My latest Netflix find is Brotherhood, a series that had three seasons on Showtime. It’s a cross between the Wire and the Sopranos. Like the Wire, it’s set in the urban part of a decaying East Coast city (Providence, RI), and a big part of the plot concerns the corrupt politics of that city and state. Like the Sopranos, some storylines are about white ethnic (Irish, not Italian) gangsters who are losing their turf to new immigrant rivals as well as under pressure from the feds. You can stream the first two seasons, and the third is on two DVDs.
Share any of your Netflix hidden treasures, or anything else, in this open thread. Posting from me is going to be light for the next couple of weeks because I’m taking a break from my artificial blue state life and making my annual pilgrimage to flyover country to get in touch with my real American roots, find out what real people are really thinking, and to detonate a shitload of real fireworks.