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Boss: Season 2 (2012)




Critic Consensus: Kelsey Grammar alone provides ample reason to watch Boss, but the rest of the stellar supporting cast of wretchedly fascinating, emotionally entangled characters holds viewer attention.


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A fictitious study of the personal and professional life of ruthless Chicago mayor Tom Kane (Kelsey Grammer) kicks off Season 2 with Kane cementing his legacy with splendid groundbreaking ceremonies for the updated airport terminals. Though the sky seems the limit for his political future, his health continues to be an issue. The second campaign eventually leads to political problems that include a personal tragedy, an infatuation with new aide Mona Fredricks (Sanaa Lathan), his deep-sixing of longtime political cronies, troubles with a city housing project, an uneasy alliance with a City Council foe, the potential bankruptcy of the city of Chicago and a published news story that could spell the end of his reign as a powerful politico. All this while his health continues to deteriorate.


Connie Nielsen
as Meredith Kane
Jeff Hephner
as Ben Zajac
Hannah Ware
as Emma Kane
Kathleen Robertson
as Kitty O'Neil
Martin Donovan
as Ezra Stone
Francis Guinan
as Gov. McCall Cullen
Rotimi Akinosho
as Darius Morrison
Sanaa Lathan
as Mona Fredricks
Troy Garity
as Sam Miller
as Trey Rogers
Nicole Forester
as Maggie Zajac
John Hoogenakker
as Jeff Doyle
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Critic Reviews for Boss: Season 2

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (10)

The acting merits more accolades than the storylines so far.

August 17, 2012 | Full Review…

The supporting actors are all capable, although Grammer's glower clearly is the series' tower of power.

August 17, 2012 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

At the heart of this drama, in every sense, is Grammer. It's worth turning on this show just to watch his performance.

August 17, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Still good. Still heavy going.

August 17, 2012 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

...t a hardboiled, somewhat abstracted view of power relations as practiced by a varied cast of characters... while also imparting an almost Shakespearean grandeur to the proceedings.

August 29, 2014 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

The show manages to shoot itself in the foot regularly.

August 17, 2012 | Full Review…

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