Jack Driscoll is transferred from Dublin back to his birthplace in the remote west of Ireland as Garda Sergeant, the role recently vacated by his father, Gerry. Jack's first major case is ... See full summary »
The everyday lives of working-class inhabitants of Albert Square, a traditional Victorian square of terrace houses surrounding a park in the East End of London's Walford borough. The square includes the Queen Vic pub and a street market.
Pam St. Clement
FAMILY revolves around the Cutlers , a family of gangsters from the mythical old school . Well it`s not so much mythical but cliched as we`re shown a mild mannered old geezer who runs the family and his two sons who want to move up in the business . It`s somewhat strange watching ambitious criminals running protection rackets . Didn`t it cross their minds that a better way of making money would be to get school kids hooked on crack cocaine ? Of course not since they belong to the old school which means " We don`t hurt women or kids , we keep to our own , it`s business etc etc "
As the previous commentator said it does feel like FAMILY is trying to be a little too much like the British version of THE SOPRANOS but did anyone notice the subplot of the daughter Jacquelene not being allowed a boyfriend otherwise her nasty brother would be taking a knife to her lover ? I`m not sure how this subplot developed but since it also appeared in SCARFACE I guess the producers thought it might have been a good idea to include it .
The show ends with a vague hint that there might be a second series but since the first series included every cliche in the book I doubt if there`s ideas left for the show to continue
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