Wednesday, 9.35pm, SoHo After just seven episodes it’s almost time to say farewell to Magic City, though hopefully not for long. The series was renewed for a second season before the first went to air. Set in Miami Beach in the late 1950s and early 60s, where hotelier and central character Ike Evans (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) runs the exquisite Miramar Playa hotel, Magic City documents Ike’s descent into criminality after he makes an ill-fated deal with mob boss Ben Diamond (Danny Huston) to ensure the survival of his establishment. As is the case with Breaking Bad, the central character’s descent into the underworld has horrible and unexpected consequences for everyone. The period restoration, even in the show’s many outdoor scenes, especially Miami beach on which the hotel sits, remains exquisite. Though the characters smoke even more often than the ones in Mad Men do, they don’t do it with the same aplomb. However, the performances, especially of Ike and his son Stevie Evans (Steven Strait), who is having a tempestuous affair with the new young wife of the mobster who is destroying his father’s life, are sensational. In next week’s finale, several jigs are up. Secrets are out and someone is on the way to jail. Naturally, enough questions remain to see us into the next season, though no air-date has been confirmed yet.