This article is part of the meta-post 4134 Words Or How The Writers Of The New Dune Novels Sold Out. This article gives a review and recap as well as an update of the TV show Brotherhood on Showtime.
This tells the story of two brothers, one a representative in the legislature and another one a gangster returning home after 7 years absence and who was presumed dead. It also tells the story of their families. It takes place in Providence Rhode Island.
Tommy Caffee’s wife plays the perfect housewife. However under the poised exterior lies a despair that is untapped. She is having an affair for some years and is deeply unhappy. Mike is trying to reestablish his position in the neighborhood by wheeling and dealing his way back in the local scene. His violence and unabashed rage make for compelling scenes where he tries to get back into his gang.
Declan Giggs is an old friend of the brothers and has the unpleasant duty of being on the other side of the law of Michael Caffe, having to shadow and follow him to monitor the situation in the Irish mob.
Rose is the matriarch of the family, still trying to influence her boys. This show, even if it sounds similar to the Black Donnellys is quite different. It shows influence peddling and how local politics work in the USA.
I like this show as well, a very strong and well thought out show. It’s supposed to premiere on CBS, though under what form I don’t know, since it has some violence and nudity.
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It is also part of the meta-post 4134 Words Or How The Writers Of The New Dune Novels Sold Out.