Monday, 14 February 2011
Saturday night tv is getting really good right now, I have The Tudors and Boardwalk Empire to watch!
Sky Atlantic channel is showing Boardwalk empire. Set in Atlantic City in the 1920s at the start of prohibition. It is both glamorous and violent showing the harsh realities of the time. Even after studying this era at Alevels I forget that life in the USA was very different to that of Briatain at the same time, despite both America and Britain recovering from the first world war, and racial equality still not around. In America women had not yet received the vote and obviously the liquer ban gave rise to much gang related crime.
The acting is superb and the costumes and set (my favourite parts) are wonderful also. The women all have quite long hair still as it is early in the decade and the silhouettes of the poorer characters clothes are very much in the edwardian style. The numerous main characters have intertwining storylines and the gap between the social classes is shown wonderfully.
Starring Steve Buscemi as Enock Thompson, Michael Pitt as Jimmy Darmody and Kelly Macdonald as Margaret Schroeder (my favourite character).
If you like Road to Perdition or Band of Brothers or The Sopranos this is a show for you.