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Tribal Warfare 11-25-2011 10:56 PM

The Starz original series "Boss"
 
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The series follows Tom Kane, the mayor of Chicago, who has recently been diagnosed with a degenerative neurological disorder. Determined to remain in charge, Kane conceals the disease from everyone around him except his own physician, Dr Ella Harris. Those around Kane are too busy with their own lives to notice anything unusual. Kane's marriage to his wife Meredith is nothing more than one of convenience. Kane's closest advisors, Kitty O'Neill and Ezra Stone, begin to suspect something is wrong with the Mayor but respect him too much to ask any questions, while State Treasurer Ben Zajac is too busy cultivating his political ambitions to become the next Governor of Illinois to notice anything out of the ordinary. Kane's daughter, Emma, is the only one who suspects that something is wrong with her father. But does she know enough to uncover his secret and what will it mean for his political career?

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Tribal Warfare 11-26-2011 12:54 AM

personally, I love their depiction of the Chicago political machine.

Tribal Warfare 12-03-2011 12:45 AM

Damn, that episode had some serious Ownage by Kane

keg in kc 12-03-2011 01:24 AM

I've heard it's a great show, but hell, HBO by itself taxes my meager income. I can't afford Starz and Showtime and all the other channels putting quality programming out now.

Tribal Warfare 12-03-2011 02:16 AM

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Originally Posted by keg in kc (Post 8163130)
I've heard it's a great show, but hell, HBO by itself taxes my meager income. I can't afford Starz and Showtime and all the other channels putting quality programming out now.

http://videobull.com/category/boss/

Pushead2 12-03-2011 04:30 AM

Kathleen Robertson IS SLAMMING

Baby Lee 12-04-2011 09:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tribal Warfare (Post 8163086)
Damn, that episode had some serious Ownage by Kane

You wanna play ball, let's ****ing play ball?

I'm a little torn on this one, having consumed the episodes over the course of yesterday afternoon, the performances are great, and the plot is gripping, but there is a little too much deus ex machina at times [most glaringly at it's suspenseful apex].
Spoiler!


Also, the complete nihilism of nearly every character makes it hard to root for anyone. When everyone is an irredeemable asshole, how do you come to care who wins?

Tribal Warfare 12-10-2011 11:38 AM

pretty intense end and all, especially the very end.

Tribal Warfare 12-10-2011 11:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Baby Lee (Post 8166128)
You wanna play ball, let's ****ing play ball?

I'm a little torn on this one, having consumed the episodes over the course of yesterday afternoon, the performances are great, and the plot is gripping, but there is a little too much deus ex machina at times [most glaringly at it's suspenseful apex].
Spoiler!


Also, the complete nihilism of nearly every character makes it hard to root for anyone. When everyone is an irredeemable asshole, how do you come to care who wins?

That's the beauty of this, and the very end of the finale explained (the adviser) why he did it in the beginning of his regime in comparison to now.

Pushead2 12-12-2011 04:03 AM

that was a great ending. Can't wait for the second season

Tribal Warfare 08-18-2012 04:24 PM

The season premiere was solid IMO, with someone being shot too

Tribal Warfare 11-24-2012 03:13 AM

Boss’ Won’t Return To Starz For Season 3, May Wrap Story With Two-Hour Movie
By NELLIE ANDREEVA Tuesday November 20, 2012 @ 9:00am PST

There won’t be a third season of Starz‘s acclaimed drama Boss starring Kelsey Grammer and created by Farhad Safinia. However, I’ve learned exclusively that there are discussions between the pay cable network and Boss producer Lionsgate TV about possibly doing a two-hour movie that would wrap up the story of Chicago Mayor Tom Kane, played by Grammer. “After much deliberation, we have made the difficult decision to not proceed with (a third season of) Boss,” said Starz in a statement Tuesday. “We remain proud of this award-winning show, its exceptional cast and writers, and are grateful to Kelsey Grammer, Farhad Safinia and our partners at Lionsgate TV.”

Ratings-wise, Boss was soft but relatively steady. The series premiered to 659,000 viewers in October 2011. Season 2, which was ordered before Boss‘ series debut, opened with 317,000 viewers this past August, down 52% from Season 1, but subsequently recovered. It averaged 937,000 viewers over its weekend premiere airings on the Starz flagship channel and around 2.4 million across all platforms per episode. That was down slightly from Season 1 (1.1 million, 3 million). But Boss brought cachet to Starz, earning critical praise. It earned the first major awards nominations for the pay cable network, winning a Golden Globe for star Grammer who probably delivered the strongest performance of his career in Boss. Additionally, the show developed strong following by a small but devoted fan base. Its ratings performance was probably hampered by the fact it didn’t have a strong lead-in as Starz doesn’t have enough original series to go around, and that it aired on low-trafficked Friday night. (Though the network puts emphasis on a series’ cumed weekend viewership). Going into Season 2, the show beefed up the cast with new additions Sanaa Lathan, Jonathan Groff and T.I. while keeping its status as one of the less expensive Starz series. However, unlike Magic City, whose first season did only marginally better than Season 1 of Boss, the Grammer-starring drama was not owned by Starz, with Lionsgate TV controlling international and DVD rights.

After Season 1, Boss also brought in Dee Johnson as showrunner. Since Boss wrapped production on Season 2, Johnson moved to take the reins of ABC’s freshman soap Nashville but remained in first position to Boss. She will now be available to continue on Nashville, which recently received a back-nine order. Boss was executive produced by Safinia, Grammer, Gus Van Sant (who directed the pilot in his series debut), Johnson, Brian Sher and Stella Bulochnikov.

With Boss‘ cancellation, Spartacus now is the only Starz original series so far to go beyond two seasons. If a Boss movie becomes a reality — which is tricky as it involves new deals with the cast and crew — it would bring the show’s run to 20 hours.

jspchief 11-24-2012 03:39 AM

Kelsey Grammer may be the most overrated actor in Hollywood.

Mr. Laz 11-24-2012 06:40 PM

it's some twisted and ****ed up shit

SNR 11-24-2012 06:43 PM

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Originally Posted by jspchief (Post 9145521)
Kelsey Grammer may be the most overrated actor in Hollywood.

Yeah, it's his fault the show isn't working out :rolleyes:


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