Brotherhood

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Season Two of Showtime's Peabody Award-winning series BROTHERHOOD continues the blue-collar saga of Providence, Rhode Island native sons Michael and Tommy Caffee (JASON ISAACS and JASON CLARKE). Following last season's shocking finale, the Caffee brothers attempt to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives and move forward with their separate but intersecting ambitions.
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DramaActionSuspense
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. One Too Many Mornings 3:4-8
    September 29, 2007
    57min
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    Tommy outmaneuvers a U.S. attorney as he and Eileen keep up the appearance of a happy marriage; Michael tries to reestablish his memory and his territory.
  2. 2. Down In The Flood 3:5-6
    October 7, 2007
    53min
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    As Tommy begins his reelection campaign, he turns to his sister, Mary-Kate, rather than Eileen for support; Colin Carr (Brian F. O'Byrne), Tommy and Michael's estranged Irish cousin whom Rose deeply distrusts, returns to Providence.
  3. 3. The Lonesome Death Of ... 4:7-8
    October 14, 2007
    56min
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    Colin helps Michael and Eileen cope with the unexpected death of a friend while Freddie tries to avoid a war with the Italians.
  4. 4. Not Dark Yet 3:5-6
    October 21, 2007
    53min
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    Rose sows unrest between her sons, which leads Michael to throw a wrench into Tommy's big real estate deal.
  5. 5. Dear Landlord 1:3-4
    October 28, 2007
    58min
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    Tommy struggles to stay on track when he suddenly finds himself without his usual support network.
  6. 6. True Love Tends To Forget 1:1-4
    November 4, 2007
    54min
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    Michael maneuvers for power as he and Kath prepare for an addition to the family; Tommy tries to clean up a bad neighborhood.
  7. 7. Only A Pawn ... 1:7-8
    November 11, 2007
    57min
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    The whole Caffee clan rises to Tommy's defense when his political enemies pull out the big guns to block his reelection; Nozzoli asks Michael to drive an out-of-town contractor to a job.
  8. 8. Shelter From The Storm 1:1-2
    November 18, 2007
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    Tommy and Colin try to cope with Judd's decline; Declan tries to clear his conscience as Michael feeds Franklin information to keep Freddie in jail.
  9. 9. Call Letter Blues 1:2-6
    November 25, 2007
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    Rose walks out on her family Thanksgiving morning, leaving the younger generations to pull the holiday together on their own.
  10. 10. Things Have Changed 1:7-8
    December 2, 2007
    52min
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    Freddie asks Nozzoli to kill Michael; Tommy makes a bid for the Speaker's chair; Eileen puts her foot down about Dana.

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Directors
Ed BianchiHenry BromellNick GomezBrian KirkPhillip NoyceSteve ShillBlake MastersAlik SakharovJean de SegonzacLeslie Libman
Season year
2007
Network
Showtime
Content advisory
Alcohol usefoul languagesexual contentnuditysmokingsubstance useviolence
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fkurdiReviewed in the United States on May 17, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Gangsters / Family Love / Politics! A web of stories!
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I like how Tommy is torn b/w the good and bad part of politics but also wants a good marriage and family life - making that happen is difficult for him with a gangster brother, Michael. Michael has a love for the family too but torn b/w his true family members, a girlfriend that basically couldn't leave him even if she wanted to, and his circle of gangster friends. Collin adds a great part to the story b/c he is a cousin from Ireland so caught b/w ALL the mix by unfortunately falling in love with gangster Michael's girlfriend yet devoted to Michael as a gangster, and loves his aunt and cousin, Tommy. So he is woven into the family in an interesting way. The question is, "Who will Michael kill next?" His violent leadership is bound to solve any of a number of issues that are all building into what has to end in tragedy somehow. I watch each episode twice to make sure I catch everyone's names and the details. My favorite character? None - they are all fantastically equal!
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T. LandersReviewed in the United States on August 17, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
A better seasoned Season Two finds it's stride.
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I have to admit I may have rushed to judge this series in a season one review I'd submitted a few days ago. As the series continues into season two the storyline is getting more complex and the characters more cohesive and well established. The predictability I felt in season one has been replaced with unusual and clever plot twists. Unlike other recent series I've watched Brotherhood is not inundated with a glut of new characters at every other turn. Instead, the characters are allowed to mature and the viewer is allowed to get more connected with them. Almost every aspect I chided in season one has been much bettered in season two. I am now very much involved in the story and it's players and am anxious to see what is in store for season three! I highly recommend this show for anyone who enjoys great mob-tinged serial dramas.
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edgeWISEReviewed in the United States on July 24, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Triple knockout punch
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Great writing. Great acting. Great directing. Rich depiction of a certain element of RI culture, and by extension, a lot of the US (probably around the world for that matter in terms of crime and corruption). Quite focused on the darker side of human behavior, with occasional philosophical insights rendered by characters who one might assume are not that deep -- but it does not seem overly contrived. The more I watch this show, the deeper I get into it. Am really going to miss these characters when I finish watching the series. I can't believe I didn't know about this when it was on...top shelf TV!
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J R SalazarReviewed in the United States on May 6, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
BROTHERHOOID IS real America. The good, the bad and everything in between. (B+)
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Shame it was canceled but I highly recommend giving the SHOWTIME™original series a try. The first couple of episodes (from the first season) seemed a bit slow but you'll get it when you realize the writers took the time to develop the characters properly.

