HBO’s multi-award winning series Boardwalk Empire (TV-MA, 4.5/5 stars, closed captions available) has never been discounted on Amazon, in either disc or Instant Video form, but today the first season is available to own at the unbelievably low price of $9.99 in Standard Definition (SD) and $14.99 in High Definition (HD) Instant Video format. Considering that this series usually runs over $34 per season, for fans of the show this is a deal that’s not to be missed.
Set in the Prohibition era of the 1920s, Boardwalk Empire is the story of Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, the treasurer of Atlantic County, Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Due to his relationships with mobsters as well as political contacts, the Federal Government starts to take an interest in him. His lavish lifestyle seems at odds with his position, and as well as his connections, there is prolific bootlegging in the area. - Written by Wellard Rockard
Seasons two and three of Boardwalk Empire are also available in SD, priced at $34.99 per season in SD.
Seasons two and three of Boardwalk Empire are also available in HD, priced at $46.99 per season.
Fans of historical dramas might also want to check out HBO’s Rome and Deadwood. Descriptions from IMDB:
In this British historical drama, the turbulent transition from Roman republic to autocratic empire, which changed world history through civil war and wars of conquest, is sketched both from the aristocratic viewpoint of Julius Caesar, his family, his adopted successor Octavian Augustus, and their political allies and adversaries, and from the politically naive viewpoint of a few ordinary Romans, notably the soldiers Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo and their families. - Written by KGF Vissers
The town of Deadwood, South Dakota in the weeks following the Custer massacre is a lawless sinkhole of crime and corruption.
Into this uncivilized outpost ride a disillusioned and bitter ex-lawman, Wild Bill Hickok, and Seth Bullock, a man hoping to find a new start for himself. Both men find themselves quickly on opposite sides of the legal and moral fence from Al Swearengen, saloon owner, hotel operator, and incipient boss of Deadwood.
The lives of these three intertwine with many others, the high-minded and the low-lifes who populate Deadwood in 1876. - Written by Jim Beaver