Magic City Reviews & Ratings

60 minutes

The series is centered around a Miami hotel of the 60's. Set in 1959 Miami, Florida shortly after the Cuban Revolution, Magic City tells the story of Ike Evans (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), the owner of Miami's most glamorous hotel, the Miramar Playa. Evans is forced to make an ill-fated deal with Miami mob boss Ben Diamond (Danny Huston) to ensure the success of his glitzy establishment.
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Mar 3, 2015 1:40PM EST
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This gangster period drama did not get the audience it needed to survive but i feel like it could have evolved into something great. The actors made their characters come to life and the writing was something to behold. What would you choose; family or power?; greed of glory?; legacy or loyalty? I recommend this show to period drama and crime lovers.

This gangster period drama did not get the audience it needed to survive but i feel like it could have evolved into something great. The actors made their characters come to life and the writing was something to behold. What would you choose; family or power?; greed of glory?; legacy or loyalty? I recommend this show to period drama and crime lovers.

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Aug 9, 2018 10:25PM EDT
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It's the late 1950s in flashy and turbulent Miami Beach, and the Miramar Playa Hotel is the place to be and be seen. As Fidel Castro takes control of Cuba just offshore, wealthy guests crowd the hotel's main room and the Kennedys, anti-Castro forces, the mob and the CIA hold court in the luxurious lobby.

At the center of all the action is Ike Evans, a one-time cabana boy and now visionary owner of the Miramar Playa. But behind Ike's charm and easy-going manner are deeply buried secrets, mysteries even to his second wife, Vera, and his three kids. To finance his dream, Ike went into business years ago with mob boss Ben "The Butcher" Diamond, who doesn't appreciate Ike's desperate attempts to end their partnership. Amid political upheaval in Cuba and darker deals closer to home, Ike is intent on protecting his family, and his dream, even as his world in the Magic City threatens to crumble.

An incredible time in our history. This had such potential. It just didn't live up to it.

It's the late 1950s in flashy and turbulent Miami Beach, and the Miramar Playa Hotel is the place to be and be seen. As Fidel Castro takes control of Cuba just offshore, wealthy guests crowd the hotel's main room and the Kennedys, anti-Castro forces, the mob and the CIA hold court in the luxurious lobby.

At the center of all the action is Ike Evans, a one-time cabana boy and now visionary owner of the Miramar Playa. But behind Ike's charm and easy-going manner are deeply buried secrets, mysteries even to his second wife, Vera, and his three kids. To finance his dream, Ike went into business years ago with mob boss Ben "The Butcher" Diamond, who doesn't appreciate Ike's desperate attempts to end their partnership. Amid political upheaval in Cuba and darker deals closer to home, Ike is intent on protecting his family, and his dream, even as his world in the Magic City threatens to crumble.

An incredible time in our history. This had such potential. It just didn't live up to it.

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Feb 8, 2017 11:41AM EST
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Go big or go home comes to mind. I feel like I need a shower after this one-

Go big or go home comes to mind. I feel like I need a shower after this one-

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Sep 1, 2015 3:51PM EDT
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Can't put my finger on it but I loved the show. Probably because of Jeffrey Dean Morgan. I really like him and I loved his acting in this show. I could feel his frustration and never ending challenges (Dilemma). The characters were all well played.
One of those shows that I had to deal withdrawal side effects afterwards.

Can't put my finger on it but I loved the show. Probably because of Jeffrey Dean Morgan. I really like him and I loved his acting in this show. I could feel his frustration and never ending challenges (Dilemma). The characters were all well played.
One of those shows that I had to deal withdrawal side effects afterwards.