Television Premiere Travel: "Cane" Makes Florida Hotter
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In the wake of "The Sopranos"' demise, a new ruling family has risen to take the place of Tony and the crew. Their dirty businesses are rum and sugar, and their last name is Duque, because calling them "the Kings" would be too obvious. Also, they're Hispanic!
The new CBS drama "Cane" (premieres tonight at 10) focuses on a dynasty in crisis as the upstart Samuels family challenges the Cuban-American Duques' hold on South Florida. While fighting them off, patriarch Pancho (Hector Elizondo) is contemplating handing power over to his adopted son Alex (Jimmy Smits), the goody-goody who married his daughter, or his natural son, Frank (Nestor Carbonell), whom NJ.com described (with spoilers) as the Sonny Corleone of the show. Okay, so this probably won't be as violent as "The Godfather," but it's nice to see a Hispanic family on television not headed by George Lopez.
Alex and Frank may be at war, but they also have a reputation to keep up, so they're probably seen at the Skybar at South Beach's Shore Club Hotel and stop off at Prive Nightclub to dance till dawn. If they're not eating family-style dinners at home, the Duques could look east and dine at Sushi Samba, or get carnivorous at Smith and Wollensky. After all, why go out if not to flaunt your wealth and prominence?
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