Tuesday, August 3, 2010
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.