Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 19, 2010
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
HBO TV Network
Genre

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Boardwalk Empire

The Great War is over, Wall Street is about to boom & everything is for sale. Its a time of change - women are getting the vote, broadcast radio is here & young people rule the world. Atlantic City, a spectacular resort known as The World's Playground, is a place where rules don't apply. Massive hotels line its famous Boardwalk and for a few $ a working man can live like a king - legally or not.

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Boardwalk Empire Season 1 (2010)

1x01 1 1x01 Boardwalk Empire
America in 1920. The Great War is over, Wall Street is about to boom and everything is for sale, even the World Series. It is a time of change when women are getting the vote, broadcast ...
Sep. 19, 2010
1x02 1 1x02 The Ivory Tower
Straight-laced, uptight Agent Nelson Van Alden investigates a crime which he feels has been pinned on a scapegoat, so pays a visit to Nucky and leaves convinced that the Treasurer is ...
Sep. 26, 2010
1x03 1 1x03 Broadway Limited
An unlikely witness threatens to expose the perpetrators of the woods massacre, sending Eli – and Agent Nelson Van Alden – rushing to the hospital. As Nucky re-evaluates his relationship ...
Oct. 03, 2010
1x04 1 1x04 Anastasia
In Chicago, Jimmy bonds with one of Johnny Torrio's prostitutes, Pearl, and finds himself increasingly at odds with the hot-headed Al Capone. Back in Atlantic City, Nucky looks to leverage ...
Oct. 10, 2010
1x05 1 1x05 Nights in Ballygran
On the day of the annual St. Patrick's Eve dinner, Nucky deals with his jealous brother's oratory ambitions, as well as a group of disenchanted "Leprechauns." Feeling ignored by Nucky, ...
Oct. 17, 2010
1x06 1 1x06 Family Limitation
After the brazen robbery of one of his ward bosses, Nucky turns up the heat on Lucky Luciano. An emboldened Margaret stands up to Lucy at the dress shop, then accepts an offer from ...
Oct. 24, 2010
1x07 1 1x07 Home
After his father Ethan is injured in a fall, Nucky uses the opportunity to refurbish his childhood home. During a visit to an army hospital, Jimmy befriends disfigured vet Richard Harrow, ...
Oct. 31, 2010
1x08 1 1x08 Hold Me In Paradise
While visiting Chicago during the Republican National Convention, Nucky gets some alarming news from Atlantic City.
Nov. 07, 2010
1x09 1 1x09 Belle Femme
Nucky braces for war with a rival faction; Jimmy stands by his alibi; Margaret helps out Madame Jeunet.
Nov. 14, 2010
1x10 1 1x10 The Emerald City
Nucky asks Margaret to toe the party line; Angela witnesses Jimmy's violent side; Capone faces a crossroads; Van Alden grapples with his emotions.
Nov. 21, 2010
1x11 1 1x11 Paris Green
Nucky shakes up the status quo; Jimmy deals with some tricky family issues; Van Alden addresses Agent Sebso's “temptations.”
Nov. 28, 2010
1x12 1 1x12 A Return to Normalcy
Nucky wonders how much change Election day will bring to Atlantic City. Torrio tries to be the peacemaker between two bitter rivals with dire consequences. Jimmy, as well as Margaret, ...
Dec. 05, 2010
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Season 1 Quotes

01x01 - Boardwalk Empire Season 1 / Episode 1: - Boardwalk Empire

Margaret Schroeder: I would be honored to name my child after you.
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: Enoch? You couldn't possibly be so cruel.
01x06 - Family Limitation Season 1 / Episode 6: - Family Limitation

Margaret Schroeder: When I was a girl in Ireland, a raggedy man would come 'round every spring with a little bantam rooster. He trained it to peck out The Mountains of Mourne on a toy piano that swung off his chest.
Lucy Danziger: So?
Margaret Schroeder: Well, the first year he came, we, all of us, the girls in that place, we thought it magical. The second year, we laughed behind our hands at the odd man and his tatters. And the third year we didn't even go, because The Mountains of Mourne was all that little rooster could ever do.
Lucy Danziger: So what's the point?
Margaret Schroeder: That maybe your cunny isn't quite the draw you think it is.
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Season 1 Trivia

  • Episode 01 - Goof (anachronisms): Music featured the tune "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby" which was not produced until 1938.
  • Episode 01 - Goof (anachronisms): Knee length flapper dresses and other costumes are from the mid to late 1920s. The pilot occurs in January, 1920, so the wardrobe should be from the late Teens.
  • Episode 01 - Goof (incorrectly regarded as a mistake): In the prohibition party scene at the beginning of the episode the ceiling begins to have multitudes of black latex balloons drop from it. Although latex balloons were invented in the early 1800s they were not put into mass production until the 1930s and therefore were unl
  • Episode 07 - Goof (incorrectly regarded as a mistake): Jimmy says he served 3 years. The entire US involvement in WWI was 19 months, but it is obvious that the character is speaking of the whole time he was in the Army, not just during the war. In other episodes it is stated that he joined early in 1916 and fought "two ye
  • Episode 07 - Jack Huston based his character Richard Harrow partially on a young, shell-shocked soldier whose story is told in the documentary Let There Be Light (1946), directed by Huston's grandfather, John Huston.

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