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New Starz drama, Magic City: 1950s Miami, Mobsters and Sex


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#1 Marc Maron

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Posted March 30, 2012 - 10:56 PM

First 3 episodes up for free on Starz.com: http://www.starz.com...eos/#/episode-1

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Synopsis: Miami Beach, 1959.

As Ike Evans rings in the New Year at his luxurious Miramar Playa Hotel, Havana falls to Castro’s rebels. It’s a turbulent time in Miami, but it’s THE place to be. The Kennedys, the mob and the CIA all hold court here. And Ike, he’s the star of his hotel.

But everything comes at a price.

To finance his dream, he sold his soul to mob boss Ben “The Butcher” Diamond. Ike’s wife Vera, a former showgirl, and his three kids think he’s an honorable man, but he can’t break his pact with the devil. His life is a façade.

In fact, nothing at the Miramar Playa is what it seems. By day, it’s diving clowns and cha-cha lessons. By night, escorts have secret liaisons with husbands in the family cabanas, while Miami’s seedier residents and the law drift together to hear legendary singers, musicians and comics.

As Ike’s world threatens to implode, he fights for his family, and the Miramar Playa, in Magic City.

On March 20, 2012 Starz announced that 'Magic City' was renewed for a second season.


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The Hollywood Reporter (Review): The already-renewed Starz drama mixes "Mad Men" with "The Sopranos," resulting in strong writing, stronger acting and a whole lot of distracting nudity.

The writing is strong, the acting stronger and the amount of distracting nudity strongest. While Magic City is not yet top-tier television, its ambition is clear. Glazer has a passion for this story, and the premise and setting are unique. Starz, with the cultish Spartacus and the acclaimed Boss, might have another building block. The question is whether viewers will stick around to find out. The good news, however, is that Magic City already has been renewed for a second season, so feel free to invest until there's a payoff.


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Posted March 31, 2012 - 07:16 AM

I watched. was distracted so I'm not sure bout a lot of things.

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 01:20 PM

Seems like a good show

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 01:29 PM

looks good, gonna check it out for sure

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 03:38 PM

Cast looks good.

Interesting premise and trailer.

Love me some Olga Kurylenko too.

Too bad i don't have Starz though.

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 06:49 PM

Love me some Olga Kurylenko too.


she's laying out tanning in the pilot.

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 08:44 PM

Cast looks good.

Interesting premise and trailer.

Love me some Olga Kurylenko too.

Too bad i don't have Starz though.


i don't even watch tv on tv anymore....always watch online comfortably on my own time lol

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 08:46 PM

i don't even watch tv on tv anymore....always watch online comfortably on my own time lol



You can still watch it comfortably on your own time with a DVR son

I'd rather watch it TV on a large HDTV instead of my computer screen personally

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 10:48 PM

I'd rather watch it TV on a large HDTV instead of my computer screen personally


This.

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 10:51 PM

interesting, will check out thanks maron

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 10:53 PM

^ With the last two posts. C'mon Clutch, upgrade holmes.

More on topic though, sounds interesting & promising, but honestly, I must say I'm not that thrilled about the network it'll be on. I've never had any experience with watching good or great shows on Starz so they're gonna' have to convince me. If I knew it were say HBO, Showtime, or AMC, I'd be a lot more confident about it from the get-go.

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 10:57 PM

to each is own, im not too picky about creating a theater environment with hd and big screen and what not

anyways it was just a suggestion for those who don't have the channel

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 11:00 PM

^ With the last two posts. C'mon Clutch, upgrade holmes.

More on topic though, sounds interesting & promising, but honestly, I must say I'm not that thrilled about the network it'll be on. I've never had any experience with watching good or great shows on Starz so they're gonna' have to convince me. If I knew it were say HBO, Showtime, or AMC, I'd be a lot more confident about it from the get-go.

I agree. I haven't seen this show yet but from early reviews comparing it to Mad Men + Sopranos got me hyped. That's a lot of to live up too. Hopefully it's good. Like you said i would be more confident if it were from HBO, Sho, or AMC.

Starz has put out decent shows though. Spartacus and Party Down are great.

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 11:04 PM

^ Speaking of 'Spartacus', heard a lot about it as well as 'Game of Thrones'. Those might be two shows I'll give a try sometime.

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 11:17 PM

^ Speaking of 'Spartacus', heard a lot about it as well as 'Game of Thrones'. Those might be two shows I'll give a try sometime.


Not might you have to give them a try, best two shows on tv imo.

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 11:19 PM

Really? Better than 'Breaking Bad'? Cause right now, that's my personal favorite show of all-time.

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 11:21 PM

Really? Better than 'Breaking Bad'? Cause right now, that's my personal favorite show of all-time.


I never watched Breaking Bad I heard it was good but as far as Game of Thrones goes I really can't imagine any show being better it's just too good.

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 11:22 PM

Really? Better than 'Breaking Bad'? Cause right now, that's my personal favorite show of all-time.

No. Breaking Bad >

All 3 shows are great though.

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Posted April 01, 2012 - 07:14 AM

cosign. I like breaking bad better than thrones.
Hooked on that big time right now.

as for starz I think they're legit. I'd put them above Showtime, but below HBO.

I watch from my laptop. HDMI to my tv.

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Posted April 01, 2012 - 08:58 PM

You can still watch it comfortably on your own time with a DVR son

I'd rather watch it TV on a large HDTV instead of my computer screen personally


what if your computer is hooked up to large HDTV?

32'' isn't necessarily large, but thats where i watch everything...even over the 51'' my living room or the 90+'' projector in our entertainment room, haha...guess i'm more comfortable in my room

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