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TV seasons The Best Seasons of Boardwalk Empire  

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For this poll we're ranking the best seasons of Boardwalk Empire, with the help of your votes. As far as period shows go, Boardwalk Empire is right up there as one of the best of all time. Set during the prohibition era, the pilot of this show was actually shot by Martin Scorsese. It's hard to argue that Boardwalk Empire isn't an amazing show, but which season is your favorite? Steve Buscemi is absolutely brilliant as Nucky Thompson, and equal praise can be doled out to the rest of the cast as well. Whether you liked the earlier seasons or the final season, vote up the top Boardwalk Empire seasons and downvote any that you felt were a little dry.

If you haven't seen every season of Boardwalk Empire, be aware that there are some spoilers below.
Boardwalk Empire Season 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Seasons of Boardwalk Empire
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Boardwalk Empire Season 2


The second season of Boardwalk Empire premiered on September 25, 2011 and contains 12 episodes. This season finds Nucky facing a plot against him orchestrated by his closest allies.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "21," "A Dangerous Maid," and "To the Lost."

Memorable moments:
- Chalky goes head to head with the KKK
- Margaret struggles with her daughter's polio diagnosis
- Jimmy finds himself on Nucky's bad side
Boardwalk Empire Season 3 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Seasons of Boardwalk Empire
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Boardwalk Empire Season 3


The third season of Boardwalk Empire premiered on September 16, 2012 and contains 12 episodes. This season introduces viewers to new characters like Gyp Rosetti and Al Capone emerges as a big player.
 
This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Resolution," "Sunday Best," and "Margate Sands."

Memorable moments:
- Gillian comes to terms with Jimmy's death
- Margaret has an affair
- Nucky reclaims Atlantic City as his own
Boardwalk Empire: Season 1 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Seasons of Boardwalk Empire
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Boardwalk Empire: Season 1


The first season of Boardwalk Empire premiered on September 19, 2010 and contains 12 episodes. This season introduces viewers to Nucky Thompson and the underground world of drinking, gambling, and crime, which he oversaw in Atlantic City in the 1920s.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Boardwalk Empire," "Hold Me in Paradise," and "A Return to Normalcy."

Memorable moments:
- Nucky makes a deal with Chalky White
- Jimmy encounters Al Capone
- Margaret decides to give Nucky a chance
Boardwalk Empire Season 5 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Seasons of Boardwalk Empire
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Boardwalk Empire Season 5


The fifth season of Boardwalk Empire premiered on September 7, 2014 and contains eight episodes. This season takes place during the Great Depression and features many flashbacks to Nucky's childhood.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Golden Days for Boys and Girls," "King of Norway," and "Eldorado."

Memorable moments:
- Chalky is betrayed by Narcisse
- We learn how the Commodore met Gillian
- Nucky finally pays for his actions