'Boardwalk Empire' trailer: Things are trending downward

The first season of Boardwalk Empire featured a lavish vision of Prohibition-era criminality, complete with enough decadent party scenes to make F. Scott Fitzgerald blush. But viewers were split on whether the show lived up to its “Next-Big-HBO-Show” hype. (The fact that it bore a resemblance to almost every other show in HBO history may not have worked in the show’s favor.) But as a Boardwalk skeptic, I’m surprised by how excited I feel after watching the just-released trailer for season 2. It’s simple, but effective: Steve Buscemi’s Nucky Thompson wanders down the Boardwalk, sharing deep glances with everyone in the show’s sprawling cast, who all seem to be watching him like hawks ready to strike. If nothing else, it’s a good reminder of the sheer depth of acting talent on Boardwalk‘s bench. Check it out:

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  • Simon Jester

    Damn, that’s a great trailer. Can’t wait.

    • Laderagrrl

      Spot on assessment, Simon Jester.

  • Steve

    Agreed. Now THAT’S how you do a trailer!

  • Sandy

    Can NOT wait! The acting and writing on this show is amazing.

  • Marty

    Very good trailer!!! Brilliant!

  • john

    Great. Trailer. I was already looking forward to season 2, the trailer just cemented it. Hopefully more people will catch on to how really good the show is.

  • jmag

    Love this show…We need more Chalky White…..aka Omar yo

  • Jen

    Creative trailer… but as a fan of most HBO original series, this one did not keep me watching last season.

  • Dogmatic

    Shut the f*ck up, Nucky!

  • Mike

    Darren —

    Re: like every other show in HBO history comment – No need to change if it works!

  • Rootsgrrl

    Like every other HBO show? You mean well-cast. well-written, impeccably acted, produced with care and style? Not every HBO show was my cup of tea, but I always recognized the merit in all of them. And “Boardwalk Empire” is my favorite since “Six Feet Under”

  • Scyphir

    Just in time for my birthday. Can’t wait.

  • Carmen Nieves

    I CAN’T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • chuck

    This show is critic-proof! As great as season ! was, ..betting this will be even greater!!!

  • Christine Garcia


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