After a few slow years, HBO is worth paying for again. There was the outstanding WWII miniseries “The Pacific,” the slowly unfolding and captivating “Treme,” the upcoming seasons of “True Blood,” “Hung” and “Entourage,” and at least one more season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” But the one that has me most excited is “Boardwalk Empire,” the new series produced by Martin Scorsese and starring the ever-awesome Steve Buscemi. The period drama is set in Prohibition-era Atlantic City, and looks like it delivers a “Sopranos”/”Deadwood” level of sex, violence and general mayhem. Yes, this will be a show for grownups only. It debuts in the fall, but here’s a couple of trailers to get a taste of what’s to come. Gotta love Buscemi dressed like Gatsby.
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Greetings fellow television fans, fanatics, addicts and enthusiasts; welcome to our blog about TV for the Press Democrat Online. Together we will keep up with what’s coming up, examine new and existing programs in depth and from time to time take a moment to appreciate programs from the past. In addition, we’ll delve into the deep corners of Netflix and Hulu to recommend shows from around the world. My hope is together we will find enough quality programming to fill our TV viewing schedules and never again utter the words, “All these channels and nothing to watch!”
— Wallace Poulter