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Any good mob/spy shows?

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  1. crawdaddy

    crawdaddy Senior Stratmaster

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    Crime Story was/is such a great show....I liked it so much that I bought the series on DVD....

    Another great (possibly the best) cop show from the 80's is "Hill Street Blues".....what ya say Pizza Man????

    My wife and I liked "The Spy" that was on Netflix...though I think there might be some vulgar language in it....

    If you ever get the chance to see the original PBS movies from either the 70's or 80's...... "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy" it is one of the best....

    https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/tinker_tailor_soldier_spy/

    Alec Guinness....say no more

    And follow this with "Smiley's People"

    https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/smiley_s_people/
     
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  2. Class A Knob

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    Good luck with that
     
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    Not family friendly but excellent IMO: Godfather of Harlem
     
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    Family friendly mob shows???
    Sounds like an oxymoron. ;)
     
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    Is "Get Smart " still on tv?
     
  8. Guy Named Sue

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    Fargo is a pretty good one, it has the element of mob in it or crime syndicate. Each story runs 10 episodes from beginning to end. Each season takes place in a different time line and some characters reappear in those seasons as their younger/older self.

    Season four will be out in a couple of months
     
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    Now if you want more of a spy show I recommend Person of Interest. It ran for 5 seasons, each season approximately 20 episodes. Brilliantly done, great cast and great storyline.

     
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    I guess I should’ve rephrased that question. Is there any other shows like Crime Story from past or present?
     
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    Haha same here! I had my bachelor party at Satin Dolls aka The Bada Bing
     
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    Rubicon, a mini-series about intelligence community analysts.
    Somewhat of a thinking man's spy mystery.

    HMM, Hallmark Mystery Movies channel.
    If you want to avoid gratuitous violence and vulgar language, that's the place to hang out.
    They moved most of the more mystery themed content off of the main Hallmark channel to HMM.
    (I've got some family members who seem to be sensitive to violence and coarse dialogue)
     
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    I followed, and enjoyed, all of the first 3 seasons.
    (when able to watch without upsetting the family by the violence)
    They started to lose me in the fourth season and I was out by the beginning of the last.

    I agree that the show had some talent on and off screen.
    I feel that Taraji Henson was under-utilized in her role, she really deserved a richer story arc.

    That show led me to avoid and fear Google.
     
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    Burn Notice is about as spy/family friendly as it gets.
     
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    The gas station scene where the SUV runs over Phil Leotardo’s head and crushes it?
     
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    Great, great show.
     
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    There's a fun '80s spy spoof film that I enjoyed: The Man With One Red Shoe, starring a young Tom Hanks as an accident-prone violinist who gets mistaken for a spy. Good cast - Dabney Coleman, Lori Singer, James Belushi, Carrie Fisher and Ed Herrmann.

    It's a remake of the earlier French film The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe.
     
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    What age kids are we talking about? Vulgar language and graphic violence kind of goes with the mob/crime genre.

    FWIW, there's an excellent documentary on Bonnie & Clyde on Amazon. I can't remember the name of it, and kids might think it's boring because it's mostly still photos of the duo, but it's very well done and tells the whole story of this duo.

    EDIT: I found it.
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ASE3JLY/?tag=strattalk05-20
     
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