Fall TV Countdown: On the Boardwalk

September 5th, 2011, byJeremy Freed

If you’ve been following In Search of the Cool, you will already be well aware of my fondness for the small screen and the current bumper crop of quality programming available thereon — especially in the area of one-hour dramas. And if you haven’t been following this blog, welcome: I love TV.

The most exciting thing in my entertainment sphere right now is the upcoming premiere of Boardwalk Empire‘s second season, scheduled for September 25 on HBO. Yes, that is several weeks away; and yes, it’s probably too early to be blogging about, but there it is: I’m hooked. So much so that I’m in the midst of re-watching season 1 (and not for the first time) to get myself back up to speed.

The folks at HBO, too, are doing their best to ramp up the excitement. A few days ago, they released a second teaser trailer for the new season, adding to the suspense. If you haven’t watched season 1 yet, don’t read any further — there are no real spoilers, but you’d be better off seeing the story unfold from the beginning. In it, we see a full-on war in progress, with Nucky and Chalky White on one side, Jimmy, the Commodore and Richard “Phantom of the Opera” Harrow on the other, all fighting to control Altantic City’s lucrative bootlegging industry. There’s also what appears to be a fairly big sideline involving the KKK, WWI-era machine guns and Chalky White’s continued desire for vengeance against the Klansmen who killed his father.

Amid all the fun, there’s the other stuff we’d expect to see in this deftly-wrought drama: showgirls, backstabbing and cases upon cases of illicit booze, all to the soundtrack of the roaring ’20s. All, it seems, is not well in Atlantic City, and I couldn’t be more excited.

Here’s the new teaser:

 

 

 

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