Brotherhood 3 Seasons 2008

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Season 3
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Tommy tries to charm Declan into sharing information about his corruption probe; Rose learns the truth about her health; tension builds between Michael and Colin as they help Freddie plan a heist.

Runtime:
55 minutes
Original air date:
November 30, 2008

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Season 3
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    1. Uneasy Lies the Head In the third season debut, a disgruntled Tommy mulls a risky career change, and orders Declan to launch a secret corruption probe; Rose attempts to hide her deteriorating health at her birthday party.

    CC TV-MA 53min November 2, 2008
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    2. Things Badly Begun Tommy strong-arms the mayor for his support of a development deal, but hits a roadblock due to Michael's business dealings; Rose investigates her mysterious ailment; Eileen is passed over for promotion due to her pregnancy.

    CC TV-MA 56min November 9, 2008
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    3. Let Rome into Tiber Melt A fire kills several Latino squatters and a firefighter, leaving Tommy struggling with the political fallout; Colin's torch for Michael's girlfriend Kath begins to affect his work; Declan uncovers a lead and brings in another investigator.

    CC TV-MA 50min November 16, 2008
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    4. The Course of True Love Never Did Run Smooth The Labor Day holiday weekend finds Michael increasingly paranoid and edgy; Tommy proposes a radical lifestyle change to Eileen; Declan and Cassie's getaway highlights the growing problems in their rocky marriage.

    CC TV-MA 58min November 23, 2008
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    5. Give Me the Ocular Proof... Tommy tries to charm Declan into sharing information about his corruption probe; Rose learns the truth about her health; tension builds between Michael and Colin as they help Freddie plan a heist.

    CC TV-MA 55min November 30, 2008
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    6. The Chimes at Midnight Eileen worries that her family will never leave The Hill when Speaker Donatello draws Tommy back in to help pass the budget; Declan tries to link Tommy with Nozzoli; Rose's attachment to Colin fuels Michael's anger and paranoia.

    CC TV-MA 51min December 7, 2008
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    7. All the Interim is Like a Phantasma Kath and Colin worry about what Michael might be capable of if he becomes too suspicious of their relationship; Eileen goes stir crazy when her pregnancy confines her to bed; Tommy asks for Michael's help with the Waterfront investigation.

    CC TV-MA 52min December 14, 2008
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    8. Birnam Wood Come to Dunsinane Tommy becomes heir apparent for Speaker when Donatello's condition worsens; Freddie maneuvers to get on Tommy's good side. With the mob, the state police, and feds after him, Michael's obsession with Colin puts everyone in jeopardy.

    CC TV-MA 58min December 21, 2008

Product Details

Genres Drama
Director Alik Sakharov
Supporting actors Annabeth Gish, Ethan Embry, Kevin Chapman, Fiona C. Erickson, Brían F. O'Byrne, Fionnula Flanagan, Peter Gerety, Jack McGee, Matt Servitto, Tina Benko, Billy Smith, Bill Camp, Brian Scannell, Madison Garland, Kailey Gilbert, Armen Garo, Michael Fennimore, Robert D. Murphy
Season year 2008
Network Showtime
Executive Producer Tony Palermo
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Great story though, great acting, amazing cast.
Schlomo Schtupenstein
It's a shame that HBO and Showtime instead choose to promote series like Californication and Big Love at the expense of these masterpieces.
C. Peterson
The last episode of season 3 still keeps me wondering.
rosalyn mott

