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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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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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Betrayal starts from within. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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2011 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Candidate Ben Zajac has House of Cards (2013) Frank Underwood's ringtone on his cell. First heard in episode 4. See more »

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Referenced in Norm Macdonald Has a Show: M. Night Shyamalan (2018) See more »

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Arranged by Robert Plant, Buddy Miller, and Brian Reitzell
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Great new show-- better than Chicago Code, to boot
27 November 2011 | by danhalfeldtSee all my reviews

Haven't seen political drama this good since the West Wing. While the show maybe heavy-handed, it does always come off as having a one foot in reality. I've lived in the Chicago area my whole life, and while maybe our politicians don't murder people, they have historically been the most corrupt, period. My wife and I are hooked on this program. Love how well-rounded the characters are. I didn't realize until now how character driven the show is compared to plot driven. I guess that's why we're going to keep hearing "Wire" comparisons. Overall, I would say "Boss" is a nitty, gritty West Wing, but with Tony Soprano playing the 'president'.

I'm also a huge fan of Ryan and the "Shield", but this show does a much better job of showing not just the Chicago political machine, but also of showing Chicago. Sometimes the "Code" seems like it's just name-dropping things for "authenticity". Another thing that "Boss" does better -- dropping the exaggerated "chicaggah" accent. Most of us don't have it.


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