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on 13 May 2014
This Was a fantastic show but sadly was Cancelled after 10 Episodes due to a drop in ratings.A film was being discussed to finish the show's storylines, however those plans were cancelled after series creator Farhad Safinia declined to move forward with the project. I personally recommend it's very Enjoyable.

The series follows Tom Kane, the Mayor of Chicago, who has recently been diagnosed with dementia with Lewy bodies, a degenerative neurological disorder. Determined to remain in charge, Kane conceals the disease from everyone around him except his own physician, Dr. Ella Harris. Those around Kane are too busy with their own lives to notice anything unusual. Kane's marriage to his wife Meredith is nothing more than one of convenience. Kane's closest advisors, Kitty O'Neill and Ezra Stone, begin to suspect something is wrong with the Mayor but respect him too much to ask any questions, while State Treasurer Ben Zajac is too busy cultivating his political ambitions to become the next Governor of Illinois to notice anything out of the ordinary.

Season 2 Episode 1
"Louder Than Words"

Tom Kane cements his mayoral legacy with a lavish ceremony celebrating the groundbreaking of the new modernized O'Hare terminals. Now Kane looks to the future, setting his sights on reviving a subsidized housing project. While his political future seems bright, Kane continues to battle for control over his disease.

"Through and Through"

Kane uses a tragedy in his personal life to further his political agenda and ultimately win control over the housing authority. Kane tries to remedy his fractured inner circle by poaching his nemesis' senior aide, Mona Fredricks, and hiring ambitious newcomer Ian Todd - but will they be enough to fill the void?


Kane grows increasingly infatuated with his new senior aide, Mona, allowing himself to get swept up in her passion for the subsidized housing project. Ben Zajac and his wife, Maggie, run the risk of alienating themselves from Kane when they take the reins of Zajac's gubernatorial campaign.


Kane makes a professional turn to a new way of doing things when he extricates the housing project from the corruption that plagues his entire city. Kane's young aide, Ian, has a threatening secret that he manages to hide from Kane. Kane tries to reconnect with wife, Meredith, and daughter, Emma, but his attempts at a harmonious family are disastrous.


Kane orders a corruption sweep and arrests several members of his own political machine. Kitty O'Neil crushes Zajac's campaign just as he is on an upswing. Kane spirals out of control when his mental symptoms reach a boiling point and he can no longer distinguish between his hallucinations and reality.


Kane's moves with the housing project escalate from a state of unrest to rioting and looting. As Chicago burns, Kane secretly seeks treatment at an alternative clinic where his past haunts him. In Kane's absence, his wife, Meredith, steps into the mayoral role.

"The Conversation"

Kane's alternative treatment seems to have worked and he is back in control of his city. Meredith moves full force into her role as Chicago's First Lady but she soon discovers Kane's obsession with his aide, Mona. Kane must remedy his public perception even if it means making an old friend collateral damage.


Tom breaking a gavel in absolute rage, in an empty assembly room. Later Alderman Ross tells Tom that, “the borrowing has to stop”. He is basically talking about the city’s fiscal deficit. The costs incurred from the riots, due to the fire and other things, have mounted to a considerable amount. “Chicago is in fact on the verge of bankruptcy” Alderman Ross concludes. Ross also reminds Tom how his so called “corruption sweep” left an “acute personnel gap”. Alderman Ross asks Tom to work with him so they can resolve the issue, but Tom shows him the door. Sam is informed that, Maggie Zajac has filed for divorce on grounds of adultery.


Chicago is bankrupt and a team of receivers pour in to take control of the city. But losing his mayoral power isn't the biggest danger to Kane as various enemies including Sentinel editor, Sam Miller, threaten to expose his illness and corruption. Does Kane have a plan in his back pocket or will he go down with his city?

"True Enough"

As Kane's mental faculties deteriorate to a new low, Sentinel editor, Sam Miller, is about to break a story that will destroy him. But unbeknownst to Kane, Kitty is the true threat as she decides where her loyalties lie. As the odds stack up against Kane, he will be forced to reveal the unthinkable to stay on top.
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on 6 March 2015
We need season 3 of this in Europe regardless of the ratings in the USA this is a classic waiting to happen the potential for an amazing series is still there is suggest Amazon get on to it pronto and mint this show.
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on 23 August 2014
Gripping drama, Kelsey Grammer is mesmerising as the ruthless Mayor of Chicago who will go to any lengths to keep his "kingdom"! Tragic that there is no Season 3!
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on 11 April 2015
I'm horrified this ended where it did! I've been gripped from the very first series til the end of this one.

I thought it was extremely cleverly done, the characters you don't actually like (the meanys) I found I was still routing for them to succeed, infact it was hard to decide who's side I was on!
I'm extremely disappointed it ended where and as it did. It's a crime but an enjoyable one. Still defo worth watching.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 20 March 2015
Although some reviewers talk about how the cancellation of Boss left things unfinished, I didn't find that a problem at all. At the end of this Season 2, there is no major cliff hanger or mystery unresolved and instead the causes of various events are explained. What is true is that it is clear all the main characters have lots of lives still to lead - but then that's always the case save when a series forces a really artificial wrapping up of everyone's lives. Think more of both Season 1 and Season 2 as a brief window into people's long and varied lives and that way the end of Season 2 is natural, not something where you are left hanging.

If you've enjoyed Season 1 then Season 2 is a must - though it gets increasingly outlandish in points, almost as if there was a sex and violence quota to fill which Season 1 had slipped behind on. Even so, still much better than most drama and Grammer is brilliant once again.
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on 8 March 2015
up there with The Wire, Sopranos, breaking Bad etc. Highly recommend. real shame it did not go past 2 series but that is the TV business.
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on 20 January 2015
Excellent series. I'd highly recommend it....just a shame they didn't re-commission a third series.
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on 13 August 2014
Brilliant. Can't believe this show was cancelled. As good or better than House of Cards
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VINE VOICEon 12 August 2014
In my view this is ten times better than the dreary and predictable House of Cards. It's also much better acted and much more intense an examination of the corruption of power. Every time I sit down to an episode I marvel at the quality of the writing, the storylines, the acting and the way it sets up complex ethical issues in an adult way. Quite marvellous.
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on 23 September 2014
The second and, alas, final season of this amazingly good series. If you like 'the wire' or 'house of cards', you'll like this one even more. And if you like both, you just can't miss 'boss'. Real shame this series was stopped after season 2 - but no reason not to see it!
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