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Boss – one of the greatest TV shows ever made cancelled after 2 seasons

By on 29/11/2012

There is not a lot of intelligent programming out there. For every The Wire there are 3 Two Broke Girls. One of the greatest shows of the last 2 years is Boss from Starz. Staring Kelsey Grammer the series follows Tom Kane, the mayor of Chicago, who has recently been diagnosed with a degenerative neurological disorder. Determined to remain in charge, Kane conceals the disease from everyone around him except his own physician, Dr Ella Harris. Those around Kane are too busy with their own lives to notice anything unusual. Kane’s marriage to his wife Meredith is nothing more than one of convenience. Kane’s closest advisors, Kitty O’Neill and Ezra Stone, begin to suspect something is wrong with the Mayor but respect him too much to ask any questions, while State Treasurer Ben Zajac is too busy cultivating his political ambitions to become the next Governor of Illinois to notice anything out of the ordinary. Kane’s daughter, Emma, is the only one who suspects that something is wrong with her father. But does she know enough to uncover his secret and what will it mean for his political career?

Its rare that a show comes along that keeps you gripped and one the edge of your seat without the need of constant action and explosions…….despite its critical acclaim and Golden Globe win and Emmy nominations the show has been cancelled – WTF!!!!! I don’t understand

The rumour mill has been going wild on this one – the network claims ratings for the cancellation whilst Kelsey Grammer says its his being a Republican that was the reason for the cancellation – whatever the reason this is a sad day for intelligent programming on TV. Boss now joins the like of Carnivale and Twin Peaks as shows that were cancelled way before their time

If you have not seen Boss get on the case and watch it – even though its been cancelled the 2 series are sooooooo worth the watch

 



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