The Amazing Special Effects of Boardwalk Empire Are What Make the Show BeautifulCasey Chan1/22/12 9:00pm79EditPromoteGo to permalink I watch Boardwalk Empire but it's not a good show. It's only fake good. It wears the clothes, has the style and carries the swagger of a good show but it doesn't hold a candle to the old HBO greats. But you know what is great about Boardwalk Empire? The special effects. I had no idea. Watch the magic.