2014 • Starz
90 reviews
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Season 1 episodes (8)

1 Listen
After the discovery of a serious medical condition, Mayor Tom Kane must set things in motion for the upcoming gubernatorial primary while attempting to reconnect with his distant wife and estranged daughter.
2 Reflex
A new political force enters the race with only a few weeks until the primary.  When the City Council stands in Kane's way, Kane and his crew will have to flex their political muscles to stay on top.  Meanwhile, Meredith gets some unsettling news that adds to her growing suspicions that her husband's keeping something from her.
3 Swallow
As Zajac's campaign gains momentum, Kane has problems adjusting to his new medical reality. An embarrassing media storm catches Governor Cullen off guard while Miller stumbles upon a story that seeps much deeper than he imagined.
4 Slip
Kane finds himself starting to lose control, both politically and personally, as his supporters begin to question their confidence in him.  Zajac ventures into uncharted territory while campaigning as Miller continues to dig for answers.
5 Remembered
After long-buried information resurfaces, Kane and his camp find themselves battling the media for control of public perception.  With the primary just around the corner, they'll have to pull out all the stops to contain the situation and keep the upper hand.
6 Spit
Kane takes an unannounced break from City Hall as his political image hits an all-time low.  The election looms and he'll need to enlist the help of others to weather this storm.  Kitty, at an emotional impasse, makes a bold move while Meredith, increasingly suspect of Kane's behavior, seeks opportunities of her own.
7 Stasis
Just days away from the election, Kane slowly regains control over City Hall.  Though a swift political move will help identify his adversaries, will doing the unthinkable improve his public image in time?
8 Choose
Election Day. The race is close, and while the candidates campaign, Kane and Stone must do their part to turn the gears of the political machine.  Emma's world is turned upside-down while Meredith must go to great lengths to prove her allegiance to Kane.

About this show

Mayor Tom Kane (Golden Globe Winner Kelsey Grammer) is King of Chicago and he rules his domain with an iron fist.  Deception, scandal, and betrayal go hand in hand with Kane's form of politics. As long as he gets the job done, the people of Chicago look the other way. Despite being the most effective mayor in recent history, Kane is hiding a dark secret. A degenerative brain disorder is ripping everything away from him and he can't trust his memory, his closest allies, or even himself.

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90 reviews
Donnette Henry
August 7, 2021
Almost 5 stars. The cast is great. Also the scenery is captivating. Trying to save the city of Chicago with religious views set a powerful tone. This great.. sorta shocked by the amount of profanity used. A lot of f-bombs. Also some of the dialog is choppy. Certian scenes seems to be in a code.
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Emil Lotyanu
September 5, 2017
A political drama of an incredible quality! Kelsey Grammar is awesome! So are the other actors. Much better than House of cards!
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December 6, 2016
Great story great premise great actors this TV series destined for greatness if only the network can recognize it
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