Fear City: New York vs the Mafia (TV Mini-Series 2020)

TV Mini-Series   |  TV-MA   |    |  Documentary, Crime


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Five Mafia families ruled New York with a bloody fist in the 1970s and '80s, until a group of federal agents tried the unthinkable: taking them down.


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27 July 2020 | jeremyamaillet
5
| Surprisingly Underwhelming
To put it bluntly fear city is boring. Fear city tries to retell the events from the police's perspective in taking down the five mafia families in New York city yet it falls flat. The show is very short and completely lacking of substance, what little content was provided was often drawn out and simply not interesting. Multiple times the show wasted 10+ minutes retelling how some big time mobster's house was bugged. That's cool and all but it really falls flat when the viewer is never introduced to the mobster other than 'he is a soldier in this family and people fear him.' I like seeing the police perspective and all but not so much to the point where the crimes of the mobsters aren't mentioned. Fear city gives you just enough to keep you watching but little enough to where you feel like nothing has happened. It makes the show feel very dumbed down and perhaps it is. I would only ever recommend this to someone who wants to solely see the police side of things with little to no specifics on how the mafia broke the law.

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