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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby llipgh2 on Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:20 pm

Kraftster wrote:
shmenguin wrote:people actually liked this week's? i thought the convention stuff with nucky was insufferable.


I liked it more for how the stage is now set. Really looking forward to the final few weeks. How many are left? Seems like it should be winding up but previews look like 3-4 anyway.


There are 12 episodes this season. I think last night was show 8.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby llipgh2 on Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:10 am

I liked tonight's episode (11/21)

Ok, was it wrong for me

Spoiler:
To cheer Chalky on as he was choking a man to death with his bare hands?


"How'd you know I drive a Packard?"

And it looks like the fed has gone off the deep end...
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby meecrofilm on Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:29 am

llipgh2 wrote:I, like everyone else, feels there needs to be more Chalky.


Harrow needs to start gettin' into the action again as well. I'm worried for some reason he won't make it past this season -- hope I'm wrong.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby shmenguin on Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:06 am

the acting with the jimmy and nucky characters is really the achilles heel of this show.

10 episodes in and i don't know whether they're supposed to be that awkward, or it's just bad acting. the setting and the secondary characters are great, but jeez did they screw up the 2 most important characters.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby AlexPKeaton on Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:21 am

Last night's episode was really really awesome.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby cheesesteakwithegg on Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:36 am

AlexPKeaton wrote:Last night's episode was really really awesome.


Yeah, it was. Chalky White FTW
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby tifosi77 on Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:07 pm

"Well, I wasn't going to... but you sorta talked me into it."

:shock:

And then Chalky......

:shock: :shock:

:fist:
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby the wicked child on Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:03 pm

that agent is a scary dude. :scared:
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby llipgh2 on Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:44 pm

the wicked child wrote:that agent is a scary dude. :scared:


That is an understatement.

I guessed who Jimmy's dad was a while ago. The surprise tonight was Jimmy's mom...
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby tifosi77 on Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:40 pm

The discussion in my house is whether Mrs. Jimmy's Mom is acting on her own or if she is under orders...............................
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby shmenguin on Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:03 pm

meh

after that finale, i think i'm out
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby Kraftster on Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:05 pm

Surprisingly fireworkless finale. I was very disappointed with how much was resolved.

I think it needs to either move away from a Nucky-centric show or it should have been 1/2 to 2/3 the episodes and been a mini-series.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby tifosi77 on Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:41 pm

I thought the writing was pretty lazy in the finale. The resolution of the whole arsenic thing was weak sauce, as was the 'oh-I-found-the-rag-in-my-cake-so-I'll-go-back' thing.

Altho I did think Van Alden had a fun end to his first season story. :wink:
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby Hockeynut! on Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:55 pm

I enjoyed it. Boardwalk Empire isn't a Sopranos type show and I think a lot of people are wanting it to be more like that. It's a slow burn, long arc series. While it might be more exciting to be a "villain of the week/season" series, it just isn't.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby the wicked child on Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:48 pm

I enjoyed the godfatheresque sequence with the press conference. :thumb:
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby tifosi77 on Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:06 am

Yeah, that had a very Corleone baptism feel, didn't it?

Richard Harrow remains my favorite character.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby the wicked child on Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:27 pm

Spoiler:
when Capone shot the dude and took the apple out of his shopping bag... I lolled.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby tifosi77 on Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:14 pm

Hahaha..... "Leave the gun. Take the cannolis." :lol:
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby Draftnik on Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:49 pm

Good 1st season but weak finale IMO.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby the wicked child on Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:58 am

Naturally, this is back on a night when dem Stillers play. :face:
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby cheesesteakwithegg on Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:04 pm

Looking forward o this season. Hopefully the steelers game is a blowout so I can watch this before I go to bed
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby Draftnik on Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:07 pm

I'm looking forward to the 2nd season as well. With Curb ending another short season there aren't many series on TV worth watching.

Cinemax has a new action series named Strike Back that has been very good IMO.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby tifosi77 on Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:26 pm

My wife and I were talking about Boardwalk last night...... who of the returning characters do you think will not make it out of season 2 alive? Much as I like him, I don't think Chalky is long for Atlantic City. Mrs Tif thinks Eli (Nucky's brother) is gonna get it.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby largegarlic on Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:54 pm

I watched 3-4 episodes when it aired originally last year, but didn't get into it enough to see the rest. However, I'm now house-sitting for a couple months at a place where the ONLY TV channels are the 5 or 6 channels of HBO, so I've caught up with this (and most other HBO shows over the past couple weeks).

My general assessment is that Boardwalk Empire is a good show, but not a great one. I think Nucky is another one of those well-drawn, morally ambiguous HBO protagonists. I also like Margaret's character and didn't really have a problem with her return in the season finale. She really embodies the difficulties of being a woman in that era even with the seeming liberation of getting the vote. The federal agent (I forget his name) is pretty good too.

My biggest problem is Jimmy. At the start of the show, they made a big deal of setting him up as this smart, upstanding guy who was going to Princeton, but got caught up in WWI and came back a different, morally-broken guy. However, as the show played out, I didn't find his character to be appreciably more intelligent or interesting than the various generic mob henchmen that pop up. At this point, he doesn't even exhibit the potential to get to Nucky's level of political savvy or Nucky's ability to recognize and reflect upon the morally conflicted path he is on. Whether he is ultimately going to be a Nucky protege or Nucky nemesis, he doesn't seem to have the ability to really pull it off.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby shmenguin on Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:58 pm

The main characters are the least compelling. There's your problem.
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