Peaky Blinders

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by GodShifter, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. Mazzy

    Mazzy Forum Resident

    It comes and goes. I got over it fairly quickly. The series to way too good for it to get in the way IMHO
     
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  2. GodShifter

    GodShifter Bukowski - Drunk With Power® Thread Starter

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    It’s a problem, but it didn’t affect the series for me. An odd choice if it was writing and even weirder if it was Brody’s own choice.

    Along those lines, why does every Tom Hardy character have to speak with an accent that makes him almost unintelligible?
     
  3. RoyalScam

    RoyalScam Luckless Pedestrian

    A lot of what's spoken by many characters is almost unintelligible to me...but I'm American. :winkgrin:
     
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  4. GodShifter

    GodShifter Bukowski - Drunk With Power® Thread Starter

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    True, but he’s the worst. Hell, he’s speaking ‘Merican in “The Revenant” and still I can barely understand him!
     
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  5. RoyalScam

    RoyalScam Luckless Pedestrian

    Finished ‘em up. WTF in that last 20 or so minutes? They really took a left turn, didn’t they? Talk about trying to cram 40 pounds of ****e in a 10 pound bag. Not sure how I feel about it going forward...
     
  6. Brenald79

    Brenald79 Forum Resident

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    Just started watching this. I'll be binging this quick. Reminds me lots of SOA as well. Don't know how I missed this before. I think it's new to Netflix Canada.
     
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  7. rich100

    rich100 Well-Known Member

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    Not sure about the fire puffing machines (probably did in some way), the rows of houses are accurate which are called Back To Backs - pretty grim places to live, but, far better than the dumps that were there before them. I have relatives that still lived in those up to the 1950's when the vast majority started to be replaced by modern council housing. The National Trust have preserved a courtyard of Back To Backs in the city centre and it's well worth a visit, they have them done out in different styles for different decades along with a couple of shop fronts ( a tailors and a sweet shop).

    The industrial background of Birmingham was indeed huge, city of a thousand trades with a huge car industry, many of the bigger places like BSA bombed during the blitz of WW2, the region still makes cars to a lesser degree but around Birmingham there are so many smaller firms still making car parts. As recently as 10 years ago when I would have been visiting various factories as part of my job it was amazing how many were still operating hand powered presses to make metal parts, of the same type my grandparents would have used when they were starting out at work.

    Oh and The Garrison and Garrison Lane (and many other names mentioned) are still real places. the area is where my family moved into when they left the countryside towns in the mid 1800's looking for work and remained there for several generations.

    I love the series, although I thought the one with the Russians went a bit out of orbit. Tom Hardy is pure class but one of my favourites is our Ada, and the added dimension of being familiar with the location makes it even better for me.

    I agree the storylines are absurd, but the background detail is very well researched and portrayed.

    Can't wait for the next series.
     
  8. Rufus McDufus

    Rufus McDufus Forum Resident

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    Yeah I live in one now! We still have plenty of terraced houses in London though fortunately they all tend to have inside loos these days! I well remember the outside khazis.
    I'm not saying the programme is entirely fictional but merely saying it is a little exaggerated here and there, and in a good way.
     
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  9. Brenald79

    Brenald79 Forum Resident

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    I’m on S2 where Polly’s son comes into the picture. He plays such a similar character on Animal Kingdom, another SOA style show with a crew of brothers and mom in charge.
     
  10. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Is it better than soa?
     
  11. Mazzy

    Mazzy Forum Resident

    Yes it is imho
     
  12. Brenald79

    Brenald79 Forum Resident

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    I can't say yet, I'm not even half way through. It's tough to compare shows from that long ago.
     

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