Tidbit from Blake Masters via USAToday

Showtime brought us three seasons of this strong television drama, featuring large weekly doses of Jason Isaacs! Find articles, reviews, and viewer comments about Brotherhood--and add your own!

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Tidbit from Blake Masters via USAToday

Post by Hilary the Touched » Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:45 pm

'Brotherhood' takes on all shades of gray

The differences between right and wrong, good and bad, are murky on Showtime's Brotherhood, the drama set in Providence featuring Jason Clarke as rising politico Tommy Caffee and Jason Isaacs as his gangster brother, Michael.

When we left Michael in last season's cliffhanger, he was lying in his own blood outside a wedding reception, brutally beaten. When Brotherhood returns Sept. 30, it is six months later, and Michael is still dealing with his near-death experience, says creator Blake Masters.

"He's used to being a force of nature who just imposes his will on people, and now it's a struggle," he says. "If anything, he has become more human."

As the season progresses, Masters says, Tommy "continues to struggle with the battle between the quest for power and the battle for good. Are the two mutually exclusive?" Cop Declan Giggs (Ethan Embry) "goes down a real rabbit hole attempting to do the right thing." What is clear in Brotherhood is that nothing is clear.

"What you'll see as we go forward is that morally gray world view is going to be as charcoal as ever, that people continue to do bad things and bad people continue to do good things. You'll see all the messiness of life in all its variety of shades of gray."

•Peter Johnson
http://www.usatoday.com/life/2007-07-26 ... ions_N.htm

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Post by Gillian » Sat Jul 28, 2007 8:50 am

Thanks, Hil. I like that things will remain morally ambiguous and that people still wrestle with their demons because, let's face it, nothing in life is ever black and white, so why the hell would we want to see that in a TV show?

I'll personally be very interested to see how Michael adapts, and what long term effects his trauma will have on his character and relationships. Should make for a compelling second season.

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Post by Moira » Mon Jul 30, 2007 2:18 pm

Here's a great photo of Michael that was in that USA Today. (click to enlarge)


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