Review | Boardwalk Empire, Season 1

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Us Rating: *** 1/2

Illegal booze! Hotheaded gangsters! They make up a potent cocktail in this gorgeous slice of 1920s Atlantic City. Nerdish Steve Buscemi feels a bit miscast as crime king Nucky, but Kelly Macdonald entrances as the lady he champions. (HBO, $60)