Reading about the history of the Mafia and all sorts of underworld criminals in America is all fine and good, but that doesn't mean I like these people. They fucking scare me. And it's funny, but the gangsters that scare me the most were and are Irish...well, either Irish or Russian. Irish first, Russian second, Chinese third.
But anyways, I was just musing on that, because this article, Fighting Irish, highlights all the TV shows and movies depicting the Irish-American mob and Irish-Americans in general. Jason Isaacs is starring in a new Showtime series called "Brotherhood" (the posters for which are all over the subways), and Martin Scorsese is working on a new movie called "The Departed" starring Leonardo DiCaprio (who I think is finally growing out of his boyface). And on NBC this fall, there's "The Black Donnellys". I think it might be worth a look-see.