It's no "Deadwood." Not yet. Looks like it could be pretty good, though. The first episode's plot lagged in the middle. They felt it necessary to familiarize the audience with Prohibition politics, which was a bit too much explaining and not trusting the viewers to figure it out. Whenever anything is explained too much in movies or television, I feel like my intelligence has been insulted. B.E. finished strong enough for me to get over that, despite the predictability. Scorsese is not *quite* comfortable with episodic style, but the cinematography was spot on. Everything was beautiful. Even the more gruesome shots. Overall, I'm a little worried. I was really looking forward to this series and I hope it picks up.