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Godfather of Harlem

Godfather of Harlem

MGM+ 2019

Loosely based on infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson, who in the early 1960s returned from ten years in prison to find the neighborhood he once ruled in shambles. With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy attempts to regain his piece of Harlem.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Godfather of Harlem

Godfather of Harlem - S2E10

#1 - The Hate That Hate Produced (Season 2 - Episode 10)

Bumpy Johnson must fend off rivals to receive the largest dope shipment in New York history, while Harlem explodes into riot; Malcolm X reluctantly agrees to protection from an unusual source.

The episode was rated 8.13 from 452 votes.

Godfather of Harlem - S2E4

#2 - The Geechee (Season 2 - Episode 4)

An unlikely partnership proves to be extremely lucrative for Bumpy Johnson and Chin Gigante, but their success puts targets on their backs. Malcolm X fights off attacks on his character and his life.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 492 votes.

Godfather of Harlem - S1E7

#3 - Masters of War (Season 1 - Episode 7)

Striking back at the Italians, Bumpy exploits Chin's dark past. Mayme and Elise put aside their differences and Bumpy sees his wife and children reunited before his war explodes.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 812 votes.

Godfather of Harlem - S1E10

#4 - Chickens Come Home to Roost (Season 1 - Episode 10)

Bumpy blackmails the mob in an effort to secure the safety of himself and his family. President John F. Kennedy is assassinated. Teddy performs at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 779 votes.

Godfather of Harlem - S1E1

#5 - By Whatever Means Necessary (Season 1 - Episode 1)

After returning from Alcatraz, Bumpy Johnson seeks to regain control of Harlem. With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy must take on the Genovese crime family, led by Vincent β€œChin” Gigante.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 1212 votes.

Godfather of Harlem - S2E9

#6 - Bonanno Split (Season 2 - Episode 9)

Bumpy Johnson must protect the Italian mob when Joseph Bonanno decides to abolish the Commission; captain Omar takes his campaign against Malcolm X to a new level.

The episode was rated 8.01 from 429 votes.

Godfather of Harlem - S1E2

#7 - The Nitty Gritty (Season 1 - Episode 2)

Realizing a consistent source of heroin is vital to reclaim Harlem, Bumpy engages in a fevered search to find a dope supply independent of the Italians. Chin engages the services of crooked cops in a plot to arrest Bumpy and send him back to jail.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 1021 votes.

Godfather of Harlem - S1E3

#8 - Our Day Will Come (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Bumpy unexpectedly finds himself at Elise's side when her shoplifting arrest and subsequent abuse is the catalyst for a protest where conflicting interests cause tensions to rise.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 985 votes.

Godfather of Harlem - S1E5

#9 - It's All In the Game (Season 1 - Episode 5)

In an effort to break Bumpy's bank, Chin fixes a bet, as a result, Bumpy owes the winners more than he can cover. Police arrest Stella and Teddy for kissing. Elise looks toward the Nation of Islam in order to better herself.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 885 votes.

Godfather of Harlem - S3E1

#10 - The Negro in White America (Season 3 - Episode 1)

To repay a drug debt owed to the Italians after the Harlem riots, Bumpy Johnson robs from his own community. Omar seeks to return to Elise and Malcolm’s good graces. Someone close to Stella orders a hit on her life.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 174 votes.

Godfather of Harlem - S1E6

#11 - Il Canto de Malavita (Season 1 - Episode 6)

Elijah Muhammed tours Malcolm X's mosque where he meets Elise and asks her to spy on Malcolm. Chin finds out Teddy is alive, leaving Ernie Nunzi to correct his mistake. Esther James sues Adam Clayton Powell Jr. for slander.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 858 votes.

Godfather of Harlem - S2E8

#12 - Ten Harlems (Season 2 - Episode 8)

Confronted with a betrayal in his ranks, Bumpy Johnson hunts for enemies within his Ten Harlems. The conflict between Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam escalates from threats to outright violence.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 439 votes.

Godfather of Harlem - S1E4

#13 - I Am The Greatest (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Cassius Clay battles local boxing hero Doug Jones in the ring. Mayme insists Bumpy back Jones, an advocate for her Harlem Youth organization, but Malcolm urges Bumpy to back Clay. Meanwhile, Chin engages in a turf war for Harlem with Bonnano.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 923 votes.

Godfather of Harlem - S1E9

#14 - Rent Strike Blues (Season 1 - Episode 9)

Due to slum conditions in Harlem, Adam Clayton Powell Jr. leads a rent strike and investigates the owners of the buildings. Ernie Nunzi searches for the hooker who helped set up Zambrano. Bumpy and Mayme experience tension in their marriage.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 760 votes.

Godfather of Harlem - S2E3

#15 - The Fruit Stand Riot (Season 2 - Episode 3)

When innocent black teenagers and bystanders are savagely beaten and arrested by police, the Harlem community rallies to free them. Adam Clayton Powell and Mayme Johnson use peaceful protest, but Bumpy Johnson and Malcolm X prefer street justice.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 516 votes.


Last updated: jan 26, 2023


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