Boss: Season 2, Episode 1

Louder Than Words (17 Aug. 2012)

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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. Written by Starz Publicity

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Dr. Ella Harris: The tremors can be suppressed for a time, but without neuroleptics...
Mayor Tom Kane: Awareness. Force of will.
Dr. Ella Harris: You're not God. You don't want to shake? How do you feel about seeing monsters or believing you can fly? Your personality, your judgment, the way you look at the world - all those things will be compromised. Soon.
Mayor Tom Kane: Purpose. I have purpose.
Dr. Ella Harris: Mr. Mayor, you have to know your best days are behind you.
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Well written and a public service in disguise
21 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After the success of BOSS Season 1 many people wondered if with all the terminal changes n the last episode of Season 1 could there possibly a Season 2. The answer is an emphatic YES! Season 2 premiered this week with many of the same cast members in the same rolls, but with enough changes due to developments in the first season to change certain aspects. Kelsey Grammar continues his fine acting as Mayor Tom Kane, Connie Nielsen is his peculiar wife (with a surprise at the end of the first episode), Jonathan Groff (a very fine promising actor) replaces Kathleen Robertson who is staying with her parents during a shocking pregnancy, Hannah Ware as Kane's daughter is in prison, Troy Garity is now editor of the Sentinal and is beginning to reveal that even honest people can be bought in this tale of Chicago corruption. Jeff Hephner , Sanaa Lathan and Rotimi continues their fine roles.

As for the storyline this season, 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. And that is where this series is serving a public service. Kan suffers form Lewy Body Dementia and it deserves definition as few viewers have ever heard of it: according to the Mayo Clinic definition, 'In Lewy body dementia, abnormal round structures -- called Lewy bodies -- develop in regions of your brain involved in thinking and movement. LBD is not a rare disease. It affects an estimated 1.3 million individuals and their families in the United States. Because LBD symptoms can closely resemble other more commonly known diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, it is currently widely underdiagnosed. In the early 1900s, while researching Parkinson's disease, the scientist Friederich H. Lewy discovered abnormal protein deposits that disrupt the brain's normal functioning. These Lewy body proteins are found in an area of the brain stem where they deplete the neurotransmitter dopamine, causing Parkinsonian symptoms. In Lewy body dementia, these abnormal proteins are diffuse throughout other areas of the brain, including the cerebral cortex. The brain chemical acetylcholine is depleted, causing disruption of perception, thinking and behavior. Lewy body dementia exists either in pure form, or in conjunction with other brain changes, including those typically seen in Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.'

So we have a new season of a fine show created by Farhad Safina, written by Dee Johnson and Kevin J. Hynes and directed by Jim McKay that is unafraid to uncover dirty politics and concerned enough about audience medical information that it presents an important disease for us to study.

Grady Harp


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