Chris' Corner: BOARDWALK EMPIRE ... imho, television worth watching

BOARDWALK EMPIRE ... imho, television worth watching


HBO has another hit with Boardwalk Empire.  This series,acclaimed for its visual style and historical accuracy takes place in a prohibition era Atlantic City (circa 1920's), and focuses on the life of a very complex Enoch "Ducky" Thompson, a city treasurer/criminal kingpin who, because of the way he curries favour, is the most powerful man in Atlantic City.  His interaction with the people of Atlantic City and notable crime figures from New York and Chicago are at the heart of this series. This is, by far, the biggest role for Steve Buscemi.

Some of the other main characters are:

James "Jimmy Darmondy, Nucky's protege back in Atlantic City after fighting in World War 1.

Margeret Schroeder, a young Irish widow whose life is intertwined with Nucky's.


Nelson Van Alden, a twisted Federal Prohibition Agent, who, despite orders from above, has Nucky set in his "cross hairs".

Well known criminals who appear in this series as associates and/or enemies are: Arnold Rothstein, Al Capone and Charles "Lucky" Luciano.



Definitely an adult-themed series, Boardwalk Empire won eight Emmy's and two Golden Globe awards this year, and in my humble opinion, definitely is television worth watching.

Season One is available on the internet, through Netflix, on DVD, and occasionally re-run on HBO.

In Canada, season two started on HBO last week.

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Comment balloon 6 commentsChris Smith • September 27 2011 10:23PM

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Thanks for the heads up on this one Chris. I watch very little television, so I'm usually oblivious to new shows. I wouldn't mind finding something that I can get involved in. this looks like a good show to start with. i love era pieces.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) about 9 years ago

I was just as excited as you were for Season 2's beginning this past Sunday.  Boardwalk Empire is so deep with story, betrayal and wow moments.  I love Scorsese, anything he touches turns to gold!

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) about 9 years ago

Chris,

Sounds like it is a good program. I'll watch for it.

Brian

Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) about 9 years ago

Malcolm, you can get the first season on DVD.  I like epic period pieces also...

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 9 years ago

Kerrie, we have taped it, but are wading through some of the new shows, deciding which are keepers... we will watch season II over Christmas =)

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 9 years ago

Brian, I think you might like it... it is very "adult", but I think you make the cut ;-)

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 9 years ago

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