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‘Gomorrah’: Italy’s Gritty Mafia Story Is Dark, Authentic

It’s fitting that a great crime family show about mafia Dons and their ruthless crime families finally comes from Italy. The series, Gomorrah, has been touted as the most popular show there, and has finally made its way to our shores on SundanceTV, the channel for the foreign TV you otherwise wouldn’t know about (see France’s The Returned, Germany’s Deutschland 83, and Australia’s Cleverman as three recent examples). Like these other series, Gomorrah asks of its viewers to both read and watch, though the subtitles can be helpful in a series where so many people are obscured in shadow or lurking in darkness. The darkness is both literally and metaphorical, of course, and it is above all pervasive. READ MORE...

Gomorrah Review: Engrossing Drama Finds New Ways Into the Mob

Rather than glamorizing or moralizing on its gangster milieu, Gomorrah chooses a chilling third option, stoically presenting it as an inescapable reality that ensnares everyone in its path. Based on the acclaimed nonfiction book that inspired 2008s award-winning film of the same name, this engrossingly entertaining Italian series offers taut, pitiless storytelling that lends its 12-episode first season the brutal efficiency of a mob hitman. ...  Read More.... //

Review: Is 'Gomorrah' really Italy's 'The Wire'?

HitFix's Alan Sepinwall reviews "Gomorrah," the Italian gangster drama debuting on Sundance Channel. ...Read More... //