New TV Show Depicts Boston Bookies, Remnants Of Bulger Gang

For two months, the Whitey Bulger trial has dominated the news in Boston with reprehensible tales of the city’s underworld nearly a generation ago. Tomorrow, a new reality-style TV show promises an inside look into the criminal underworld that it claims still dominate South Boston, Dorchester, and Roslindale today.

“Saint Hoods” is a production of the Discovery Channel, and has already gotten criticism for featuring one of Bulger’s alleged associates, Patrick Nee.

The show follows three bookmaking crews, as they take bets, collect payments (sometimes forcibly) and use threats and muscle to get what they want. The show’s producer defended the series as a realistic depiction of a seamy underworld that many did not even know existed.


Christo Doyle, executive producer of “Saint Hoods.” The show premiers Friday night at 10 p.m. EST.

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