Gangland

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  • TV-14
  • 2007
  • 7 Seasons
  • 7.8  (918)

Gangland is a documentary television series that aired on the History Channel from 2007 to 2010. The show was created by executive producer Michael Manshel and featured investigative journalists Julian Sher, Steve Cook, and Jamal Neff, who explored the world of organized crime and gang culture in the United States.

Each episode of Gangland focused on a specific gang or criminal organization, detailing its origins, history, and modus operandi. The show used interviews with law enforcement officials, former gang members, and family members of victims to shed light on the inner workings of these criminal organizations.

The show covered a wide range of gangs and criminal organizations, including street gangs like the Bloods and Crips, motorcycle gangs like the Hells Angels, and drug cartels like the Mexican Mafia. Each episode delved deep into the history and culture of the gang, examining its rituals, codes, and symbols.

One of the strengths of Gangland was its ability to provide a balanced perspective on gang violence. While the show did not shy away from the violence and brutality that characterized the world of organized crime, it also humanized the gang members, presenting them as real people with families and struggles.

Gangland was also notable for its willingness to tackle controversial topics related to gang violence. The show explored the connections between gangs and the music industry, as well as the role that social media plays in perpetuating gang culture. It also highlighted the challenges that law enforcement faces in combating gang violence and the need for community-based solutions.

Throughout its run, Gangland was praised for its investigative journalism and its ability to provide a nuanced view of the complex world of organized crime. The show won several awards, including an Emmy for Outstanding Nonfiction Series in 2009.

Overall, Gangland was a groundbreaking show that exposed audiences to the world of organized crime and gang culture in the United States. Its focus on investigative journalism and its balanced perspective on gang violence made it a must-watch for anyone interested in understanding the complexities of these criminal organizations.

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Death Before Dishonor
6. Death Before Dishonor
September 24, 2010
In Atlanta, the Black Mafia Family, or BMF, controls the street flow of cocaine. The gang throws its cash around the hottest nightclubs in the city. The gang's charismatic leader, Demetrius "Big Meech" Flenory, plays the dual role of a tough, street-minded gangster as well as a music promoter. The Feds have been after BMF for years, but the gang has always managed to stay one step ahead.
Valley of Death
5. Valley of Death
September 17, 2010
In the "Valley of the Sun," the ruthless Arizona New eMe own the streets. Formed in the 1980's as a prison gang, they've spread across the state and they're turning a big profit from drug sales. The New eMe take pride in their Mexican heritage, showing their allegiance with tattoos that signify their Aztec roots. Those who dare oppose New eMe are left in pools of their own blood.
Road Warriors
4. Road Warriors
August 27, 2010
A gritty, true-life series exposing the world of history's most notorious and dangerous gangs.
Shoot To Kill
3. Shoot To Kill
August 20, 2010
A gritty, true-life series exposing the world of history's most notorious and dangerous gangs.
The Filthy Few
2. The Filthy Few
August 13, 2010
A gritty, true-life series exposing the world of history's most notorious and dangerous gangs.
Army of Hate
1. Army of Hate
August 6, 2010
A gritty, true-life series exposing the world of history's most notorious and dangerous gangs.
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  • Premiere Date
    November 1, 2007
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (918)