510 votes


BBC One 2018

Alex Godman, the English-raised son of Russian mafia exiles, has spent his life trying to escape the shadow of their past, building his own legitimate business and forging a life with his girlfriend Rebecca. But when a murder forces his family's past to return to threaten them, Alex is drawn into the criminal underworld and must confront his values to protect those he loves.

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The 10 Best Episodes of McMafia

McMafia - S1E8

#1 - Episode 8


Season 1 - Episode 8

Alex travels to Moscow on business, unaware of the devastation that Dmitri's actions have caused and the danger he is rushing into. As the full horror of the situation unfolds, Alex is forced to play the one card he has left to save himself before facing a final showdown with Vadim. Last in the series.

The episode was rated from 569 votes.

McMafia - S1E7

#2 - Episode 7


Season 1 - Episode 7

In the wake of recent events, Alex is forced to finally admit the truth. The peace negotiations between Semiyon and his enemies in Istanbul get underway, and seem to bring matters to a close - but not before Alex suffers a further betrayal. Vadim is left feeling conflicted by the violence he is forced to live with and his love for his daughter.

The episode was rated from 610 votes.

McMafia - S1E6

#3 - Episode 6


Season 1 - Episode 6

Alex fears his family are under threat when Vadim learns the truth about him. His fears appear to be founded when he discovers evidence of a surveillance operation against him - but his paranoid reaction drives a wedge between him and Rebecca, while an unexpected betrayal has devastating consequences. Masha receives an ultimatum, and Joseph seeks an ally in his bid to help Lyudmilla.

The episode was rated from 628 votes.

McMafia - S1E1

#4 - Episode 1


Season 1 - Episode 1

After a tragic event Russian exile Alex Godman is drawn into the murky world of global crime, as he tries to protect his family from their dark past.

The episode was rated from 996 votes.

McMafia - S1E5

#5 - Episode 5


Season 1 - Episode 5

Alex believes Vadim is still a threat despite Semiyon's fortunes continuing to rise rise - until he is arrested in Tel Aviv. This new development disrupts Alex and Rebecca's engagement celebrations, and presents Lyudmilla with the opportunity to regain her freedom. Masha confesses her secret to Katya, while Rebecca grows closer to Antonio while her fiance is in Israel.

The episode was rated from 632 votes.

McMafia - S1E4
#6 - Episode 4
Season 1 - Episode 4

Benny uncovers information about a shipment of heroin being smuggled from Pakistan into India. He does not realise that Dilly is spying on him, and after a robbery, gains all the information he needs to pull off a heist - however Semiyon warns that it is Alex's decision whether the operation goes ahead. Karin is suspicious about the fund Alex is using to move Semiyon's money around, while Rebecca becomes concerned when she discovers Alex has a secret second phone. In Prague, Vadim resolves to find out who Benes is in league with.

The episode was rated from 683 votes.
McMafia - S1E3
#7 - Episode 3
Season 1 - Episode 3

A mysterious figure, who is not all he seems, reaches out to Alex. While Dmitri deals with grief, Oksana learns of a secret that could rock the family.

The episode was rated from 748 votes.
McMafia - S1E2
#8 - Episode 2
Season 1 - Episode 2

Semiyon convinces Alex into a venture designed to harm Vadim's business in Prague. Meanwhile, a young girl is taken on a very different journey.

The episode was rated from 871 votes.
#9 - None
Season 2 - Episode 1


The episode was rated from 0 votes.

Last updated: jul 26, 2021



Reasonable series with a fairly good (if somewhat overused) mafia vendetta plot line. Pity the male lead actor seems to be going for the "Most Wooden Actor (2018)" award! He only really has two looks, blank stare and dumbfounded. Big difference between cool reserve and being an outright flat and characterless bore!


In the sixth episode the characters, and story, walked away from me and I lost the connection with both of them. Norton is a decent actor in other productions but here he never manage to build his character to someone you either like or dislike or is able to bond to in any way, he just is. And that's a problem when you have the lead role. The cast in all is interesting and performs well and I think I would've been able to really like this show but without a proper lead character it all falls flat.


I got to say, it isn't the best show but it will keep you entertain. Would I recommend it? Certainly. Better than most things on TV :smirk:


Slow start but picks up speed quickly. Story gets really interesting. Cast was well picked. Looking forward to the next season!


Great show! Suspens at the end.


I’m really surprised this show has such low rating. Just finished it & thought it was absolutely amazing. While others say the lead actor has a flat facial expression. I think it’s the perfect “poker” face when taking down his enemies. But I guess everyone’s opinion is different...what I like the most was how the story is told & the use of its sound track to create drama...I feel like I loved everything about the show. I hope they make another season.


This show has a great story and some decent actors in it. Sadly James Norton who plays Alex Goodman the lead is a real let down. He just cannot act and it ruins the show in so many places that it's almost unwatchable. He is supposedly having a tough time in this movie, his uncle is killed, his partner is under threat, plenty of other things happen, he barely raises an eyebrow emotionally. If there is an award for the most wooden actor, we've found the winner, though I wouldn't expect much of an emotional acceptance speech, quite aptly id imagine.

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