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Suburræterna is a new Italian series based on the hunger for money, respect, and power. It picks up its characters from Suburra: Blood on Rome, released in 2017 on Netflix. However, if you want to watch it as a standalone, there won’t be any problems.
The series starts with fires breaking out in City Halls of Rome while the politicians are busy sipping on their wines in their lavish homes. Measures like building a stadium are thought by the government which is on the brink of collapsing. There is turmoil in the city which is also affecting the Popes. While all of this is going on, there is a burning feud between the rival’s families.
Adelaide was killed by Angelica, and this results in the return of the prodigal son (Spadino) to the family place which he left long ago because this wasn’t the place he wanted to be a part of. Damiano and Spadino both can be seen forming new alliances. Initially, Spadino wanted an out and didn’t want to be a part of this bloodshed, but how long a man can run away from the duties of his family? In the end, he can be seen reuniting his people to fight back. Victor was in no way a match for him.
There were moments where you felt pity for Damiano as the man was not moving at his pace. People around him forced him to do various things. The major difference between Damiano and Spadino was that Damiano from the beginning stood up for his family. This internal battle between various families for hunger was the one that caused the uprise in the country and behind it was a very clever mastermind who didn’t blink once before killing his blood.
In my opinion, Suburræterna requires too much attention. In the first episode itself, it was hard to keep track of who was after whom and why the Vatican was involved. It was interesting how the angle of Pope’s was added, but was it adequately utilized? My answer would be no as the series gets entangled in the plot. With multiple things going on, a lot of attention was asked to pay and it became exhausting at one point.
A better alternative could have been to include things one by one and not dropping everything at once. The subplots running simultaneously were good, but a better approach to timing could have done the trick for the audience. In the pilot episode, they have shown how a politician is involved, the next we see the Popes discussing various things, and then it is the bloodshed of various families. There were moments where I wondered why these things were being shown and whether they’d prove to be useful for the plot or if it was just a trick to make the series long.
Suburræterna is not boring, but a series shouldn’t be exhausting either. Rather it should be entertaining and binge-worthy. The demands of the audience have changed and Suburræterna didn’t keep that in mind. By the end of the second episode, I was fully able to grasp the situation. To clarify the core plot of the series, it is about the rivalry between various families. The amount of ammunition used is extensive and people are dropping dead as if they’re commodities and not living beings.
There are a total of eight episodes, and multiple things are covered in the show. This is a show that I won’t recommend, but if you want to go ahead then you better keep a notepad ready for the initial episodes. There are many characters, and it becomes tedious to remember their names.