Friday, December 3, 2010
Thumbs Up for Boardwalk Empire
HBO's much hyped series Boardwalk Empire did not fail to disappoint in its first season. Directed by Martin Scorsese, I find it to be a very smart drama-filled show that is highly entertaining. For those who aren't watching, it is about the happenings of Atlantic City around the time of Prohibition. We learn how politicians are chosen by those with wealth, the FBI is easily influenced and bribed to make prohibition impossible, and how woman struggled to get by in a time when they had slim low paying employment opportunities, newly granted voting rights, and were consistently exploited by the men around them. Violence is very prevalent of course.