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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful:
One of the best TV series I've ever seen, 29 August 2005

I haven't seen this one in a while, but I do remember how this Italian show mesmerized an entire foreign country, and a huge one, too! Literally everyone who had a TV watched it, and those who didn't came over to their friends who did! One of the best TV series I've ever seen. The actors are good (Michele Placido is the lead actor for the first few seasons, I believe), the stories are incredible, very personal yet universal, there is so much real raw drama that you definitely need a box of tissues nearby! There is quite a bit of violence, not graphic, but it's a mafia series, so naturally, there are victims. Music is perhaps one of the best things about this series (I believe it's by Ennio Morricone)! I've been searching for its soundtrack desperately ever since I got Internet, so far without much success.

3 out of 4 people found the following review useful:
addictive!, 30 August 2004

I have gotten the first part of it from a friend quite a long time ago, when I was still a teenager, and we watched it with my parents. We were so sucked in, that as soon as the first tape was over, we called the friend, and asked if she could meet us with the second tape. She did, so we watched the whole thing back to back, and loved it! The story is really clever and interesting, there is a lot of humor in it as well, and the characters, albeit thieves, are very likable. I'd say it's in the same league as "Ocean's 11", but perhaps even more poignant, because the characters are better developed (if for no other reason, because the series are longer than any movie can possibly be). It's a treat!