Welcome to A Peaky Blinders Fangirl Archive/Blog

Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby in Peaky Blinders, Series 3
Peaky Blinders, Series 3 (Photo by Robert Viglasky)

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Peaky Blinders is the story of the Shelbys, a family of gangsters trying to make their off-track business legitimate in post-World War I Birmingham.  Written by Steven Knight for BBC Two, Peaky Blinders stars Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, and Sam Neill with a strong supporting cast that includes Paul Anderson, Joe Cole, Finn Cole, and Annabelle Wallis — and occasionally Tom Hardy, Charlotte Reily, and Paddy Considine.  The writing, acting, and production are superb.

The purpose of this website is twofold.

First, it provides an archive for all things Peaky Blinders.  (I have a background in research, and I like to collect and share information.)  There are links to articles and videos as well as related information about music, production, and history.  I’ve also provided links to Peaky Blinders-related social media.  There are terrific Instagram and Tumblrs about the show, and I’m fascinated by what others are thinking and doing.   (If I’ve missed something, or if you’d like a link to your social media account, let me know.)

Tommy Shelby and Grace Burgess in Peaky Blinders Series 1
Peaky Blinders, Series 1 IPhoto by Robert Viglasky)

Second, in A Peaky Blinders FanGirl Blog, I write about things that interest me — mostly characters and major themes.  Peaky Blinders makes me think (a lot), and the blog allows me to work through ideas.  I’m fascinated by the “narrative gaps” that are hallmarks of Steven Knight’s writing, and I’m interesting in exploring what is unsaid in the text.

Just so you know, I’m on #TeamGrace.   (Still.)  😍

Temporary Blog Table of Contents

Below are my musings on Peaky Blinders — and, yes, I tend to focus on character as well as on other subjects that interest me.  However, be warned that I discuss the entire series, so there are spoilers.

Series 3

Peaky Blinders Review:  Tommy, Grace, and the Symbolism of Framing

Peaky Blinders Review:  What Happened to Elizabeth Gray?

Peaky Blinders Review:  The Show Gets Meta (Or, How Did I Miss This?)

Peaky Blinders Review:  Romany Culture and Tommy Shelby’s Otherness

Peaky Blinders Series 3 Review:  Are the Shelbys on the “Wrong Path?”  (Answer:  I Don’t Think So)

Peaky Blinders Series 3 Review:  Steven Knight Gets To Do What He Wants (Even If I Don’t Like It)

Peaky Blinders 1, 2, & 3:  Which Is Best?

Peaky Blinders 3.6 Review:  Family, Power, and Revolution

Peaky Blinders 3.6 Review:  A Disappointing Finale

Peaky Blinders 3.6 Review:  What I Liked in Series 3

Peaky Blinders 3.6 Review:  What Happened to the Strong Female Characters?

Peaky Blinders 3.6 Review:  The Series Changes Focus — It’s About Masculinity

Peaky Blinders 3.5, Scene 50/51 Review:  Tommy, Grace & Tatiana as Told by Storyboards (Part III)

Peaky Blinders 3.5, Scene 1 Review:  Tommy, Grace & Tatiana as Told by Storyboards (Part II)

Peaky Blinders 3.5 Review:  Language, Cultural Identity, and Disruption

Peaky Blinders 3.5 Review:  Tommy, Tatiana, and Khlysty — Yes, That Scene

Peaky Blinders 3.5 Review:  Addiction, Fog, and Ghosts

Peaky Blinders 3.4 Review:  Tommy and Tatiana (BTW, I’m on #Team Grace)

Peaky Blinders 3.2 Review:  Tommy, Grace, & Tatiana as Told by Storyboards (Part I)

Peaky Blinders 3.2 — Arthur

Peaky Blinders 3.2 — Grace

Peaky Blinders 3.2 — Fear, Part II

Peaky Blinders 3.1 — Displacement

Peaky Blinders 3.1 — Fear, Part I

Peaky Blinders Series 3 Predictions

Series 1

Peaky Blinders, Series 1: A Study in Contrasts

Guest Blog Posts

•J. F. Alvarez’s Peaky BlindersThe Godfather Prequel?”


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