Peaky Blinders: Season 1 (2013)


Season 1
Peaky Blinders

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Peaky Blinders moves at its own speed, taking its time to create a portrait of post-war Britain that's as bloody and brutal as it is impressively immersive.

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Critic Ratings: 15

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User Ratings: 1706

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Episodes

Air date: Sep 30, 2014

Thomas Shelby, leader of the Birmingham gang, the Peaky Blinders, comes into possession of a shipment of guns from the local BSA factory.

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Air date: Sep 30, 2014

Thomas Shelby sets out to get work with Billy Kimber -- the man who can help Thomas achieve his dream of running a legal bookmaking business.

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Air date: Sep 30, 2014

Ada and Freddie secretly wed, but start their married life together in hiding.

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Air date: Sep 30, 2014

Thomas is angry when Ada and Freddie return from their honeymoon to Small Heath.

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Air date: Sep 30, 2014

Thomas tells Grace he's planning to overthrow Billy Kimber, but swears her to secrecy.

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Air date: Sep 30, 2014

It's the day of Worchester races -- the day Thomas is planning to overthrow Kimber.

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Peaky Blinders is an epic gangster drama set in the lawless streets of post-war Birmingham on the cusp of the 1920s.

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Critic Reviews for Peaky Blinders Season 1

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (10)

Peaky Blinders might just be worth the investment of a few stray hours. It's hardly revolutionary, but, like the industrial laborers in its 1919 Birmingham, England, setting, it gets the job done.

Dec 9, 2014 | Full Review…

Undeniably entertaining, though more as a soap romp than a drama; I didn't feel quite as involved with the gun heist from the Birmingham Small Arms factory and the warring gangs as I think I was meant to be.

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Stick with it - the cast is superb and the plot, as it shakes off a few early clichés, becomes truly absorbing.

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Any lulls in the course of Peaky Blinders are more than accounted for by just getting to look at how wonderfully the series has resurrected Birmingham in the 1920s.

Jan 23, 2018 | Full Review…

It is well acted and well directed and employs that meticulous attention to detail, but has yet to prove itself especially distinctive narratively.

Jan 23, 2018 | Full Review…

For a sprawling soap opera that packs in Roma curses, shell shock, hash pipes, Chinatown prostitutes and gang members sporting the 1919 version of a half-shaved boy-band haircut, it doesn't have quite enough juice

Sep 30, 2014 | Full Review…

There's ample drama to be found in this particularly tumultuous moment in British history, and some will no doubt appreciate the unhurried pacing.

Sep 29, 2014 | Full Review…

Peaky Blinders might find itself overwhelmed by a tide of historical baggage washing away any fine detail in the characterisations.

Jul 22, 2018 | Full Review…

I chided David Harewood for not sounding fully Yank in the Homeland premiere, but then didn't notice his accent one way or the other in any subsequent episode because I was involved in the story.

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Everything from the colours, sets, costumes, editing and cinematography is swoon-worthy right. Peaky Blinders takes the liberty to be mystical, lyrical and a visual treat.

May 25, 2017 | Full Review…

Overall this was pacy, looked good and was fun to watch.

Apr 19, 2017 | Full Review…

Brutal violence, sex, and drugs in vintage gang drama.

Oct 28, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Peaky Blinders: Season 1

  • 2d ago
    This show is fantastic! Surprisingly fantastic! I watch the first season in 3 days because it was so immersive which is really fast for me. I was really immersed in this atmosphere and this story that I had to watch it a lot. I would say that Thomas Shelby's charisma and the fact that it is really full of stylish Peaky Blinders help to make the show great. They are so badass and I think everyone like to see bad asses. Also, the acting is great, Cilian Murphy is sublime. The music, especially the theme music is absolutely amazing. When I talked about the atmosphere, the 20's costumes and sets are so great. It is visually impressive. The story and romances are good too. I'm hyped to watch the second season! You have to watch this.
  • Mar 23, 2021
    My Final Rate (8.5/10)
  • Feb 25, 2021
    This is one of the best series ever! At first I thought I could not make it through the extreme violence, but the story, casting, and stellar performances drew me in by season 1, episode 2. It was very difficult to stop watching and I finally finished and then started watching it a second time. Cannot get the characters out of my head. Pure genius writing!
  • Feb 02, 2021
    Much better than I expected. Now I'm hooked.
  • Dec 29, 2020
    Almost completely perfect
  • Dec 02, 2020
    I would rate this TV Series to anyone! I Love "The Shelby's" Sometimes I felt I was right there in the scene I was so wrapped up.
  • Nov 27, 2020
    Carefully written, well-developed, and solid direction. Each season has its own plot and complexity. Action packed, often barbaric. Most of characters has roles to play backed with superb acting. Music is a letdown, but it gets better from S4 onwards | follow us at @uncle.review
  • Oct 07, 2020
    It gets better every season!
  • Oct 07, 2020
    Most tv shows don't grab my attention in the beginning but this one sure did.
  • Sep 21, 2020
    Amazing, one of the best series I have ever seen. It has a bit of everything and everything is very exciting.

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