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Old November 24th, 2010, 06:35 AM   #1

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For those who haven't heard of it Boardwalk Empire is a series about the prohibition era mainly focusing on Atlantic city. Has anyone else been watching it? This is easily one of my favorite shows on TV.
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Why, yes I have. And I have enjoyed every minute of it. It seems to only get better and better as the series progresses.
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My wife watches it routinely. I like Steve Buscemi as an actor, but am not really into ganster type stories.
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My wife watches it routinely. I like Steve Buscemi as an actor, but am not really into ganster type stories.
Gangster?! The bootleggers were the government.
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Gangster?! The bootleggers were the government.
I stand corrected!

What I have seen of it over the wife's shoulder looks good. It is based on a real character and events I think.
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I find Buscemi's voice really annoying in this series and it prevented me from watching it further.
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Old November 24th, 2010, 04:46 PM   #7

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I stand corrected!

What I have seen of it over the wife's shoulder looks good. It is based on a real character and events I think.
There are historical characters in the show, such as Al Capone, Lucky Luciano, and Arnold Rothstein. And Buscemi's characters is base on a this fellow here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enoch_L._Johnson.
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Old November 29th, 2010, 06:54 AM   #8

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I've been watching it since the premier. It's pretty good, not as good as The Sopranos yet. Honestly, don't know if it is ever gonna get that good. But still a very solid show.
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Old December 1st, 2010, 09:39 PM   #9

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I am a huge, HUGE, fan of organized crime/gangster media, but have yet to watch this show. No time for TV lately. As soon as I heard Martin Scorsese was directing a Pilot, and then producing the rest of the series I have wanted to see it.
I am really glad that it is getting outstanding reviews.

The Sopranos was unbelievable, so I kind of have high hopes haha.
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My wife watches it routinely. I like Steve Buscemi as an actor, but am not really into ganster type stories.
It is not a typical gangster story by any means. Most of it is plot and dialogue. In fact, gangsterism is really only just evolving as the story progresses - corruption plays a much larger role than gangs. This is nothing like Sopranos or Scarface or anything like that - it is more historical and less sensationalized, but manages not to be too dry. Very good series, but some might find it dry because there isn't alot of action and a great deal of time is spent on ordinary citizens who play a role in some manner or another. If you're watching it for the history, however, this is a bonus rather than a drawback.

I've been watching this on the Movie Network (they carry a few series) but I don't enjoy it quite as much as the series they just finished - Pillars of the Earth. Nonetheless it's still quite good.
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