This season premier episode is a perfect example of how this show has originality in every episode, you never get that icky taste of returning ideas or anything. Sopranos have nothing on brotherhood. As the showtime advertises it does break tv rules. There is no shine in polish in this show its tries to be as nitty gritty real as possible in a mob infested community called the "hill". If you are not watching brotherhood you missing out on great television. TV that sopranos introduced and brotherhood blows to new level. The only warning is that it has some to "real" scenes.