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Mob City [TNT] Series Premiere 2013 “A Guy Walks Into A Bar; Reason to Kill A Man”

Six-part event series  Mob City  premieres Wednesday, December 4th at 9-11 p.m. ET/PT on TNT. Episode Synopsis:  Mob City Episode 1 “A Guy Walks Into a Bar”- Hecky Nash (guest star Simon Pegg) bribes police detective Joe Teague (Jon Bernthal) to protect him during a dangerous blackmail scheme involving the Los Angeles mob. Seeing this as a perfect opportunity to bring down one of the city’s most infamous mobsters, the Los Angeles police force looks to Teague for key information in hopes of crippling the heart of L.A.’s organized crime. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2013/12/04/mob-city-tnt-series-premiere-2013-a-guy-walks-into-a-barreason-to-kill-a-man/

'Mob City' premiere: Frank Darabont's noir is nice to look at, but that's about it

TNT premiered its new drama (excuse us -- event series) "Mob City" Wednesday (dec. 4), a hard-boiled noir from former "Walking Dead" showrunner Frank Darabont. It was an anticipated return to TV for the auteur following his unceremonious ousting from AMC's zombie drama and, well -- at least it looked pretty?The two-hour premiere of the series, telling the tale of the epic battle between L.A. Police Chief William Parker (Neal McDonough) and the mobsters threatening his town in 1947, presents a sumptuous-looking period piece with remarkable attention to detail. But beyond that, it all feels a little bit overblown.The show certainly has all the trappings of a successful noir: There's the cop with the shifty motives (Jon Bernthal's Det. Joe Teague), a rogues gallery of mobsters including Ed Burns' Bugsy Siegel and the dame caught up in the mix (Alexa Davalos -- the only dame in cast, it should be noted). So why did these... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/12/mob-city-premiere-frank-darabonts-noir-is-nice-to-look-at-but-thats-about-it.html

'Mob City' Interview: Frank Darabont on Bringing 1940s Mob vs. Cop Story to the Screen

Frank Darabont went from the post-apocalyptic future world of  The Walking Dead  to something entirely different for his next television project with a 1940s LA noir theme.  Read More... //www.buddytv.com/articles/mob-city/mob-city-interview-frank-darab-52043.aspx

'Mob City': Neal McDonough plays 'Band of Brothers' Buck Compton's best pal William Parker

Zap2it: You play former LAPD Chief William H. Parker in the 1940s TNT drama "Mob City." What's your take on him?Neal McDonough: He's such a good-natured person. He's just this guy from South Dakota that came to Los Angeles for high school, didn't really fit in, became a cop. He policed the streets, and he loved the city. Then he went off to Normandy (during World War II) when he was well into his 30s, and that's where he became great friends with Buck Compton.Zap2it: Wait, is that the same Army officer Lynn "Buck" Compton you played in the HBO WWII miniseries "Band of Brothers"?Neal McDonough: I know, exactly. So those guys, they were very tight because they were in Normandy together, police academy together and everything else.Zap2it: Compton passed away on Feb. 25, 2012, at the age of 90. Did he know you were playing Parker?Neal McDonough: When he was dying, Tracy, his daughter... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/12/mob-city-neal-mcdonough-plays-band-of-brothers-buck-comptons-best-pal-william-parker.html

'Mob City': 'The Walking Dead's' Jon Bernthal goes gangster in gritty Los Angeles

On Wednesday, Dec. 4, with the premiere of acclaimed filmmaker Frank Darabont's "Mob City," TNT brings the classic gangster drama to Tinseltown, which does have the gritty urban landscapes of New York and Chicago, the sandy beaches and palm trees of Miami and Havana, the tall buildings and neon signs of Las Vegas, and even snow (miles away on mountaintops, that is).When it's pointed out Los Angeles isn't associated with the mob as much as other cities, Darabont tells Zap2it, "Well, all themore reason to tell the story of the mob that was, because it's a largely unexplored area. You've seen lots of stories about the mob in Chicago and New York back East."It's a lesser-known bit of history now, but it was very prevalent, it was fascinating, what was going on. I didn't even know the extent of it, until I read John Buntin's book, 'L.A. Noir.'"We're definitely getting into Mickey Cohen's world, because... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/12/mob-city-the-walking-deads-jon-bernthal-goes-gangster-in-gritty-los-angeles.html

‘Mob City’ Review: Frank Darabont’s Gangster Noir Burns Slow but Bright

Fans of Frank Darabont’s former show, “The Walking Dead” like to defend its recent dull moments by saying it just has a slow pace. They should check out Darabont’s new limited-run series, “Mob City,” to see how a show can burn slowly and brightly at once. It may feel like not much happens on “Mob City” – until you realize how much you’ve missed. The blind spot is a classic noir motif, and viewers watching “Mob City” have lots of them. The show’s pace feels like Darabont giving us a sporting chance of spotting clues we’ll probably miss anyway. Read More... //www.thewrap.com/mob-city-review-frank-darabont-gangster-noir