watch later

Not interested / seen

Top BoyTop Boy

Top Boy

Gritty UK crime drama endorsed by none other than Drake.

Drama, Mystery

8.0

show

UK
English
Thrilling
2011
Ashley Walters, Geoff Bell, Giacomo Mancini
48 min

Synopsis

rotten tomatoes
imdb

Our Take

8.0
The Staff

The first season of this abrasive crime drama has four episodes, expect to watch them all in one take. The second season became even bigger than the first after being endorsed by none other than Drake, who pushed for it to go on after it was cancelled. Set amidst the drug-dealing, cut-throat gangs of Hackney, East London, and Jamaica, Top Boy revolves around the two drug lords Sully and Dushane, played by Kane Robinson aka grime rapper Kano and Ashley Walters. This is not a cliched, poorly acted gangster flick though, but a vividly shot, intricately written, and authentic drama with amazing characters. Striving for a certain realism and authenticity, it is also unsettingly violent. But in its realism, it trusts mature viewers to see things like they are and to live through the tough decisions people in underserved communities have to make every day. Think The Wire with a gritty UK vibe. If that appeals to you, Top Boy is for you!

Comments

What did you think? Who should watch it?

Next up

More like this in

Somebody Somewhere

7.6

This supremely empathetic series features a star-making turn by Bridget Everett

Fleishman Is in Trouble

best

8.1

Led by dramedy greats, this series is a painfully relatable account of the highs and lows of marriage

Primal

best

8.3

A brutal and awe-inspiring animated series that blends adventure, fantasy, and horror—all without dialogue

The Sex Lives of College Girls

7.4

As raunchy as it is earnest, this show delivers everything the title promises and more

1899

7.3

An ambitious multilingual mystery from the creators of sci-fi hit Dark

Looking for Alaska

7.8

A surprisingly mature young adult drama that mines powerful emotion from some very difficult facts of life

Mrs. America

7.5

All-star actresses lead this smart, multifaceted drama on second-wave feminism

Night Sky

7.0

Watch for the mystery, stay for the performances

Good Omens

7.9

A fantastic subversion of the age-old battle between angels and demons

Vigil

best

8.1

An ambitious whodunnit that delivers on all fronts
agmtw
eu

© 2022 agoodmovietowatch, all rights reserved.

We are home to the best film and TV on popular streaming services. Supported only by readers like you and by public grants.