TV's most dramatic reinventions
Kelsey 'Frasier' Grammer isn't the first to subvert expectations as he becomes a villainous mayor in 'Boss'
Wed Mar 20 2013
From Frasier Crane...
Psychiatrist in ‘Cheers’ & ‘Frasier’, 1984-2004.
Egghead released into the community, with sensible suit, wacky tie and enormous pate containing big boiling brain.
Highly strung and relentlessly pompous windbag, but fundamentally loveable – although you’d want to kill him in real life.
...to Tom Kane
Chicago mayor in ‘Boss’, 2011-12.
Grey pallor, granite jaw, furrowed brow – disguising a newly diagnosed brain disorder.
Scheming, volatile and troubled, as befits a series with a theme song of ‘Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down’. Like Tony Soprano put in charge of ‘The West Wing’.