HBO’s ‘Boardwalk Empire’ premieres tonight at 9 p.m.

By Josh Steinberg

Love booze, violence and sex just as much as the next guy? Well then look no further for your new show of the fall.

HBO’s new original series Boardwalk Empire is set in Atlantic City during the 1920s when the prohibition of alcohol was enacted. The unintended effects of prohibition gave rise to corrupt power both in the form of politicians and organized crime.

Award winning actor Steve Buscemi plays the lead Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, the corrupted politician in charge of Atlantic City at the time. Nucky Thompson is the type of guy you love to hate. You know he’s a scumbag, but you just want more. He has no problem using his position of power to his advantage. Whether he is making deals with mobsters or getting his hands dirty with a little bloodshed, Nucky Thompson is a king of Atlantic City that cannot be touched.

Agent Nelson Van Alden is the man who is trying to disprove exactly that. Played by Michael Shannon, who was nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actor in Revolutionary Road, Van Alden is the face of the law dedicated to eradicating corruption, putting an end to organized crime and enforcing prohibition.

Make sure to clear your Sunday nights for the next couple of months and crank that fan up because this show is going to be HOT. Plus did I mention there is a ton of sex, violence and alcohol? Tune in Sunday, Sept. 19 at 9 p.m. to HBO to check out the premiere of Boardwalk Empire.