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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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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 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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Country:

USA

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English

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2011 (USA) See more »

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Gazda See more »

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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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A breath of fresh air
16 October 2011 | by legendlengthSee 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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