August 16, 2012 |
The second season of the Starz political drama "Boss" opens with Chicago Mayor Tom Kane in the desert, staring off over the barren wasteland of scorched earth. The scene serves as apt metaphor for the situation the boss finds himself in after the series' tumultuous first season: He stands alone as a man at war with his family, fellow politicians and the press, and even his own mind, which is losing its battle against the ravages of Lewy Body Dementia. As the new season begins ( 8 p.m. Friday, Starz; 3.5 star out of 4 )
May 23, 2012 |
A cunning vampire overlord, a murderous meth maker and an oil baron carrying a Texas-size grudge: In a summer TV schedule stuffed with bold, brash characters , Mayor Tom Kane vanquishes all pretenders. He's the biggest, the boldest. He is the "Boss. " "Arguably, yes," Kelsey Grammer, who plays the Chicago mayor in the Starz political drama, said with a chuckle during a recent conversation. "Tom got pretty explosive at times. It seemed to fuel a reality about him. That he is just that big, interesting, tortured, conflicted and complex.