Boss (2011) - Crime, Drama

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Mayor Tom Kane, diagnosed with a dementia disorder, struggles to keep his grip on power in Chicago.

IMDB: 8.1
Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Connie Nielsen
Length: 56 Minutes
PG Rating: TV-MA
Reviews: 4 out of 51 found boring (7.84%)

One-line Reviews (31)

" While I do like this show, and find it really compelling, its not worth comparing it to "The Wire.

Hannah Ware (Emma) was intriguing as Kesley Grammar's (Mayor Kane's) problem daughter, serving in contrition at a church and free clinic.

Unengaging yet riveting.

i mean kelsey grammar as the boss was thoroughly entertaining and his expressions and nuances intriguing.

The second season becomes unwatchable as it is clear that it's more of the same.

It is a fictional story and it takes a few liberties but that is called entertainment and this show gives you an hour of pure and intense entertainment!

The faltering attempt at reconciliation here adds yet another rich texture to a compelling series sure to grow more and more powerful.

It really delivers in the realism department and challenges you with unexpected twists and turns.

the usual predictable drama.

How many times do we have to hear "Suffice it to say.." How trite, how moronic and how unbelievable the writing is.

If you like compelling drama about dirty politics & politicians you will thoroughly enjoy these 1st 8 episodes --the 1st season.

the story was very fascinating even for a non-American (not used to the political lingo).

The acting is superb and the plot is absorbing.

Ill just say this show is amazing and well worth watching.

The acting is mind blowing, which I credit a lot to the directors and producers who are doing all the right things, staying out of the way when they should and thinking out loud when they should, to get great performances on a TV screen.

I first watched boss a while ago, got bored on the 1st episode and stopped it.

The eps have, so far,, been well written, smart & intense.

Troy Garity is equally engaging as a dedicated, ethical journalist determined to uncover a scandal.

Deceptively slow but decidedly riveting.

Political Self Preservation - Compelling Drama .

Every single character, save Kane's daughter, Emma, in my opinion, exhibit equally interesting and engaging plot-lines.

The episodes' Directors show an unexpected cohesion of vision and the bar is set very high!

For the first season, it was a compelling intense watch.

The weaving story lines of different characters, their motivations and how they work to screw one another is one of the most engrossing experiences I've had with a television show.

Though it was the brainchild of Iranian writer-producer Farhad Safinia, Gus Van Sant's direction sets the tone for the show with his gentle touch, which deftly balances naturalism with the deep subjectivity of extreme slow-motion and macro close-ups, effectively holding the mundane up to a microscope while the hard-boiled chatter of real life marches on.

shows, but the series catches you by surprise and after a few episodes I was hooked, Kelsey Grammar plays a great part and makes the show, the story is compelling and it twists and turns at any given moment which keeps the viewer on alert at all times, If your having doubts about watching this show, give it a few episodes and I guarantee you will love it.

I'm immersed...

While Boss can be highly complex, the masterful performance of Grammar carries the show and is so engrossing that its difficult to stop watching once you start.

Every shot feels artistic and careful, and with the use of the background music some particular shots are very gripping and memorable.

In my opinion, the show excels greatly at all the things that make TV great: Stellar performances from the majority of the cast; impeccable writing (that is so perfectly understated while also keeping me on the edge of my seat and constantly shocking me); and "cinematic", polished, and a creative directing and editing.

Season 1; While this isn't without flaws, especially in the first few episodes, it develops into an intense, tremendously well acted and deeply chilling portrait of power and its various abuses.