Peaky Blinders!

Knitting, spinning yarn and all that go with damn good TV. Some things you can knit to. This isn't one of them! This is set, the effing project down, and stare at the screen in wonder. I LOVE THIS SHOW. Yeah, there's Downton Abbey, and other Masterpiece Theater fun. The Walking Dead...nope.

Peaky Blinders kicks their ass. Peaky Blinders? Yes. The lead, Tommy Shelby (played by Cillian Murphy) is more amazingthan any of those characters. He's incredibly flawed, yet so driven. He blows Jax Teller from Sons Of Anarchy out of the water, making him look like a whiny bitch. The only comparison is Jax also had a gang-yet it's nowhere near the close knit Shelby clan. If you've seen

Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, or Ripper Street they might prime you a little bit for viewing Peaky Blinders. It's all gangster! Based in post WW1 Birmingham, this is an epic crime drama that pushes the limits. The bad guys are bad-the law? Chief C.I. Campbell played by Sam Neill-who's so good, you'll hate him! Also starring Tom Hardy (hello Hurt Locker, Lawless), Tommy Flanagan, and the lovely Helen McCrory. The women! Gutsy, strong and intelligent.

Trust me, watch 2 episodes, then get a friend hooked.

If you love period styling, and a good story...yep. It's awesome!