City So Real

City So Real

  • TV-14
  • 2020
  • 1 Season
  • 7.5  (151)

A modern, multifaceted look at the city of Chicago.

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You Gotta Make It or You Gotta Take It
5. You Gotta Make It or You Gotta Take It
October 29, 2020
One year after the mayoral election, the mayor and city residents must grapple with both the devastating COVID-19 pandemic and the widespread social upheaval following the police killing of George Floyd. An already fractured city is further divided as police clash with protesters, giving rise to a generational moment that promises to change the city forever.
If You Want to Break the Machine
4. If You Want to Break the Machine
October 29, 2020
No clear front-runner emerges in the historic mayoral race. Over a dozen candidates intensify attacks on each other and jockey for votes, culminating in a surprising and historic outcome that promises to profoundly shape the city’s uncertain future.
With All Due Respect to the Candidate
3. With All Due Respect to the Candidate
October 29, 2020
During a bitterly cold Chicago winter, the petition process results in a mayoral ballot with a record 14 candidates. A historic verdict is reached in the Laquan McDonald murder trial, and the longest-tenured city alderman in Chicago history is federally indicted on corruption charges.
Blood Sport
2. Blood Sport
October 29, 2020
The Laquan McDonald trial unfolds and dominates media attention. With Rahm Emanuel now out of the race, a record 21 mayoral candidates submit their petitions to replace him. They must navigate the highly politicized and contentious petition challenge process to make the ballot. Chicago is famous for its rough- and-tumble politics that is considered a “blood sport.”
Welcome to Chicago
1. Welcome to Chicago
October 29, 2020
Facing a growing chorus of activists, incumbent Rahm Emanuel must choose whether to run for reelection against a large and diverse field of candidates in the most contested mayor’s race in Chicago history. Influencing his decision is the beginning of the high-profile trial for the murder of Laquan McDonald by a white police officer.
City So Real
City So Real

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A modern, multifaceted look at the city of Chicago.City So Real is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (5 episodes). The series first aired on October 29, 2020.City So Real is available for streaming on the National Geographic Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch City So Real on demand at Hulu, Sling and National Geographic.

  • Premiere Date
    October 29, 2020
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (151)