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  • Mar 15, 2012
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Treasurer Nucky Thompson uses money, power and influence to amass as much as he can in Prohibition Era Atlantic City. An excellent replacement for The Sopranos as HBO's newest crime drama.
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March 16, 2012
Terrific program. Right now, it's the only reason -- that and GAME OF THRONES -- that I'm hanging on to HBO. I'm a Prohibition junkie; that's why I love this program.
 
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review by . March 15, 2012
Nucky Thompson wouldn't settle for a
You bet he does.  Nucky Thompson-the treasurer from Atlantic City tells the politicians that he schmoozes with to get more favors and power that he DOES expect everything he wants.  He will not settle for second place.      Played by Steve Buscemi, Enoch "Nucky" Thompson takes his place in the hallowed halls of TV's great anti hero drama leads like Tony Soprano and Vic Mackey.  Nucky is every bit a gangster like Tony and every bit the slimy public …
review by . December 07, 2010
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HBO has another winner on its hands and as the first season of this epic series winds down it is time to grade the first season. Firstly it is hard to watch this film and not realize that the outdoor scenes do not occur on the actual historic Atlantic City Boardwalk but in a recreated set somewhere in Brooklyn.      As the series began so did Prohibition. The main protaginist of the series (Nookie Thompson) sees this as a great opportunity as he can control the illegal alcohol …
review by . September 20, 2010
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“Boardwalk Empire” a new HBO series airing at 9 PM est has all the verve, violence and sex that made the “Sopranos” such a mega hit!  This should not be surprising since it is created and produced by Terrence Winter who wrote and produced the “Sopranos.”  In addition, this great show has the incomparable direction of Martin Scorsese whose artistic yet realistic interpretation of American crime and political corruption in past works is once again on …
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Boardwalk Empire is an upcoming American television series from premium cable network HBO, set in Atlantic City, New Jersey during the Prohibition era. Starring Steve Buscemi, the show is adapted from Nelson Johnson's book, Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City by Emmy award-winning screenwriter and producer Terence Winter of The Sopranos.[1]
The first episode was directed by Martin Scorsese. On September 1, 2009, HBO picked up the series for an additional 11 episodes.[2] The series is scheduled to debut on September 19, 2010.[3]
Filming was done on a specially created set in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.[4]
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Martin Scorsese was involved in the project even before creator Terence Winter. He directed the pilot and established the look of the show, which other directors later emulated to make the show feel seamless. He is also one of the executive producers of the show. Winter stated that Scorsese weighs on the casting decisions, watches all the cuts and dailies. Up until the shooting of the show's first season, Scorsese and Winter would meet every Sunday afternoon to review what went on during the week where Scorsese would have comments and suggestion. Martin Scorsese is expected to continue to be creatively involved in the ongoing production and if the series ...
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