Monday, April 8, 2013


Former Frasier, Kelsey Grammer, co-produces (with Gus Van Sant, among others) and takes manifest pleasure in embodying a ruthless mayor of Chicago.
The development of his neurological disease - obviously kept a secret, else where would the fun be? - adds spice to this large collection of depraved, power-hungry careerists.

If it reminds you of 'The West Wing' that is probably no coincidence, but the mood is utterly different. No witty punchlines or cheerful bantering in the corridors here!
More of evil glares, muted sneering and, eventually, hallucinations.

Despite the conspicuous absence of likeable characters, I enjoy this!
Sadly, it was cancelled after the 2nd season, due to low ratings.
But then, I figure one season is enough of most TV-shows, anyway.

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