Monday, July 11, 2011

I Married A Mobster: Premieres Wednesday Night!

Just a reminder that Wednesday, July 13th at 10:30 PM, Investigation Discovery’s new show, I Married A mobster will air it’s premiere episode. The first episode is the story of Cheryl Caruso and her husband Phil “Philly” Caruso.  Cheryl says she never knew her husband was in the mob and found out when she walked into the court room the last day of trial and heard he was being sentenced to prison.

This new series it not reality television, but it does explore the lives of real women involved with men in the mob. The women chosen for this show come from an era when divulging mob secrets literally meant a death sentence. They are now telling their stories and breaking the mafia’s code of silence, with details about the illegal mob activities of their husbands and themselves.

Each episode will include interviews with the women, as well as dramatic re-enactments and photos. The stories of the individual families featured will be told from the perspective of the wives of mobsters. They will talk about what their lives were like before and after the FBI turned their worlds upside down. Lorraine Bracco will narrate the series which delve into various mob related crimes, including murder.

Some of the women had no idea that their husbands were in the mob. Others knew, but didn’t care, because they were enjoying the lavish lifestyle the money afforded them. And then there were those who not only knew, but also participated in the crimes themselves. They eventually all suffer as law enforcement eventually incarcerates their men and even some of the women themselves.

We will be watching each week and blogging about the women’s stories and, our opinions will be generously sprinkled in, for your reading pleasure. It sounds like an interesting concept.

Picture Credit: Investigation Discovery

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