Reviews of "Boardwalk Empire" are so positive that it's clear that the new HBO series about the mob world of Atlantic City in the 1920s will probably be a serious Emmy rival to "Mad Men," which has won best drama series for the past three years. But how serious? Below are some views of our forum posters. See more here. Then tell us what you think in our poll.
ATYPICAL: Marty Scorsese could and probably will win his first Emmy for it.
SEANFLYNN: Lots of posing in front of expensive sets and camera movement for little apparent purpose. Too early to say whether this will grow and then sustain itself, but this was about what I expected — watchable, occasionally involving, but not emotionally or intellectually satisfying, at least not yet. Can't imagine that if anyone other than Scorsese's name were attached people would be suggesting Emmy for this.
24EMMY: I liked this episode. It was a great start to the likely winner of best drama at next year's Emmys. I can see "Boardwalk Empire" winning best drama, directing, lead actor (Steve Buscemi), & supporting actor (Michael Pitt). Though my early predictions have "Lone Star" taking the lead (James Wolk) & supporting actor (Jon Voight) categories.
EOIN DALY: Michael Shannon's two scenes were stand-out's especially in the phone box. Will be a future nominee / possible winner if he get's the right material. Steve Buscemi was really good. Altogether great performances. Marty does blood well!