'Gangs of London' could be the most violent TV show ever with fans calling it 'Peaky Blinders' on steroids
The British vibe reminds fans of the BBC One show 'Peaky Blinders' and a lot of comparisons are being drawn between the two shows
If violence is your cup of tea, 'Gangs of London' is the perfect show to binge on. Set in modern-day London, the 10-part series tells the tale of the most powerful crime family and how things reshuffle when the head is assassinated.
The story begins with Finn Wallace (Colm Meaney), the most powerful criminal in London for over two decades. One day, he is found dead and nobody has a clue as to who ordered the hit. The death of Finn leaves a power vacuum that international gangs of criminals are battling to fill and soon, Sean Wallace (Joe Cole) takes the ropes.
Dropping a set of classy and brutal fight scenes, the series is now being crowned as one of the most violent English TV series by fans.
What's more, the British feel reminds them of the BBC One show 'Peaky Blinders' and a lot of comparisons are being drawn between the two shows. Many have gone on to say that 'Peaky Blinders' is just a bunch of bedwetters in front of 'Gangs of London'.
One fan said, "#GangsOfLondon gives me modern-day 'Peaky Blinders' feels & I am here for it," and another wrote, "#GangsOfLondon is like 'Peaky Blinders' on steroids, some outrageous scenes."
"Got to say, #GangsOfLondon is one of the best TV shows I've watched in a LONG time," one fan wrote. Another said, "The ONLY good thing about Gangs of London.. is the fight scenes. The main character was unbelievable, I’ve met scarier men in Greggs.. he’d get walked over irl #GangsOfLondon."
"Can we talk about #GangsOfLondon ... It is the most violent English TV series I've seen in a while... Not bad either. Plot is above English usual..." one said.
Another posted, "Watched the first episode of #GangsOfLondon. Good stuff, fight scenes are as class and brutal as expected. The sham from Peaky Blinders annoys me so much tho, christ. Stupid pouty head on him, speaking like he's spoilt in some prince in some medieval piece. A dose."
Praising the acting skills of Joe Cole, one fan said, "Finally finished watching the first series of #GangsOfLondon Not going to post any spoilers but yeah it a weird one. I couldn't take to Shaun Wallace as I didn't think the actor suited that role. He was brilliant in Peaky Blinders with John Shelby It's all a bit chaotic tbh."
The series airs weekly on Sky Atlantic on Thursdays at 9 pm in the UK and all episodes dropped on April 23 on Cinemax.