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Eddie
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Deserves a thread of it's own. 

 

After watching the 2nd episode of the 5th series last night, i have got to say this is running the soprano's and breaking bad close as my fav top 2 series.

 

The scene with the billy boys was outstanding.

 

Also, Arthur Shelby is a great character. Alfie Solomon too, played by Tom Hardy. another great character although not seen in the 5th series as yet

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hmfc_liam06

Certainly the best British series of all time for me.

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Texia
Posted (edited)

Absolutely brilliant TV, definitely up there for me.

 

Billy Boys scene was good, apart from the actors attempt at a weegie accent.

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Mikey1874

It's different. 

 

Pure style and confidence. 

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Lord BJ

It’s very good tv. Best British show I have seen in a very long time. 

 

Enjoying it this season and not just the usual violence but watching tommy struggle with his mental state has been a interesting development. 

 

 

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Brighton Jambo

It’s very good but best ever not for me.... the West Wing all day long 

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G.Wright

Brilliant programme, early days for this series yet though. Hopefully that Glaswegian accent isn't too distracting. 

 

Still think The Wire is the best series though. 

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Herbert

I actually just watched the very first episode yesterday. it looks good but it has some way to go to beat its always sunny and breaking bad/better call saul.

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The Frenchman Returns
Posted (edited)
2 hours ago, Eddie said:

Deserves a thread of it's own. 

 

After watching the 2nd episode of the 5th series last night, i have got to say this is running the soprano's and breaking bad close as my fav top 2 series.

 

The scene with the billy boys was outstanding.

 

Also, Arthur Shelby is a great character. Alfie Solomon too, played by Tom Hardy. another great character although not seen in the 5th series as yet

Is there not a fundamental flaw in the last paragraph or am I missing something?

 

i would add that the Billy Boys coming out of the woods was a truly astonishing piece of TV

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AlimOzturk

Will need to get round to watching this everyone is raving about it. 

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hughesie27

It's alright.

 

Not sure the Billy Boys storyline is going how quite the same impact elsewhere though.

 

I bet the vast majority of other viewers even realise the connotations with Scottish football, such is the MSM viewpoint.

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alwaysthereinspirit
50 minutes ago, The Frenchman Returns said:

Is there not a fundamental flaw in the last paragraph or am I missing something?

 

i would add that the Billy Boys coming out of the woods was a truly astonishing piece of TV

I was thinking the same thing. Might not be you that's missing something. Alfie is though.

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Dino Velvet

I like it but I think it’s starting to believe it’s own hype. 

The first couple of episodes have been absolute nonsense 

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John Findlay
4 hours ago, Eddie said:

Deserves a thread of it's own. 

 

After watching the 2nd episode of the 5th series last night, i have got to say this is running the soprano's and breaking bad close as my fav top 2 series.

 

The scene with the billy boys was outstanding.

 

Also, Arthur Shelby is a great character. Alfie Solomon too, played by Tom Hardy. another great character although not seen in the 5th series as yet

Hard to appear when you got killed off

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John Findlay
4 hours ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

Certainly the best British series of all time for me.

Boys from the black stuff for me

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Eddie
1 hour ago, The Frenchman Returns said:

Is there not a fundamental flaw in the last paragraph or am I missing something?

 

i would add that the Billy Boys coming out of the woods was a truly astonishing piece of TV

 

51 minutes ago, alwaysthereinspirit said:

I was thinking the same thing. Might not be you that's missing something. Alfie is though.

 

3 minutes ago, John Findlay said:

Hard to appear when you got killed off

 

totally forgot about Tommy killing him at the beach! 

 

oh well that's a bit gutting :lol:

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I P Knightley
45 minutes ago, Dino Velvet said:

I like it but I think it’s starting to believe it’s own hype. 

The first couple of episodes have been absolute nonsense 

This is my fear. The last series, I felt, was stretching things and it felt like a good place to conclude. I'm not deperately interested in watching a new series but, no doubt, will find the time to do so and will regret doing so!

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alwaysthereinspirit
1 hour ago, Eddie said:

 

 

 

totally forgot about Tommy killing him at the beach! 

 

oh well that's a bit gutting :lol:

He was a great character. 

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The Frenchman Returns

I had to have a peak at the Peaky thread on Bearsden, oh my goodness, they really should not be allowed near a computer. Some of the tamer quotes

 

They will take the opportunity to completely demonise the Billy Boys and the wider Glasgow  Protestant community .

 

“Hello BBC, I’d like to make a complaint about sectarian singing on your show Peaky Blinders.”

Photo of Steve Clarke on the phone

 

Peaky Blinders to by closed down for 3 episodes....

 

I just want to see Arthur butchered in the worst, most painful way possible. That will be decent viewing. (it would appear that he has been photographed wearing Tierneys top and is therefore a terrier(sp))

 

We are the Bridgeton Derry Billy Boys With big fuxxxn guns 

 

 

 

 

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Bridge of Djoum
5 hours ago, Brighton Jambo said:

It’s very good but best ever not for me.... the West Wing all day long 

Agreed. West Wing is fantastic. Fell off a bit when Aaron Sorkin left but still outstanding. 

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Bridge of Djoum
2 hours ago, Eddie said:

 

 

 

totally forgot about Tommy killing him at the beach! 

 

oh well that's a bit gutting :lol:

Or did he... 

 

 

i think Alfie will turn up at Parkhead with an Israeli flag, mayhem ensues before the Billy Boys wade in. Celtic issue a statement about best fans in the world and Jim Traynor dies of a coronary. 

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Boab

Please no more walking through a foundry in slow motion.

We get it !

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Dino Velvet

Boardwalk empire was a far superior show to peaky blinders. 

