Brotherhood: Complete Second Season

DVD Reviews | Oct 26th, 2008

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Starring Jason Clarke, Jason Isaacs, Ethan Embry, Annabeth Gish, Fionnula Flanagan, Brian F. O’Byrne, Kevin Chapman
Written By: Blake Masters
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Studio: Showtime Entertainment
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Showtime’s critically acclaimed series, Brotherhood is back for Season two and it’s even more engaging than the previous season. The Caffee brothers are at it with their usual game of hate/love relationship as they try to pick up the pieces of last season. A series that is underrated in the sense, that it’s right up there with great dramas like The Sopranos, and I think the episodes have improved with the second season. Brilliant acting and story lines should draw any fan of dramas and mob/cop shows to this series.

Taking place sometime after season one, Tommy Caffee (Clarke) is continuing on with his campaign for re-election in the state of Rhode Island for the House of Representatives. Michael Caffee is rehabilitating from his attack last season, and is having a rough go of it with the after effects of head trauma. Still, he continues to soldier on as an enforcer for crime boss Freddie Cork (Chapman) and at the same time keep him at arm’s length because no one can be trusted. Tommy Caffee is also realizing hens not as perfect as he thinks as his marriage to wife Eileen (Gish) grows further apart. Tommy and Michael are also at odds at each other as one serves as a Politician and the other, Gangster. Another character that is crashing fast is Cop Declan Giggs, who is good friends with the Caffee’s yet hens investigating them unbeknownst to them. Delving into drugs, and prostitutes, hens also given the last chance of saving his job by going undercover with Freddie Cork’s crew.

Brotherhood is a powerful series that continues to improve with each episode and before you know it, you are anxiously waiting the next season like I am. The cast is superb and if you want a void to fill your Sopranos fix, this series is the answer. I think this show is even better and I thought that with the first season as well. It resolves story lines better and moves along at a faster pace. Sopranos turned into something else as it evolved as a series and went for more gags and jokes along the way, when it really should have stuck to the basis of the first two seasons of that show. Brotherhood I hope continues along this path because with an interesting story and shot in Providence really gives the show credibility. Time is running out to go out and pick this series on DVD before a new season starts.

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Disc One:
– One Too Many Mornings
– Down In The Flood
– The Lonesome Death Of…
– Not Dark Yet

Disc Two:
– Dear Landlord
– True Love Tends To Forget
– Only A Pawn…
– Shelter From The Storm

Disc Three:
– Call Letter Blues
– Things Have Changed

ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 CC
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo CC
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Mono

Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)


Favorite Scenes: One Too Many Mornings, The Lonesome Death Of., Call Letter Blues, Things Have Changed
Rating: NR
Running Time: 546 minutes
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