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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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Complete series cast summary:
 Jackie / ... 13 episodes, 2011-2012
 Kane's Aide / ... 12 episodes, 2011-2012
 Gerald 'Babe' McGantry 11 episodes, 2011-2012
Anthony Mockus Sr. ...
 Mayor Rutledge 11 episodes, 2011-2012
Candace C. Edwards ...
 Mona's Assistant / ... 10 episodes, 2012
 Mayor's Office Employee 10 episodes, 2011-2012
Juan Gabriel Ruiz ...
 Cullen's Aide / ... 9 episodes, 2011-2012
Chris D. Thomas ...
 Sentinel Reporter / ... 9 episodes, 2011-2012
 Ryan Kavanaugh 8 episodes, 2011-2012
 Grey Haired Man 8 episodes, 2011-2012
Thomas Kosik ...
 Mayor's Office Employee / ... 8 episodes, 2011-2012


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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16:9 HD
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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 »


References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »


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A quiet dark horse that may surprise people who love great TV
26 November 2011 | by See all my reviews

I'm currently on episode 5. I'm writing a review because there are currently so few reviews.

This show caught me by surprise. I've never been a particular fan of Kelsey Grammar. Though who doesn't love Gus Van Sant? Which is the name that drew me in.

The writing is excellent. All the technical components are great, the camera work, the locations, costumes, production design; it's all impeccable. The acting is mind blowing, which I credit a lot to the directors and producers who are doing all the right things, staying out of the way when they should and thinking out loud when they should, to get great performances on a TV screen.

It may be a cult, love it or hate it, show. It may win a truckload of Emmys. But, in the eyes of this often fickle and bored TV misanthrope, it is a fine piece of craftsmanship that I believe will hold up to the test of time.

And to the previous reviewer who is tired of Chicago being portrayed this way, I just have to explain. This is fiction. It is about as true as True Blood. It is, I believe, a dark piece of satire. A character-driven-wry-look at contemporary politics in America. Every time they say Chicago, imagine they are saying The Land of Oz or Bon Temps. I think you'll enjoy it more for what it is. And thank whatever cosmic splendor that this is not another show with zombies, vampires or housewives.

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