City on a Hill: Season 1 (2019)

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City on a Hill

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Though City on a Hill's meandering story can't quite match its ambitions, it's entertaining -- and even occasionally riveting -- to watch Kevin Bacon and company take on bureaucracy.

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Critic Ratings: 37

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User Ratings: 108

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Air date: Jun 16, 2019

In early '90s Boston, FBI agent Jackie Rohr works within the corrupt culture, but Decourcy Ward, the new Assistant D. A., wants to uproot the system; after an armored car robbery, the two men find themselves in a possible alliance.

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Air date: Jun 23, 2019

After an eventful Sunday at church, Decourcy finds out he has a powerful new enemy in town -- one that puts his wife Siobhan in an awkward position; Jackie is stirring up trouble in his own home, and his distrustful mother-in-law, Rosa, is onto him.

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Air date: Jun 30, 2019

Jackie searches for his absent informant; Jenny revisits her passion to become a teacher; Decourcy works up a plan to overcome the town's infamous "Code of Silence" and get a few suspects to talk; Jimmy skips town to visit his kids.

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Air date: Jul 7, 2019

Jackie strong-arms Jimmy to get a step closer to finding the armored truck guards; Decourcy rattles a suspect called to testify before the Grand Jury; Siobhan learns something unsettling about a leader of the Coalition.

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Air date: Jul 14, 2019

Jackie and Decourcy continue to hunt down the weapon connected to the Revere robbery; a local reporter gets a tip about a story that could lead her down a treacherous path; Siobhan questions whether doing what is right is ultimately what is best.

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Air date: Jul 21, 2019

Decourcy is a step closer to connecting the stolen guns to the Revere robbery when an insider agrees to talk; Jenny is no longer able to ignore Jackie's indiscretions after they show up on her doorstep; money problems worsen for the Ryan family.

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Air date: Jul 28, 2019

With the gang's arms dealer in custody, Jackie thinks he's a step closer to glory, but Decourcy is the one in a position to negotiate and he's considering cutting off the gun supply rather than going after the buyers.

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Air date: Aug 4, 2019

Jackie celebrates a win in front of the cameras but reaches new low outside of the limelight; a shining moment from Decourcy promises a potential future in politics; Siobhan discovers she has been betrayed.

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Air date: Aug 11, 2019

When an unlikely source confides in Decourcy, the Massachusetts State Police hatch a plan that promises arrests without the help of the FBI.

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Air date: Aug 18, 2019

Jackie celebrates another moment in the spotlight; Decourcy considers the best course of action to carry out justice for the murdered guards; Jimmy jeopardizes his brother's future.

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Cast & Crew

Aldis Hodge
Decourcy Ward

Actor
Kevin Bacon
Jackie Rohr

Actor
Jonathan Tucker
Frankie Ryan

Actor
Mark O'Brien
Jimmy Ryan

Actor
Tom Fontana
Executive Producer
Chuck MacLean
Executive Producer
Ben Affleck
Executive Producer
Matt Damon
Executive Producer
Jennifer Todd
Executive Producer
James Mangold
Executive Producer
Barry Levinson
Executive Producer
Michael Cuesta
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Audience Reviews for City on a Hill: Season 1

  • Feb 18, 2022
    Love the way the story is sorted out THROUGH out the season, that's a BIG PLUS in my book. That and the difference side to the whole story thing makes it make sense to but adds a nice flavor to the season as well.
  • Dec 27, 2021
    I love this show!!!!!! Bring on Season 3!!!!!! ~Western Massachusetts :)
  • May 28, 2021
    I think this is a terrific show. I have only recently started watching it (I am in Season 1, Episode 8) and it has gripped me as no show has really done since the Sopranos. Kevin Bacon's performance as Jackie Roar is as complex as Gandolfini's Tony Soprano - he's that good. We also see the beginning of the corruption of Decourcy Ward (what a fabulous name) who has to lower his moral standard in order to try and get convictions; Hodge is so easy on the eye I'd watch it just to see him sit in a chair and not speak. But he portrays "boy done good" - someone who has had to transcend his birthplace and childhood - very well and we are in no doubt he is the "goodie". The women actors are amazing and do justice to interesting roles. And I like the music too. Much to recommend here if you like law and order that punches hard.
  • Apr 27, 2021
    I am addicted to this show - I love it! I'm from MA and know Boston well. Kevin Bacon gets Boston and he seems like he could be from Boston. He is fantastic in his role and so is Aldis Hodge as well as everyone else is. When I started watching the show it was just because it was a Boston related show and with the first two episodes I wasn't sure, but kept watching and SO glad I did. This show is fantastic!!
  • Apr 25, 2021
    Great show. The whole cast is great. Story is good. Direction is good. Kevin Bacon steals the show.
  • Apr 05, 2021
    Loved this series. Great writing. Nothing woke about it, is what makes it so good. The music was exceptional. Very talented cast
  • Mar 29, 2021
    Similar in style and a good replacement for Ray Donovan, since Ray Donovan's writers no longer care about the core of the show and are off with the fairies. Gritty, not great and sometimes meandering, but still significantly better than most mainstream tv garbage. BTW - Kevin Bacon can't act. Once you get passed that you'll enjoy the series.
  • Mar 28, 2021
    Great, Just Great! Must see. Kevin Bacon is doing a great role.
  • Feb 07, 2021
    I went with 2 stars for this show, I saw a commercial on Showtime and decided to give it a watch. Someone I know enjoyed this show, I was born in the area and from there. I thought that I would enjoy it. It had a lot of small talk, and was a bit boring and slow. Nothing really happens till about 10 mins. left of each episode. All star cast and lots of attention to detail and time period. Very spot on with accent and getting names of places right. It did kinda miss the mark for me a bit though, I might watch the second season idk yet. I do like movies/shows that place in Boston though 2 stars.
  • Nov 26, 2020
    Fantastic. Brilliant character development, and very nicely woven story lines.

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