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About Peaky Blinders

A gangster family epic set in 1900s England, centering on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby. Britain is a mixture of despair and hedonism in 1919 in the aftermath of the Great War. Returning soldiers, newly minted revolutions and criminal gangs are fighting for survival in a nation rocked by economic upheaval. One of the most powerful gangs of the time is the Peaky Blinders, run by returning war hero Thomas Shelby and his family. But Thomas has bigger ambitions than just running the streets. When a crate of guns goes missing, he recognizes an opportunity to advance in the world because crime may pay but legitimate business pays better. Trying to rid Britain of its crime is Inspector Chester Campbell, who arrives from Belfast to try to achieve that goal.

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Netflix • 2015 • IMDb: 8.8
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True Detective

HBO • 2014 • IMDb: 8.9
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Seasonal anthology series in which police investigations unearth the personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within and outside the law. Series explores the lives of police detectives as they chase criminals, using unconventional methods. The officers struggle to gain control of their own personal demons as they attack different cases. A 1995 murder case is revisited 17 years later, calling into question the supposed solving of the crime by Louisiana State Police Detectives Rust Cohle and Martin Hart, and reopening old wounds related to the detectives' volatile partnership and personal lives. The enquiry unfolds in the present day through separate interrogations of the now former co-workers, who narrate the story of both the investigation and their lives, including why Cohle left Louisiana's Criminal Investigation Division in 2002. As the timeline weaves between 1995 and 2012, Cohle and Hart are brought back to a world both thought they had left behind.

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AMC • 2020 • IMDb: 8.1
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AMC • 2008 • IMDb: 9.5
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Mild-mannered high school chemistry teacher Walter White thinks his life can't get much worse. His salary barely makes ends meet, a situation not likely to improve once his pregnant wife gives birth, and their teenage son is battling cerebral palsy. But Walter is dumbstruck when he learns he has terminal cancer. Realizing that his illness probably will ruin his family financially, Walter makes a desperate bid to earn as much money as he can in the time he has left by turning an old RV into a meth lab on wheels.

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USA Network • 2016 • IMDb: 7.9
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Netflix • 2017 • IMDb: 8.4
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Amazon • 2019 • IMDb: 7.8
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BBC One • 2010 • IMDb: 9.1
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In this contemporary version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's detective stories, Dr. John Watson is a war vet just home from Afghanistan. He meets the brilliant but eccentric Holmes when the latter, who serves as a consultant to Scotland Yard, advertises for a flatmate. Almost as soon as Watson moves into the Baker Street flat, they are embroiled in mysteries, and Sherlock's nemesis, Moriarty, appears to have a hand in the crimes.

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HBO • 2019 • IMDb: 9.4
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Prime Video • 2019 • IMDb: 8.7
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Lifetime • 2022 • IMDb: 7.7
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HBO Max • 2022

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HBO • 2018 • IMDb: 8.3
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HBO • 2004 • IMDb: 8.6
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ABC • 2010 • IMDb: 8.6
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Cartoon Network • 2014 • IMDb: 8.8
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