Shows like Boardwalk Empire
Looking for shows that are like Boardwalk Empire? Take a look at these great shows sorted by online popularity today.
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    1. Breaking Bad

    #15 most popular show yesterday

    Breaking Bad's exploration of Walter White's descent into the criminal underworld has garnered a strong following for its complex characters and moral quandaries. Like Boardwalk Empire, it combines intricate plotting with a deep dive into protagonist psychology amidst illegal activities.

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    2. Fargo

    #102 most popular show yesterday

    Inspired by the eponymous film, Fargo is an anthology crime series that each season features new characters and storylines set within the world of organized crime and moral ambiguity. Its mix of dark humor, violence, and compelling narratives would appeal to fans of Boardwalk Empire's dramatic tone.

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    3. The Sopranos

    #105 most popular show yesterday

    Hailed as one of the greatest television series, The Sopranos delves into the life of mob boss Tony Soprano as he navigates the challenges of crime family leadership and personal issues. Its mix of family drama and mafia dealings will attract those who enjoyed the depth and grit of Boardwalk Empire.

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    4. Peaky Blinders

    #122 most popular show yesterday

    A British drama that revolves around the Shelby crime family after World War I, Peaky Blinders captures the same criminal underbelly and complex characters found in Boardwalk Empire. Fans of intricate plots and historical settings will appreciate this stylish and gritty series.

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    5. The Wire

    #207 most popular show yesterday

    This critically acclaimed series explores the city of Baltimore's various facets, from its drug trade to its schools and news media. With a focus on societal issues and character depth, The Wire's realistic portrayal of urban life shares Boardwalk Empire's commitment to storytelling.

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    6. Mad Men

    #246 most popular show yesterday

    Focusing on a New York advertising agency in the 1960s, Mad Men offers a rich visual period piece with complex characters, much like Boardwalk Empire. Although less violent, its compelling narrative and critical examination of American life offers a similar intrigue.

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    7. Deadwood

    #452 most popular show yesterday

    Deadwood provides a raw and unfiltered look at the eponymous town during the American frontier's last days. Fans of Boardwalk Empire will appreciate Deadwood's historical detail, intricate storytelling, and intense character-driven drama.

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    8. The Americans

    #490 most popular show yesterday

    Set during the Cold War, The Americans follows two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple. The show's period setting, intense drama, and focus on the complexity of double lives will draw in audiences who appreciated the layered storytelling of Boardwalk Empire.