I harshed on Boardwalk Empire for fun and profit today! Who will feel the wrath of my poison pen NEXT week??
Nothing about the show feels exciting or fresh or fun, a problem that came into stark (pardon the pun) relief with the premiere of Game of Thrones, which did all those great-show HBO things but also managed to get viewers actually excited. Nucky’s dealing and killing and making the moves he needs to make to become a Prohibition kingpin—hey, way to get that Justice Department stooge in your pocket!—meanwhile, in Westeros, there’s beheadings and dragons and androgynous knights!
Joe Reid, BlackBook contributor!