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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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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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Power consumes everyone. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gazda See more »

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16:9 HD
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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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finally a real tragedy comes to television.
13 March 2012 | by uberape-316-49289See all my reviews

I've only ever seen one other true modern tragedy in 'dancer in the dark'. This series is exceptional in that it does not pander to your indulgence in a character. They remain outside you throughout and all perish. this is the best TV i have ever seen, the wire was good but its blue collar sentiment annoyed me, this has none. The sopranos depiction of power was good but again involved comedy (small time crooks). The characters here are not comic. There are moments where the display of their power is a little out of the writers depth, but it would have taken poetry to fully realise these moments and that I think would alienate a TV audience. Regardless of this there are no complaints from me. After watching this you will finally feel like you have seen something that was not made for the faint hearted and something that did not do this by shock violence, something that used the actions of characters alone to achieve its truly dramatic effect. brilliant


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