After tow decades playing Dr. Frazier Crane in the sitcoms "Cheers" and "Frazier", Kelsey Grammer is back---but this time in a political drama series "Boss" under Starz cable.
At first, it was hard for me to accept seeing Mr. Grammer in a dramatic role but after watching the first episode of "Boss", he really is a convincing political figure with his gruff look, deep voice, and conniving disposition. He kind of reminds me of Richard Nixon (except for the conniving disposition which is debatable).
In this series, he plays the role of incumbent Chicago mayor Tom Kane diagnosed with a degenerative neurological disorder. Determined to hold on to his office, he then keeps his illness from the public and is only known to his physician Dr. Ella Harris. His closest political advisors Kitty O'Neil and Ezra Stone notices that something is wrong with the mayor but respects him too much to ask questions.
On the personal front, Tom Kane is estranged from his wife Meredith and is with him only as a political show. He has a daughter, Emma, a nun, who seemingly has her own demons to overcome.