Set in an Irish neighbourhood in Providence, the series reflects around two brothers on opposite sides of the law: one a gangster (Jason Isaacs) and the other a politician (Jason Clarke).

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 Michael Caffee (29 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Tommy Caffee (29 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Eileen Caffee (29 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Freddie Cork (29 episodes, 2006-2008)
Fiona C. Erickson ...
 Mary Rose Caffee (27 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Rose Caffee (25 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Silent John (25 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Mary Kate Martinson / ... (22 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Kevin 'Moe' Reilly / ... (21 episodes, 2006-2008)
Madison Garland ...
 Lila Caffee / ... (21 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Declan 'Decko' Griggs (20 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Colin (18 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Kath Parry / ... (19 episodes, 2006-2008)
Kailey Gilbert ...
 Noni Caffee (16 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Terry Mulligan (16 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Representative Donatello (15 episodes, 2006-2008)
Georgia Lyman ...
 Cassie Giggs (14 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Alphonse Nozzoli / ... (14 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Alex Byrne / ... (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
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Set in an Irish neighbourhood in Providence, the series reflects around two brothers on opposite sides of the law: one a gangster (Jason Isaacs) and the other a politician (Jason Clarke).

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The series was inspired by real-life Irish American brothers from the Irish neighborhood of South Boston: James "Whitey" Bulger, Jr., a gangster who has been on the F.B.I.'s Most Wanted List for 10 years as a fugitive from justice, and William Bulger (known as "Billy"), a powerful state politician who was President of the Massachusetts Senate and later president of the University of Massachusetts higher educational system. See more »

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In-comparable to any other show.
2 January 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I've seen bits and bobs of great shows. Ultimately this show stands out as probably the best mixture of characters in a TV show. The directing is spot on and never near over the top. Hardly any scenes feature the modern 'shaky camera.' The acting is very realistic and in my opinion cringe worthy... for the situations these characters handle compared to real life situation's are remarkable. None of this over-dramatic family arguments of daughters not listening to mothers etc etc. Like real life, arguments end and never last in/out of the family, situations are dealt with so this show will not stretch most stories like most shows do. It's the only TV show that makes my day end well after I've watched it. Believe me don't let this refreshing show slip by.


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