The Black Donnellys (2007– )

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Four young Irish brothers are caught up in New York's underworld of organized crime.

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The story of the Donnelly family's arrival in Canada and their realization that what they tried to escape from in Ireland continues in Canada.

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Series cast summary:
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 Tommy Donnelly (13 episodes, 2007)
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 Jimmy Donnelly (13 episodes, 2007)
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 Jenny Reilly (13 episodes, 2007)
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 Kevin Donnelly (13 episodes, 2007)
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 Sean Donnelly (13 episodes, 2007)
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 Nicky Cottero (13 episodes, 2007)
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 Joey Ice Cream (13 episodes, 2007)
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 Derek 'Dokey' Farrell (13 episodes, 2007)
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 Vinnie Culiari (12 episodes, 2007)
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 Earl (12 episodes, 2007)
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 Joanie (11 episodes, 2007)
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 Jenny's Pop / ... (10 episodes, 2007)
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 Helen Donnelly / ... (9 episodes, 2007)
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 Young Tommy / ... (9 episodes, 2007)
Jimmy Walsh ...
 Young Jimmy / ... (8 episodes, 2007)
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 Louie Downtown (8 episodes, 2007)
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 Mel Donnelly (7 episodes, 2007)
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 Whitey (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Samson (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Kate Farrell (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Ray / ... (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Alo / ... (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Nadine / ... (6 episodes, 2007)
John Bolger ...
 Bobby Donnelly (6 episodes, 2007)
T.J. Stanton ...
 Young Kevin / ... (6 episodes, 2007)
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Four very different Irish-American brothers - Kevin, Jimmy, Tommy and Sean - have sworn to live by the code of "family first." But as they become increasingly involved in the ruthless world of New York organized crime, their loyalties to their friends, to their loved ones, and especially to each other will be put to the ultimate test. Written by Anonymous

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Family Above All.

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26 February 2007 (USA)  »

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The Truth According to Joey Ice Cream  »

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The pilot was written in 1997, shortly after creator Paul Haggis's short-lived, similarly themed show EZ Streets (1996) was canceled. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Detective at prison: So, where are the bodies?
Joey Ice Cream: Ah, man. These guys are my friends.
Detective at prison: Here's the deal, Joey. You tell us where the bodies are, how they got there, and you stay in solitary, nice and safe. You lie, you go to general population where more people than I can count want to see you dead.
Joey Ice Cream: [looking nervous]
Detective Sunny: [throws a book down on the table harshly] Where are the bodies?
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The show "The Departed" wishes it was
28 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Going just by the pilot - excellent! I thought the story'd be off to a bit of a slow, boring start, but it took off like a flare, from the first few shots, never flagging, never letting up. The grittiness of the look, the timing, the pace, the story line, the dialogue -- terrific, just what you'd expect from people who made "Crash." They didn't disappoint. The acting is also very good, except Keith Nobbs, who plays Joey Ice Cream: entirely too much of a clichéd motor-mouthed overacting little weasel. If he's going to continue providing the narration, it can be a detriment to the overall quality, as it was in the pilot, hence I gave it only 9 stars out of 10.


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