I am obsessed. Gangsters in post war Birmingham on the cusp of the 1920’s.Prepare because you won’t be able to stop watching The Shelby’s -Birmingham’s notorious crime family. The amazing soundtrack makes this series even more worth watching. With a Rotten Tomato’s score of 91%, Peaky Blinders is a must watch and is available on Neflix. (You’re going to want to start smoking)
The Handmaids Tale:
Based on Margret Atwood’s best-selling novel, the series is set in a place called Gilead, a totalitarian society that used to be part of the United States. It’s a place where women have very few rights and are treated like property, forced to carry children for the rich as a result of an environmental disaster that has plummeted the worlds birthrate. The remaining fertile women are forced into sexual servitude in an attempt to boost the population. The series follows the story of Offred (played by Elizabeth Moss) who is determined to escape and find her daughter. The series is scarily realistic and could easily be our future.
If you are a fan of British crime shows filled with twisted plots and suspense then Luther is a must. The series follows John Luther a brilliant but emotionally impulsive detective “who is tormented by the dark side of humanity”. DCI Luther is played by Idris Elba, who I believe was cast perfectly. This is no ordinary detective show and is really worth a watch. It is available on Netflix.