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5.0 out of 5 stars Best TV Series Ever, June 20, 2013
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This review is from: Boardwalk Empire: Season 3 (DVD)
I began watching this series after season one. I bought the first two seasons and will soon own the third season. This is five times better than the Sopranos! The life like costumes, the music, the scenery are so original as to be there as the series develops. The characters are all so fabulous and the history so close to what really happened during prohibition that it is difficult to separate the late 1920s in your mind. If the producers and actors choose to let this run the course through mid 1933 there could be many more years of this outstanding series to be seen. If I recall, at the end of the third season the time was just starting out in 1925, and Rothstein, a real life mobster has just been busted by the government as Steve Buscemi's character evades the trap set for him by his enemies. I simply cannot wait for the premier of season four in September!

Stephen Courts
June 20, 2013
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Initial post: Aug 27, 2013 1:48:51 PM PDT
Mr. Moist says:
NOTHING is 5x better than the Sopranos, get real. Boardwalk Empire is better than the Sopranos by a hair.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2013 6:21:04 AM PDT
The Sopranos were no more reflective of the modern Mafia than Law & Order is to actual police work. Boardwalk is so closely tied into the 20's and prohibition with outstanding acting, beautiful settings and clothing reflective of real history. I staunchly stand behind the comparison since I saw every episode of the former and own every episode of the later. That by itself is reflective of how much more intense and real Boardwalk is. The best drama on TV based on real history and no the supernatural or ghosts and goblins. You are entitled to your opinion, for what it is worth, and I am like wise. Boardwalk is that much better!!! Stephen Courts

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2013 9:15:07 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 28, 2013 9:15:34 AM PDT
Mr. Moist says:
"The Sopranos were no more reflective of the modern Mafia than Law & Order is to actual police work"

You DO know that the writers of the Sopranos got ideas for the script of the show based on stories from ACTUAL MOBSTERS, right? Because based on that sentence you wrote, you had no idea.
The Sopranos right now in pop culture is tied with Breaking Bad as the best t.v. show ever. You can do a google search for the best t.v. show ever and it's pretty much always between those 2 shows. This is proof that many people including myself hold Sopranos in higher regard than you do - and it should be held in high regard, it was an excellent show that's almost impossible to beat. Boardwalk Empire is better by a hair, but to say it's 5 x better makes you sound RIDICULOUS.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2013 11:48:13 AM PDT
I watched every episode of the Sopranos. Could hardly wait for the next episode. We agree Boardwalk is slightly better, your words. I am not much of a TV person, select games, always DVR'ed and PTI. I have read Breaking Bad is outstanding, and so is Mad Men. I have never watched an episode of any of the Law & Order franchise. I prefer to read. The Sopranos were terrific. But I don't own the DVD set nor do I watch the reruns. Breaking Bad might be 2nd because of the cost of HBO and AMC being a staple among most cable users. I just simply like Boardwalk for the originality of the sets, costumes, language, historical figures and so on. I think it is significantly more entertaining and gripping than the Sopranos. Let's say twice as good and leave it at that. If five times better is too much for you, I will dial it back to twice as good and this is the last reply. Best wishes, Stephen

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 11, 2013 7:13:47 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 11, 2013 7:14:30 PM PDT
I just did Google "the best t.v. show ever" and The Sopranos did not come up. How does one decide what is "the best t.v. show"? Not everyone has to have the same opinion. Why can't Stephen has his own? You may disagree, dude, and that's cool, but you needn't go forcing your opinions on people. It's like shoving yourself in an orifice that doesn't want you. Sometimes you just gotta chill.
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