Godfather of Harlem

After returning from Alcatraz, Bumpy Johnson (Forest Whitaker) seeks to regain control of Harlem.
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  1. 1. The French Connection
    April 17, 2021
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    After 3 months in hiding from Chin Gigante and the Italians, Bumpy Johnson takes action to lift the sanctions off his head. By forging new alliances with European suppliers, Bumpy aims to reunite with his family safely back in Harlem.
  2. 2. Sting Like A Bee
    April 24, 2021
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    Bumpy Johnson wants to use his new French supplier to distribute to the "Harlems" of other major American cities. Malcolm X uses Cassius Clay to leverage himself back into favor with the Nation of Islam before Clay's famous fight versus Sonny Liston.
  3. 3. The Fruit Stand Riot
    May 1, 2021
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    When innocent black teenagers and bystanders are savagely beaten and arrested by police, the Harlem community rallies to free them. Adam Clayton Powell and Mayme Johnson use peaceful protest, but Bumpy Johnson and Malcolm X prefer street justice.
  4. 4. The Geechee
    May 8, 2021
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    An unlikely partnership proves to be extremely lucrative for Bumpy Johnson and Chin Gigante, but their success puts targets on their backs. Malcolm X fights off attacks on his character and his life.
  5. 5. It's A Small World After All
    May 15, 2021
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    An incident at the Geechee Club threatens to break up Bumpy and Chin's partnership. Adam Clayton Powell looks to end the filibuster on the Civil Rights Bill, even if it means playing dirty.
  6. 6. The Ballot or the Bullet
    May 22, 2021
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    Three Freedom Riders are murdered in Mississippi, and Bumpy Johnson wants justice, as well as a hedge against Federal investigation. Chin Gigante evades imprisonment with an "insanity" defense, and Malcolm X delivers his most fervent call to action.

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  1. Bonus: S2 Trailer
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    April 17, 2021
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    Godfather of Harlem S2 Official Trailer: Bumpy is Back! Godfather of Harlem Returns April 18th AT 9/8C

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michael s.Reviewed in the United States on April 20, 2021
5.0 out of 5 starsForest Whitaker 5 Stars
Forest Whitaker is one of the best actors of our time. I love everything he does. This role in particular he shines. He plays Bumpy so real it seems like non-fiction but he is so entertaining that I could binge watch this show forever. I just wish they would release the whole second season at once.
19 people found this helpful
JReviewed in the United States on April 18, 2021
5.0 out of 5 starsLove it, except for the ill-timed music.
Great show. The only thing I don't like is that they constantly play music over the action scenes which kills the realism of the show - makes it seem like a music video. HBO's "The Wire" was famous for its lack of soundtracks which really lent to the realism of the show. Other than the ill-timed Hollywood sound track stuff, this show is top-notch.
15 people found this helpful
BLAIRHSEReviewed in the United States on April 19, 2021
5.0 out of 5 starsAbsolutely Brillantly Entertaining
What can I say about a show that focuses on Bumpy Johnson, Malcolm X, and Adam Claton Powel. All the historical facts blended in with the social issues of the time played out by an A-List of Actors. There are so many ways the storyline and plot can take you but the writers have your intellectual mouth-watering with their superb writing and cliffhanger ending from one episode to another.
Watch and Enjoy!
12 people found this helpful
Erica SnowReviewed in the United States on April 10, 2021
5.0 out of 5 starsVERY REAL
feels very real. i love this
16 people found this helpful
c s.Reviewed in the United States on April 19, 2021
5.0 out of 5 starsThe story line flows. ..
Nice to see the ( IN MEMORY OF EARL "DMX" SIMMONS ).. cut the music 🎶🎵 .. i know it was the 60s tl. yet the derogatories are overly done..
10 people found this helpful
CaglevisionReviewed in the United States on May 11, 2021
5.0 out of 5 starsAbsolutely Amazing
This series is absolutely amazing. It is so believable and seems authentic. It also features some of our favorite heroes from the Black community. The casting is superb. The actors look like the characters. Malcolm looks like Malcolm. Adam Clayton Powell and Muhummad Ali all resemble the real people so much that it is easy to believe that we have stepped back in time. Each episode is fresh with twist, turns and jaw dropping story lines. What comes across in each rendition of someone playing Bumpy Johnson is that although he was a thug, it seems like he had a lot off love for Harlem. Bumpy Johnson's character appears in Shaft, Hoodlum, American Gangster and now this production.
6 people found this helpful
Tasha JohnsonReviewed in the United States on April 18, 2021
5.0 out of 5 starsBest tv series in a while and I don’t even watch tv✨✨✨
If you missed out on the first part! I strongly suggest you get to it and watch it from there☺️☺️ I been waiting for this to hit!!!
8 people found this helpful
Michael W. GerhardtReviewed in the United States on April 8, 2021
5.0 out of 5 starsHistorical and Social values of human nature to be construed from the story...we can be decent.
Please see headline.
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