Category Archives: Entertainment

‘The Making of the Mob: Chicago’ is good

AMC‘s “The Making of the Mob: Chicago” is a fascinating look at the rise of Al Capone and the mafia in Chicago in the early 20th century. I didn’t see the first season, “The Making of the Mob: New York,” but the fact that this story takes place in Chicago drew me in.  Not to mention, I’m a bit of a history buff.

Does it glorify the mob a bit?  Of course.  Does it sensationalize it?  Yes.  This is entertainment.  But it also does a great job of providing a historical account of how Al “Scarface” Capone came the be–from his upbringing in Brooklyn, to his migration to Chicago in which he joins Johnny Torrio.  It also paints a lively picture of Prohibition era America, and Prohibition era Chicago, in particular.  And this is just the first two episodes.

I’m really trying to limit my TV these days.  Focusing more on getting work done and real life. But this is one show on the air this summer that is worth checking out.  Especially if you are fascinated by history, and the lessons that can be learned from it.

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Amazon’s ‘All or Nothing’ featuring the Arizona Cardinals – Free

Whether you are a casual football fan or a diehard, I think you will enjoy Amazon’s new series, “All or Nothing,” for which they followed around the Arizona Cardinals for the entire 2015-2016 season.  If you like HBO’s Hard Knocks, you will definitely like this unrated look into the Cardinals’ season.  And the best part, right now, is that it’s completely free until August 31st, as long as you have an Amazon account.  I’d recommend signing up (if you haven’t).

This show is also included in Amazon Prime after August 31st.  I can also recommend Amazon Prime.  It’s an incredible service for just $99 a month (and no, nobody is paying me to write this–unfortunately).

So, check out Amazon’s “All or Nothing” if you are looking for some solid football content this offseason.  Here in Arizona, it’s helping me avoid the heat.

And by the way, I’m actually a Chicago Bears fan, but I do root for the Cardinals since I live here.  My Chicago friends like to give me a lot of shit about that…but the Cardinals originated in Chicago, so they can’t really knock me for this one.