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A New York music executive in the 1970s hustles to make a career out of the city's diverse music scene.
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Richie becomes an informant for the FBI to watch over Corrado Galasso, Zak tries to get Richie out of the company and Kip gets high on drugs and quits the band.


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Series cast summary:
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 Richie Finestra (11 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Maury Gold (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Scott Levitt (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Julie Silver (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Lester Grimes (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Kip Stevens (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Skip Fontaine (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Clark Morelle (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Zak Yankovich (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Ingrid (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Jamie Vine (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Devon Finestra (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Cece (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Heather (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Penny (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Casper (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Marvin (9 episodes, 2016)
Thomas Gardner ...
 Nolan / ... (9 episodes, 2016)
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 Otto / ... (9 episodes, 2016)
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 Andrea Zito (8 episodes, 2016)
Bo Dietl ...
 Joe Corso (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Detective Whorisky (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Hal Underwood (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Jenna Finestra (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Detective Renk (5 episodes, 2016)
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 Corrado Galasso (5 episodes, 2016)
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 Ronnie Finestra (5 episodes, 2016)
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 Tony Del Greco (5 episodes, 2016)
Dustin Payseur ...
 Duck / ... (5 episodes, 2016)
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Set in the early/mid-1970s, the life and times of a record executive, Richie Finestra (played by Bobby Cannavale). His record company, American Century, has fallen on hard times and he is busy negotiating its sale to Polygram Records. We see how he started in the industry, the start of his company, its ups and downs, the casualties of his progress and what rock music means to him. Meanwhile, he is also an accessory to a murder. Written by grantss

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He didn't see the future. He heard it.

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Along with James Jagger, the band Beach Fossils are featured as The Nasty Bits. See more »

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A EIKI 16mm film projector is incorrectly used. Any fully trained projectionist would notice the error, that when projecting forwards, the take-up reel correctly rotates clockwise, however the supply reel incorrectly rotates anti-clockwise. Always when screening movies on a film projector, for all 8mm/9.5mm/16mm/35mm/70mm motion picture films that are not on platters, the supply reel and the take-up reel rotate clockwise when projecting forwards, and on 8mm/9.5mm/16mm film projectors, the supply reel and the take-up reel rotate anti-clockwise when projecting the film in reverse. See more »

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Pilot's too slow, clichéd; but by the third episode Vinyl has a healthy level of nuance and potential
7 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

I was bored, flipping through the channels on the TV, when I came upon Vinyl. It was about halfway through the third episode, "Whispered Secrets", but it really drew me in. The music was great, and a few of the cast members, especially Olivia Wilde and Ato Essandoh (among others), really captured my attention.

In retrospect, actually, I'm glad that was the first episode I witnessed. I went back and watched the pilot, and as much as I enjoy Scorsese, it's no secret that anything he makes is at least an hour too long. The pilot also didn't nearly have the nuance that "Whispered Secrets" had. It felt much more clichéd, playing about how you'd expect it to. It started well enough, very much Scorsese if you're into that, but it didn't pull me in nearly so well as shows like The Sopranos or Mad Men did.

The music's top notch. Vinyl's certainly not lacking in style. Most of characters seem to have a healthy amount of development for being so early on in the show and having a fairly sizable cast, not to mention them being well acted. My only real complaint is it's occasionally too slow, but hopefully the show should tighten up in the next couple weeks as it finds its footing.

At this point, I've seen the first four episodes. If you're wondering whether or not you're going to like the show, I'd recommend watching "Whispered Secrets" first. Both it and episode four, "The Racket", are much smoother than the first two episodes, and since they're the most recent episodes, I'd suppose that they're more indicative of what Vinyl wants to be.


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