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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 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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The exterior shots for the Firecracker Lounge were filmed at the Shannon Pot, a bar at the corner of Jackson Ave. and Davis St. in Long Island City, Queens. The exterior shots for the Minetta Tavern were filmed at the real-life Minetta Tavern at 113 MacDougal St. in New Yorks Village area, also known as SoHo although it is North of Houston. See more »

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[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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An Equal Substitute
15 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For a network television station, NBC has just found her new gem. As a Sopranos fan, I was a bit skeptical about watching the show. But Paul Haggis' genius strikes again and this time its on the small screen. Now that The Sopranos is finishing its final season in April, fans of the show need a substitute, and I highly recommend The Black Donnellys is just as good. I thought it would be hard to show that world without swear words, but the show is not just about that side of it. Its a show about brothers who love one another and come from 'that neighborhood', not Irish mobsters that happen to be brothers.

In conclusion, watch the damn show!


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