The Gentlemen (2024) Series: British – Aristocrats & Gangsters

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In Guy Richie’s creative world of “The Gentlemen (2024) series”, the world of British – Aristocrats and Gangsters collide. It was shot in the Badminton House and London mainly.

The name and the tale of this 2024 series are undoubtedly inspired by Guy Ritchie’s “The Gentlemen” (2019) Movie. It is a spin-off from the said film as it stays true to the story of the film. However, the main characters in this series are completely distinct from those in the original film. This series has retained its captivating essence, accompanied by a plethora of innovative surprises, interesting twists and intriguing turns.

Trailer [Official] of The Gentlemen (S1/2024) Series

Official Trailer – The Gentlemen (S1/2024) Show – Guy Richie | YouTube

Synopsis [Official] of The Gentlemen (S1/2024) Series

When aristocratic Eddie Horniman (Theo James) inherits a family estate, initially unaware it is home to an enormous weed (drug) empire run by a syndicate that has no plans to vacate and its proprietors aren’t going anywhere.

Rating of The Gentlemen (S1/2024) Series

Rating: 4 out of 5.
FM Rating4.00/5
FM Short CommentsGuy Richie recreates another captivating piece of “The Gentleman” that has a typical British wit and flavour at its core. Almost all the Actors (both quirky and non-quirky characters) are well-etched out, especially, Theo James (Eddie), Kaya Scodelario (Susie), Daniel Ings (Freddy), Vinnie Jones (Geoff Seacombe), Michael Vu (Jimmy), etc. They are funny and lovely to watch. We loved another entertaining action-comedy-crime drama from The Guy.
The Gentlemen (S1/2024) Show – FM Rating

Spoiler Free Review of The Gentlemen (2024) Series

The introduction

Last year, we reviewed “Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant” (2023) film in FM, its tale was set in a war-torn Afghanistan. Now, this year, Guy Richie has moved back to his familiar British turf.

The Duke of Halstead – Eddie Horniman (Theo James) is the protagonist of the series. Upon inheriting his father’s vast estate, he stumbles upon the shocking revelation that it serves as the central hub for the notorious weed empire. Will this resolute individual triumphantly manoeuvre through the perilous realm of the British criminal underworld and take control of the entire operation?

“Eddie realizes that the estate, this crumbling vestige of the British Empire, has been propped up by criminality.”

Eddie Horniman (Theo James) | Netflix

The storyline

Now, in this new and latest version of “The Gentlemen” show, we witness that Eddie (Theo James) unexpectedly inherits his father’s sizeable country estate – only to discover it’s part of a cannabis empire. What is more fascinating is the fact that a host of unsavoury characters from Britain’s criminal underworld want a piece of the (illegal) operation. Given the dangers involved in leading a criminal life, Eddie is determined to extricate his family from their (criminals of different hues) clutches, So, Eddie tries to play the gangsters at their own game. Does Eddie succeed in his plans? That is the crux of this crime drama.

We loved the odd collection of characters in this show

Well, have seen the entertaining “The Gentlemen” (2019) Movie, Now, with this series of the same title, Guy Ritchie has expanded its film story to a series with Eight (8) episodes. Using a fresh approach, he has introduced a group of interesting characters in the show. We loved most of the amusing characters in this show, as we discussed earlier.

The key characters in The Gentlemen (S1/2024) Show

The following four key players were favourite among the various shady characters in this crime show. However, we must clarify that we liked almost all the flawed dramatis personae.

Key CharactersA Brief Note About The 4 Players
Eddie Horniman (Theo James – sitting – first from the left) Eddie, the second son of the Duke of Halstead, enlisted in the British army without ever anticipating that he would eventually become the heir to his family’s title. Following his father’s passing, Eddie unexpectedly inherits the extensive family estate, surpassing his older brother, and thus commences an exciting new chapter in his life.
Susie Glass (Kaya Scodelario – standing – second from the left) Smart and stylish Susie manages her jailed father Bobby’s criminal enterprise. She catches her new business partner, Eddie, off guard by revealing the extensive marijuana operation beneath his (Duke) traditional property. Initially at odds, the pair gradually develop a mutual understanding.
Freddy Horniman (Daniel Ings – standing – a man holding a rifle)The insane behaviour of the Freedy is most likely due to the popular “Fredo Effect”. This effect refers to the extreme deviant behaviour exhibited by a sibling (older brother of Eddie) within a family business as a result of perceived injustice. {Please note it draws inspiration from Fredo Corleone, the middle son in Mario Puzo’s novel and Francis Ford Coppola’s film series The Godfather.}
Jimmy Chang (Michael Vu – on the floor & wearing a woollen cap)A simpleton, who often creates problems because of his naivety and simple trusting nature. However, he is an expert in growing cannabis. he is Susie’s main cultivator and weed expert frequently indulges in his product and gets easily sidetracked.

