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This TV Review has DVR Viewer Spoilers for Boardwalk Empire

Boardwalk Empire on HBO promo art

I’m not sure what to say or where to start.  Most of this season of Boardwalk Empire,  Nucky (Steve Buscemi) has been trying to dodge legal hot water, as that pesky investigator was building her case against him.  But as usual, this series, from Terence Winter (The Sopranos) and Martin Scorsese rocked my Sunday evening once again.  How can Boardwalk Empire not rock?

Boardwalk Empire cast member Michael Shannon

But then things started falling apart for her as the Boardwalk Empire season started to mature closer to the season finale.  The creepy but focused Agent Van Alden’s (played well by Michael Shannon) life started to fall apart, from an illegitimate baby, pending divorce and then  to have his murder of his past partner come to light put him on the road and on the lamb!

Then the political underpinnings of the city were turning against Nucky until James Darmody’s (Michael Pitt) father (Dabney Coleman) died… or, well, was killed.

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Boardwalk Empire on HBO

HBO’s Boardwalk Empire stars Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Stephen Graham, et al.  It’s directed by Timothy Van Patten (The Pacific, The Sopranos) & Allen Coulter (The Sopranos).  It’s written by Nelson Johnson and Terence Winter (The Sopranos).

It opens to an ambush of liquor runners (bootleggers) and then we segue to 3 days earlier where county treasurer Enock “Nucky” Thompson (Steve Buscemi) is quickly introduced to the viewer as he touches on how prohibition has just been passed.

We then watch as political wrangling and insider plans are made for the pure profitability from what prohibition can do for those in power, much like Thompson, who uses his political edge to make the most of the new laws.

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Leonardo DiCaprio: A Mini Bio – A Personality Focus

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Leonardo DiCaprio: A Mini Bio; I thought I’d take a look at Mr. DiCaprio’s career and was surprised by something I found!

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