Do you people understand how much joy I get from my Xbox One? I walk into my room, command “Xbox, On!” and that baby fires up. Then I tell it to turn up the volume or go to ESPN, or to slowly and generously massage me, and it does it.
It also makes it very easy to quickly do whatever I want with my TV – play a videogame, watch a movie, switch to Hulu, or go to Netflix. But this isn’t a commercial for Xbox one. No, this is a commercial for a show called Peaky Blinders, which can be watched on Netflix.
What a dumb name for a show. “Peaky Blinders”. It’s terrible. It sounds dumb. But if there’s one thing we’ve all learned this year, it’s never judge a show by its title! And once again that would be a big mistake, because Peaky Blinders is awesome!
It’s about an Irish gang in England in the early 1900’s, and stars Cillian Murphy. I’ve never liked that dude much, but he’s amazing in this. This is the show that Boardwalk Empire should’ve been the whole time.
There have been 2 seasons so far. In English talk that means only 12 episodes – 6 a season. The first season is fantastic, the second season is not as good.
However, season 2 is totally worth it because Tom Hardy is in it. He plays a Jewish gangster and might be the scariest motherfucker in the world. He’s really fun to watch.
The problem is, it’s very obvious that he shot his scenes in like a day. He’s in all 6 episodes but in only 1 scene of each and in the same location. But hey, I’ll take any Tom Hardy I can get and clearly they felt the same.
Check it out…