I've been psyched, for the start of this show, since I first started seeing trailers for it back in January, and now the premiere is almost here. Anyone else out there, who can't wait for Sunday night?
The cast, and crew, are mostly names I recognize, and whose work I love. And, all the reviews I've seen, are extremely positive. I am very optimistic this will be another fantastic HBO series.
Here are a couple of quotes, from reviews I have come across so far:
While The Sopranos is the instant comparison for this show—given the state, the subject matter, and HBO's history—this is not "the next Sopranos." The more I watched the show, the more I thought the real analogies are more like Rome and, especially, Deadwood.
You had me at Rome.
Not since "Mad Men" has a slice of history been so meticulously re-created for television, from its elaborate sets to resplendent costuming -- though HBO's 2005-07 series "Rome" would run a close third. But whereas few with access to a time machine would want to venture back to war-torn ancient Italy, "Boardwalk" beckons with its depiction of a lively ur-Vegas that seems great fun -- unless you happen to be the victim of its frequent violent crimes.
EDIT: Updated thread title.