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Being a telly addict, I often have several series on the go at once. So understandably I get characters, plots or other details confused from time to time.  Especially when the genre of the shows are similar.

However, over this post-holiday week my goal was to finish not only Game of Thrones season 7, but also series 4 of Peaky Blinders. Who knew a medieval fantasy epic and a post WWI crime drama would have so much in common? I started to get a bit muddled going back and forth between the two programs and put it down to binge fatigue.  However, when I stopped to examine the situation more closely, I found it wasn’t just a middle-aged brain with too little sleep to blame. The two shows actually have more in common that you might expect.

What follows are just a few examples. (BEWARE! OODLES OF SPOILERS LIE AHEAD!)

1. Family Vendettas

Game of Thrones – Multiple blood feuds including Arya Stark avenging her family by poisoning the Freys

 

Peaky Blinders-The Changrettas ambush the Shelbys for a start

 

2. Characters who have second (or more) sight

Game of Thrones – Bran Stark- the Three-Eyed Raven

 

Peaky Blinders – Aunt Polly, especially since her brush with the noose

 

3. Fist Fights where the little guy wins

GOT- Theon Greyjoy finally grows a pair (figuratively, of course) and stands up for his kidnapped sister

 

Peaky Blinders- Tommy’s fighter Bonnie Gold faces an aptly named Goliath

 

4. Unexpected Resurrections

Game of Thrones – Dead Viserion = sad! Viserion reanimated by the Night King = bad!!!

 

Peaky Blinders – Arthur became the second Shelby fatality of the vendetta, or did he?

 

5. Aidan Gillen played a killer

Game of Thrones- The Irish actor gave his swan song as slimy manipulator Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish

 

Peaky Blinders- New character introduced this series, Romany hitman, Aberama Gold

 

They say there are only seven basic plots in storytelling, right? Additional comparisons are welcome as I’m sure I haven’t exhausted the list.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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