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Boss 2 Seasons 2011

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Season 1
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4.4 out of 5 stars (70)

Mayor Kane's (Kelsey Grammer) grip on Chicago is as strong as ever. As corrupt heads roll and his list of enemies grows, Kane's virtuous actions start to erode his foundation of power.

Starring:
Kelsey Grammer, Connie Nielsen

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Season 1
1. Listen

After the discovery of a serious medical condition, Mayor Tom Kane must set things in motion for the upcoming gubernatorial primary while attempting to reconnect with his distant wife and estranged daughter.

Subtitles AGES-15-AND-OVER 1 January 2011 58 minutes
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2. Reflex

A new political force enters the race with only a few weeks until the primary. When the City Council stands in Kane's way, Kane and his crew will have to flex their political muscles to stay on top. Meanwhile, Meredith gets some unsettling news that adds to her growing suspicions that her husband's keeping something from her.

Subtitles AGES-15-AND-OVER 1 January 2011 54 minutes
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3. Swallow

As Zajac's campaign gains momentum, Kane has problems adjusting to his new medical reality. An embarrassing media storm catches Governor Cullen off guard while Miller stumbles upon a story that seeps much deeper than he imagined.

Subtitles AGES-15-AND-OVER 1 January 2011 56 minutes
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4. Slip

Kane finds himself starting to lose control, both politically and personally, as his supporters begin to question their confidence in him. Zajac ventures into uncharted territory while campaigning as Miller continues to dig for answers.

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5. Remembered

After long-buried information resurfaces, Kane and his camp find themselves battling the media for control of public perception. With the primary just around the corner, they'll have to pull out all the stops to contain the situation and keep the upper hand.

Subtitles AGES-15-AND-OVER 1 January 2011 52 minutes
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6. Spit

Kane takes an unannounced break from City Hall as his political image hits an all-time low. The election looms and he'll need to enlist the help of others to weather this storm. Kitty, at an emotional impasse, makes a bold move while Meredith, increasingly suspect of Kane's behavior, seeks opportunities of her own.

Subtitles AGES-15-AND-OVER 1 January 2011 55 minutes
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7. Stasis

Just days away from the election, Kane slowly regains control over City Hall. Though a swift political move will help identify his adversaries, will doing the unthinkable improve his public image in time?

Subtitles AGES-15-AND-OVER 1 January 2011 56 minutes
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8. Chose

Election Day. The race is close, and while the candidates campaign, Kane and Stone must do their part to turn the gears of the political machine. Emma's world is turned upside-down while Meredith must go to great lengths to prove her allegiance to Kane.

Subtitles AGES-15-AND-OVER 1 January 2011 59 minutes
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A tour de force from Kelsey Grammer.

The nitty-gritty version of city politics where any semblance of West Wing lofty ideals is blown away in a maelstrom of ever shifting alliances.

It's addictive, mesmerising and entertaining.

What possessed them to cancel this, I do not know. American TV executives have yet to learn the lesson that while Americans might not appreciate their great dramas, Europeans certainly do.
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This is a brilliant show. The opening credits are accompanied by the song ‘Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down’ by Robert Plant and this sums perfectly up what this series is all about. It is a ‘slow’ show where the real action happens behind closed doors in offices and election trailers or in the open in exclusive restaurants and at cocktail parties. I guess that one has to be somewhat interested in politics and its behind the scenes workings to enjoy ‘Boss’ although it is even more about human nature including vanity, weakness and greed. Seeing that the series has a much less optimistic undertone than shows like ‘The Newsroom’ and ‘The West Wing’, your belief in humanity will get a few blows. However, the bruises, the disappointments, it is all worth it. The idea of the older politician who is very ill and who is nearing the point where he is unable to govern, but who continues to cling on to power is very human and consequently a returning narrative in political history – Roosevelt, Mitterand and Chavez being only a few examples. Kelsey Grammer is fantastic as mayor and although the rest of the cast is really good too, you can almost feel him physically tower above everyone else – like his character is supposed to do. He is like a heavy shadow hanging over the city hall and the city itself. ‘Cheers’ was fun to watch but ‘Boss’ is a tale of Kings.
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My partner recently discovered series 2 of this much underrated show cranked out at midnight on one of the UK Freeview channels. A complete tragedy that it's not getting a wider audience, though some of the language is a bit strong for primetime.

I'm pleased to say that season 1 did not disappoint. A marvellously dramatic turn from Kelsey Grammer. Brilliant writing, superb acting. I'd class it as a localised and darker version of The West Wing.
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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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"Boss" would be the definitive piece of evidence for the prosecution were a trial ever to take place with TV Networks on one side, and astonishing shows that were prematurely-axed on the other (if that makes sense).

I did watch Boss through when it was shown on 4; I didn`t give it the requisite attention. It`s a show of the highest calibre, and as such you owe it your absolute focus. As an employee of Age UK, I would naturally err on the side of a character with Lewy Body Dementia, and as an admirer of Kelsey Grammar what`s not to like?

Well, he is the Satan to which the soundtrack refers. But he is hardly alone in the respect that he is hardly on the side of the angels, as there is not really a hero here - only shades of darkness, portrayed unflinchingly by a host excellent actors. Boss is a strikingly powerful and original show, where there are no half measures with what the camera shows. Everyone is on a power grab and is either trampling over bodies on the way up, or scratching at the face of others on their way down. It really is a rare gem in a golden age of high class television - the pace and intensity of this will not be for all but if you like it, you won`t forget it.

Two seasons, eighteen episodes - it`s hard to not feel we are poorer for its passing.
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It is a gripping story, well filmed and acted. Kelsey Grammer was brilliant playing a character so far from Frazier that Dr Crane
was forgotten completely, and he was the Boss.
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Kelsey Grammer? Brilliant. The rest of The Boss? Frustratingly close.

The Boss never made it to the big time - it only got to its second season before being cancelled and only managed a late night screening on a lesser channel on British TV. But the tale of a fictional Chicago Mayor, played brilliantly by Kelsey Grammer, is oh so close to being a classic.

At its best, Grammer powers the show to a cross between The West Wing and House of Cards. At its worst, implausible characters and unlikely scripts drag it down to the level of cringe-inducing rather than entertaining. Grammer's brilliance means you very quickly forget the previous, famous and very different, roles he has played. He dominates his scenes - and dominates them as Mayor Tom Kane, not as That Chap From Those Comedy Series.

The show focuses on the behind-the-scenes manoeuvring in politics, relatively slow-paced but with plenty of plot subtlety to follow and a fearsome mix of ego, vanity, greed and ambition amongst a large cast of deeply flawed people. There are no heroes as Grammer tries to cling on to power.

If you like politics, you'll love the show even if - like me - you also end up wishing it was just that smudge better.
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