What’s a better way to kick off the summer than with a 3-day weekend marathon viewing of a show about the Miami heat?

Magic City is STARZ‘s new series, a gripping drama set in 1959 Miami that follows hotel mogul, Ike Evans, as he balances the beautiful life with the ugly business of the Miami mob, risking everything for his magnificent Miramar Playa Hotel.  Bursting with suspense and glamor, the show has earned accolades for its sophisticated retro style and slow-burn drama.  Magic City stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olga Kurylenko, Danny Huston, Steven Strait, Christian Cooke, Jessica Marais and Kelly Lynch.

The series is quickly approaching its big season finale on Friday, June 1st, 2012 at 10pm ET/PT and subscription-based service STARZ is airing a “catch-up” marathon this coming weekend to help viewers get up-to-speed on all the drama and suspense of the season-to-date.

Episodes will air every night from Friday to Sunday, kicking off with Episode 1 airing Friday, May 25th, 2012 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.  Check out the video below for a look:

If you don’t have any MDW weekend plans yet, get some started now: grab a few friends for a viewing party, set up shop with some brews and BBQ and make like you’re on the set.

Marathon/Finale Info:

Catch Up on Magic City Episodes 1-7, airing Friday, May 25th – Sunday, May 27th, 2012 at 9 p.m. ET/PT only on STARZ.

Episodes 1-3 Friday 5/25 at 9 p.m. ET
Episodes 4 & 5 Saturday 5/26 at 9 p.m. ET
Episodes 6 & 7 Sunday 5/27 at 9 p.m. ET

Don’t miss the Magic City season finale on June 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT!

Keep up to date on all the Magic (City) by following the Magic City Facebook page and their latest and greatest tweets on Twitter @magiccity_starz.

To celebrate the beautiful beach setting and to get the hot summer started, Magic City is allowing us to choose three lucky Socially Superlative readers to win a Magic City summer gift pack!  In the gift pack, winners will receive:

  • Beach bag
  • Sunglasses with cloth
  • Cabana towel
  • Domino set
  • Cuban Originals CD

All the necessary things to get a gnarly beach trip started.

To enter, email us with the subject line “MAGIC CITY.”  Or send us a tweet, or write on our Facebook page.  Winners will be notified on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 and must provide mailing address upon confirmation of winning to receive the gift pack.



Show Synopsis:

Miami Beach, 1959. The beautiful life is about to get ugly.

As Ike Evans rings in the New Year at his luxurious Miramar Playa Hotel, Havana falls to Castro’s rebels. It’s a turbulent time in Miami, nicknamed “Magic City” for its explosive growth – it is THE place to be. The Kennedys, the mob and the CIA all hold court here. And Ike, he’s the star of his hotel.

But everything comes at a price.

To finance his dream, he sold his soul to mob boss Ben “The Butcher” Diamond. Ike’s wife Vera, a former showgirl, and his three kids think he’s an honorable man, but he can’t break his pact with the devil. His life is a façade.

In fact, nothing at the Miramar Playa is what it seems. By day, it’s diving clowns and cha-cha lessons. By night, escorts have secret liaisons with husbands in the family cabanas, while Miami’s seedier residents and the law drift together to hear legendary singers, musicians and comics.

As Ike’s world threatens to implode, he fights for his family, and the Miramar Playa, in Magic City.