BOSS “Stasis” Review

BOSS "Stasis" Season 1 Episode 7 – I think I’m finally coming to terms with the fact that Boss is not a very good show. I love political intrigue in my tv shows. I love bad people doing bad things and getting away with it. I loved that Boss had a distinct style and a cast which seemed (with the exception of a few cough estranged druggie minister cough weak links) pretty solid and that the show was not afraid to go completely over the top with flashy dialogue and ridiculous speeches all in service of a cool scene.

But Boss has a problem and it is a fatal one. It’s terribly dull.

Oh sure, there are other problems and they’re shown up in this episode: everyone except Kane seems to be operating at the intelligence of a retarded pig. Outside of Kane, nobody’s character is truly fully developed. This episode went at some lengths to show Kitty seriously down in the dumps and it worked and it worked well because it finally made her human and brought her out of the sexy robot state she’s been operating under for the past several episodes. Connie Nielson is probably the character best served outside of Kane. The idea of Meredith, this Lady Macbeth figure who actually has a huge amount of influence and savvy about politics in Chicago is seriously cool and Nielson is good enough to pull her off without seeming a stereotype. Read More...


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