Set in an Irish neighbourhood in Providence, the series reflects around two brothers on opposite sides of the law one a gangster (Jason Isaacs) and the other a politician (Jason Clarke).
Runtime: 60 mins
Show Status: Ended
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Jason Clarke - Tommy Caffee
Annabeth Gish - Eileen Caffee
Kevin Chapman - Freddie Cork
Fiona C. Erickson - Mary Rose Caffee
Fionnula Flanagan - Rose Caffee
Brian Scannell - Silent John
Kerry OMalley - Mary Kate Martinson
Billy Smith - Kevin Moe Reilly
Madison Garland - Lila Caffee
Ethan Embry - Declan Giggs
Bran F. OByrne - Colin
Tina Benko - Kath Parry
Kailey Gilbert - Noni Caffee
Frank Ridley - Terry Mulligan
Matt Servitto - Representative Donatello
Georgia Lyman - Cassie Giggs
John Fiore - Alphonse Nozzoli
Karl Bury - Alex Byrne
Bates Wilder - Jimmy Martinson
David Catanzaro - US Attorney Ellis Franklin
Al Sapienza - Mayor Frank Panzerella
Stivi Paskoski - Pete McGonagle
Len Cariou - Judd Fitzgerald
Armen Garo - Det. Gillardino
Tom Kemp - Marty Trio
Alan Dary - Rep. Janakowski
Tony V. - Ralph Mango
Lonnie Farmer - Rep. Gerald Williams
Damien Di Paola - Rep. Paul Carvalho
Peter Gerety - Martin Kilpatrick
Helen Carey - Peggy Fitzgerald
Michael Fennimore - Jack Boyle
Ellen Becker-Gray - Diner Customer
Rob W. Gray - Diner Customer
Giovanni Pantaleo - Nicky
Janel Moloney - Dana Chase
Gloria Crist - Vicky
James Granville - FBI Agent
John Ellison Conlee - Rep. Bob Meara
Caprice Benedetti - Molly
Wendy Hoopes - Fiona Cork
Scottie Thompson - Shannon McCarthy
Nigel Gore - Thurston Twitchell
Wendy Overly - Maeve Maguire
Michael Gaston - Mr. Speaker
Edmund J. Janas - Special Task Force Agent
Albert Gornie - Investor
Jack McGee - Stan
Bill Camp - Agent Jarvis
Brotherhood is a series that follows the lives of Irish mob members following a trend that brings the Irish mob in the spotlight more and more, following the long period in which the Italian mob was the main focus of genre movies and TV series. The action is centered on the Caffee brothers. One of the brothers is a respected politician and local councilor in Providence, Rhode Island while the other is a member of the local mafia.
Unlike other productions in this genre, here we have the opportunity to see the so called white collar crimes, bribery, trafficking political influence and assigning contracts based on anything but competence.
Brotherhood is created for Showtime so you can expect a high quality camera work and acting. This production is obviously Showtime’s attempt to rival HBO series, and they do a pretty good job. One can easily see this series rise to the status of The Wire and other similar productions.
However, Brotherhood lacks in charismatic characters. There is no Nucky Thompson type of mobster and the series would surely benefit from a strong figure be it good or evil. Although there not being a main positive character could be considered a plus, the fact that there’s not even a strong bad character places the whole cast in a somewhat grey area that slowly makes the series boring.
If you enjoy series such as The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire and generally speaking action mafia related series, Brotherhood is a must see. The series is pretty much addressed to genre enthusiasts but action series seekers as well may find it entertaining.
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