Boss (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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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
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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 Edwards ...
 Mona's Assistant / ... (10 episodes, 2012)
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 Mayor's Office Employee (10 episodes, 2011-2012)
Amy Morton ...
 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)
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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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Power consumes everyone. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Very rare on a TV show, the network ordered to produce the first season without shooting a pilot first. 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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A breath of fresh air
16 October 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

It's not every day you find a show as original and authentic as 'Boss'. It really delivers in the realism department and challenges you with unexpected twists and turns. It's too much to follow at times but it just adds to the richness.

What I like most is the attention to detail without the boring melodrama. Many parts are skipped over in favor of the important parts. It really allows you to get into the heads of the characters without bogging you down with irrelevant drama. It's quite similar to 'The Wire' for all of those reasons.

I was a bit puzzled at the low IMDb rating it received and just assumed it was a too complex for casual viewers. But after looking at the voting breakdown I realized a large group of people were giving it 1/10 with the rest up at 9 or 10. I'm guessing some people don't like Kelsey Grammar's political views.

Note this series is rated R and contains swearing and fairly graphic sex scenes. But it is done very tastefully in my opinion and just gives the show extra depth.


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