Brotherhood (2006–2008)

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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).

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 Michael Caffee (29 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Tommy Caffee (29 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Eileen Caffee (29 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Freddie Cork (29 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Mary Rose Caffee (27 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Rose Caffee (25 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Colin (18 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Noni Caffee (16 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Terry Mulligan (16 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Representative Donatello (15 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Cassie Giggs (14 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Alphonse Nozzoli / ... (14 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Alex Byrne / ... (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
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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).

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The series was inspired by real-life Irish American brothers from the Irish neighborhood of South Boston: James "Whitey" Bulger, Jr., a gangster who has been on the F.B.I.'s Most Wanted List for 10 years as a fugitive from justice, and William Bulger (known as "Billy"), a powerful state politician who was President of the Massachusetts Senate and later president of the University of Massachusetts higher educational system. See more »

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A series done well
2 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I got this series on DVD and didn't care for it very much the first time I watched it. I saw it a second time with my family and it grew on me. None of the characters are particularly likable or decent people, but I think that might have been the intention of the writers. The actors do a great job of showing the dishonesty, violence, and petty misery of the characters. The only character who sometimes comes across as remotely likable is Tommy.

Jason Isaacs and Jason Clarke are excellent as the brothers, though I wonder why American actors weren't cast in the roles. Having said that, if not for Jason Isaacs I wouldn't have watched this series at all. I've seen several of his movies and have never been disappointed. Fionnula Flanagan is excellent as the controlling mother. She's so realistic that I almost forget she is acting. The scenes with Rose and her sons are among the best in the series because the three actors seem to work so well together. Kevin Chapman also gives a great performance as Freddi Cork. Both Chapman and Isaacs have done an outstanding job of portraying characters you love to hate.

I have lived in New England all my life and was curious to hear the accents in this series. While I've certainly heard worse, most (not all) of the regular actors didn't fully capture the accent. Close, but not quite. Still the accents didn't detract from the series. Paddy's mother in the first episode sounded truly authentic. I do not generally like shows about politics and organized crime, but in this case I will probably watch season two.

If you haven't seen Brotherhood yet, give it a try.


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