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Boardwalk Empire season 1 DVD

by Joanne Caster
Issue No. 2284

It’s Atlantic City in the era of Prohibition. Enoch “Nucky” Johnson (Steve Buscemi) is the county’s corrupt Republican treasurer. But there’s nothing dry about the state he’s in.

An intricate web of corruption is laid bare. A powerful elite makes sacks of loot and screws over everyone who gets in their way.

Politics, power and control of the booze trade keep this elite in luxury.

Boardwalk Empire looks amazing. The lavish sets mean you can nearly taste the sea air and smell the knock-off liquor.

This fixating drama series of mobsters, bootlegging and Nucky’s unfortunate constituents will get you hooked. And the good news is that series two is on its way.

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Tue 3 Jan 2012, 18:15 GMT
Issue No. 2284
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