New “Boardwalk Empire” Trailer

For a while, it looked like HBO has lost their mojo. There was clearly a period just after shows like The Sopranos, The Wire, Six Feet Under, Deadwood, Rome, et al. had ended and there didn’t seem to be any shows that would be stepping in to fill their lineup.  So much so, that I considered Showtime to be the superior cable network for a time.

But with David Simon’s Treme, and now Scorcese’s Empire Boardwalk (along with True Blood, How to Make It In America, Eastbound & Down, and a few other shows) it looks like HBO’s is getting their mojo back.

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  • jamesfurbush March 18, 2010, 8:14 pm

    Yeah I think for me, I never really got into Curb or Big Love, which were there two anchor shows in their post-Sopranos lineup. And maybe it's just that nothing could approach that HBO Golden Age, which is perhaps the best period of television that will ever exist.

    They set the bar high, which is not to say post-Sopranos wasn't good. I guess it just has to be judged on it's own merits.

  • Nancho March 18, 2010, 7:46 pm

    I think HBO has done quite well post Sopranos. Curb Your Enthusiasm, Flight of the Concords, True Blood, and Big Love are probably my favorite and most anticipated shows. The last season of Curb tastefully and not tactfully included the Seinfeld cast. Bill Paxton was born to play Bill Henrickson.