Boardwalk Empire (2010-)

Television Series
Developer: Terence Winter
Cast: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham, Aleksa Palladino, Michael Stuhlbarg, Stephen Graham, Vincent Piazza, Paz de la Huerta, Michael Kenneth Williams, Anthony Laciura, Paul Sparks, Dabney Coleman, Gretchen Mol, Greg Antonacci

Based on, though often rather loosely, Nelson Johnson's fact-based book, Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City (2002), Terence Winter’s visceral, unpredictable, and thoroughly compelling series depicts the early days of alcohol prohibition in Atlantic City in the 1920s, detailing the exploits of republican politician and criminal mastermind Enoch “Nucky” Thompson.

Season 1 (2010)
The beginning of alcohol prohibition in America allows some of its less honest citizens to quickly build their criminal empires, with Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, Johnny Torrio, and Arnold Rothstein all looking to take illicit advantage of the new law, in this brilliantly written, impeccably crafted, and powerfully acted first season. Iain.Stott