BOARDWALK EMPIRE (2010 – )

 Boardwalk Empire

Creator: Terence Winter

Cast: Steve Buscemi, Stephen Graham, Vincent Piazza 

It is the Prohibition era of the 1920s Boardwalk Empire is the story of Enoch “Nucky” Thompson ( Steve Bucsemi), the treasurer of  Atlantic City, New Jersey. When Prohibition came around Nucky had a foot in everything bootlegging , to a cut in the businesses in the black community and doing business with mobsters. The Fed are investigating him big time.

Here is a series Produce by Martin Scorsese. What I like about Boardwalk Empire is that some characters are slow to reveals their true intentions. Nucky is the type of guy that would prefer to resolve problem by talking business instead of violence, and does not like to get his hands dirty. Jimmy told nucky you can’t go just on foot in the world of gangsters you have to put both feet in. Also it is the start of some gangster’s career like Al Capone and lucky Luciano when they were young. Great choice to put Steve Buscemi  in the series as Nucky he fits the Part perfectly well. The rest of the cast is fantastic my hats up to the casting director in this one. Most of the episodes is directed by Tim Van Patten, he also writes them and he is the producer in this one and what a terrific director he his, he has directed some episodes of the Sopranos also what a terrific director and writer. There is history there since some of the  characters are real character from back then. . Although He did only have a foot in withe the gangster but in order to make the series the went the other way. 1920s Atlantic City was recreated for this series in a set in Brooklyn, New York. Almost an exact replica like it was in the 20’s. This is one of my favorite.

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