Critic Consensus: Ambitious and filled with vivid period details, Magic City is unfortunately plagued by a lagging pace and shortage of quality writing.
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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
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Magic City strives for the clever period panache of Mad Men, but it's really just so much secondhand smoke.
There's a lot to look at and enough to like about this flashy and tumultuous time in Miami.
Magic City is still delivering engrossing plot twists and fleshing out characters, creating its own odd, exotic world and defining itself as something unique.
Slow? Yeah, maybe, like a good late-'50s lounge ballad. Once you click into the rhythm, you won't even think about it.
The sordid ugliness that festers inside Magic City's voluptuously beautiful wrappings makes irresistible television.
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