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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful By C. Peterson on May 8, 2009
Format: DVD
I don't want to spoil the final episode for those who haven't yet watched it, but I hope that those interested can find the time to watch all of the prior episodes before watching the last one of season three (hopefully not of the entire series). The final scene has to be some of the best writing and cinematography ever broadcast on television. In a word, apropos. If this is indeed the final season that Showtime orders, the final scene is a fitting way for the storyline to conclude.
There are obvious similarities to another great crime-based drama of the decade, HBO's The Wire. However, Brotherhood focuses more on the political side of crime/corruption, whereas The Wire spends more time on the street. If either of these shows were available on broadcast TV, they would captivate large and dedicated audiences and be phenomenally successful. When one reads reviews for both of these shows on any reputable website, they're gushing with acclaim. These shows have gained a cult-like following. It's a shame that HBO and Showtime instead choose to promote series like Californication and Big Love at the expense of these masterpieces.
The series examines much more than political corruption - the changing demographics and redevelopment of Providence juxtaposed with the longtime situation and residents of "The Hill" are continuous themes which are portrayed in a subtle, yet nuanced manner.
In terms of the actors, there really are no weak links. However, Kerry O'Malley portrays an incredibly sympathetic and complex character in Mary-Kate (Tommy and Michael's only sister). Her role and performance is supremely underrated. Although I personally have absolutley nothing in common with her role, she is probably my "favorite" character from an incredibly diverse palette that the series provides.
Showtime would make a great contribution to American television by ordering a fourth season.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Eazy E on August 16, 2009
Format: DVD
It's a shame this series only gets 3 seasons while shows like CSI Miami and Heroes continue and continue. Definitely was one of the best, if not the best show on television during its three 3 season run. The third season was only 8 episodes but quite possibly the best of the three. Easy five stars and something anyone interested in crime/politics should go out of their way to see. Amazing job by all involved.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Scorpio69 on July 7, 2009
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With season 3, I was once again blown away by this fantastic series. I sure hope this isn't the end of it, but if so, there is a certain inevitable kind of resolution to the various situations. What really amazes me is how the camera will linger on what would normally be considered a mundane scene, allowing you to soak up all of the nuances of the characters lives. This is not something you will find on any other TV show and indeed most movies, as they are so bereft of character development and their plots are so contrived that they must resort to constantly moving the camera around and fast cuts to try to keep you from becoming bored with their vacuity. Brotherhood is a great, great series. I just cannot say enough to properly praise it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By N. Durham HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on September 24, 2009
Format: DVD
The third, and sadly final, season of Showtime's Brotherhood finds the world of the Caffee family getting rocked like never before. For gangster Michael (Jason Isaacs), he's finding that being in charge isn't as cracked up as it could be, made even more so by the release of Freddie Cork (Kevin Chapman) who himself isn't happy about his new role. For Tommy Caffee (Jason Clarke), he seeks to leave his life of politics behind him and finally move his pregnant wife Eileen (Annabeth Gish) and family off of The Hill, which soon enough becomes easier said than done. The rest of the crew has their hands fill as wel, including controlling matriarch Rose (Fionnula Flanagan) and her failing health, Colin (Brian F. O'Byrne) finds his loyalties to Michael tested, and Declan's (Ethan Embry) quest for peace with his wife and job hits a few roadblocks as he makes some huge discoveries that could shake The Hill and the Caffee's to their cores. The third season of Brotherhood really finds the series hitting its stride, which is a crying shame considering that it got the axe after struggling ratings-wise. Still, we should be glad that creator Blake Masters managed to wrap things up as much as he did here, and we weren't left on a never-to-be-resovled cliffhanger. All in all, Brotherhood was a vastly underrated show from its inception onward, but now that it's off the air and on DVD, maybe it will find the audience that it deserves.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By E. T. Higgins on March 31, 2009
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i just want to echo what some previous reviewers mentioned about this excellent show only running 3 years, when much lesser shows, like the ones formerly mentioned , run ad nauseum.
this was as good as TV gets and i expected, at least, a 5 year run.
'the wire',and 'six feet under' both had 5 year runs, and they were in the same quality category as 'brotherhood.'
the show,it appears, was cancelled by SHOWTIME because of low ratings.
again, i get punished because of the ignorance of others.
in this america, MEDIOCRITY RULES!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By G. Murphy on September 12, 2009
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An outstanding series that is considered by fans and critics alike as one of the top shows of all time. Will buy again when it comes out on blu ray. Detailed, authentic, sublime genius. Incredible on every level.
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