The stars at night are big and bright...

The stars at night are big and bright...
The stars at night are big and bright...

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Boardwalk Empire

This may be the most anticipated series in the history of television. Unquestionably, it's the most anticipated in HBO's. And that says a LOT.

It's 1920 and the social experiment of prohibition has taken effect. The field of illegal libations is wide open to the most ambitious. Welcome to Atlantic City and the dawn of the gangster era based on Nelson Johnson's book.

Boardwalk Empire is written/created by Terrence Winter (The Sopranos), produced/directed by Martin Scorsese (do I have to tell you?), and stars Steve Buscemi as as Atlantic City Treasurer Enoch "Nucky" Thompson.

This series has the potential to make ratings and critical history. The writers have to seriously screw the pooch to make it a failure. But I'm pretty sure you will forget all about Tony and The Sopranos after watching Boardwalk Empire..

These guys were the real f'n deal.

Season premier Sept 9th on HBO. Set your DVR's, cattle attacks withstanding.


2 comments:

The Donald said...

OK, RPM, are you testing us?

Terrence Hill? In Sopranos/Boardwalk Empire?

I don't know Sopranos/Boardwalk from beans, but I do know of Terence Hill, née Mario Girotti, from the spaghetti westerns, specifically the Trinity movies, with bluer eyes than old Francis Albert Sinatra himself.

Perhaps you intended Terence Winter?

Or you were testing us...

RPM said...

Busted!

You're correct it's Terrence Winter.

I must have been having a Mr. Billion flashback. I was forced to watch it 63 nights in a row when I was in the Coast Guard.

I've never been the same after that. Damn it, now the theme song is running thru my head.