I have a confession to make. I jumped at the opportunity to pay the full, $14.99
This series reveals pretty much every American mob story to be a clownish, patty-cake affair, utterly devoid of a shred of authenticity or soul. I read somewhere that Naples pretty much shut down whenever a new episode of Gomorrah airs there, and I believe it. “Gomorrah Is Back, as Bloody (and Gripping) as Ever,” announced The New York Times in January. Netflix has at least one Italian crime drama that’s almost as good (Suburra: Blood on Rome), but it falls short, in my opinion. Having said all that, meanwhile, HBO Max is about to drop its subscription price with the launch of a new, more affordable plan, so for those of you who have not yet been introduced to the TV majesty that is Gomorrah (which was developed from author Robert Saviano’s book about the powerful Camorra crime organization which dates back to the 17th century), keep reading.
We already knew that a cheaper, ad-supported HBO Max subscription tier was coming soon, and now the streamer’s parent company has made it official.
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Don’t get me wrong, I’ve tried out and enjoyed a few other HBO Max content offerings. But as my affection for Gomorrah shows, you, too, are likely as not to find at least one thing on the service that you get addicted to — so much so that you might even decide that thing, whatever it is, is worth the price of admission alone. Some of you love to sample the streaming buffet, and then there are those of us who just want to binge on our favorites. It takes all kinds to make the streaming world go round.