Boardwalk Empire Season 3 DVD
Boardwalk Empire Season 3 DVD of "Boardwalk Empire" boasts a fantastic cast and gorgeous production values. Unfortunately, the major storyline is a predictable tale of turf war between two gangsters – the sort of plot we've all seen 1,000 times before. So, in my (admittedly dissenting) opinion, the prodigious talent of the actors and designers is wasted on scripts that seem sophisticated on the surface, but are actually just lurid and unoriginal.
Perhaps the biggest waste of talent is the casting of Steve Buscemi as the chief gangster, Nucky Thompson – a thoroughly boring character whose defining trait is being really impatient with his subordinates (one wonders why anyone remains loyal to him!) Now, I really love Buscemi in movies like Fargo and Ghost World, where he gives wonderfully strange and funny performances. But why should I want to see him cast as a standard "heavy" in this series? He simply doesn't work in this context.
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