Tuesday, 5 February 2013

American Gangster

I am the Warden!!

It may not come across in these posts, but I'm a huge true crime buff. Have been for close to twenty years and I still have close to two dozen VHS tapes filled with old episodes of American Justice from A&E's old days. With the recent addition of Identification Discovery (ID) and new additions of true crime shows and documentaries on Netflix and the perfect mixture of my fiancee becoming fascinated with true crime, it's running nearly non-stop on our TVs. It's not uncommon for us to fall asleep watching programs discussing horrific murders and bodies found in rivers.

One of the shows we're hooked on is American Gangster, narrated by Ving Rhames and originally aired on BET. Our usual interpretation of inner city gangsters invoke gang bangers and punks pointing their guns sideways in drive-by shootings. This series demonstrates the truth is often crazier than fiction.

If you're at all interesting in the genre, gangs, or American history in the 1960s and 1970s, highly recommend catching this one. Available now on Netflix.