course these are all appetizers for when the main course gets here and now that HBO Now is about to launch, we can all get our Game of Thrones Fix(which happens to be the best show on TV, hands down).