‘Boardwalk Empire‘, the much anticipated new drama series starring STEVE BUSCEMI, premiered on HBO last night (19th September 2010). The show follows ‘Nucky Thompson’ (played by Buscemi), a corrupt treasurer of the city who deals in illegal alcohol, and gambling. The character is based on a real life person named Enoch Johnson, who was the boss of the republican organisation that ran the city, before he was jailed in 1941.
Early reviews of the pilot episode … have generally been positive. The New York Daily News gave the episode five stars out of five, saying that those who tune into the series will be “rewarded with the best new show on television this fall.”
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