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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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2012   2011  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

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 Jackie / ... 13 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
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 Mayor Rutledge 11 episodes, 2011-2012
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 Mona's Assistant / ... 10 episodes, 2012
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 Mayor's Office Employee 10 episodes, 2011-2012
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 Cullen's Aide / ... 9 episodes, 2011-2012
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 Sentinel Reporter / ... 9 episodes, 2011-2012
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 Ryan Kavanaugh 8 episodes, 2011-2012
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 Grey Haired Man 8 episodes, 2011-2012
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 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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Betrayal starts from within. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Gazda  »

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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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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.33 (2011) See more »

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Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down (Boss Remix)
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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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Best TV series ever?
14 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

Boss will be seen as the best TV series ever, just as Hamlet is seen as the best play ever. They also have similarities. Just like Claudius, Mayor Tom Kane struggles to keep his power while being in constant conflict with frustrated and disappointed individuals. However, there is no protagonist, like the character Hamlet, in Boss. Instead the plot goes from strength to strength with Kelsey Grammar as antihero and spider in the net. He weaves a net of Machiavellian strategies that are so familiar to people working in politics, and the plot moves from complication to complication with the minor characters developing beautifully to fit into Kane's political net of power.

This is drama on the highest possible level, and this TV series will be used as benchmark for all future dramas. The casting is excellent and TV cannot be better than this.


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