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Peaky Blinders

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:05 pm

Anyone else watching this?

It's pretty fucking good.

Is Shelby an English name or an Irish name? I would think English, but I can't be sure.
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Post by ed » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:57 pm

Watched a few episodes. Liked it ... didn't like it enough I guess.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:26 pm

"Peaky Blinders"

British sexual slang? :notsure:
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Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:37 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:"Peaky Blinders"

British sexual slang? :notsure:
No, not a sexual thing, but if you watch it you will see what it means. It's shown, not exposition.
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Re: Peaky Blinders

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:46 pm

Just looked in Wikipedia.

Will not be watching.
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Re: Peaky Blinders

Post by Pyrrho » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:34 pm

Watched a couple of episodes, guess I can take it or leave it.
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Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:43 am

I think it takes a few episodes to get up a full head of steam but it's pretty interesting by around the 4th episode or so. I just watched the 5th last night.
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Re: Peaky Blinders

Post by Rob Lister » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:01 am

I don't know how historically accurate it is but the show is phenomenal. At the start of season 4, I thought they were about to jump the shark but they pulled it off well. Like BB, there's a bit of foreshadowing so you know in season one they were at least anticipating season three.

It is the ultimate binge show, btw.

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Post by Anaxagoras » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:36 am

Yeah, I watched another 5 episodes yesterday. Halfway through season 2. There's only 6 episodes per season, BTW.
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Post by Anaxagoras » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:02 am

probably :evil:
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Re: Peaky Blinders

Post by Anaxagoras » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:53 am

In the gathering storm comes a tall handsome man

in a dusty black coat with a red right hand.

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Re: Peaky Blinders

Post by Rob Lister » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:48 pm

Tom Hardy needs to win a few awards of some kind for his betrayal of Alfie Solomons


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Post by Anaxagoras » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:56 pm

As far as "historical accuracy" goes, it's fiction.

The Whites were defeated before the end of WWI. It's why Russia was out of the war before it ended. In this alternate timeline, they are still fighting the Reds.
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Re: Peaky Blinders

Post by no one in particular » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:51 pm

Rob Lister wrote:Tom Hardy needs to win a few awards of some kind for his betrayal of Alfie Solomons
In the latest season, the Hardy/Brody scene was legendary.
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Post by ed » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:09 am

Anaxagoras wrote:In the gathering storm comes a tall handsome man

in a dusty black coat with a red right hand.

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(no yes homo)
I will admit that he is a striking looking guy, reminds me of Yul Brynner with that vaguely slavic look.

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Re: Peaky Blinders

Post by ed » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:14 am

am watching this thing and I like it. It owes a bit (a lot?) to Deadwood.

Some points/questions
Spoiler:
The commie husband of the sister, murdered by someone in the employ of the Sam Neill character (who did not die nearly badly enough). You catch that reference?

Why did Tommy kill that guy that the chick in the slaughter house told him to kill?
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Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:39 am

I don't remember. You mean the commie? Sometimes there's some misdirection, and to say much more would be a spoiler. One of my few peeves about the show.

I was wrong about the Russian civil war too. It continued until 1922 or even 23, after world war 1 had been over for a few years. So, that explains why there were still some "White Russians" at the time, hoping to somehow defeat the Bolsheviks and return to power.
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Post by ed » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:44 am

Anaxagoras wrote:I don't remember. You mean the commie? Sometimes there's some misdirection, and to say much more would be a spoiler. One of my few peeves about the show.

I was wrong about the Russian civil war too. It continued until 1922 or even 23, after world war 1 had been over for a few years. So, that explains why there were still some "White Russians" at the time, hoping to somehow defeat the Bolsheviks and return to power.

You may recall that a White Russian kicked off Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. They were around for a long time, thinking that they would eventually return.

Sorta like Hillary supporters.

Did you see the spoiler? Why did he do that?
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