"Magic City" (10 tonight, Starz) pulls together all the hot motifs: There are mobsters, there's the beautiful Miami Beach scenery and it all takes place in a fancy hotel in the late 50s, so you get the glamour and the great clothes. There's lots of nekkid breasts on display too.
Those elements make for a beautiful series, but sadly the superficial aspects are as good as it gets. "Magic City" is so cool it leaves you cold. It's missing a solid center.
I think part of the problem is the handsome, likable star Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who plays dapper Miramar Playa Hotel owner Ike Evans, a non-religious Jew who lost his wife to cancer, and is remarried to Vera (Olga Kurylenko), a beautiful former showgirl striving to be the perfect Jewish wife.