BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO)
Entering its fifth and final season, the crime drama follows Nucky Thompson, an Atlantic City bootlegger, as he navigates an increasingly hostile underworld.
The undisputed ruler of Atlantic City is Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, a political fixer and backroom dealer who is equal parts politician and gangster and equally comfortable in either role. Because of its strategic location on the seaboard, the town is a hub of activity for rum-runners, minutes from Philadelphia, hours from New York City and a day’s drive from Chicago. And Nucky Thompson takes full advantage. Nucky has carved out a niche for himself as the man to see for any illegal alcohol. He is an equal opportunity gangster, doing business with Arnold Rothstein, Lucky Luciano, Al Capone, and Johnny Torrio.