Nussbaum on Boardwalk Empire


In next week's issue of the magazine, Emily Nussbaum reviews one of the fall's most anticipated dramas: HBO's Atlantic City period piece Boardwalk Empire. She says, "As luscious as the show is, there’s also something unsettlingly paint-by-numbers about its psychology, especially in the way it invites us to revel in the pretty bloodbaths we, in theory, condemn ... Still, if Boardwalk doesn’t have original ideas about the men who kill for money, or the viewers who want to watch them do it, that’s very easy to ignore when you’re dizzy with the fun of it all." [NYM]