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      Season 1 – McMafia

      2018 Crime Drama TRAILER for McMafia: Season 1 Episode 8 Sneak Peek - Detained in Moscow List
      71% 38 Reviews Tomatometer 88% 100+ Ratings Audience Score Alex Godman, the English-raised son of an exiled Russian crime family, has spent years trying to evade his family's past and live on the straight and narrow, running a legitimate business and mapping out a future with his girlfriend Rebecca. As he struggles against the lure of corruption and his family's former mafia connections, tragedy strikes and he finds himself drawn into the shadowy underworld of international crime, fighting for survival and revenge. "McMafia" is inspired by journalist Misha Glenny's best-selling book of the same name. Read More Read Less

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      McMafia takes a sleek, stylish look at the sprawling reach of global organized crime.

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      Episode 1 Aired Jan 1, 2018 Episode 101 After a tragic event, Russian exile Alex Godman is drawn into the murky world of global crime; Alex tries to protect his family from their dark past. Details Episode 2 Aired Jan 2, 2018 Episode 102 Semiyon lures Alex into a venture designed to harm Vadim's business in Prague; a girl is taken on a very different journey. Details Episode 3 Aired Jan 7, 2018 Episode 103 A mysterious figure reaches out to Alex; Dmitri deals with grief; Oksana learns of a secret that could rock the family. Details Episode 4 Aired Jan 14, 2018 Episode 104 Alex devises a way to attack Benny Chopra and Vadim in Mumbai; Alex and Rebecca announce their engagement; Rebecca believes Alex is hiding something. Details Episode 5 Aired Jan 21, 2018 Episode 105 Semiyon awakes to an awful accusation; Alex is convinced of Semiyon's innocence and attempts to expose his accusers; Katya unravels a shocking secret. Details Episode 6 Aired Jan 28, 2018 Episode 106 Alex fears Vadim's next move as he increases the families' security; Rebecca struggles with Alex's choices and moves out. Details Episode 7 Aired Feb 4, 2018 Episode 107 Vadim is convinced to broker peace in Istanbul; Alex learns the dreadful price of his actions; Dmitri makes a decision that endangers everyone. Details Episode 8 Aired Feb 11, 2018 Episode 108 Alex flies to Moscow, unaware of his father's actions, as Vadim and Ilya lie in wait for him; Alex draws on all his resources in order to survive. Details

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      Brad Newsome Sydney Morning Herald It's brilliantly cast. Mar 28, 2018 Full Review Johanna Schneller Toronto Star It's riveting, chilling stuff. Another pleasure: for the most part, Russians play Russians, Indians play Indians, Israelis play Israelis, etc. So we see a raft of sensational actors. Mar 1, 2018 Full Review Kelly Lawler USA Today The premiere is a little slow to start, but once all the pieces are in place and the action picks up, the episode sucks you in and kicks off a solid crime drama. Mar 1, 2018 Full Review James Croot A thrilling watch that's filled with provocative gestures, portentous moments and the same gripping tension that made fellow recent British series like Bodyguard and The Night Manager so binge-worthy. Jun 29, 2020 Full Review Keith Watson Metro Newspaper (UK) The ace in McMafia's pack is undoubtedly Norton. It takes a lot to turn a caviar-necking banker son of a Russian crime dynasty into a likeable TV hero, but Norton somehow imbues his character Alex with a sense of fundamental decency. Rated: 4/5 May 20, 2019 Full Review Daisy Wyatt McMafia is certainly slick. But as an expose of international organized money laundering, I fear it's too dense to be the sexy thriller of 2018 that everyone so wants it to be. Jan 25, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Lukas-Jeremie K "McMafia" follows the banker Alex Godman, who actually wants to escape his family's criminal business with his own company, but due to unexpected events in his life, Alex slides further and further into the global criminal world of dirty dealings. The series has a very interesting premise, but doesn't really know how to handle it. Unfortunately, the series is just extremely average, even though it could have been so much more. The story was just stretched too far for a miniseries. You have the feeling that you hardly get to see the main character of the series and most of the time you're just following secondary characters. This quickly causes boredom. The acting from many of the characters here is very good, but the main character's acting is pretty much non-existent. He almost always looks as if he had only read the script during the break before the scene. You should also be aware beforehand that you have to read a lot of subtitles in these eight episodes because a foreign language is spoken most of the time. In summary, it can be said that the series is not bad, but not particularly good either - it is just no more than average. There are plenty of better crime series to watch instead of this one. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/05/24 Full Review Chavel D McMafia was the best and smartest tv show about money laundering I've ever seen on TV. The writing was well researched, the writers knew their subject matter. The scripts were very good and James Norton's performance was awesome. I hope Norton is strongly considered for the role of James Bond before he get's too old. To bad McMafia was cancelled. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/01/24 Full Review Andy M So tedious. Norton in the lead is a deathly dull wooden top, with about as much personality as his briefcase. The script is frequently ponderous, e.g. ‘How are you?' ‘Not bad,' is the type of exchange that occurs regularly, and totally unnecessarily. Some ludicrous chase scenes, incompetent gangsters and stereotyped female roles fail to ignite this drudgery. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 06/23/21 Full Review catherine w It took a while to warm up for me. The title was misleading and James Norton seemed to have been miscast. However, as everyone bedded in and the storyline got more complex and gripping, I was hooked. Well worth watching for fans of quality drama. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Very well written, well researched and original, show holds nothing back. Definitely a must watch for those who crave a high quality production. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review r 9 Great TV! It took me about an episode and a half to fully get into it I admit, but from then on I was locked in constantly. S1 of 'McMafia' is outstanding! Riveting plot alongside some terrific acting, particularly from James Norton (Alex) and Merab Ninidze (Vadim). The locations are stunning, I love the worldwide feel to the show - I know that sounds obvious given the premise, but they truly make it feel global which is important. Of course it isn't perfect, but it's very close to being so. Can't wait for season two! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a review

      Season Info

      James Watkins
      Executive Producer
      Nick Marston, James Watkins, Dixie Linder, Hossein Amini, Misha Glenny, Robyn Slovo, Ben Hall, Elizabeth Kilgarriff, Matthew Read
      Hossein Amini, Laurence Corlat, Laurence Coriat, James Watkins, David Farr, Peter Harness
      TV-14 (V)
      Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Release Date
      Jan 1, 2018