Suburra: Season 1 (2017)

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Air date: Oct 6, 2017

Tensions between rival gangs erupt while crime lord Samurai pulls politicians' strings. Three young crooks ally to seize an opportunity.

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Samurai sinks his hooks into idealistic Cinaglia. Theodosiou's blackmailers try to silence a witness. Spadino chafes at his looming arranged marriage.

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Samurai confronts Spadino over Theodosiou and hands Sara a raw deal. Cinaglia finds himself trapped. Manfredi targets Aureliano for revenge.

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With a brewing war between the Anacletis and Adamis jeopardizing his control over the land deal, Samurai forces Gabriele into a terrible choice.

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Livia and Aureliano vie for power. Samurai confronts Sara about her ploy. Spadino's secret complicates his wedding night.

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Aureliano forces Sara into a deal, but she schemes to turn the tables. Cinaglia plays strong-arm politics. Theodosiou makes a desperate decision.

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Samurai closes in as Sara tries to avert a Vatican scandal in return for the commission's votes. Livia reacts to Manfredi's move on her territory.

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Scrambling to salvage the deal, Samurai summons Livia and Manfredi to a meeting. Sara faces a deception. Angelica discovers Spadino's secret.

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Cinaglia doubles down on his political gamble, and Aureliano suffers a dangerous betrayal. Enthused over making a stand, Spadino takes a big risk.

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Samurai drops the hammer, but Aureliano and Livia resist. Spadino takes charge, Cinaglia charts his future, and Gabriele faces a crisis of conscience.

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Critic Reviews for Suburra Season 1

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Its depiction of a modern-day Rome with all the evil that men do is a raw and compelling one, uncolored by sentiment and nostalgia. This could be Netflix's next big foreign addiction.

Oct 6, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Suburra has been punching above its weight class from the jump.

Jun 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Suburra, in particular, manages to combine the pacing of a thriller with an almost sociological diorama of Roman society, a slicker, abbreviated version of The Wire's portrait of Baltimore.

Feb 13, 2018 | Full Review…

The international crime drama marks the platform's first foray into Italian language, and it is dark - in the best, most watchable way possible.

Dec 19, 2017 | Full Review…

While there's a lot going on in Suburra, the show knows how to hook you in the beginning.

Oct 13, 2017 | Full Review…

... Suburra is the kind of show that grabs your attention and doesn't let go.

Oct 9, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Suburra: Season 1

  • May 11, 2019
    Great series, there are some unexplained holes in the plot, and some moments seem to be stretched (like the most powerful gangster in Rome personally kills people, risking by his freedom? seriously? he doesn't have his mobsters?) But overall, great story, amazing actors. Worth watching
  • Mar 23, 2019
    Fast moving thriller that is worth watching. Overstated acting and semi credible plot but lots of twists and turns do seem to work and I wanted to keep watching until the very last episode
  • Mar 10, 2019
    Authentic scenery. Great Italian dialogue and good acting. Feels like being in Rome and Ostia in the middle of an Italian crime drama.
  • Mar 09, 2019
    I came across Suburra unexpectedly as I was looking for Italian programs on Netflix, and I couldn't be happier that I did. My father is an immigrant from Rome so I have heard about the different factions of the show throughout my life. I found it fascinating to see everything come to life and while I understand that much of the program is fictional, it definitely provides some perspective on the realities that the city has been facing over the years. I am just an average viewer, but I find the story telling and character development exceptional. For American viewers out there, I have been describing Suburra as a coss between The Sopranos and Sons of Anarchy due to the introspection to the various groups and the fact that I would suspect that many Romans would argue that it highlights the worst elements of Roman culture. I highly recommend that non-Italian speakers watch in the original language with subtitles to ensure that you don't lose the nuances of the actors' steller performances. For speakers of Roman dialect, you will inevitably enjoy the subtle details that are included in the dialogue. My one criticism as a speaker of the dialect (and I may be nitpicking) is that while the subtitles will allow you to clearly follow the dialogue, I found that there were often lines that missed the mark on the true translation of the various sayings and colloquialisms that were brilliantly interwoven into the script. Nevertheless in my opinion the show is very well done and I hope that there will be many seasons to enjoy. Bravo Netflix. Congratulazioni a tutti gli attori che hanno fatto una programma proprio bellissima e vi auguro bocca al lupo a tutti!
  • Feb 23, 2019
    A Must Watch series. Very realistic with amazing actors.
  • Sep 04, 2018
    One of the best mob tv series from Netflix Italy. Watch the first episode, you'll be hooked.
  • Aug 16, 2018
    I have not binge-watched a full season since Breaking Bad, which says a lot about how engaging and spectacular Suburra is. It captures you from the first scene till the end.
  • Apr 03, 2018
    Italy's answer to Narcos as other reviewers have already said, Italian with sub titles , not hard to follow and you can always pause and replay.
  • Dec 19, 2017
    Great series a must watch
  • Oct 24, 2017
    Great show. Got completely addicted! Waiting for season 2!!

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