Brotherhood : Season 1

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

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23

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Critic Reviews

  1. 50
    The acting is good, and the direction and settings are solid, but the saga of the Caffee brothers tends to plod more than it intrigues.
  2. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    60
    "Brotherhood" is sharply written... Nevertheless, a heavy air of predictability hangs over "Brotherhood," which has a tendency to confirm viewer expectations instead of challenging them.
  3. Where "The Sopranos" has some laugh-out-loud comedic moments, "Brotherhood" is dark, brooding and forever serious. And that grows tedious after a few episodes.
  4. There are entirely too many convenient coincidences, car accidents, Acts of God and gang-related atrocities for one insular neighborhood, and the violence starts to feel contrived, even gratuitous.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 100 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 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 mostAwesome. 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!!! Full Review »
  2. TonyS
    Sep 17, 2009
    10
    Bring this show back please. With all the nonsense reality shows, it's great to see something so raw. I love the inter-twinned stories Bring this show back please. With all the nonsense reality shows, it's great to see something so raw. I love the inter-twinned stories and every episode has a superb twist to it. Full Review »
  3. FrankL
    Sep 17, 2007
    10
    One of the most riveting, realistic shows of its kind. The series borrows a fair amount from the Bulger brothers (real life brothers in One of the most riveting, realistic shows of its kind. The series borrows a fair amount from the Bulger brothers (real life brothers in Boston) and it is fascinating to imagine that some of the more graphic stuff probably has a basis in fact. Highly recommended! Full Review »