4 Shows Like Peaky Blinders to Cure Your Post-Binge Blues
Even though it’s (unofficially) summer season, Netflix just put a major dent in our plans — not that we really mind, of course. The streaming service dropped season three of its ridiculously-bingeable show Peaky Blinders on Tuesday. If, like us, you’re almost already done with the season but holding off on finishing for fear of what you’ll watch next, keep watching. We’ve got four more shows that could make you forget all about the Shelby family — until season four.
IF YOU LIKE DARK PERIOD DRAMAS, WATCH THE KNICK
Much like Tommy Shelby in Peaky Blinders, The Knick‘s Dr. Thackery is a conflicted hero who often falls prey to his vices. It’s dark, dramatic and will make you root for the most unlikely characters. You can stream it from Cinemax and Amazon now. (Photo via Cinemax)
IF YOU LIKE CRIME IN AN IRISH ACCENT, WATCH COPPER
We all have seen movies and shows about the Civil War — but a crime show set in New York during the Civil War? That’s certainly unique. Not only does Copper have an intriguing take on a heavily referenced period in American history, it’s ridiculously bingeable to boot. The show primarily follows Irish immigrants in New York, so if you’re missing an Irish brogue talking about crime, you’ll find more of what you love here. Stream its two seasons now from Amazon. (Photo via BBC America)
IF YOU LIKE 1920s CRIMES, WATCH BOARDWALK EMPIRE
Atlantic City is to this show as Birmingham is to Peaky Blinders. Boardwalk Empire revolves around Nucky Thompson, played by Steve Buscemi, a politician who gets swept up in the birth of organized crime as a bootlegger. It’s an addictive drama that’s simultaneously heartfelt and gritty. Watch it now from HBO and Amazon. (Photo via HBO)
IF YOU LIKE BRITISH CRIMES, WATCH RIPPER STREET
In 1880s London, a man nicknamed Jack the Ripper ran around London, causing terror and slashing people to bits. Lovely. During this period of terror, police dedicated a special task force to maintaining order in the tormented neighborhood. Ripper Street follows these three dedicated officers. And don’t worry: There are plenty of mutton chops and bowler hats. You can watch it now on Amazon. (Photo via BBC America)
What shows are you most excited to see this summer? Let us know @BritandCo!
(Featured photo via BBC Two)