I discovered a new show recently. Brotherhood. One of the guys at work mentioned it to me, so I went looking for it. I’ve only watched the first 5 episodes, but so far it’s very good.
It’s an HBO show, centred around a couple of Irish brothers in Rhode Island. One is a state representative. The other is a local gangster. Because it’s HBO, the show is a little more realistic than some of the shows on other networks. There’s fair amount of violence, but nothing too over the top.
Brotherhood was on the air from 2006-2008, which is pretty typical of most of the HBO shows that I’ve liked (Deadwood was 3 seasons, Rome was only 2). I don’t know if it never caught on, or if they just decided that enough was enough, but 3 seasons was it.
In this era of crappy reality TV and cheap clones of mediocre shows, it’s nice to find a diamond in the rough from time to time. Brotherhood is worth the wait.