Boardwalk Empire: Season 1
At first, all the talk about HBO's Prohibition era drama centred on the fact that Martin Scorsese was given a multi-million dollar budget for the opening episode. Since then, it's gone on to be nominated for multiple Emmys and Golden Globes, winning praise not only for Steve Buscemi as crime boss Nucky Johnson, but our own Kelly Macdonald as Irish widow Margaret Schroeder. Beautifully designed and brilliantly written, it's another modern TV classic from the HBO stable.
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