John Doyle Montreal mafia series Bad Blood is bloody good

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Like most Mafia/crime family dramas, Bad Blood is about more than crime, corruption and mayhem. It’s about peace and orderly government and it’s about family dynamics. Little wonder that in the movie You’ve Got Mail, the Tom Hanks character suggests the answers to all of life’s questions can be found in The Godfather. And in this case, it is based on a true story.Bad Blood (air Thursday, 8 p.m. on CITY-TV stations) is a six-part original series starring Anthony LaPaglia as Montreal mobster Vito Rizzuto. Based on the book Business or Blood: Mafia Boss Vito Rizzuto’s Last War by Antonio Nicaso and Peter Edwards, it is a very superior docu-drama: gripping, richly textured and unfussily focused not just on the violent dynamics of a successful mob operation but on what happens when a strong leader is absent and the centre of power disintegrates. It is also, in a peculiar way, about Canada and our way of doing things. At its core, it is a cautionary tale about family – rebellious sons, protective fathers, hard work and the strain of keeping a family on the same page, following the same set of rules. Login/Register With:last_img read more