PEAKY BLINDERS , for any fan of British period films , is a delight.
Where the show excels in its cast of strong characters, and a storyline that continues to evolve to reflect a restless period of change.
It’s amidst this backdrop of social change that Peaky Blinders is set.
Well placed , well written and directed.
Peaky Blinders captures the action, anxieties, exciting highs, and deep touches of melancholy that seem to plague the Shelby family as they build a criminal empire comparable to Al Capone’s at the height of prohibition.
With dark undercurrents, Peaky blinders are gripping, building pace till you realized you‘re hooked and looking forward to the next episode.
ABOUT SEASON 5
This is the season where Cillian Murphy becomes the Scarecrow and uses his fear toxins on the Peaky Blinder’s characters.
The final shot of this season is now iconic. So haunting and badass and emotional. Thomas Shelby is a legend among film nerds.
It may have very much been a “part one of two”, but this series felt like it was taking the show in a whole new direction from where it started, and it really shone through.
The blinders are now big enough to be personally impacted by the Wall Street Crash, which not only meant they had to rely on some of their old tricks to stay ahead but also meant that Tommy has become big enough to start choosing his battles for himself.
If there was one season that aimed to prove to us that Tommy’s heart holds a glimmer of hope then it was this one. But we also saw his descent into madness become more apparent than ever- as well as seeing Arthur tap back into his unbridled inner beast.
Oswald Mosley made for another brilliant villain too. Even if historically speaking he was a little misrepresented.
It’ll be interesting to see how far Tommy’s rising conflict with Micheal goes in the next series.
SEASON 6 needs Micheal to become the new Villain. He is a threat to Tommy’s ego and leadership. Either he kills him or works with him but you can see in Micheal’s eyes he wants the throne.
How they are going to manage two wars though will be tough; war against Micheal and the fascist guy might be too much to handle.
HOW SEASON 5 IS NOT BETTER THAN THE OTHER SEASONS?
Season 5 lacks the atmosphere. The camera work is cheesy, too many unnecessary visual effects, too many out –of- place slow mo’s, the sound and music play in scenes that would demand silence.
Also , the new choice of music seems to lack grit and gloominess .