Thursday, June 27, 2019

Thursday Movie Picks #259: TMP Television Edition - Gangsters

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This week's Thursday Movie Picks is TMP Television Edition - Gangsters


My picks today are ones that I like that are still on the air with an upcoming season.

Peaky Blinders (2013 - )
Set after World War 1, it follows the fictional Shelby crime family as they run their legitimate and criminal business. Have continued to love this series. It's very fast paced, gritty and I love how they use contemporary rock music as their soundtrack. It also has a fabulous cast and it's always interesting to see who joins the series for a season as the new rival gangster; they previously had Tom Hardy and Adrien Brody.

Get Shorty (2017 - )
The series follows a gangster as he gets into the movie business as a movie producer. I knew that there had been a movie before this and that it was based on a book, but I didn't know much about the actual story. I really like this TV series. It's like a crime drama slash dark comedy and it really is funny. I especially enjoyed the whole movie making aspects of the story. I've also since watched the 1995 movie - it was very meh. The TV series is sooo much better.

McMafia (2018 - )
An English-raised son of Russian mafia exiles, now living the ordinary life, is drawn into the criminal underworld when his uncle's plan for their family's return to Russia backfires. McMafia is based on a non-fiction book about global organised crime and the tv series puts a fictional family at the center of the story through which we see how organised crime works on a global scale. We basically see gangs from across the world and see how they are connected or serve other gangs distances away. I've actually picked this earlier this year for the freshmen series theme and apparently it's coming back for a second season so it has earned a place as one of my picks today.


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  1. This was a tough week for me as I have only seen 3:). I haven’t seen any of your picks but I would be interested in Get Shorty as I really like Chris O’Dowd

  2. I've been saying this all over the place today but I really need to start Peaky Blinders.

    1. Do it already! They have very short seasons.


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