Boss

2011 NR 1 season

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Boss

2011 NR 1 season
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Kelsey Grammer stars in this dark drama as Chicago mayor Tom Kane, a viperous politician unafraid to step outside the law when it suits his interests. But as he pushes his agenda, Kane's fiercest foe may prove to be an explosive personal secret.
SEASON  1
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Summary of Season 1 (2011) - 3 discs

For Chicago mayor Tom Kane -- a coldhearted and ruthless government operative even by the standards of the Windy City's corrupt political machine -- a neurological disorder that he's keeping a secret threatens to prove his downfall.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.78:1
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English, English SDH, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
Yes
Audio
English: DTS 7.1 HD
Rating
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
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Reviews

age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this mature drama was intended for adults, with unbleeped cursing (including "f--k" and "s--t") and simulated sex that exposes some sensitive body parts. There's also an ongoing storyline involving a character with a substance abuse problem, along with bloodless violence like slapping, choking, and yelling. Brand names are mentioned on occasion, too.

Sexual Content

Simulated sex isn't constant but is rather graphic, including nipples and other bare sensitive parts.

Violence

Some shouting, pushing, choking, but typically bloodless.

Language

Unbleeped swearing includes "f--k," "s--t," etc.

Social Behavior

The overall message is that city politics is a dirty business that requires trade-offs, favors, and occasional violence to get important things done. There's also an emphasis on the corruption of power and the stark differences between a politician's public and private personas.

Consumerism

Common usage of brand names like Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Some social drinking, plus mentions of prescription drugs. One character has a problem with substance abuse.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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