The conclusion

The script is inundated with British humour, for instance, the Duke’s title is Horniman!!. And no wonder many fans loved that aspect of Guy Richie’s show. Despite some of the elements in its tale being predictable, we enjoyed the comfort that the key players won the battle. Moreover, the good acting and wonderful direction kept us captivated. The action sequences are filmed well too. All in all, it is all about entertainment. So, as a chic package, this trendy series is a total paisa-vasool or a value for money.

Poster [Official] of The Gentlemen (S1/2024) Series

The Gentlemen (S1/2024) Show – Poster

Key Details about The Gentlemen (S1/2024) Series

GenreAction, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Original languageEnglish (UK)
ReleasedMarch 7, 2024
SeasonFirst (1st) Season
EpisodesEight (8) Episodes
CreatorGuy Ritchie
CastTheo James (Eddie Horniman), Kaya Scodelario (Susie Glass), Daniel Ings (Freddy Horniman), Joely Richardson (Lady Sabrina), Vinnie Jones (Geoff Seacombe), Michael Vu (Jimmy), Chanel Cresswell (Tammy), Harry Goodwins (Jack Glass), Giancarlo Esposito (Mr Johnston), Ray Winstone (Bobby Glass), Ruby Sear (Gabrielle), Pearce Quigley (Gospel John), etc.
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Spoilers Alert – Episode Summary and the Ending Explained

Summary of the Eight (8) Episodes of The Gentlemen (S1/2024) Show

Refined Aggression (S1, E1) | 67 minutes

When the Duke of Halstead dies, his second son inherits everything, including the title, house and grounds – plus a whole heap of trouble.

Tackle Tommy Woo Woo (S1, E2) | 63 minutes

The toffs and their gamekeeper hunt a new kind of prey. Susie enlists some help to clean up the mess, and Halstead Manor is blessed with a holy visitor.

Where’s My Weed At? (S1, E3) | 50 minutes

Jimmy gets distracted on the job. As supply chain issues delay deliveries, the Horniman brothers take a risky ride to placate a dissatisfied customer.

An Unsympathetic Gentleman (S1, E4) | 41 minutes

Susie is keen to expand the business. Eddie is determined that it won’t be on his estate, so the Hornimans search for alternative locations.

I’ve Hundreds of Cousins (S1, E5) | 44 minutes

Distribution issues in Europe and a theft on the farm cause a headache for Eddie and Susie – until they make a new acquaintance who can help them out.

All Eventualities (S1, E6) | 49 minutes

Eddie’s doubts about Susie continue to grow. But there’s 15 million pounds of dirty money to be laundered before she’ll consider leaving the estate.

Not Without Danger (S1, E7) | 44 minutes

Bent on vengeance, Susie goes against her father’s orders. Eddie offers to help her but is less certain than ever about where his allegiances lie.

The Gospel According to Bobby Glass (S1, E8) | 43 minutes

A familiar face returns to settle a score with Freddy. Bobby decides it’s time to retire and wants Eddie and Susie to make the necessary arrangements.

Ending Explained of the First Season of The Gentlemen (S1/2024) Show

A secret bidding to buy an illegal business

Susie Glass’ (Kaya Scodelario) father, Bobby Glass (Ray Winstone), who is a notorious figure in the criminal underworld, reveals to his daughter and Eddie Horniman (Theo James) that he intends to sell their marijuana enterprise. Their task is to inform the relevant individuals who are interested in this business venture.

These individuals include American billionaire Stanley Johnston (Giancarlo Esposito), scammer Pete (Joshua McGuire), and drug baroness Mercy (Martha Millan). They must gather the offers from these parties, ensuring that each bid exceeds £150 million. Furthermore, all offers must be submitted by the end of the week, using pigeons as the means of communication.

The secret plans of Eddie and Susie worked in the end

Eddie and Susie conspire to influence the sale by getting rid of their adversaries. They inform Stanley that he emerged victorious, but in reality, they secretly gather Stan’s tax information with the help of a few allies and have him arrested for tax evasion.

Later, they deceive Mercy and Pete by informing Pete that he is the winner. Mercy, fearing the wrath of her intimidating Colombian business associates, brutally murders Pete to claim his supposed victory. Eddie and Susie then arrange for gangster Henry Collins (Max Beesly) to eliminate Mercy, leaving only the Duke and the drug heiress as the remaining contenders to take control of Bobby’s business.

So, we might get another season of this series, as the story ended on with a possiblility of the illegal drug business expansion in the future.

Poster, Other and Featured Images of The Gentlemen (S1/2024) Show are courtesy of Netflix.

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