'Magic City' series premiere: Will Starz's glamorous retro drama make good?


In "Magic City," the new original Starz series starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Miami is hot and Morgan as hotelier Ike Evans wants to introduce America -- and us -- to the city's charms.In the series-opening episode we meet Evans and his microcosmic world of retro glitter glamour at the Miramar Playa hotel, which he owns and oversees. Things are swell. It's New Year's Eve 1959 and Frank Sinatra is set to take the stage at the Miramar to ring in the new decade. But without something to sour the mix there wouldn't be a show.In this case, the sour is amply provided by Danny Huston as mobster Ben Diamond who, we get the feeling, financed a big portion of the Miramar Playa and isn't content with being a silent partner. In the opening episode he rattles Ike's cage, but comes through in the end by averting a strike that would've kept guests away and Frank...



Want to comment on this? First, you must log in to your SideReel account!