Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Peaky Blinders is a drama of uncommon quality, but it's not for kids. Brutal violence is frequent and includes point-blank shootings, stabbings, impalements, torture, and threats of terrible injuries such as cut-out tongues. There also are many graphic sexual scenes, with grunting, thrusting, and bared buttocks. A character gets pregnant out of wedlock; her relatives threaten to kill the man who impregnated her. There are references to rape, incest, casual sex, and oral sex, often couched in coarse language. Cursing is frequent and includes unbleeped "s--t" and "f--k" and salty words for body parts and prostitutes. Character drink very frequently on-screen and may act clumsy or violent when drinking; a rough bar is a major setting for much of the show's action. Many characters smoke pipes or cigarettes on-screen, including a young boy.
Many graphic depictions of sex, with nude buttocks shown thrusting and couples gasping and grunting. References to prostitution, out-of-wedlock childbirth, oral sex, incest, and casual sex.
The show's title refers to a gang's practice of wearing razor blades in their hats to head-butt and blind rivals during gang wars. Brutal violence is frequent: fisticuffs, point-blank shootings, stabbings, impalements, scenes from WWI battlefields, and torture.
Frequent cursing and coarse language includes many unbleeped instances of "f--k" as well as sexual language including explicit names for oral sex.
Violence is occasionally glamorized in this gritty, dark series. Generally, however, crime is dirty and grimy and does not pay.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Characters drink frequently on-screen, become drunk, and act violent and clumsy. One character has an opium habit. A 10-year-old child smokes a cigarette on-screen.