• Network: Starz
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 21, 2011
Season #: 1, 2
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Aug 14, 2012
    91
    No relaxing allowed with Boss. Sorry about that, and sorry for this series, which remains smart, absorbing and particularly well done.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Aug 13, 2012
    83
    Boss may be florid, but its peeks into backroom in-fighting, at favors promised and betrayed, remain strong elements in its favor.
  3. Reviewed by: Lori Rackl
    Aug 15, 2012
    88
    [Boss brings] back its intoxicating blend of soap-opera sudsiness, Shakespearean tragedy and scathing insight into big city politics, Chicago-style.
  4. Reviewed by: Curt Wagner
    Aug 17, 2012
    88
    TV's best series that few are watching hasn't lightened up, and that's mostly a good thing.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Sep 8, 2012
    9
    No Emmy nominations, but a group of loyal followers! Yes, Boss is not being watched by millions of people, that is what turns it into aNo Emmy nominations, but a group of loyal followers! Yes, Boss is not being watched by millions of people, that is what turns it into a dramatic "treasure". Kane is the major no city would want and that's what makes it irresistable to watch: we love tiranny in some way. Keep it like that, Grammer! Full Review »
  2. Jan 13, 2013
    10
    What a cracking season! I don't understand why Boss did not rate through the roof.
    Easily one of the best shows again in 2012. Kelsey Grammer
    What a cracking season! I don't understand why Boss did not rate through the roof.
    Easily one of the best shows again in 2012. Kelsey Grammer is riveting in ever scene supported by excellent performances throughout the whole cast.
    Above all else Boss is entertaining and throughout season 2, continued to be less than predictable at every twist and turn in the plot.
    Considering the rubbish that keeps getting renewed I can't believe it got cancelled.
    Hopefully the movie eventuates. the story deserves an ending.
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  3. Nov 14, 2012
    10
    The only thing this show has against it is that it's not being watched by millions, nevertheless, it's as good as it gets: superb acting,The only thing this show has against it is that it's not being watched by millions, nevertheless, it's as good as it gets: superb acting, intrigue, sex, dirty politics and murder, all with an excellent production. Full Review »