If your usual weekday television choices are getting you down, there’s one new option you’re going to want to check out this summer. Foxtel’s Soho Channel premiere’s the US smash hit Magic City tonight starring our very own Jessica Marais.
Set in 1959, Miami, the show is filled with the glitz and grit of the lives of the rich, famous and beautiful. Magic City centres on Ike Evans (our beloved Jeffrey Dean Morgan, from Grey’s Anatomy), the owner of swanky Miramar Playa Hotel. To finance the hotel, Ike has been forced to make a deal with the devil, local mob boss Ben. Ben, with his wife, the gorgeous Aussie Jessica Marais, have set out to cause Ike trouble. In such turbulent times, the show follows Ike’s struggles to keep up appearances as a family man, to his wife and three children, all the while pleasing Ben and keeping his hotel.
The unique mix of Miami sunshine and dark mob stories make this show work – dirty deals are done, bodies fall and cash passes hands under every table. It’s sexy, bold and shady all at the same time.
The show was such a hit in the US, and has already been renewed for a second season, so there’s plenty of viewing hours ahead.
Glamorous, sizzling and dark, fans of Mad Men and the Sopranos will be sure to love this new show.
Here’s a teaser for tonight’s show:
And learn about the women of Magic City here:
Season one will air tonight Wednesdays at 9:30pm EDT on Soho starting tonight November 14th. Season two is slated to begin in 2013.
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