2 August 2012 | Deckard-16
8 of the best hours of "TV" ever.
Starz! is starting to give HBO a run for their money in original programming. Their Spartacus series is one of my all time "guilty pleasures".
But "Boss" ups the ante considerably with this deadly serious & very dark melodrama of politics in Chicago.
Forget "Frasier Crane", Kelsey Grammar has the role of a lifetime playing the titular character of Mayor Tom Kane & he knocks it completely out of the park with somber rhetoric, explosive rages & double dealings. When he is on the screen he dominates it.
Of course, given the talent of series creator Farhad Sarfinia maybe the only task of Grammar's was not to screw it up. Either way it works brilliantly.
The supporting cast is excellent. The plot lines are labyrinthine without ever becoming lost.
If you like compelling drama about dirty politics & politicians you will thoroughly enjoy these 1st 8 episodes --the 1st season.