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Magic City: Season 2 (2013)

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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 local mob boss Ben "The Butcher" Diamond (Danny Huston), who has designs on taking over the establishment. As Season 2 begins, Ike faces a murder rap and his family tries to raise bail money, which leads them to discover just who his silent partners are. Ike decides he must rid himself of Diamond and sets in motion a plan to that end, but Stevie continues to get more involved with the crime boss. Diamond, on the other, seeks permission from the Chicago syndicate to put a hit on Ike. In the end, the outcome of the gambling bill stands to have a major impact on Ike and Ben's future, while DA Jack Klein (Matt Ross) contemplates Ike's offer to take care of The Butcher.

Cast

Olga Kurylenko
as Vera Evans
Christian Cooke
as Danny Evans
Steven Strait
as Steve Evans
Danny Huston
as Ben 'The Butcher' Diamond
Jessica Marais
as Lily Diamond
Kelly Lynch
as Meg Bannock
Yul Vázquez
as Victor Lazaro
Dominik García-Lorido
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
Patricia De Leon
as Pastorita Nunez
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Critic Reviews for Magic City: Season 2

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (5)

In any case, it's worth catching the finale, which packs in a lot of action and suggests that most of the characters reap what they have sown.

September 3, 2013 | Full Review…

Magic City -- on paper, not on screen -- remains a compelling idea in search of great execution.

June 25, 2013 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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The show's rich 1950s Miami atmosphere serves as a spectacular backdrop for all the intriguing and seductive drama - actually, soap opera.

June 13, 2013 | Full Review…

Magic City could sometimes be unsure of when to incorporate important plot points or major developments... In the end, it's just a shame the series only managed to find that sense of purpose and progress in its final hours.

November 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Magic City's gritty drama will have viewers itching for more, thanks to a superb cast and the story's ability to humanize players in the typically unsympathetic society of organized crime and its subsidiaries.

November 20, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Creator Mitch Glazer, a former cabana boy who grew up in this world, has recaptured it beautifully. No, it's not as unpredictable as Mad Men, but at least it packs enough of a punch to keep the conspiracy theorists at bay.

November 20, 2018 | Full Review…

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