Friday, 24 September 2010
Broadwalk Empire - I gotz high hopes!
So, there I was casually flicking through Stylist magazine today and I come across a beautiful image of a Depression era bar. I read the article and it turns out there is a new Mad Men on its way - or at least that seems to be where most of the comparisons lie. Boardwalk Empire is set in the Prohibition Era in Atlantic City, US, the time when, as the tagline states "Alcohol was outlawed and outlaws became kings."
Its been written by Terence Winter, who penned The Sopranos, it stars Steve Buscemi, the delicious Michael Pitt (he always did have a vintage look) and Kelly MacDonald. What's more, the first episode is directed by Martin Scorsese.
It all sounds too good to be true right, its bound to flop, well the first episode aired in the US on 19 September to what seem to be rave reviews (Newsweek called it "naughty, shocking and decadent" while Metacritic, a review aggregate site ranked incredibly high reviews) and the second series has already been commissioned.
I'm looking forward to gorgeous styling, a great script and some damn fine acting. I've also heard great things about strong female characters like Mad Men (which I've never seen - for shame!)
It comes to Blighty in January on Sky1. Is this enough to convince me to sign up...? Hmmmm, almost.
Now, anyone wanna lend me their Mad Men box set until this starts up?