Originally Posted by Peter Punter
You are correct.
Couldn't disagree more. For one thing, this is a fact-based yarn, even though I'm also aware that, dramatically, much of it is fictional. One might even say, since we are viewing the birth of organized crime, that all previously seen shows/movies in the genre might actually be considered the off-spring of BOARDWALK's events. It also is effectively illustrating the stupidity and ineffectiveness of Prohibition policies. (I'm looking forward to seeing more of Babette's speakeasy.)
Much to like in the latest episode. The dressing room scene stands out...Paz's physical magnificence and McDonald's having to deal with her, the afore-mentioned scenes with the doctor and dentist, Nucky not knowing what the word "m*****f**k*r meant, Shannon's bible-obsessed Fed whose tactics contradict his beliefs, etc.
The Soprano's was always more of a family drama to me than anything else, but BOARDWALK is going in a different direction which pleases me no end. As does the combination of reality and the superficial. I'm totally engaged!