Underbelly has its US premiere this week on the DirecTV satellite channel.
As previously reported, it will actually begin with “A Tale of Two Cities,” the second in the gangster miniseries.
The New York Times describes the series as “a fact-based drama about the Australian drug trade that is in its third season on the Nine Network in Australia.
“That series, winner of both Logie (low-brow) and Australian Film Institute (high-brow) awards for best television drama, has told stories of dealers, police officers and politicians covering the late 1970s to about 2004,” it notes.
“The show has been compared to The Sopranos, but based on the first few episodes of “A Tale of Two Cities” it’s more like Traffic with copious nudity.”
So who came off worst: Underbelly or the “low brow” Logies?
Source: NY Times