Deputy Mayor of New York City
Spin City covers the New York Major’s Office and we are given a front row seat through the eyes of the Deputy Mayor, Mike Flaherty, and his support staff. The settings, the cast, and the storylines are very inventive and thought-provoking.
There is so much political correctness and so much political incorrectness in this show that it makes the mind boggle. I can’t imagine having to live and work in such an environment where everything is decided by such false and incorrect notions.
It is a good show, probably even extremely accurate, and is fun to watch on occasion. But there really is not enough here to make this a timeless classic, which is unfortunate because this show really had the potential to be a timeless classic.
“Family meeting! Family meeting!”
— Dick Solomon
“Bernard, I have served eleven governments in the past thirty years.
If I had believed in all their policies, I would have been passionately committed to keeping out of the Common Market, and passionately committed to going into it…
… A nationalisation freak and a privatisation maniac; but above all, I would have been a stark-staring, raving schizophrenic.”
— Sir Humphrey Appleby
“Education in this country is a disaster. We’re supposed to be preparing children for a working life. Three quarters of the time they’re bored stiff!”
”Well I should have thought that being bored stiff for three quarters of the time was an excellent preparation for working life.”
— Jim Hacker & Sir Humphrey