HBO may not have had the Emmy night it wanted on Monday, but the network is still the high watermark for television. Would “Breaking Bad” have won if “The Sopranos” had never aired and changed the game for what cable dramas could be? While you mull over the implications of David Chase’s landmark TV show never having existed, why not refresh your memory on what exactly went down last season on another mobster show, “Boardwalk Empire”?
Running seven minutes, the Terence Winter-hosted video recaps the fourth season of the period drama, tracking everything from Nucky and Chalky’s partnership to the introduction of Jeffrey Wright’s Valentin Narcisse, all the way to the shocking deaths of —you know. The show’s ensemble is still strong, and though it may not be as flashy or buzzworthy as HBO’s other signature shows —“Game of Thrones” and “True Detective”— “Boardwalk Empire” is still a solid workhorse.
Watch the video below and get ready to go to the mattresses when the fifth and final season of “Boardwalk Empire” premieres on Sunday, September 7th at 9PM on HBO.