TV Review: Boardwalk Empire

Boardwalk Empire (2010-14)

GENRE: Gangster, Crime, Thriller

EPISODES: 56 (5 seasons)

CREATED BY: Terence Winter

STARS: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon


UK CHANNEL: Sky Atlantic

PLOT: The series is set in Atlantic City, New Jersey during the Prohibition era and was inspired by the book Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City by Nelson Johnson about historical criminal kingpin Enoch L. Johnson.

Episode 11 of the MovieMuse podcast sees the team discussing this 2010 American crime drama. You can see which of the team recommend the show here and also get the our full thoughts on the show by watching the video below.


TV Recommendation
  • 100%
    Graeme - "a fascinating and violent look at a turbulent period" - 100%
  • 100%
    Gordon - "I can't wait to get reacquainted with Nuchy and his crew" - 100%
  • 75%
    Simon - "The setting is very authentic for the era" - 75%
  • 25%
    Mat - "I'm not a fan of the gangster/mobsters genre" - 25%


A fascinating, violent and compelling look at a turbulent period in American history that is lavishly shot and fantastically acted. With a 3/1 split decision, Boardwalk Empire gets a 75% ‘Watch recommendation’ from the MovieMuse team.


Hear the team’s thoughts…


TV Recommendations Leaderboard

PositionTV ShowRecommendation Rating
1Boardwalk Empire75%
2The League67%

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