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Peaky Blinders - best Netflix shows
Cillian Murphy (Tommy Shelby) in Peaky Blinders | Series 5 (BBC One) | Episode 06Photographer: Robert Viglasky© Caryn Mandabach Productions Ltd. 2019 /

Peaky Blinders

  • Seasons: 6
  • Created By: Steven Knight
  • Starring: Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Iddo Goldberg, Annabelle Wallis, Sophie Rundle, Joe Cole, Ned Dennehy, David Dawson, Andy Nyman, Charlie Creed-Miles

Peaky Blinders is probably the best series on Netflix you aren’t watching. That’s how good it is, and that’s how under-the-radar Peaky Blinders has flown.

Set in 1920s England, Peaky Blinders is also the name of a vicious street gang based out of Birmingham. Although the series is fictionalized, the Peaky Blinders gang did actually exist in England during the time period portrayed in the series.

The leader of the Peaky Blinders Thomas Shelby was basically living by 50 Cent’s philosophy, “Get Rich or Die Trying,” about 80 years before 50 Cent was. Shelby and his ruthless family members will stop at nothing to get to the top, even if it means putting others in jeopardy along the way.

Cillian Murphy is fantastic as Tommy Shelby. Granted, I haven’t seen everything Murphy has done, but I’m willing to bet his performance as the dangerous boss of the Peaky Blinders is his best ever.

Peaky Blinders season 6 premiered on BBC One on Feb. 27, 2022, and was then added to Netflix U.S. on June 10, 2022. It marked the end of the show. — Bryce Olin

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