Boardwalk Empire Review: "21"

"If Jesus ever came to Atlantic City," he would certainly avoid any of Nucky Thompson's properties. Boardwalk Empire's second season opens with "21", a tense return to the easily corrupted city by the shore. The show received some pretty heavy criticism in it's inaugural season, with some calling it "overrated" or "boring," but this new episode gives me reason to hope that the show will continue to grow into another entertaining success for HBO.

What really worked last season was the slowly mounting tension between Nucky and his protege/surrogate son Jimmy. Now, we finally see the fruits of the long labor as Jimmy takes some decisive actions against his boss, former friend, and father-figure. Read More...


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