Gangs Of London: 8 Issues That Hold It Back From Greatness

A good show, but it could've been great with a few tweaks.

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While the film industry has ground to a halt thanks to the ongoing global crisis, the TV release schedule has largely continued uninterrupted. So far, it's been a somewhat quiet year in terms of truly stand-out TV shows that have got everyone talking, but there have still been a few. These include Normal People, I May Destroy You and Gangs of London, the highly anticipated crime-action series co-created by Gareth Evans, the director of The Raid films.

So, is Gangs of London any good? Absolutely. The performances from the cast are terrific, it's consistently entertaining, there's a nice dose of pathos and, of course, the action sequences are some of the best in television history.

Still, while it's certainly worth watching, it isn't quite a great show and there's a sense that, had a few issues been cleared up, it could've been a truly outstanding TV series rather than merely a good one.

A second series is on the way and in order to improve on the solid foundations of season one and become even better, these following issues should be fixed...


Film Studies graduate, aspiring screenwriter and all-around nerd who, despite being a pretentious cinephile who loves art-house movies, also loves modern blockbusters and would rather watch superhero movies than classic Hollywood films. Once met Tommy Wiseau.