- Summary: Fidel Castro, racial segregation, the Kennedys, and spies are just some of the people and issues surrounding 1959. For Ike Evans (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), his biggest problem is Ben "The Butcher" Diamond (Danny Huston). Six years ago he made a deal to help finance his luxurious Miami Beach hotel, the Miramar Playa, and now The Butcher is back for payment.… Expand
- Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure
- Show Type: Between Seasons
- Season 1 premiere date: Apr 6, 2012
- Episode Length: 60
- Air Time: 09:00 PM
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10I love this show. I live in Miami Beach and most of the residents here know about Magic City and like it. It has me captivated. Ben Diamond is my favorite character. This is the first show I've regularly watched since the Sopranos. I like the time period element a lot! Very surprised to see some negative reviews. Everyone I know loves it.… Expand
8I grew up in this period of history and spent a lot of time in Miami Beach in this very milieu....MC is extremely true to the details of the period, right down to the Henry Mancini Mr. Lucky Goes Latin knock-off opening theme music, which I love. The hero, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, is stellar as the lead guy--over-40 sexy, sharp, ambitious, kind and believable. He is drop-dead in a white sports jacket. Danny Huston, who plays Ben Diamond, his scary bad gangster- partner, is also excellent as is Alex Rocco, who plays Ike's dad. The predictable Cain and Abel sons are drawn too thin and I am not impressed with the actors--they were very flat, not interesting enough and somehow don't look like they would be Ike's kids. When watching the first episode, it was fun to be immersed in that world again, but the pace was slow and the story line predictable, so I was disappointed. However I stuck with it and now I have seen three episodes, the plot has thickened, and it has become a beautifully done night time soap opera. I will continue to watch, although understanding that this ride will never be the Sopranos. However, that Jeffrey Dean guy is HOT HOT HOT in a seasoned man of the world kind of way. This guy could be the new hotttest-guy on TV in my opinion.… Expand
This show is OK. It's enjoyably splashy to look at, plenty of beautiful naked woman and other attractive romanticized images....
Everything about the plot seems vaguely familiar: a little bit of Godfather 2, Hiram Roth; a lot of the recently cancelled LUCK from HBO and a lot of Boardwalk Empire...
Bottom line is that STARZ doesn't seem able to get it right. Their shows are too broad, not subtle enough, and not as smart as AMC or HBO. Maybe they cater to a less sophisticated audience but they don't seem able to produce a smart or original product.… Expand