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  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 9, 2006
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4
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7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

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  • Summary: The Caffee brothers return for their third season, with Tommy thinking of leaving his job on the Hill and Michael slowly losing control of his life in crime.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Suspense
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. If Brotherhood isn't as brilliant as The Wire, it's just as believable. The cast is so solid.
  2. Had it arrived 10 or 15 years earlier, when long-form narrative was not the dominant form on cable television, it would have been felt, arguably, more as an explosion than a trickle. The series has at least so far failed to find a large audience, indicating perhaps how much we have come to take good serial drama for granted.
  3. This season, a rebuilding one for several characters, seems to be taking a less sudsy approach, focusing instead on the devilish details of how the system works (and doesn't) that can only make Brotherhood's realpolitik that much more real.
  4. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
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    Brotherhood certainly has its moments and does an especially artful job conveying violence in a brutal but not gratuitous way--one that's often more harrowing precisely because of its restraint. Ultimately, though, once you get past the brothers, the whole thing's a bit too grim.
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