Your Next Box Set - August 15, 2014

Your Next Box Set: Boardwalk Empire
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Your Next Box Set: Boardwalk Empire

On the lookout for a new box set to spend your evenings devouring? Each week, hmv.com will be recommending you a series that will swallow up your whole life until your finish the last episode...

This week, we look at HBO’s extravagant look at gangsters and kingpins, Boardwalk Empire

 

What is it?

The show is set in prohibition era America, the 1920s, in Atlantic City, back when Atlantic City was starting to develop into the gamblers’ paradise that it is today. We follow the adventures of Enoch "Nucky" Thompson, the treasurer of Atlantic County, a man with a lifestyle that far outstrips his paygrade. He runs the town, dealing with mobsters, politicians, government agents, and the common folk along the way…

 

Who’s in it?

Steve Buscemi plays the aforementioned Thompson, with former Dawson’s Creek man Michael Pitt, Trainspotting actress Kelly McDonald, The Wire’s hardman Michael K. Williams, This Is England’s Stephen Graham and Stardust star Charlie Cox among the supporting cast.

 

Why should I watch it?

The characters are superbly written and full of intrigue and devilment, the writing is excellent and glamour and violence drips from the screen as you watch. It’s an incredible watch.

 

Describe the show in three words…

Whipsmart, glamorous, cutting…

 

Boardwalk Empire – Season Four is released on DVD on Monday (August 18th).

Boardwalk Empire: Season 4
Boardwalk Empire: Season 4 HBO
Boardwalk Empire Season 4: Business Trailer (HBO)

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