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Mayor Tom Kane, diagnosed with a dementia disorder, struggles to keep his grip on power in Chicago.

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

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 Mayor Tom Kane (18 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Meredith Kane (18 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Emma Kane (18 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Ben Zajac (18 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Kitty O'Neill (18 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Sam Miller (18 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Darius Morrison (18 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Alderman Ross (16 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Ezra Stone (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Jackie / ... (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Governor McCall Cullen (12 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Maggie Zajac (12 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Kane's Aide / ... (12 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Gerald 'Babe' McGantry (11 episodes, 2011-2012)
Anthony Mockus Sr. ...
 Mayor Rutledge (11 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Ian Todd (10 episodes, 2012)
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 Mona Fredricks (10 episodes, 2012)
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 Dr. Ella Harris (10 episodes, 2011-2012)
Candace C. Edwards ...
 Mona's Assistant / ... (10 episodes, 2012)
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 Mayor's Office Employee (10 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Catherine Walsh (9 episodes, 2011-2012)
Juan Gabriel Ruiz ...
 Cullen's Aide / ... (9 episodes, 2011-2012)
Chris D. Thomas ...
 Sentinel Reporter / ... (9 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Trey Rogers (8 episodes, 2012)
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 Ryan Kavanaugh (8 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Grey Haired Man (8 episodes, 2011-2012)
Thomas Kosik ...
 Mayor's Office Employee / ... (8 episodes, 2011-2012)
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Mayor Tom Kane, diagnosed with a dementia disorder, struggles to keep his grip on power in Chicago.

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Power consumes everyone. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Candidate Ben Zajac has House of Cards (2013) Frank Underwood's ringtone on his cell. First heard in episode 4. See more »

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Referenced in TruInside: Groundlings (2016) See more »

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Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down (Boss Remix)
Traditional
Arranged by Robert Plant, Buddy Miller, and Brian Reitzell
Performed by Robert Plant & Band of Joy
Courtesy of Es Paranza/Rounder Records by arrangement with New Rounder, LLC
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Great new show-- better than Chicago Code, to boot
27 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Haven't seen political drama this good since the West Wing. While the show maybe heavy-handed, it does always come off as having a one foot in reality. I've lived in the Chicago area my whole life, and while maybe our politicians don't murder people, they have historically been the most corrupt, period. My wife and I are hooked on this program. Love how well-rounded the characters are. I didn't realize until now how character driven the show is compared to plot driven. I guess that's why we're going to keep hearing "Wire" comparisons. Overall, I would say "Boss" is a nitty, gritty West Wing, but with Tony Soprano playing the 'president'.

I'm also a huge fan of Ryan and the "Shield", but this show does a much better job of showing not just the Chicago political machine, but also of showing Chicago. Sometimes the "Code" seems like it's just name-dropping things for "authenticity". Another thing that "Boss" does better -- dropping the exaggerated "chicaggah" accent. Most of us don't have it.


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