Tuesday, August 21, 2012

TV Series of the Week – Brotherhood

This month’s TV series is Brotherhood (2006-2008).

The crime drama is about two brothers, Michael and Tommy Caffee, who grew up and live in an Irish neighborhood in Providence. Michael is a local gangster recently out of jail and Tommy is a state representative causing constant confrontation between the two. Its creator Blake Masters went on to develop Law & Order: LA. The series stars Jason Isaacs, Jason Clarke, Annabeth Gish, Kevin Chapman, Fionnula Flanagan, Fiona Erickson, Madison Garland, Kailey Gilbert, Ethan Embry, Kerry O”Malley, Tina Benko, Matt Servitto, Len Cariou, and Brian F. O’Bryrne. The show ran for three seasons before being cancelled by Showtime; however it does have a suitable ending. The first two seasons are fantastic, making it one of the best crime dramas in 2006-2007 (probably only second to The Sopranos), while the third season is good but not quite as strong. The cast is wonderful as well, especially Isaacs and Clarke. It is well worth checking out for fans of great crime dramas.

Available on DVD and Streaming

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