Gomorrah: Season 1 (2016)

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Critic Consensus: Gomorrah brings a refreshing twist to a familiar story, with its realistic, unglamorous and often riveting portrayal of a Neapolitan crime organization.

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Air date: Aug 24, 2016
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Air date: Aug 31, 2016
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Air date: Sep 14, 2016
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Air date: Sep 21, 2016
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Drama exploring the dark web of crime, loyalty and sacrifice at the heart of the Camorra, the brutal Neapolitan crime organisation.

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Critic Reviews for Gomorrah Season 1

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (11)

Despite its familiar construction, "Gomorrah" is significantly more frightening than others in its genre because of the history behind it.

Dec 11, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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Gomorrah perhaps is a more realistic depiction of the mob mentality. But I wouldn't want to break bread with any of these guys. Nor do I care what happens to them.

Aug 24, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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In this series, the mob is as elemental and unavoidable as death, whose cruel finality visits these people with grisly regularity. The characters can't shake their environment -- and once "Gomorrah" puts its hooks into you, you'll feel the same way.

Aug 26, 2016 | Full Review…
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For a niche audience, though, Gomorrah will be a favorite.

Aug 25, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Gomorrah demonstrates that the world of organized crime is as narratively rich as ever, bringing a decidedly modern spin to the genre that is distinctive from beloved predecessors like The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire.

Dec 11, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The deliberate hindrance of characterization, along with the show's narrative and literal opacity, mostly makes for 12 hours of alienation. It makes you realize how dull a bird's-eye view probably is most of the time.

Aug 25, 2016 | Full Review…

Gomorrah is at its finest when it's exploring the petty grudges and festering resentments that its characters on all levels -- from highly positioned gangsters to low-level bag-men -- nurture with grim unhappiness.

Aug 24, 2016 | Full Review…

Gomorrah is The Sopranos on steroids, presented here in Italian with subtitles and minus any symbolism about ducks, mommy issues or a fretful therapist. Honestly, the mobsters here would think Tony was a wuss and would put a bullet between his eyes.

Aug 24, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…

For those who like mafia shows and the sort of anti-hero dramas that have become the stock in trade of "peak TV", this is another excellent entry.

Aug 24, 2016 | Full Review…
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A dark and brutal series based on journalist Roberto Saviano's nonfiction book of the same name, Gomorrah carefully and beautifully depicts the far-reaching corruption of a new -- but fictional -- Neapolitan crime syndicate.

Aug 24, 2016 | Full Review…

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