The Making of The Mob

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  • TV-14
  • 2015
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.9  (2,255)

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.

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Last Man Standing
8. Last Man Standing
August 29, 2016
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.
Sin City
7. Sin City
August 22, 2016
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.
New Blood
6. New Blood
August 15, 2016
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.
Judgment Day
5. Judgment Day
August 8, 2016
Al Capone outsmarts Eliot Ness, but Capone's criminal empire stays in peril when the IRS inserts an undercover agent in his gang.
St. Valentine's Day Massacre
4. St. Valentine's Day Massacre
August 1, 2016
Capone utilizes the St. Valentine's Day Massacre to gain his power over his foes. Meanwhile, President Hoover takes notice; and Eliot Ness challenges Capone.
Blood Filled Streets
3. Blood Filled Streets
July 25, 2016
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 Death in the Family
2. A Death in the Family
July 18, 2016
A new mayor pushes Torrio and Capone outside Chicago to nearby Cicero. In Cicero, Capone's brother Frank fixes an election.
Capone's First Kill
1. Capone's First Kill
July 11, 2016
Capone gets a taste of the underworld in Brooklyn with Johnny Torrio. Reuniting in Chicago, they start bootlegging and anger local Irish gangsters.
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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.

The Making of The Mob is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (16 episodes). The series first aired on June 15, 2015.

Where to Watch The Making of The Mob

The Making of The Mob is available for streaming on the amc website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Making of The Mob on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, , Vudu, AMC, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    June 15, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (2,255)