Boss (2011) - Crime, Drama

Hohum Score

7

Engaging

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

IMDB: 8.1
Director:
Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Connie Nielsen
Length: 56 Minutes
PG Rating: TV-MA
Reviews: 5 out of 58 found boring (8.62%)

One-line Reviews (35)

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.

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

Still in season one and the obvious sex is tiresome.

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.

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

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.

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.

The acting is superb and the plot is absorbing.

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

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

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

The anger scenes were overdone and the nightly sex scenes were so contrived.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Deceptively slow but decidedly riveting.

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

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

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

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

Political Self Preservation - Compelling Drama .

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

the usual predictable drama.

Don't get me wrong, tatas and bouncey bottoms are great, but nympho-takes, near pubic, er public displays are, are, let's say, predick, predictable.

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

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

Unengaging yet riveting.

Politics to me is a fascinating subject.

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'm immersed...

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.

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!