To the annals of great television star reinventions, add Kelsey Grammer, who departs from his earlier "Frasier" image stunningly in this Starz series that already has earned him a Golden Globe Award. He is unpredictable and stellar as Tom Kane, an imperious Chicago mayor who has some very personal issues to handle while also concerned with a possible threat to his keeping the office.
The excellent supporting cast includes Connie Nielsen, Kathleen Robertson, Jeff Hephner, Hannah Ware and Troy Garity (Jane Fonda's son). But this is absolutely and impressively Grammer's show, in every sense. DVD extras: "making-of" documentary; audio commentary by creator and executive producer Farhad Safinia; executive producer Richard Levine and director of photography Kasper Tuxen. **** (Not rated: AS, P, V) (Also on Blu-ray)Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times