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 on the upcoming show The Black Donnelly by Paul Haggis scheduled to premiere in January 2007 on NBC.
This is a new drama from Paul Haggis (Crash, 2004) about a z of Irish-American gangsters in Hell’s Kitchen. Joey Ice Cream is the narrator of the story and it is told through his perspective. Though the story is quite disjointed and told from a variety of times and places, it is quite really interesting because it is told from memory, and memory changes and is fickle.
The story starts off with Joey Ice Cream in prison trying to get a deal to not be put into general population because he would get whacked. The initial phases of the story are quite jumbled. We know that dead bodies are involved. The thing is to find out what happened.
From the first 15 minutes, it looks like the brothers are involved in one hair brained scheme to another; from kidnapping a mafia boss’s nephew to hijacking trucks full of shirts who get nicked before they try to sell them.
The story in this episode actually recounts the genesis of the Donnelly’s and how they became gangsters. I really liked the show, its dark and gritty and entertaining. And with a master like Haggis directing, you know it’a going to be good. The series premieres in January 2007.
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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.
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