I am watching The Godfather Series on TV. We all have difficult families, but usually not this difficult. I can stand up for many family failings, but not, perhaps, for murder and mendacity.
Why is this series so brilliant? Yes, it is. For the acting , for the writing, for the strings it plucks in our heartstrings. Michael
could have gone a hundred other different ways. Fredo could have been treated differently with his mental disabilities. Kay could have walked out years sooner. The mistakes we all make with our relations and sometimes even with ourselves.
I’d rather see it mirrored in a less extreme family. I’d rather see it softened. But like all families it has a public face and a private face.