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Black Widow 

Penoza (original title)
After her husband is assassinated, housewife Carmen reluctantly has to take charge of the criminal business of her family.
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Series cast summary:
Monic Hendrickx ...  Carmen van Walraven-de Rue 48 episodes, 2010-2017
Sigrid ten Napel Sigrid ten Napel ...  Natalie van Walraven 48 episodes, 2010-2017
Stijn Taverne Stijn Taverne ...  Boris van Walraven 48 episodes, 2010-2017
Niels Gomperts ...  Lucien van Walraven 47 episodes, 2010-2017
Olga Zuiderhoek Olga Zuiderhoek ...  Fiep Homoet 46 episodes, 2010-2017
Loek Peters ...  Berry Reitens 46 episodes, 2010-2017
Raymond Thiry ...  Nicolaas Luther 43 episodes, 2010-2017
Hajo Bruins Hajo Bruins ...  Jim Leeflang 43 episodes, 2010-2017
Medina Schuurman Medina Schuurman ...  Sandrina Breusink-Ritchie 34 episodes, 2010-2017
Gijs Naber ...  Lucas 'Storm' Albema 30 episodes, 2013-2017
Jacqueline Blom Jacqueline Blom ...  Justine de Heer 26 episodes, 2012-2015
Marcel Musters Marcel Musters ...  Simon Zwart 25 episodes, 2012-2015
Eric Corton Eric Corton ...  John de Weerdt 22 episodes, 2012-2015
Joost Koning Joost Koning ...  Koen de Weerdt 21 episodes, 2012-2015
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After her husband is assassinated, housewife Carmen reluctantly has to take charge of the criminal business of her family.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Netherlands

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English | Spanish | Serbian | Dutch

Release Date:

12 September 2010 (Netherlands) See more »

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Been adapted into the US TV series Red Widow (2013) as well as the Swedish TV series Gåsmamman (2015). See more »

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Referenced in De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #6.20 (2015) See more »

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The wages of sin
20 June 2017 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

'The Godfather' explored the problems of an essentially good man trying to escape from his criminal family; 'The Sopranos' explored how such a family might live amongst the ordinary upper-middle classes. Dutch drama 'Black Widow' blends both these themes, as its protagonist is a mafia widow who finds herself lumbered by her murdered husband's criminal debts. It's strength is in displaying the ambiguous relationship that such this person (and the other non-combatants in the family) might have with their bread-winning relatives. But it lacks the operatic quality of the Italian drama 'Gomorrah' (my favourite mafia story of the year), and it's also lacks that drama's rich portrait of how organised crime permeates civil society. Overall, it feels mostly plausible, and well-plotted, but I found it a little hard to care about Carmen, our semi-innocent heroine who merely wants to continue her good life without having to pay for it.


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