4.5 The Headliner.... blayboy | 13/04/2012 | See all blayboy's reviews (447) Boardwalk Empire is a fictional story made up with factual events and characters about the life of Nucky Thompson, the undisputed ruler of Atlantic City and a man that dabbled in Politics and Crime! Like The Sopranos this show is slowly paced and enables the viewer to become familiar with the characters. Theres a interesting story and some great acting from a variety of actors. Also good to see Kelly Macdonald (Trainspotting) and Stephen Graham (Made In England). If you enjoy Millers Crossing, One Upon A Time In America, Sopranos and other Crime / Gangster Movies / Shows you will probably like this. As far a tv productions go his is the one i have enjoyed the most in a while. Compulsive Viewing.