Boardwalk Empire
Season 1
2010

A lavish period drama set in Atlantic City following the life and times of Nucky Thompson - the undisputed political and criminal mastermind whose grip on power and control of the city's liquor supply is under constant threat.
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From Terence Winter, Emmy Award-winning writer of 'The Sopranos' and Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese BOARDWALK EMPIRE is a lavish period drama set in Atlantic City following the life and times of Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) - the undisputed political and criminal mastermind whose grip on power and control of the city's liquor supply is under constant threat.

12 Episodes Collapse episodes

  • 1. Boardwalk Empire 72 mins
    Series premiere. Corrupt kingpin Nucky Thompson carves out a brutal niche in Atlantic City as it heads into Prohibition.
  • 2. The Ivory Tower 52 mins
    Nucky deals with the fallout from Jimmy's rogue heist; Margaret seeks help in the wake of her husband's demise.
  • 3. Broadway Limited 51 mins
    Jimmy's future is clouded by an unlikely witness to the woods massacre; Margaret takes on a new job; Chalky's team pays for his success.
  • 4. Anastasia 53 mins
    Jimmy forges new relationships in Chicago; Nucky fetes a U.S. Senator; Chalky fingers a lynching suspect; Margaret and Lucy clash.
  • 5. Nights In Ballygran 53 mins
    Nucky's attempts to usher in a joyous St. Patrick's Day are undermined by Eli, Margaret & Van Alden.
  • 6. Family Limitation 59 mins
    Nucky investigates a boardwalk theft; Jimmy scores points with Johnny Torrio in Chicago; Margaret stands up to Lucy.
  • 7. Home 52 mins
    Nucky purges some bad childhood memories; Jimmy forges a new alliance; Luciano and a friend cut a deal with the D'Alessio brothers.
  • 8. Hold Me In Paradise 49 mins
    While visiting Chicago during the Republican National Convention, Nucky gets some alarming news from Atlantic City.
  • 9. Belle Femme 52 mins
    Nucky braces for war with a rival faction; Jimmy stands by his alibi; Margaret helps out Madame Jeunet.
  • 10. The Emerald City 58 mins
    Nucky asks Margaret to toe the party line; Angela witnesses Jimmy's dark side; Capone faces a crossroads; Van Alden deals with his emotions.
  • 11. Paris Green 56 mins
    Nucky shakes up the status quo; Jimmy deals with some tricky family issues; Van Alden addresses Agent Sebso's 'temptations.'
  • 12. A Return To Normalcy 60 mins
    In the Season One finale, Nucky and Atlantic City brace for change on Election Day; Jimmy ponders his future.

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4 Related Seasons

Running Time

667mins (~55min/episode)

Critic Reviews

  • Television Revision – Boardwalk Empire: Season 1

    Reviewed by Andrew Williams

    Now this is a story all about how… Enoch ‘Nucky’ Thompson (Steve Buscemi) navigates the political system in Prohibition-era Atlantic City, New Jersey, while bootlegging on the side. He interacts wi...

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Member Reviews

  • Fantastic work. Obviously extremely talented hard working people, with excellent guidance in all the positions to make such good TV. Thanks so much to all that made this series possible

  • Enjoyed the first dics and I'm looking forward to the second.

  • Really enjoyed this series and requesting season 2 now.

  • I know it has been around for a while, but finally watched the first disc of Season 1 and I really enjoyed it. The quality of the filming and cast is fantastic and the fact that this is a "movie" that is spread over many seasons is great. Looking forward to watching the rest...

  • This is only getting better & better!!!

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