Fear City: New York vs the Mafia
If you like ESPN 30 For 30-style sports documentaries, and you enjoy a good true-crime story, then you’ll probably love Netflix’s threepart documentary series Fear City. It has the rhythms of a sports documentary, but instead of the New York Knicks v the Chicago Bulls in the NBA Finals, it’s New York City’s big five Mafia families against the police department in an epic struggle for power in the 1970s and 80s. Like a sports documentary, each side has larger-thanlife characters (one of the main Mafia guys is interviewed while getting a haircut) and it’s full of audacious, underhanded tactics. But like a true-crime documentary, there’s also a pretty massive body count to be reckoned with.