Showcase, Sunday, 7.30pm ★★★★ All it took for some critics to laud Boardwalk Empire was to read Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese was one of its creative forces. Series one was solid, but the season two opener suggests Boardwalk may yet live up to its hype. It’s 1921 and Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) is a powerbroker grappling with law enforcement and Prohibition. Nucky is handcuffed when he is the target of an election fraud investigation. And his duplicity is on display when he reacts to Chalky being threatened by a bloody KKK attack. Is Nucky to be believed when he promises the hooded cowards will be brought to justice?