On Aug. 20, Shortlist released its list of television’s greatest villains, and Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) from “Boardwalk Empire” made it. The list doesn’t really rank the villains in terms of how evil they are or where they are numerically speaking; they’re just there.
Here’s how Shortlist describes Nucky:
“Some would say being a corrupt politician is enough to warrant inclusion on this hall of shame. However, it’s Nucky Thompson’s other life – that of insensitive gangster that seals the deal. He runs Atlantic City in merciless fashion: while many adore him, he is in fact a violent and cold-blooded killer. An aspect of his character that seems to increase in correlation to his political power.”
Several other HBO characters made the list, too, including Marlo Stanfield from “The Wire”; Joffrey Baratheon from “Game of Thrones”; Al Swearengen from “Deadwood”; and Tony Soprano from “The Sopranos.” Click here to view the full list.
“Boardwalk Empire” returns to HBO on Sept. 8 at 9 p.m.