That made for a great series and one you could get into without seeing it as just "fiction" with realistic story lines and multi dimensional characters versus the robot-like characters many "television" produced series attempt to pass on to the masses. Always packaged neatly. Hot girl FBI agents and young, buffed CSI studs who would and probably would make more money on stage than on pavement. BROTHERHOOD was real world Rhode Island "humans" mostly average to ugly, Mafiosos along side political hacks who'd sell their mothers for a shot at "making it". Now that's the real America we all have to live in and live through...got it..yo
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Cole R. PattersonReviewed in the United States on February 7, 2009
5.0 out of 5 stars
Rescue Me meets the Sopranos
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Having gobbled up the first series on DVD box set from Amazon I was almost like a junkie waiting for my fix of series 2.
The characters are so well drawn in this series that you feel compelled to worry about their wellbeing, even the devious Michael Caffey.
Every character is well drawn even the bit players make the overall piece work sublimely.
Tommy's marriage now on shaky ground and Michael, recovering from the beat down he recieved in series one is trying to reclaim his territory once again from Freddie Cork.
His romance with Kathleen is under immense pressure due to his instability and his predictability has taken a turn for the worse.
Tommys reliance on old friends seems to be looking less reliable and he is learning that life in politics on the Hill can be as dangerous a game as any his brother plays.
Declans character takes on a major role in this season and if you didn't feel for him in series one you sure do by the end of series two.
The subplot of the attempted entrapment of Marty Trio and Freddie Cork heats up and so does the action with both the Caffey brothers fighting for their survival in their chosen arenas.
And like all good Irish families it's all held together by the love of a good mother, Rose, who has her battles to deal with as she comes to terms with her own ageing.
All the women in this series are so well drawn and strong they could almost carry the show on their own.
But like all good series it takes a well defined and acted cast to make you want to watch and I for one cannot wait for seazon 3 to start down here in Australia.
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Peter M. HerfordReviewed in the United States on March 28, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
There are no absolute good and bad guys which is the strength of this ...
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The complications build and the tension builds in this dark look at a dysfunctional family in the Florida Keys where they manage an iconic family hotel. A classic evil brother dark sheep continues to emerge but with enough mixed messages that you won't be sure. The series is shot and edited in the increasingly common style of stories darkly told in dark scenes of extreme closeups. You may think you have figured out what is going on, but then comes a twist and turn. There are no absolute good and bad guys which is the strength of this series.
T. MurphyReviewed in the United States on August 23, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
The acting is great, the story line is gripping
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Gritty and fascinating drama with personal conflicts that weigh heavily on 2 brothers, one a career criminal and the other a respected House Assemblymen. The criminal returns to his "family" after a long and mysterious absence and begins plying his trade in organized crime. Inevitably, his actions cast a shadow on his brother's reputation and the latter begins a subtle but gradual slide into personal and political and personal corruption. The acting is great, the story line is gripping, and it's an excellent series.
E. T. HigginsReviewed in the United States on December 2, 2008
5.0 out of 5 stars
as of today...
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this is the best drama on television. a great cast, especially the two jasons who play the two brothers. now that 'the shield' is no more, this is the only crime drama left on tv worth watching. cudos to showtime for presenting this fabulous series.

just a brief vent: i recently discovered that the golden globes had nominated 'weeds,' 'californication,'and 'dexter' for awards.
imo, the best series showtime airs is 'brotherhood'. it's strong on acting, directing, and writing. completely ignored by the morons from the golden globe. btw, they also ignored the best movie of 2008 "the dark knight." throwing it only one bone for heath ledger.
don't get me wrong, i like 'dexter', but it doesn't hold a candle to 'brotherhood.'on the other hand, i totally hate 'californication' and if there's a more boring actor on the planet than dave duchovny, i'd like to know who it is. 'weeds' has overstayed it's welcome.
golden globes aren't so 'golden' in my opinion.

ps: 'brotherhood ' is in good company; 'the wire', perhaps the greatest series in tv history, was also ignored by the 'golden globes' and the 'emmies.' is it any wonder why mediocrity rules the entertainment world.
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