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Brotherhood

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Brotherhood, set against the desperate worlds of politicians and mob bosses, looks at how gray good and evil can be. Two brothers on opposite sides of the law, determined to protect the neighborhood and what is theirs by whatever means necessary.
Starring
Jason IssacsJason ClarkeAnnabeth Gish
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Mark 8:36
    July 9, 2006
    54min
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    State Rep Tommy Caffee gets blackmailed by a local Irish mob boss when his long lost brother Michael Caffee returns to Providence after seven years away.
  2. 2. Genesis 27:29
    July 16, 2006
    55min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Michael comes into conflict with Freddie as he tries to expand his business. Tommy's effort to stop a new highway from destroying the Hill brings him close to the most powerful man in the state.
  3. 3. Matthew 13:57
    July 23, 2006
    54min
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    English
    Tommy draws closer to Judd. Eileen's lover breaks off their affair. Michael struggles with how much the Hill has changed while he was away.
  4. 4. Matthew 5:6
    July 30, 2006
    55min
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    English
    Tension between the Caffee brothers grows when Treasury agents raid their mother Rose's house during Sunday dinner.
  5. 5. Matthew 12:25
    August 6, 2006
    54min
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    English [CC]
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    Freddie and Michael clash over a local softball tournament. Tommy has to balance his loyalty to the Speaker with his loyalty to the Hill. Rose loses her job.
  6. 6. Samyutta 11:10
    August 13, 2006
    47min
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    Declan and his partner Ralph are involved in a shooting. Eileen goes off the rails. Tommy pays back a loan. Mary-Rose gets caught smoking pot.
  7. 7. Genesis 27:39
    August 20, 2006
    52min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Michael convinces Tommy to help save a local movie theatre. Eileen confesses to Mary-Kate. Rose is forced to take a job at a big box store. Pete falls off the wagon. Declan discovers that Marty Trio has cancer.
  8. 8. Job 31: 5-6
    August 27, 2006
    56min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Michael takes an old girlfriend on a road trip. Rose plans a surprise birthday party for Michael. Eileen tries to reform. Tommy maneuvers to get himself a promotion.
  9. 9. Ecclesiastes 7:2
    September 10, 2006
    55min
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    English
    The Hill mourns when a horrific bus crash kills seventeen.
  10. 10. Vivekachudamani: 51
    September 17, 2006
    50min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Tommy and Michael's long-lost father resurfaces. Pete tries to help Eileen. Rose can no longer deny that Michael is a gangster.
  11. 11. Matthew 22:10
    September 24, 2006
    54min
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    Michael's shadow hangs over everyone when all of the Hill come together at a big Irish wedding.

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Directors
Mele NaglerCarolyn Pickman
Supporting actors
Ethan EmbryStivi PaskoskiFionulla FlanaganKevin Chapman
Producers
Blake MastersElizabeth Guber StephenHenry Bromell
Season year
2006
Network
Showtime
Content advisory
Smokingsubstance usealcohol usenudityfoul languagesexual contentviolence
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4.4 out of 5 stars

