The reason Gomorrah is one of the best series ever shown on TV is its fidelity to truth

Patrizia (Cristiana Dell’Anna) in Series 4 of Gomorrah
Patrizia (Cristiana Dell’Anna) in Series 4 of Gomorrah

Some of the killings are so heartbreaking you half-wonder how decency could possibly allow such horror as TV entertainment.

My favourite epithet about my favourite TV series was the headline in a review by the Irish Times: ‘Gomorrah. Where characters die before they become characters.’

The review appeared to suggest that this was a bad thing. But I disagree. What made Game of Thrones so original and compelling, especially in the early seasons, was its refreshing willingness to break convention by murdering key players at the drop of a hat.

Read the rest in the Spectator.

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