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Peaky Blinders, binge-worthy watch with a touch of history and action

Published: 3rd Jul 2021 2:37 pm

Hyderabad: The weekend is here and what better way than binge watching a gripping crime drama with a touch of history.

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This weekend, we recommend Peaky Blinders, a British series that explores the exploits of an ex-soldier turned gangster Thomas Shelby. Set in the post-WWI England, this series is loosely based on a real life gang of the same name and is centred around the fictitious character Thomas aka Tommy, who is a Godfather-esque character.

What makes this series a perfect weekend watch is that each of the five seasons has only six episodes and can be binged over one lazy Saturday. This series is also a lesson of sorts in history and politics as it has elements related to and allusions to several historical figures, groups and events including Winston Churchill, Irish Republican Army, the Wall Street Crash of 1929, the socio-economic conditions of post-war UK, Communism, anti-Communism, Fascism and much more.

However, with such an intense amount of history, it still is a gripping drama and moves at a brisk pace. Cilian Murphy, who won several awards for his portrayal of a cunning, ruthless gangster reminiscing one of Michael Corleone, captivates the audience with his performance, ensuring one would want to binge watch this series.

As the main characters in the series would say it, go watch Peaky Blinders, by the order of the Peaky Blinders! You’ll find yourself saying it too.

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