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Magic City: Season 1 (2012)




Critic Consensus: Ambitious and filled with vivid period details, Magic City is unfortunately plagued by a lagging pace and shortage of quality writing.


Air date: Apr 6, 2012
Air date: Apr 13, 2012
Air date: Apr 20, 2012
Air date: Apr 27, 2012
Air date: May 4, 2012
Air date: May 11, 2012
Air date: May 18, 2012
Air date: Jun 1, 2012

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This evocative cable drama chronicles life in and around the Miramar Playa, a luxury hotel in Miami Beach circa 1959, where manager Ike Evans (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) contends with celebrity guests; politicians and bigwigs; shady characters; and a local mob boss who has designs on taking over the establishment. In the series opener, Ike's future hinges on the success of his hotel's New Year's Eve concert, and to ensure that things go well, he enlists the help of mobster Ben "The Butcher" Diamond … More

Network: Starz
Premiere Date: Apr 6, 2012
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Olga Kurylenko
as Vera Evans
Christian Cooke
as Danny Evans
Steven Strait
as Steve Evans
Danny Huston
as Ben 'The Butcher' Di...
Jessica Marais
as Lily Diamond
Kelly Lynch
as Meg Bannock
Yul Vázquez
as Victor Lazaro
Dominik García-Lorid...
as Mercedes Lazaro
Elena Satine
as Judi Silver
Alex Rocco
as Arthur Evans
Matt Ross
as Jack Klein
Michael Rispoli
as Bel Jaffe
Taylor Blackwell
as Lauren Evans
James Caan
as Sy Berman
Esai Morales
as Carlos Ruiz
Sherilyn Fenn
as Madame Renee
Jamie Harris
as Nicky Grillo
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Critic Reviews for Magic City: Season 1

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (22)

Magic City strives for the clever period panache of Mad Men, but it's really just so much secondhand smoke.

Full Review… | September 16, 2013
Top Critic

There's a lot to look at and enough to like about this flashy and tumultuous time in Miami.

Full Review… | March 30, 2012
Uncle Barky
Top Critic

Magic City is still delivering engrossing plot twists and fleshing out characters, creating its own odd, exotic world and defining itself as something unique.

Full Review… | March 30, 2012
Denver Post
Top Critic

Slow? Yeah, maybe, like a good late-'50s lounge ballad. Once you click into the rhythm, you won't even think about it.

Full Review… | March 30, 2012
New York Daily News
Top Critic

The sordid ugliness that festers inside Magic City's voluptuously beautiful wrappings makes irresistible television.

Full Review… | March 30, 2012
Miami Herald
Top Critic

Fewer cliches, fewer breasts, fewer 'ahas' and they might have something great.

Full Review… | March 30, 2012
New York Post
Top Critic

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