Peaky Blinders Series 1 Episode 3 (BBC2) Review

It’s been called the British Boardwalk Empire for a reason – Peaky Blinders apparently has no interest in reaching a wide audience with flashy action or a fast pace. No, as proven by episode three of the drama, if you’re not here for the characters and the characters alone, then there’s really nothing for you. With the pace so slow and ponderous, it’s a good job the show has great actors and stellar writing on its side, I say.

Episode three placed a huge part of its focus on Grace, as she became even further embroiled in the business of Tommy and the other Peaky Blinders. It’s unclear where she stands right now, obviously developing involuntary feelings for her charge while at the same time trying to serve a greater purpose alongside Campbell. While she’s a fascinating screen presence, something that doesn’t escape the notice of various male characters on the show, it’s a shame that her character hasn’t been fleshed out in any real way despite the amount she had to do this week.



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