The Making of The Mob
- 2 Seasons
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.