I started with Season 2 of Boardwalk Empire because Season 1 was not available. In summary, gather a dozen of the most unattractive men, give them colorless personalities, and throw in a few women for child care and bordello scenes, and that's this series. It takes place in Atlantic City in the 1920's, and it could be exciting. There's Prohibition (which makes all these gangsters rich), gambling casinos, and KKK activity thrown in. It's gloomy and rather dark, both in mood and in costume and scenery. But the men are just so unappealing. Who can believe Steve Buscemi as a feared gangster? He looks anemic and too weak to stand up on his own. I don't feel inclined to see further seasons of this HBO series.