Kelsey Grammer is a hit in the new Starz series about a Chicago mayor, according to a skimming of reviews. However, the show, which premiers tonight, doesn’t fare quite as well. Chicago through the eyes of Hollywood and TV reviewers; it’s always interesting what turns up. Here are a few reviews.
John Kass, Chicago Tribune: Cheers for ‘Boss,’ even if it blurs reality a bit
Mark Brown, Chicago Sun-Times: ‘Boss’ entertaining, but doesn’t accurately portray Chicago politics
New York Times: “… beautifully but ponderously shot: Chicago as seen through the eyes of a stylish European auteur.” [DB note: “Auteur?” Leave it to the NYT. Get out. We got not auteurs here. This ain’t no Paris.]
Los Angeles Times: “The actor shines in the dramatic anithero role of corrupt Chicago Mayor Tom Kane in the political drama on Starz.”
HollywoodChicago.com: Chicago-Set ‘Boss’ Begins With Shaky First Term
Slate: The Next “Great American TV Show”
Chicago Tribune: The actor shines in the dramatic anithero role of corrupt Chicago Mayor Tom Kane
USAToday: Kelsey Grammer rules on the unruly ‘Boss
Time: Starz’s Politics Drama Boss: Powerful But Messy, Just Like Its Subject
ABC: Kelsey Grammer transcends expectations
Saloon, oops I mean Salon: “Boss”: Is Kelsey Grammer’s show the new “Wire”?
TV America: ‘Boss’ taps into Chicago’s ‘larger-than-life history
SouthCoastToday.com: ‘Boss’ both underwhelming and over the top