Just finished Suburra on Netflix, and it’s one of my favorite new shows of 2017

It’s an Italian show, which is a sort of prequel to the book and [movie of the same name](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4025514/?ref_=nv_sr_2) (also well worth a watch), and it revolves around different crime families in Rome, which are all trying to get the same stretch of waterfront property that the Vatican is selling.

The main characters are the son of a Roman crime boss, the heir to a gypsy drug empire, a drug-peddling son of a respected police officer, a humble politician, an ambitious woman with ties to the Vatican, and the mysterious “Samurai”, who is the silent ruler of everything illegal in Rome [(based on a real person)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massimo_Carminati).

The show has violence, politics, intrigue, emotion, humour and pretty much everything else you’d want from a show of this kind. Also, I don’t know how much Americans know about gypsies, but the ones in this show look incredibly genuine. Everything from their compound to the people themselves looks like something you’d see in real life. They even speak Sinti, which I’ve never seen on TV before.

It’s not quite on Gomorrah’s level yet, but if you have some time to spare and are looking for a new show to watch, I strongly recommend this one. It introduces you the part of Rome even most Romans don’t know much about.


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  • Good to hear that i really loved the movie i need to check this out.

  • The trailers definitely gave me a Gomorrah vibe, which I loved. Could you go into a bit more detail in terms of how it compares in overall quality?

  • The show was great. It really developed the characters of Aureliano and Spadino. The only thing I didn’t like was that the importance of some scenes was lost due to the backstory created by the series.

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