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Viewers 'hooked' on new BBC series despite having one complaint

Viewers 'hooked' on new BBC series despite having one complaint

The historical-drama is made by the creator of Peaky Blinders

If you're looking to spend April recovering from the pricey, double Bank Holiday booze-fest that was March, and are instead seeking a brand new binge-worthy boxset to sink your teeth into, there's one particular show that has fans divided.

While the majority of viewers of this newly-released BBC hit claim to have been left blown-away by the limited series, there's one batch of disgruntled telly-watchers that are all moaning about the same thing...

The series tells the story of the creation of a band amid the social unrest of 1980s Birmingham.

Created by Steven Knight - the creative force behind flat-cap gangster favourite Peaky Blinders - this hotly-debated historical drama tells the tale of an extended family living in 1980s Birmingham who are drawn into the age's legendary music scene.

Amid the city's social unrest - littered with violence - the family form a band with hopes of uniting black, white and Asian youths in the city.

The synopsis reads: "Birmingham 1981: a city on edge, a music scene set to explode and a fight to choose your own future," the six-parter's synopsis reads. "Feuds, family and fierce music."

It isn't just the mesmerising plot of this gritty yet feel-good thriller that has viewers 'hooked', however, as the show also features a huge-name roster of British acting A-listers, including Downton Abbey icon Michelle Dockery.

Michelle Dockery stars in this historical drama.

Michelle stars alongside David Dawson - known for his heartthrob appearance in romantic drama The Policeman with co-star Harry Styles - as well as Nicholas Pinnock - star of US legal drama For Life.

'But what is this brand new boxset?! Where can I watch it and when?', I hear you ask.

Well, we are, of course, talking about This Town, which premiered on BBC One on Sunday 31 March.

Don't worry about having to scour the TV guide for a repeat if you didn't get a chance to watch it at the weekend, however, because it's already available on BBC iPlayer (woohoo!).

And by the sounds of it, it isn't just me that's hyping up this widely-discussed drama, with viewers going wild over the internet.

Taking to social media at the weekend, one penned: "#ThisTown hooked already".

Another wrote: "#thistown will go down as the 5* prog to look at the black-irish intersection, amazing so far, a black irish man as a British solider on the falls road #1981."

"Just watched the first episode of #ThisTown and it is absolutely brilliant. Even more brilliant to see our former student Ben Rose playing one of the leads. I’m not crying much," a third gushed.

Another noted: "Watched all of #thistown in one sitting. Great to see a drama that’s not a police procedural, plays with the form, is steeped in music and tells working class stories. Forget the minor anachronisms- i loved the astonishing performance from Levi Brown, Michelle Dockery also vg."

Despite high praise from many viewers, however, others have been putting their twopence in about the show, with the majority having the same complaint.

A handful of viewers have the same complaint about this BBC hit.

"When Peaky Blinders had highly questionable Birmingham accents, the producers went with ‘WELL ACTUALLY, NOBODY KNOWS WHAT THE ACCENTS WERE LIKE BACK THEN’," one hit out.

"Looking forward to see the excuses they roll out for This Town..."

Another slammed producers: "My parents are watching This Town and my god some of the accents are so appalling i might have to leave the room? plz just cast brummy actors!"

"Watching This Town proves once again that people can’t do our accent," another went on.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: TV And Film, BBC