This show is beautiful to look at. Scenery, costumes, etc. But, the writing is awful. Someone compared this to The Soprano's! Give me a break. Our chins drop half way through each episode only to be awakened by a sudden burst of violence which does little to advance our interest in the characters or plot. So, what is the plot anyway? A re-hash of historical gangster films, names and locations. But how about building really sinister characters? Even Al Capone just comes off as a little fat guy with a mean streak. The two main characters, the brothers that run the boardwalk....are they fully developed? Is this all we get? Anyone of the Soprano clan made these guys look like Mr. Milqtoast.