Cast: Miriam Leone, Matteo Martari, Thomas Trabacchi
Inspector Valeria Ferro ( Miriam Leone) works at the PJ in Turin. stubborn , beautiful and tough, she is assisted by Andrea Russo (Matteo Martari), veteran Gerardo Mattei and new recruit Luca Rinaldi (Luca Terracciano) under the direction of Giorgio Lombardi ( Thomas Trabacchi). As her investigations progress, we also discover the difficult past of the investigator.
The series is also known under the name of Squadra Criminale. It is a terrific Italian series where Valeria Ferro is this tough detective who wants to solve the case as family as possible even check out all the possibilities before closing the case but every time she does an investigation her boss tells her to close it quickly or go easy on the victim they are not suspect. Her partner in crime issuing with the flow, he knows that he is the second wheel on this, he tend to follow her league but sometimes enough is enough and her boss has the final say. As the series goes along you discover that her mother is in jail. As the story goes along you discover more about her and the difficult relationship that she has with her mother. Overall it is a terrific series.
Cast: Walter Lippa, Salvatore Esposito, Fortunato Cerlino
The series began with two Camorra soldiers from the Savastano clan planning to kill a rival boss for Don Pietro Savastano (Fortunato Cerlino), who is the city’s major crime boss and series protagonist. They set on fire the house of apartment of his mother on fire where he was having dinner. Fortunately they both got saves and Salvatore wants he revenge. His desire for vengeance leads to a series of bloody and brutal murders of innocent bystanders and gangsters alike. Ciro got in middle of they revenge thing and gets almost killed in a restaurant where a bunch of his comrades got killed. So now Ciro want his revenge you get the point it is the cat and mouse between the 2 gangs. The son of Pietro, Gennaro, also known as Genny has to replace his father when his father dies in order to get him ready Ciro is asked by Genny’s father to teach him the rope of the business.
If you seen the film Gomorra (2008) you are going to love this. It is an inside look at the mafia running drugs and other businesses in Italy. It has a realistic fell of it. It has a grippy style of modern cinema like Neo-noir. It is very well crafted. Everything is right in this series. The acting is top-notch and the chemistry is there with the actors. And yes there is a second season. What I like about it, it is unpredictable everything goes. People are getting whacked like crazy in only 2 episodes. There is a look at the jail and how the behave in there as well. I do not know if they film this in the project but man it looks dark as hell and it is a place I wouldn’t want to live in. The wife of Don Pietro is the strong and smart one of the family plus she is manipulative as hell. She is the one who keeps the family together. Their son Genny is a typical spoiled kid who, at the start of the show, clearly does not have what it takes to walk in his dad’s footsteps. Ciro is the most interesting characters you do not know where he stand in somewhat in the middle but there is something there who is he really? The is some twist and turns in this series which is so refreshing to see. Have fun with this one.