This has not been shown in the UK yet but is well worth looking out for. Directed by Martin Scorcese, and with a colossal budget, this is a genuinely epic piece of television drama, not just in its production values (which are impressive) but in the scale and sweep of its story.
It covers the prohibition era and deals with such legendary figures as Al Capone and Lucky Luciano but it's far more than just a gangster story - or a period version of "Goodfellas". The script is very well written and most of the acting is excellent.
Steve Buscemi as "Nucky" Thomson, the protagonist and the king-pin of Atlantic City, turns in a totally convincing and polished performance; and he's ably supported by, amongst others: our own Kelly Macdonald, as an Irish immigrant who gets sucked into his violent and amoral world.
This is excellent tv - another HBO masterpiece. It's definitely adult viewing (what would you expect from a gangster film?) but catch it when you can.
Last edited by sippog; 05-12-10 at 03:43 PM.