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Boss - Season 1 [DVD]

Kelsey Grammer , Connie Nielson    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Kelsey Grammer, Connie Nielson, Hannah Ware, Jeff Hephner, Kathleen Robertson
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Lions Gate Home Entertainment UK Ltd
  • DVD Release Date: 10 Jun 2013
  • Run Time: 431 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,886 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



One look at Kelsey Grammer's glowering, defiant mug on the cover of the Boss: Season One boxed set (with eight episodes spread out over three discs) is all you need to recognize that this is a far cry indeed from his happy days on Frasier and Cheers. Grammer's Thomas Kane, the mayor of Chicago, is a ruthless, old school pol in the tradition of that city's Richard J. Daley; "Kane is the city," as one of his cronies puts it, and by the end of the season, anyone who tries to cross him will have been brought to his knees--sometimes literally--or worse. But Kane is not a man without problems. He's got a wife (Connie Nielsen) he barely talks to and never sleeps with, an estranged daughter (Hannah Ware) whom he and his wife shunned because her drug problems were a political liability, a host of enemies plotting his downfall, and, worst of all, a condition known as Lewy body, a fatal, untreatable form of dementia that is steadily robbing him of his mental acuity and physical wherewithal. There's an element of soap opera in all of this; simply keeping track of the sexual escapades of Ben Zajac (Jeff Hephner), a duplicitous young Kane protégé, may require a scorecard (nudity and profanity are also abundant). But the political maneuverings are even more compelling, as we see just how treacherous, scandalous, and even murderous Kane and everyone else who lusts for power can be. It's not a pretty sight.

All in all, this is very juicy stuff. Every episode is beautifully shot and directed (including one helmed by co-executive producer Gus Van Sant, whose credits include Milk, Good Will Hunting, and other fine films), with a main title song by Robert Plant. And while the dialogue is occasionally overcooked and the plotting somewhat over the top, Boss has more than enough to keep you coming back for more. --Sam Graham

Product Description

Mayor Tom Kane (Golden Globe winner Kelsey Grammer) is King of Chicago, and he rules his domain with an iron fist. Deception, scandal, and betrayal go hand in hand with Kane's form of politics. As long as he gets the job done, the people of Chicago look the other way. Despite being the most effective mayor in recent history, Kane is hiding a dark secret. A degenerative brain disorder is ripping everything away from him, and he can't trust his memory, his closest allies, or even himself. Watch as Kane viciously fights battles on all fronts in Boss - Season 1.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a Show!!!! 26 Feb 2014
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Kelsey Grammar as 'The Boss' of Chicago is fantastic. This is his best role yet and he plays it superbly.

The camera work is beautiful and visually the show is spectacular. Although the plot-line is filled with twists and turns, the story is pretty easy to follow and you find yourself being swept up in corruption, mystery and Grammar's character's struggles with his health, family and the choices he has to make between his survival in politics and the good of the city.

It is quite possibly the best series since the Sopranos in my opinion. I have lent the set to numerous friends who have all completely fallen in love with it. I watched the entire series over a weekend, i couldn't tear myself away and i had watched it all on TV before the DVD came out!

Can't wait for series 2!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best TV Shows out there 4 Dec 2013
By john
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if you liked the wire you will love this show! Kelsey Grammer is at his best, hope there is a season 2
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute power, corrupting absolutely. 10 May 2013
By Sue Kichenside TOP 500 REVIEWER
Boss is an incredibly powerful, compelling and adult drama series. Hats off to Kelsey Grammer for being brave enough to portray the loathsome Kane. It is a tribute to his phenomenal acting ability that he is so completely able to cast off the shackles of his sympathetic Frasier role. Grammer is joined by a stellar cast who also show considerable courage in playing such thoroughly hateful people. We always knew that politics in Chicago was a dirty business but did any of us realise it was quite this disgusting? A brilliant series and, for me, much more convincing than the similarly-themed House of Cards - Season 1 (DVD + UV Copy) [2013]. Powerful stuff.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An absolute classic 4 April 2014
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I'm looking forward to seeing series 2 on DVd

Why on earth were the later episodes the last ones, why no recomissioning?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping 4 April 2014
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This is a great series with lots of twist and turns. Kelsey Grammer plays a really good part and makes it so realistic that you have to remind yourself that it is all fiction.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars series the boss 2 April 2014
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this very good series me had to watch all episodes together adult themes the star I have only seen doing comedy before was a eye opener I highly recommend if you want grown up drama
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good performances 17 Mar 2014
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Enjoyed it. too neat at the end. The great thing was that it made you forget " Frasier". To restrict it to 8 épisodes was a good idea.
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17 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars kelsey is the boss! 18 Aug 2012
brilliant series and I was hooked from the start
Couldn't wait for the next instalment
Kelsey Grammer is outstanding and is a million miles away from his sitcom days
thus proving his acting skills
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3.0 out of 5 stars Christmas Present
This DVD was bought as a Christmas present for my son therefore cannot comment on its content however it was on his Wish List so I am sure he will love it as he watches this on TV. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Jude
5.0 out of 5 stars Why was this cancelled, why?
Such a fantastic show and they cancelled it.. I mean what on earth?! It was exceptional! Such a pity, just have to hold out hope that Netflix or LoveFilm will take it up.
Published 4 months ago by rascal
4.0 out of 5 stars Spot on
Moves rather quickly. Just started the first series but can't stop watching. Glad to see there is another season coming
Published 6 months ago by Rosie
5.0 out of 5 stars Gritty drama well worth watching
This is a gritty drama well worth watching and made a super gift for a friend who is a massive fan of this kind of show
Published 6 months ago by Elizabeth H Green
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't let the photo deter you
This is not rubbish for the masses. It's a very intelligent series, superbly written and acted, with an extremely adult view of personality and interaction. Read more
Published 7 months ago by SH_
3.0 out of 5 stars INTERESTING
We are half through watching this series. Kelsey Grammer is an excellent actor and plays this role very well. Not sure about the filming of this series. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Vanessa Furnival
5.0 out of 5 stars King Lear and More
This was a fantastic production. Brilliant writing, the cast superb and the story so exciting.
Kelsey Grammer truly scarey...Cast wre very professional and believeable people.
Published 8 months ago by Annie24
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