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Boss 

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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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Farhad Safinia
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2   1  
2012   2011  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Kelsey Grammer ...  Mayor Tom Kane 18 episodes, 2011-2012
Connie Nielsen ...  Meredith Kane 18 episodes, 2011-2012
Hannah Ware ...  Emma Kane 18 episodes, 2011-2012
Jeff Hephner ...  Ben Zajac 18 episodes, 2011-2012
Kathleen Robertson ...  Kitty O'Neill 18 episodes, 2011-2012
Troy Garity ...  Sam Miller 18 episodes, 2011-2012
Rotimi ...  Darius Morrison 18 episodes, 2011-2012
James Vincent Meredith ...  Alderman Ross 16 episodes, 2011-2012
Martin Donovan ...  Ezra Stone 14 episodes, 2011-2012
Mary Hollis Inboden ...  Jackie / ... 13 episodes, 2011-2012
Francis Guinan ...  Governor McCall Cullen 12 episodes, 2011-2012
Nicole Forester ...  Maggie Zajac 12 episodes, 2011-2012
Steve Lenz ...  Kane's Aide / ... 12 episodes, 2011-2012
Daniel J. Travanti ...  Gerald 'Babe' McGantry 11 episodes, 2011-2012
Anthony Mockus Sr. Anthony Mockus Sr. ...  Mayor Rutledge 11 episodes, 2011-2012
Jonathan Groff ...  Ian Todd 10 episodes, 2012
Sanaa Lathan ...  Mona Fredricks 10 episodes, 2012
Karen Aldridge ...  Dr. Ella Harris 10 episodes, 2011-2012
Candace C. Edwards ...  Mona's Assistant / ... 10 episodes, 2012
Sandy Gulliver ...  Mayor's Office Employee 10 episodes, 2011-2012
Amy Morton ...  Catherine Walsh 9 episodes, 2011-2012
Juan Gabriel Ruiz Juan Gabriel Ruiz ...  Cullen's Aide / ... 9 episodes, 2011-2012
Chris D. Thomas Chris D. Thomas ...  Sentinel Reporter / ... 9 episodes, 2011-2012
T.I. ...  Trey Rogers 8 episodes, 2012
Danny Goldring ...  Ryan Kavanaugh 8 episodes, 2011-2012
Doug James ...  Grey Haired Man 8 episodes, 2011-2012
Thomas Kosik 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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Trivia

Lewy Body Dementia (where protein deposits develop in nerve cells in the brain related to thinking, memory and movement) is what Robin Williams suffered from before his suicide. See more »

Connections

References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Kelsey in his prime
28 October 2011 | by ntfarrowSee all my reviews

If you haven't read the book "Boss" by Mike Royko and you haven't already fallen in love with the new Starz series Boss, then you should do both.. NOW. I know it has only the first episode of the first season but its not a pilot, the entire first episode was directed by Gus Van Sant in Chicago and almost like one of the best 50 min. movies you ever saw. It is starZ answer to the great cable TV shows i.e. Dexter, OZ, The Sopranos, True Blood, The Shield etc.

The new series Boss is not based on Royko's book but almost the history of Chicago's gritty politics and policies. It encapsulates the anti- heroic and heroic decisions of our beloved mayor and Boss. Kelsey Grammar is Spectacular. His presence is so palpable it seems the entire cast, who are fantastic, have him on their mind when acting. Kelsey Grammar is the Bulldog mayor, he is the King of the City, he is the Boss.


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