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5.0 out of 5 stars Second Season of Boss Hits Too Close to Home for a Season Three, March 7, 2013
This review is from: Boss: Season 2 (DVD)
The two seasons of Boss were so close to political truth they were scary. It would not shock me to find out that Starz was asked not to continue the series by those who have influence over the industry for their own political reasons. I also believe that it may have been too "intellectually" challenging for the viewers of the usual action violence as opposed to the undercover targeted violence of political intrigue and scandal. I will miss this series and have recommended it to many who NEVER saw Boss while it was on the air. Too bad, Kelsey Grammar and cast will be sorely missed. I am glad to own season 1 and now to order season 2.
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Initial post: Mar 11, 2013 7:59:12 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 11, 2013 8:03:08 PM PDT
Your take on why this outstanding series was dropped is most likely very accurate indeed. I don't know if you are a resident of the City of Chicago, but from my perspective I can reasonably suggest that it is not beyond the realm of possibility that is exactly what occurred. Mayor Emmanuel's brother is a major "mover and shaker" in Hollywood and the film industry. He is also an attorney and has many contacts and much clout in the City of the Angels. The First and Second season of this series hit very close to home and anyone who has followed Chicago politics and knows something first hand of it's inner workings can vouch for just how "accurate" much of the political manipulations and double-dealing depicted in the series are to reality. Some people might draw an inference that "Kane" is a composite of the late Mayor Richard J. Daley, his son Richard M. Daley and the current one, Mayor Emmanuel. I'm sure that made a lot of folks a little more than upset and concerned. And given the current contentious political climate in Chicago and the potential for future political ambitions being negatively affected by a mere television series (and a well written, well acted and well produced one, at that) would give any ambitious politician some concern. So why not make a few telephone calls to put on pressure in the right places to have this critically acclaimed series yanked? I have to add: I have lived in this city my entire life and would be one of the first to say it is one of the most vibrant, entertaining, classy and showcase cities in the entire world. But it does have it's problems. I view each and every film that I see that was filmed in Chicago with a very critical eye. I can say without reservation that the manner in which this series was filmed, the location, the lighting, the mood . . . everything about the cinematography was outstanding and there has not, to date, been anything better. Hands down.

Posted on Mar 25, 2013 5:14:38 PM PDT
Harold 66 says:
wonder why you all call him Kelsey Grammar . His last name is GRAMMER

Harold

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 27, 2013 7:03:47 AM PDT
Chloe says:
I really wish another network would pick this show up. I've practically worn out my DVD of Season I waiting for Season II to show up. If Starz was pressured, perhaps there's another network out there whose executives have more integrity - HBO, where are you??

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 28, 2013 5:25:03 AM PDT
Chloe, I was certainly thinking the same thing. I was hoping a major player and outstanding production valued organization would take up the project, like HBO or Showtime. Personally, I don't care who picks it up just so long as they put it back on the air and continue to write those great scripts and maintain the acting and cinematography. I think that the powers-that-be in Chicago and Hollywood that made this series go away are making a huge mistake. They are going to lose money on this thing because it was really starting to become more and more popular. The city of Chicago loses big time because the so-called feature length motion pictures and made-for-television series prior to Boss could not compare in quality and appeal. Just sitting in a room and watching the visuals of the series - without the benefit of sound or musical soundtrack - was stunning. The images and raw beauty of the city portrayed in Seasons One and Two have yet to be surpassed.
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