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The Making of the Mob: New York is a show that is both educational and entertaining. As you would expect from a media presentation about the mafia, watching this show will be an emotional experience. It presents the history of organized crime in a way that is both understandable and personal, exciting and steady, and verifiable and surprising. From the arrival of Irish, Jewish, and Italian immigrants to the eventual fall of the Mafia, the story of the mob is fun to watch.

The Making of the Mob: New York is a documentary. It presents historical events, connecting them to both world and broader US history. The underlying research is solidly behind every scene. While watching, you can learn about both famous and lesser-known mobsters. You might even gain a sympathetic understanding, without ever crossing the line of thinking that the crimes were not illegal, cruel, and sometimes just plain evil. The details are interesting. You will understand how the Mob was formed in New York.

The Making of the Mob: New York is also good entertainment. As the Mafia's story unfolds, the picture is presented in vignettes that enhance and illuminate the historical events. The narrator and historians present the facts, while the key characters are represented dramatically. Every aspect, from the musical score to the lighting, is well done.

What Ken Burns did for the Civil War, The Making of the Mob: New York does for the formative years of organized crime. Whether watching one episode or the entire season, this show will teach you and hold your attention.

Mondays 10:00 PM et/pt on amc
2 Seasons, 16 Episodes
June 15, 2015
Crime, Drama, History, Mini-Series
7.9/10
Cast: Ian Bell, Craig Thomas Rivela, Rich Graff, John Binder
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The Making of The Mob Full Episode Guide

  • In the second-season finisher, Joe Accardo and Sam Giancana have a disagreement, and the future of the Outfit hangs on the outcome. Meanwhile, Joe Accardo ties up loose ends prior to retiring.

  • Joe Accardo fixes his eyes on Las Vegas, but the Outfit is endangered when Sam Giancana faces the wrath of young lawyer Robert F. Kennedy.

  • With Capone in prison, Frank Nitti, Paul Ricca and Joe Accardo take over. Meanwhile, a Hollywood scandal gives Sam Giancana an opportunity to prove himself.

  • Al Capone outsmarts Eliot Ness, but Capone's criminal empire stays in peril when the IRS inserts an undercover agent in his gang.

  • A betrayal ruins peace in Chicago, and Torrio and Capone look for revenge against the Irish gangs. The "Beer Wars" appoint Capone Chicago's head gangster.

  • A new mayor pushes Torrio and Capone outside Chicago to nearby Cicero. In Cicero, Capone's brother Frank fixes an election.

  • Capone gets a taste of the underworld in Brooklyn with Johnny Torrio. Reuniting in Chicago, they start bootlegging and anger local Irish gangsters.

  • When Genovese becomes a liability, Luciano has to decide who his successor will be.

  • Luciano takes over Vito Genovese's heroin ring in Italy.

  • Charles "Lucky" Luciano is asked to help with the invasion of Sicily.

  • "‹"Lucky" Luciano is found guilty of running a prostitution ring, and is imprisoned.

  • When Charles "Lucky" Luciano's enters the prostitution business, Thomas Dewey uses it as an opportunity to arrest him and put him on trial.

  • "Lucky" Luciano takes over the mob, organizing the Five Families.

  • Charles "Lucky" Luciano gains power in the New York underworld during prohibition.

  • Charles "Lucky" Luciano arrives in New York, teaming with Meyer Lansky and Bugsy Siegel. During Prohibition, Luciano's crew makes a fortune.

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