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The body count and stereotypes pile up on 'Gang Related'
The body count and stereotypes pile up on 'Gang Related'

Every mobster/drug lord/Hand of the King worth his salt inevitably justifies his murderous tendencies with self-righteous devotion to family. And though some modern series have been willing to explore the hypocrisy of such nonsense, others just roll with it. "Gang Related," which premieres Thursday, rolls with so many stereotypes and tropes it clanks. Or would do if it weren't so buried in gunfire/mood music. Fox's new cops 'n' mobsters drama pretends to examine the subtleties that can lie between right and wrong, between loyalty and self-delusion. But mainly it just wallows in the cynical act of moral manipulation with a lot of loose ends, a high body count...

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