TV Review: Magic City Has Style to Spare and Not Much More

The new Starz drama Magic City, a macho soap opera set in sex-glamour-and-revolution-rocked 1958 Miami, cries out for one of those bitchy one- or two-sentence reviews that music critics sometimes write when they really hate a new album. (My favorite is my old Dallas Observer colleague Robert Wilonsky's review of the Black Crowes' The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion: "I seem to recall loaning this album to a friend in 1974 and not asking for it back.") But the show is so enervating and undeservedly full of itself, and such an altogether depressing combination of brilliant production values and subpar drama, that I can't muster the necessary bile. Read More...


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