Boardwalk Empire (2010– )

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Chronicles the life and times of Nucky Thompson, the undisputed ruler of Atlantic City, who was equal parts politician and gangster.

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Series cast summary:
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 Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson (57 episodes, 2010-2014)
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 Al Capone (49 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Lucky Luciano (49 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Margaret Schroeder / ... (48 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Nelson Van Alden (48 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Elias 'Eli' Thompson (48 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Arnold Rothstein (48 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Chalky White (48 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Eddie Kessler (48 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Mickey Doyle (48 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Gillian Darmody (45 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Richard Harrow (41 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Tommy Darmody (30 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Tommy Darmody (30 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Emily Schroeder (29 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Emily Schroeder (29 episodes, 2010-2013)
Declan McTigue ...
 Teddy Schroeder / ... (28 episodes, 2010-2013)
Rory McTigue ...
 Teddy Schroeder / ... (28 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Meyer Lansky (26 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 James 'Jimmy' Darmody (25 episodes, 2010-2012)
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 Angela Darmody (24 episodes, 2010-2011)
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 Lucy Danziger (24 episodes, 2010-2011)
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 Commodore Louis Kaestner (24 episodes, 2010-2011)
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 Owen Slater (23 episodes, 2011-2012)
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Set in the Prohibition era of the 1920s Boardwalk Empire is the story of Enoch "Nucky" Thompson, the treasurer of Atlantic County, Atlantic City, New Jersey. Due to his relationships with mobsters as well as political contacts, the Federal Government start to take an interest in him. His lavish lifestyle seems at odds with his position, and as well as his connections, there is prolific bootlegging in the area. Written by WellardRockard

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Atlantic City, 1920. When alcohol was outlawed, outlaws became kings. See more »

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According to Timothy Van Patten, Martin Scorsese's involvement as an executive producer consists on reading the scripts, watching the rough cuts and making comments. Van Patten praises the notes Scorsese gives because they are very precise and insightful. See more »

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Al Capone's son, Sonny, is portrayed as being entirely deaf at the age of two. In real life Sonny contracted an infection that left him only partially deaf and only at age seven. However, this series is intended to be fictional, not based on real life events. Factual inaccuracies are therefore not considered goofs. See more »

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Arnold Rothstein: [referring to D'Alessio brothers] Do you know what the nice thing is about the Bronx zoo, Charlie? There are bars between you and the monkeys.
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The best show on small screen since the last best show on HBO
15 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The show doesn't need any introduction and neither does the cast. It encompasses a generation where the political landscape is much the same as today but it is laced with more violence, sexism and corruption and in the midst is a thriving business of illegal alcohol.

A new standard is set with the storytelling, cinematography, elaborate sets on the shores of Brooklyn, carefully chosen custom tailored clothes and costumes that match the opulent lifestyles of the characters. The occasional inserts of magazines, books, manuals; all in their original form, which not only gives originality (to the show) for the era that is being depicted but also takes you back in time into the deeply woven lives of characters like Mrs Schroeder, Nucky, Eli, Nelson and my personal favorite character Mr. Kessler.

A barrage of other prominent real life characters like Arnold Rothstein, Lucky Liciano, Al Capone, (Jimmy Darmody?), Johnny Torrio, Senators, Congressmen, President and VP contenders make the show complete and give it a political as well as a mob dimension.

Much of what is in the show is based on true events and a cursory search on Wikipedia on some of the famous characters validates it. This is what makes this brilliant show dark just like it's setting - theme song with clouds over Atlantic city.

One of the less talked about part of the show perhaps are the melodious songs that the producers/writers have decided for the background score. The songs fill up the environment with melancholy just like much of the show and leaves us eagerly waiting for the next episode.

Any less than ten stars for the show would only reflect lack of fine taste.


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