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Entertaining mob series, suffering from the Ellroy problem
"Another mob series?" you might ask - and you are exactly right.
This time, and this is more than a redeeming quality, it is told from a black people's POV. That's refreshing and was long overdue. The actors and most of the storyline so far (I am 8 episodes deep into season 1) are quite entertaining, but nothing really remarkable, but my previous point.
Coming from the never-ending Copolla/Scorsese take on the NY-mobster "story" I found it refreshing to get another, a new POV.
But it really suffers the "James Ellroy"-syndrom: The main characters and real events are so tightly interwoven in a way, that you get the feeling of 5 people changing the course of history over and over again and thereby stretching my suspension of disbelief too far. Less would have been more - the world's not that small and when I see the series main character getting into constant daily business with not only mobsters, but Cassius Clay, Bobby Robinson, Malcom X, etc I felt this is too much to take.
Still enjoying it, but it's not as great as it could have been.
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