I finally caught up with the first installment of TNT's 6-hour mini-series, Mob City, which I had DVR'd. It's from writer-director Frank Darabont who's done such wonderful films as The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile. This mini-series is a tale of a task force trying to clean up the mob in 1947 Los Angeles, with fiction mixed with such real-life characters as Bugsy Siegel, Meyer Lansky, Micky Cohen and Robert Parker, the police chief for whom today's Parker Center is named after.
The show is being presented over three weeks, with two 1-hour episodes a night. And it's terrific. Smart, well-acted, low-key, beautifully written and gorgeously shot. (No pun intended on that "shot" thing...) Quite a few good twists-and-turns, as well.
It airs on Wednesdays, so if you missed the first two episodes, you can probably catch a re-airing before then on TNT. Or it might be On Demand, or on the TNT website. If you like this sort of story -- or are mildly interested, it well-worth your time.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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