God. It's just SO good! This series is worthy of an Emmy if it wasn't BBC. The writing is superb and the ensemble cast is perfection. The best part? It's unpredictable. FANTASTIC series. Authentic, great writing, awesome acting. One of the best, almost Steam Punk cool.
Fantastic series and great cast. Cillian Murphy plays the lead character Tommy Shelby superbly. He said that Britain successfully carried its upper class and gentry to televison but the working class was sort of overlooked. And this series mythologizes working class like Amerca does with series like Sons of Anarchy and the Sopranos.
Comparisions can be made between Peaky Blinders and Boardwalk Empire. The former probably owes its chance to be aired to latters success, although it was conceptualized before the others release. Even so I would say Peaky Blinders is much better. I liked Broadwalk Empire but eventually stopped watching it. This series makes me care about its characters and storyline a lot more.