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Interesting series overall. It felt almost like a soft reboot of the show really, maybe now they know they're aiming for 7 series and have an end in sight. It introduced a lot of new elements and left most of them unresolved, as well as a surprising number of callbacks to earlier series which isn't really something the show has done before (each series has been mostly self-contained). This feels like the first part of what will probably turn out to be a three-series arc, so it's kind of hard to judge on its own merits other than feeling slightly unfulfilling right now because so much was left hanging.

 

My main frustrations are that it'll probably be two years until the next series, and Peaky time moves on in line with real time, so we'll never get to see the immediate fallout of the events in last night's episode. It feels like it needed at least one more week to address everything that happened. I really wish the budget could stretch to more than 6 episodes each time, it's such a dense show with so much going on and you could easily spend more time with all of these characters.

 

Overall it looks like the structure of the show is going to be 2 seasons of Major Campbell, 2 seasons of racial stereotypes (Russians and Italians) and 3 seasons of Politics and Fascists, but of course it might yet surprise us all. I wonder if they're building up to the Battle of Cable Street, I can see Arthur having a great time at that one.

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Must say though, how fucking amazing was Claflin as OzzieMozzie?

 

Aside from being far too handsome, he just nailed that confidence and presence, whether talking quietly and ominously, delivering his speeches, goose-stepping and saluting, or just fucking a swan.

 

Mesmerising, series-stealing performance.

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Finally had some time to catch up with season five and it was ace.

 

But about halfway through episode three I burst out laughing. All those car bonnet shots, they are just aching to be edited together with the theme tune to Police Squad...

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5 hours ago, merman said:

Finally had some time to catch up with season five and it was ace.

 

But about halfway through episode three I burst out laughing. All those car bonnet shots, they are just aching to be edited together with the theme tune to Police Squad...

 

In color?

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56 minutes ago, Mr Combo Breaker said:

a turn based RPG would be good.

 

Arthur uses 'slash this cut with me hat'

It's super effective.

 

I have the Peaky Blinders Mastermind game but not tried it yet.

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Anyone watch last night?

 

Thought they dealt with the passing of Helen McCrory really well, must have been tough.

 

Decent opener just setting things up. You didn't get to see much really but the opening was all filmed in Portsoy in the NE of Scotland, they turned the 17th century harbour there in the French harbour and the pub that's there became the pub Tommy was in.

 

It's a beautiful harbour if anyone is up that way and Portsoy has an amazing ice cream shop.

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1 hour ago, Darren said:

Does it have a recap at the start? I’ve completely forgotten how the last series ended.

 

Yeah it does, a couple of minutes of highlights from the last series. There are more comprehensive recaps on YouTube if you need a refresher.

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8 minutes ago, Garwoofoo said:

 

Yeah it does, a couple of minutes of highlights from the last series. There are more comprehensive recaps on YouTube if you need a refresher.


Brilliant, thanks. I’m sure that will be enough just as a reminder.

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1 hour ago, Darren said:


Brilliant, thanks. I’m sure that will be enough just as a reminder.

There is an official BBC recap up on YouTube that we watched before starting the new series and it pretty much covers everything important.

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11 hours ago, memories said:

There is an official BBC recap up on YouTube that we watched before starting the new series and it pretty much covers everything important.

We watched the same one and would recommend before starting the new series, especially as it's a BBC production so touches on plot beats that are relevant to the new season. It doesn't outstay it's welcome either. 

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It's odd as I've watched all the previous seasons on broadcast, but the big gap from the last and general decline in quality means I've got no real urgency to watch this at the moment and am happy to let it stack up on the sky box.

 

Unless somebody tells me Alfie Solomons is back.

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10 minutes ago, Gotters said:

Unless somebody tells me Alfie Solomons is back.

 

If you really want to know:

 

Spoiler

He's back, baby

 

I don't think there's been a general decline in quality at all, season 4 (Italians) and 5 (Moseley) have been my favourites. The big gap between seasons has always been a problem with this show though, and they're obviously missing Helen McCrory a great deal this time round.

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Series final next week and barely a post in here for this series.

 

Struggled with this one, just hasn't grabbed me or the wife with the story at all. Not really sure what the main storyline is or what sort of payoff could be coming next week with it all.

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