Best Drama TV Shows on Netflix Right Now (2020)

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25. Peaky Blinders

Release Year: 2013

Creator: Steven Knight

Starring: Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson

Cillian Murphy plays Tommy Shelby who is the leader of the Peaky Blinders gang. The show is set in Birmingham, England in 1919 and he’s just returned home from World War I. He’s looking to rise up in the world or organized crime and he uses a crate of missing guns as his way of getting the inside track to the power he craves.

He’s a very powerful man as it is inside his family where he has his younger siblings under his thumb, including his sister who is in a relationship with a communist that totally rubs Tommy the wrong way.

Sam Neill plays the head copper who is trying to locate the crate of missing guns. He knows the Shelby’s have them but he doesn’t know where they are so he has an undercover agent infiltrate his bar to try and get the dirt on his operation. But could that move backfire?

The show reminds me of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire but I think it’s a lot better than that show which was still pretty darn good.

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