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By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Dark, mature drama examines underside of city politics.

TV Starz Drama 2011
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Boss isn't pretty, but it's certainly powerful, the kind of drama that's so grim, even the weather seems to play along. And in an age in which so many Americans seem let down by those elected to high places, the show's subject matter could really strike a nerve. Of course, if you're the type who prefers to believe that politics aren't actually this depressingly dirty, well, then this won't be the show for you.

As for Grammer, he slides into the role of a man who's accustomed to controlling his own fate (until fate steps in to take a swipe at his health) with impressive range and authority. He's the right man for the job, and his performance makes this dark and gritty world feel all the more dark and believable. But it might not be a world that everyone wants to visit -- or accept.

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