BOARDWALK EMPIRE debuts tonight.

Tonight, BOARDWALK EMPIRE makes it debut, on HBO, at 9pm EST. For an overview of the show, check out my words amd images post from March.
Here is a summary of what to expect in episode one:
January 1920. On the eve of Prohibition, Atlantic City’s Treasurer, NuckyThompson (Steve Buscemi), condemns alcohol at a Women’s Temperance Leaguemeeting, where he is noticed by Margaret Schroeder (Kelly Macdonald), a pretty,pregnant housewife who comes to him for help in getting her abusive husband Hans (Joe Sikora) a job. Later that evening, the duplicitous Nucky privately tells his ward bosses about the opportunity to make huge profits selling bootleg liquor.
 At a countdown-to midnight blast at Babette’s Supper Club, he assures Jimmy Darmody (Michael Pitt), a recently returned WWI vet, that his appointment as “Man Friday” to the new Chief Clerk of the Fourth Ward, Paddy Ryan (Samuel Taylor), will lead to bigger things. Jimmy, meanwhile, has higher aspirations and ends up making an alliance that could have dire consequences for both him and Nucky.