as if i needed a new favorite tv show. so apparently mark walburg and martin scorsese got together and hired sopranos writer terence winter to put together a new HBO show about gangsters. i think the sopranos was one of the greatest television dramas of all time so i’m a little skeptical. this time steve buscemi is the gangster and it’s 1920’s atlantic city and they’re hustling booze. sounds like it could be interesting. but if the rest of the show is anything like the pilot i’m completely hooked.
the sets and costumes are gorgeous and the casting is completely believable. steve buscemi as a gangster? of course! a crooked politician gangster who smokes cigars while he’s getting a shave? yes! the added chicago vs. new york mob factor with an up and coming al capone was just the icing on the cake. i’m really excited HBO. now i just have to find a place i can watch the rest of the episodes. i don’t think i want to wait for DVD on this one.