It’s a story ripped from this morning’s headlines:
Enormously wealth, ethically challenged real estate tycoon with shady international connections and a background in the building trades desperately clings to power while under fire from an overly zealous special prosecutor probing his organizations finances for irregularities.
Are we talkin’ Trump & The Rooshins in New York City being hounded by Mueller for what seems like decades now?
This tale is set north of the St. Lawrence in Montreal and the tycoon under investigation is a Canadian Mafia Kingpin (Canadian Mafia? Who knew?) named Vito Rizzuto – who was a Real Deal Don back in the 1990’s and 2000’s up until his demise in the early 20-teens.
The Netflix series titled Bad Blood is based on the book Business or Blood: Mafia Boss Vito Rizzuto’s Last War by Peter Edwards.
The Netflix series stars Anthony LaPaglia as Rizzuto and Sons of Anarchy’s Kim Coates as Vito’s trusted consigliere Declan Gardiner.
The storyline is taut, the action moves quickly and the “hits” just keep on coming.
It’s definitely worth a watch if you are in the mood for a good “old school” style crime drama.
The first season of Bad Blood is only six 50 minute episodes long and is the only one presently streaming.
Make it a weekend binge watch.