#1 Edited by lavaman77 (567 posts) -

Odd title eh? yeah. I'm looking for a TV show that is close to the mafia plot featured in Caprica. I honestly found the Godfather incredibly slow and boring. But the mafia plot line in Caprica was amazing, i would love to watch a tv show that's some what close to it.

#2 Edited by fetchfox (1263 posts) -

@lavaman77: Are you referring to the spin-off prequel to Battlestar Galactica? For us that have not seen the show, could you briefly describe the mafia plot in Caprica? I'm a huge nut for all Mafia related literature, film and tv-shows, and I'd like to recommend something, but I need more to go on.

#3 Posted by MX (232 posts) -

I don't know anything about the Mafia Plot in Caprica but I really enjoyed La Piovra an Italian series about the mafia.

#4 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

The Sopranos?

#5 Posted by Barrock (3531 posts) -

Ever seen Casino?

#6 Posted by jerseyscum (874 posts) -

Gomorrah. It's in Italian, but it's one of the best (and unromantic) depictions of the mob committed to film.

#7 Edited by lavaman77 (567 posts) -

@fetchfox said:

@lavaman77: Are you referring to the spin-off prequel to Battlestar Galactica? For us that have not seen the show, could you briefly describe the mafia plot in Caprica? I'm a huge nut for all Mafia related literature, film and tv-shows, and I'd like to recommend something, but I need more to go on.

Yep. The plot line is the traditional spill blood to keep our honor but unlike most mafia plots the characters are very hard not to feel sympathetic to. While The GodFather's plot moves at a snails speed and features evil characters that honestly deserve what's coming to them. The mafia plot in Caprica on the other hand, moves fast and keeps you on your nerves. It's a lot more closer to Lost, as in every episode makes you wonder who is going to get killed for their screw ups. Specially the duo brothers with their family, they pretty much make it hard not to feel sorry for them for being stuck in Mafia. I'm looking for a show that's fast paced has a decent amount of action while being relativity modern (Finding old shows is tough.). Features characters that you care about and is faster than The Godfather in it's plot advancement.

@MX said:

I don't know anything about the Mafia Plot in Caprica but I really enjoyed La Piovra an Italian series about the mafia.

Thanks! will check it out.

@TheDudeOfGaming said:

The Sopranos?

Thinking about it but i don't know, it seems to be just as slow as The Godfather.

@Barrock said:

Ever seen Casino?

Never heard of it. Will look it up. Thanks for the tip! :D

@jerseyscum said:

Gomorrah. It's in Italian, but it's one of the best (and unromantic) depictions of the mob committed to film.

Sounds very interesting. Thanks for the tip, will definitely check it out.

#8 Posted by fetchfox (1263 posts) -

@lavaman77: I wouldn't call the main characters in Godfather "evil", but they are definitely on the wrong side of the law. It's all a matter of perspective, they see the world differently than us. Old customs and traditions evolved into Italian (Sicilian) - American culture which when introduced at an early age, meshed with having to "make it on your own", creates a certain mentality. The laws and customs you then abide by are not those of your country, but rather those of your (theirs) own making.

Gomorrah is raw and rough (based on a true story), and Sopranos is not slow (in my opinion).

#9 Posted by Enigma777 (6073 posts) -

Lillyhammer.

#10 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4604 posts) -

Didn't they only air like, 2 episodes of Caprica before it got canceled? They hyped it up a lot and then it kind of disappeared.

So yeah, dunno how these'll compare, but here are some mafia or mafia-like stories: The Prophet, Animal Kingdom, uh.... shit. I'll probably think of more later, drawing a blank right now.

#11 Posted by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -

Boardwalk empire?

#12 Posted by Chaser324 (6507 posts) -

@Enigma777 said:

Lillyhammer.

I had pretty low expectations going into that series, but it's surprisingly decent. A pretty solid way to spend a lazy Sunday.

I did find it a bit distracting though how Van Zandt's character was supposed to fully understand Norwegian, but he still always spoke in English.

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