Milo Ventimiglia in Mob City on Wednesdays!

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Milo Ventimiglia (Gilmore’s Jess Mariano) returns to the small screen tonight in the premiere of Mob City, a three week ‘Television Event’ on TNT.

always a rotten egg, that Jess.

You can expect the 1940’s street war between dirty cops and vicious gangsters to be represented with a good deal of gusto, being brought to the screen by The Walking Dead’s Frank Darabont.

Milo plays Ned Stax, a lawyer and fixer for crime boss Mickey Cohen (played by Jeremy Luke). The cast also includes Jon Bernthal, Ed Burns, Robert Knepper and Jeffrey DeMunn, who you’ll know if you’re into romantic comedies, Heroes or The Walking Dead TV show.

The show starts tonight and airs over the next two Wednesdays (that’s Dec 4, 11 and 18).

Will you be watching?  / What did you think?

Pic c/o TNT

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Rich

Rich originally began contributing to GIlmore News as 'Dairyman' in 2013, a reference to the character Dairyman Dick in Tess of the D'Urbervilles, (call me Rich). Here in the UK we were late to the Gilmore party and I don't remember what made me watch my first episode - the one where Lorelai picks Rory up from the police station after she and Logan steal a yacht - but I remember watching it again immediately. And then again. Thankfully, the next show was on the next day and I watched that one three times too. And then the boat one again. I couldn't believe the dialogue was so quick and so funny and I pretended to myself that I was only watching it so I could figure out who I was more keen on - the mom or the daughter. I swore that Aaron Sorkin must have been involved but I couldn't find his name attached anywhere, even on the internet. So I watched and loved and laughed and cried and the day after the series finale, they ran the entire show from the beginning again and Rory turned into a baby so then I was all about Lorelai. Lauren Graham is astonishing ("Mother: Breathtaking") and the show was - and is - lightning in a bottle. It's a treasure for those who watch and get swept up in it, like I did and like the readers of Gilmore News. It's heartbreak and chicken soup, family dysfunction and blind optimism, lighthearted romanticism and balls-out brilliant. Thanks to Arieanna and gilmorenews.com for letting me squat and allowing my inner Gilmore Geek out for air. I worry how it would otherwise manifest.

6 thoughts on “Milo Ventimiglia in Mob City on Wednesdays!

  • December 8, 2013 at 3:59 am
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    Definitely something I’ll want to watch when I’ll get the chance. Frank Darabont is often very good, even if he sometimes tends to get carried away (I love The Mist, but that ending……just too much for me), I love gangsters movies, the cast looks great and Milo Ventimiglia seems perfect for a film noir kind of project. I looks good enough to set itself apart from Empire Boardwalk, which would be one of the main challenges, I guess.

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  • December 10, 2013 at 2:40 pm
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    I had a good try with Empire Boardwalk but it didn’t suck me in like I was expecting. I agree though, Milo looks the part!

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  • December 10, 2013 at 5:51 pm
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    Solid enough episode and individual performances so far but seems to be on a much smaller scale than say LA Confidential which seems to be what it is getting compared to. Guess we will know in a few weeks if it was worth the 6 hours or just a pale rehash of better previous efforts.

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  • December 27, 2013 at 6:52 pm
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    Well the three episodes have played out and guess what? The full story wasn’t told, just up to a breaking point with an alternate [non-historical] ending for who killed Benny Segel. Guess they are waiting to see the numbers before they decide if that want to crank out another season where the real gang war breaks out. Most interesting character was the fem-fatale caught in between all the guys macho BS and intriguing to watch her play them off against each other like a concert pianist. The guys were solid enough but pretty generic. It usually seemed they were more interested in looking good than in in telling a story that was particularly believable. Not a lot of interesting new ground here

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    • December 29, 2013 at 1:39 am
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      Still, good to see Milo on the goggle box. You should check out The Way Way Back, if you haven’t already. And Crazy Stupid Love.

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