 

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Alan_R

Not even close I watched most of the first season.

 

It's well produced and looks the part. I can see why people like it. Don't think it's bad as such but just nothing held me with it.didnt find any of the characters particularly interesting.

 

But then your other suggestion of breaking bad obviously means we have different tastes as I thought BB was a load of crap. Each to their own.

 

*I did watch the first episode of new season to see if it enticed me back into it but while there was more going on,  it didn't make me want to watch more.

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Sexton Hardcastle

Nothing will ever top the Sopranos.

 

Ever.

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behindthegoal

Peaky Blinders is good, Sopranos was also good but nothing beats The Shield. That series was the bollocks.

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Ferris Bueller
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11 hours ago, Boab said:

Please no more walking through a foundry in slow motion.

We get it !

I get where your coming from

 

 

I Iiked the scenes they did with I. R. A  way back in the first or second series after Thomas  and the barmaid killed they two lads in the pub I was like... GERRIT UP YE 

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Rousset1

Forces TV recently showed Buck Rogers In The 25th Century.

 

A far superior series in every way.

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Boab
10 hours ago, Sexton Hardcastle said:

Nothing will ever top the Sopranos.

 

Ever.

 This guy gets it !

Peerless.

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jonnothejambo

I think it's a load of pish. 

 

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Salad Fingers
11 hours ago, Sexton Hardcastle said:

Nothing will ever top the Sopranos.

 

Ever.

 

This.

 

My problem with Peaky Blinders is that, in my opinion, it tries to hard to be cool, whereas the Sopranos just oozed cool from start to finish. 

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Boab

I started watching the first ten minutes of the new series and the music was beginning to grate. Annoying !

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rudi must stay

Won't even get close to The Sopranos. Mainly due to James Gandolfini and his iconic acting.

 

On 27/08/2019 at 12:46, Mikey1874 said:

It's different. 

 

Pure style and confidence. 

 

Every second is important to the directors visually, you can see that. I liked Peaky Blinders season 1, after that for me it lost its way.  I just like the music now and couldn't tell you what's even happening in it.

 

21 hours ago, Dino Velvet said:

Boardwalk empire was a far superior show to peaky blinders. 

 

 

Very underrated show. Alot like American Gods is, solid interesting TV shows.

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AlimOzturk
Posted (edited)

For me its

 

The Wire, Sopranos, Breaking Bad, Vikings and GOT (ignoring the last season)

 

Honorable mentions: Dexter, Justified, Star Trek TNG,  Lillyhammer. 

Edited by AlimOzturk

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Tazio

I’m just catching up on it now. Still beautifully made but the music is perhaps becoming a bit more intrusive than in the past. 

Also I’d like to add that Polly is a fantastic character that Helen McCrory absolutely nails. 

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ri Alban

Garbage! But I watch some garbage too.

Maybe they should hire someone who doesn't sound Irishy when doing a Glesga accent. Horrendous!

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superjack

I tried watching it, couldn't last more than 4 episodes. Possible due solely to the brummie accents though.

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indianajones

It's good but the best ever? 

 

Come on now! 

 

 

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AlimOzturk

So have watch 4 episodes and I can honestly say it is pish. The police officer is possibly the worst character I have come across on telly. Tommy Shelby is a shite villian/hardman. The way they dress makes them look like pussies. 

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TheOak88

It’s a good show but not on the same level as The Wire, Breaking Bad, Sopranos etc. Would even argue Line of Duty is better than it. 

 

Got a feeling Peaky Blinders May have jumped the shark a wee bit. Thought they maybe should have ended it after the 4th series. 

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alanjambo

Brilliant programme. Not the best ever but it is very good. I’m enjoying this series so far too. Having lived in Birmingham for years, the accents are good. Not the usual over acting nonsense you usually get.

 

I miss Grace though 😍

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Chaka Demus & pliers
On 30/08/2019 at 11:59, indianajones said:

It's good but the best ever? 

 

Come on now! 

 

 

This

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Chaka Demus & pliers

Not sure what's meant to be so good about the Billy boys scene.

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Dino Velvet

It’s ****ing boring. I feel like I’m watching it out of loyalty now. 

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Cruyff Turn

That Scottish accent :facepalm:

 

I’m sure they could have found an actual Scottish ***** to play that role. It’s ruined the whole thing. 

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JamesM48

Its a fine drama in some ways , but its nowhere near the greatness of " The Sopranos"...come on....!  In fact this season has been fairly dull and all over the place.  The scene were Polly was dressed in a suit and sunglasses a la " Bonnie and Clyde" was laughable.  The show is trying too hard to be trendy I feel.  The Arthur character is a real scum bag. Hope he meets a sticky end. 

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Bridge of Djoum
On 30/08/2019 at 07:56, AlimOzturk said:

So have watch 4 episodes and I can honestly say it is pish. The police officer is possibly the worst character I have come across on telly. Tommy Shelby is a shite villian/hardman. The way they dress makes them look like pussies. 

Nae Henri Lloyd and Fila in 1920’s Birmingham. 

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Jamhammer
3 hours ago, Cruyff Turn said:

That Scottish accent :facepalm:

 

I’m sure they could have found an actual Scottish ***** to play that role. It’s ruined the whole thing. 

Folk had been talking about it before I watched it so I thought I was prepared.

I wasn’t 😀

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Cruyff Turn
4 minutes ago, Jamhammer said:

Folk had been talking about it before I watched it so I thought I was prepared.

I wasn’t 😀

Sounded like fat ******* in Austin Powers. 😂🤦‍♂️

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I P Knightley
9 minutes ago, Cruyff Turn said:

Sounded like fat ******* in Austin Powers. 😂🤦‍♂️

Shrek?

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