Calm down dude.......its a great show regardless of being original or not. Plus its only the first episode who knows whats to come. The Wire was not that original but it was still special.
The Wire WAS original, and thats what made it special.. Never before have anyone seen a T.V show on the projects, urban street life, and the inner workings of the street boys dilemma's and problems, to the people all the way up the ladder.. Mixed in with the politicians to the police officers and how they all had an effect and link to each other.. NOTHING and I mean NOTHING, has ever been done that way.. That my friend is original..
This BoardWalk however, doesn't look that original so far.. It does seem like an over done concept but it's only been 2 episodes.. So far it doesn't look like anything mind blowing or even worth a second season..
Too be real I wish they brought Rome back..