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  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 9, 2006
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4
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75

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9.2

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  • Starring: Annabeth Gish, Al Sapienza, Jason Clarke
  • Summary: Showtime's epic drama series revolves around two brothers in Providence, R.I.: one a politician, the other a criminal.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Suspense
  • Creator: Blake Masters
  • Show Type: Ended
  • Season 1 premiere date: Jul 9, 2006
  • Episode Length: 60
  • Air Time: 10:00 PM
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Every hour is impressive, surprising and entertaining.
  2. Let's get it out the way right now, the blurb that will be quoted after this review is run: "If you see nothing else this summer, watch 'Brotherhood.' "
  3. Reviewed by: Lisa Schwarzbaum
    91
    The series occasionally displays the sweat stains of overexertion in the first few episodes... But once the intricate, greasy machinery of the policial/personal gets cranking in Brotherhood, there's no stopping the Caffee clan. [21 Jul 2006, p.59]
  4. 75
    [A] rattling good series. [10 Jul 2006, p.39]
  5. It’s not near HBO quality but certainly better than that “Sleeper Cell” tripe that Showtime put on last year.
  6. But as good as it is, it doesn't quite have the originality, unique perspective and subversive sense of humor that mark HBO's "The Sopranos'' (clearly something of a model), "Deadwood'' and "The Wire.''
  7. 30
    Almost a parody of itself.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 50
  2. Negative: 1 out of 50
  1. Nov 18, 2012
    10
    Awesome. Far better than 99% of current cliche mafia/cop dramas filling up the TV schedules. This is one of those rare shows that should most definitely be brought back or made into a movie!!! Expand
  2. May 13, 2011
    10
    Over exaggerated for effect of course but still very well acted and put together..Jason Clarke is outstanding. It is he who gets the 10. Family guy doesnt rule Rhode island anymore...... Expand
  3. Sep 21, 2010
    6
    I only got through the first season of Brotherhood. It seemed promissing at first, but it never seemed to take off. The contrast between the two brothers is fun, but it kind of gets in the way when you are just waiting for the "bad" brother scenes, as they are the most entertaining. Expand

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