Gomorrah – the dark side of Naples

GomorrahRoberto Saviano


Gomorrah is the latest euro-noir, gritty TV crime drama series, made in Naples with a whiff of The Wire and The Sopranos about mob organised crime. It was based on a non-fiction book and the screenplay written by Roberto Saviano about a Mafia-type secret crime syndicate, the Camorra, which has been around since the 16th century.  Since its publication he has been living under police protection.

Saviano was born 22 September 1979 and is a serious Sun Saturn in Virgo as befits a factual writer. He has Mars in Cancer widely square Pluto and trine Uranus so will be attracted to risk.

His creative 5th Harmonic is strong though strained with two Yods; as is his leaving-a-legacy-for-history 17H. His determined 8H, victim/healer 12H and writer’s 21H are also marked.

Gomorrah was first transmitted in Italy on 6 May 2014 so has a downbeat Taurus Sun opposition Saturn; but it also has the Cardinal Grand Cross of a confident Jupiter opposition Pluto square Mars opposition Uranus – so a good context for a complex, murder and brutality drama.

It’s now into its second series and seemingly going strong.  Though Mars moving to close the square to Pluto by exact in 2017 may throw up a few obstacles to future plans.

One thought on “Gomorrah – the dark side of Naples

  1. Thank you Marjorie for the as always stellar analysis! You’ve even made me think deeper re the series with your commentary!
    Have a good evening and best regards, Henry

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