1243 global ratings

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  3. 7% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 6% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 3% of reviews have 1 stars
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stubbyReviewed in the United States on October 8, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
I was initially attracted because I enjoy Jason Isaacs work usually
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I had never seen or heard of Brotherhood until I saw it recently on Amazon. I was initially attracted because I enjoy Jason Isaacs work usually. What I found was a show that was well acted and well written and with all the PR on "Black Mass" and Whitey Bulger, also quite current. It is a little violent, but compared to so many other shows on TV these days it is not bad at all. I have not really noticed the language being too objectionable either. I am only half way through the season but the twists and turns so far have kept me coming back for more. The interplay between "good" brother politician (played well by Jason Clarke of the current Everest movie) and the "evil" mob brother is interesting. I particularly like the comparative study of the political organizations moves and manipulations versus the mobs actions. A lot of grey areas with very little pure good vs evil
12 people found this helpful
Sirius11Reviewed in the United States on June 15, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
If you like THE SOPRANOS, you'll probably enjoy BROTHERHOOD.
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This is a great show and an excellent deal if you have Amazon Prime! I'm not a fan of how season one ends or how season two begins however, season one, in my opinion, is the best of them all. The last half of season three could have been much better; It's almost as if the writers were on auto pilot. That being said, the acting is so believable it's easy to forget you're not watching the lives of real people. I'm satisfied but not thrilled with the ending of the series. If you're a fan of THE SOPRANOS, I highly recommend giving it a shot and remember, character development takes a few episodes. In almost every series it takes time for the actors and writers to catch their groove.
7 people found this helpful
GaleReviewed in the United States on April 29, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Brotherhood Season 1
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I bought all three seasons for my 85 year old father and just gave them to him for his birthday. Per the back of the DVD and all information on the site this was suppost to have "Closed Caption For the Hearing Impared". NOT TRUE!!! There is no opinion to select closed caption. Unfortunately I purchased these back in September and now I can not return them.
4 people found this helpful
Peter M. HerfordReviewed in the United States on March 19, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
A modern GODFATHER with a different central character.
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Strong characters and characterizations. A neat sidestep of the oft-used Boston base to the rivalry of Irish and Italian neighborhoods. Providence, R.I. A city often overlooked and yet a city with a history as interesting as all of its well known New England siblings. Understandable that the irish and Italians are chosen, though the fact is the Portuguese are the center of Providence's history. The power of the characters will draw you in and you will likely finding yourself caring for them, hating some, admiring others, all the tools of this genre when it is well done. Women play strong roles throughout, not just the one-woman-show that the Godfather represented in its day.
6 people found this helpful
Harvey H. WillardReviewed in the United States on March 13, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
All to Real in Life.
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Politics and Crime, always make good backgrounds for a series. Two brothers each struggling to make it in the world with different choices and different life styles. Each brother is caught in the others plans. The tension and drama are there. The characters are believable and the struggles are real. Language gets a little rough at times and so does the sexual aspects. It would be nice to have programs were those two are not so prevalent. But it is a good series, and the characters are nicely developed.
3 people found this helpful
Yvonne Johnson-GilbertReviewed in the United States on November 9, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Wonderful political thriller
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Wonderful political thriller. Clearly shows how easy it is for a politician to "get dirty" even with the best of intentions, also shows that his brother as dark as he is , has a human side capable of empathy and love. Now the mother is another character,, she has created such dysfunction by her own belief system and continues to control. Finally the politicians wife, although a dedicated and loving wife/mother has found escape from the lonliness of her husbands climb to political success in drugs and an illicit affair. , Can't wait to see the next season, who will bet blamed for the death and how long will it take to be discovered.
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Ron BakerReviewed in the United States on May 17, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Gritty, believable and authentic
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Excellent crime drama reminiscent of The Wire and The Sopranos. It intertwines family, politicians, street crime and gang dynamics and breaks all these elements into the nitty gritty details. The relationship of all these dynamics clashes and intersects in a believable and authentic way. Exceptional acting and casting. Highly recommended.
5 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on June 23, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
I really enjoyed watching this series
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I really enjoyed watching this series, even though it took me nearly ten years to discover it. I agree with another reviewer's remark saying that the quality of the writing seemed to have dropped off somewhere around the middle of the third season. To be honest, I think the first season is the best one, and the second was pretty interesting as well. I too am disappointed that Showtime cancelled this series after the third season.

Also, If you are from the Northeast USA, or you are interested in this area, maybe you will find this show interesting, I am from CT (near RI), so I can really appreciate the characters in this show, since they sort of remind me of people I know from RI with their accents and mannerisms. And it is fun seeing local landmarks that you recognize as well such as the RI state capital.. LOL @ everyone always drinking Dunkin Donuts in the show, and East Coast staple. Clever way to advertise, but also true. After watching the show, I am more interested in visiting Providence again.
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