I began watching Money & Violence in the summer of 2014 simply because I had come across it on youtube. I began watching then fell off and couldn’t seem to keep on schedule with the shows. At one point I couldn’t remember what I searched initially to get there. However, thanks to the Breakfast Club I found my new favorite web series again.
When I first began watching, I thought that this is like reading one of the really dope urban novels. I went in not expecting oscar worthy performances or the best quality camera, but was met with decent acting [especially those Jamaican yuh wan me fi observe lol] and not too bad camera action. So from the door I was like aight this should be good. Not trying to judge the production too much without reviewing it all, I began to focus on the story line. I heard “It’s like The Wire in Brooklyn” and I felt like it was in the same genre, but not a carbon copy. It was actually the most riveting web series I’ve ever seen. From the way Rafe moves like a boss, to the way Miz is super impulsive, even down to the way Tai AND his sister Shay are the same kind of snakes. This makes you take a look at your own hood, everyone has the old heads that drop gems but pull power moves in the night like Rafe and Miz. I love the depth of these two characters. I love how they are both strong independently and have the ability and confidence to coexist in the same street. I believe that whether rich or poor, these characters would still demand respect. With a climate of characters that change every scene, the authenticity and relatability is on 100! Money and Violence shows the intricacies of living and working on the streets, but still sends positive messages to the people. The message that was consistent for me is to stay in your lane. However, the creators of this show didn’t stay in their lane, they became lane creators.
I give the show 5 stars and I cannot wait for the next episode. If you want to binge watch Money and Violence you can check it out on http://www.cloud9tv.net/en/ also visit their youtube channel and make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss a show. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQQJ1zCsFOxBuulIGUBGDfw