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Re: Boardwalk Empire (New HBO Series)

Postby Fried Gold on Fri Dec 31, 2010 4:45 pm

Boardwalk Empire VFX Breakdowns of Season 1 - http://vimeo.com/18275127
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Re: Boardwalk Empire (New HBO Series)

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Re: Boardwalk Empire (New HBO Series)

Postby Fievel on Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:50 pm

Season Two begins in 70 minutes!
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Re: Boardwalk Empire (New HBO Series)

Postby John-Locke on Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:37 pm

Great start to season 2, with the plethora of good actors all portraying interesting, well rounded characters, Jack Huston as Harrow (with the face mask) is still stealing the show for me though.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire (New HBO Series)

Postby Fievel on Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:39 pm

John-Locke wrote:Jack Huston as Harrow (with the face mask) is still stealing the show for me though.


Yes, yes, yes, yes, YES!!! I can't immediately recall another TV character that earned so much intrigue by doing so little. He was eating his breakfast so calmly and then when Jimmy suggested he take some biscuits for later, he just about attacked the plate. Again - intriguing.

Oh, and what about Jimmy's mom telling his wife where she used to kiss him when he was a baby?
W :shock: H :shock: A :shock: T :shock: :shock: T :shock: H :shock: E :shock: :shock: F :shock: U :shock: C :shock: K ? ? ? ?
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Re: Boardwalk Empire (New HBO Series)

Postby Fievel on Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:51 am

Season is starting to pick up speed. So thankful that Richard didn't kill himself... but what did happen was a little on the WTF? side.... and boring.

Eli.... wow.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire (New HBO Series)

Postby Fievel on Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:11 pm

Polio.... fucking heart-wrenching.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby Nice Marmot on Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:34 pm

Can you say WOWZERS? A LOT of crap has been goin' down since your polio post, Fievel . . .

Jimmy's wee-wee got kissed WHEN now . . . ? :shock:
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby theangiechrist on Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:11 am

Well, for once, I saw something digusting coming and it was true. Good way to pick up the story when it was turning bland again. But holy incest Batman!
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby Fievel on Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:07 am

Nice Marmot wrote:A LOT of crap has been goin' down since your polio post, Fievel . . .

No shit! What an episode!!

theangiechrist wrote:Well, for once, I saw something digusting coming and it was true.


Yeah. Pretty sad when I found myself waiting to see that throughout the season. "C'ome on! Would you fuck already!?!?!?"

I really dug the flashback. Normally not a big fan of those, but it finally gave some context to Jimmy's character, as well as his now-deceased wife.

Jimmy becoming a junkie... I hope that's only temporary. But when he stabbed the Commodore and his mother yelled "finish it!" he really thought/hoped he was going to slit her throat wide open. Rather disappointed he didn't.

And then there's Van Alden.... :shock: I had wondered since he "baptized" his old partner when that would finally come back to haunt him. There was a whole congregation there... when were they going to step up and say something? But now he's on the run. I hope that doesn't mean he'll die in a shootout or something next week. I've really grown to enjoy his character this season. Last season he was just a demented religious freak stalker. But this season he has become so much more.

Mrs. Schroeder.... not a fan of what her becoming a desperate mother turning to religion for for her answers. Her character has lost all of her strength. Sure, her daughter's polio is an understandable catalyst for this change, but it's just not terribly interesting to watch.

My DVR didn't record next week's preview, so I'm going into it completely blind. Hope it's a good one.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby Nice Marmot on Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:40 pm

Fievel wrote:My DVR didn't record next week's preview, so I'm going into it completely blind. Hope it's a good one.


Ours either. And I'm glad. It's hard to imagine a finale FOLLOWING that whopper of an episode. Definitely can't wait.

I'd be seriously ticked if Van Alden were killed off any time soon. His character is still my favorite. Deadpan batshit crazy . . . Not sure about the new Supes film, but Shannon's General Zod is MUCH anticipated here.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby Fievel on Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:00 pm

Nice Marmot wrote:Deadpan batshit crazy


Great description!
I wonder if his nanny is going to play into his future. He cracked the slightest of smiles when she said he was a good person. It was also great to get some back-story on him, although why he'd ever continue on with ANY form of religion after his parents did what they did is beyond my understanding.

This show has definitely turned me into a Michael Shannon fan. Along with his Zod, I want to see Taking Shelter, too.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby theangiechrist on Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:11 am

wow, what an unexpected end. The last 2 episodes really had a ton of twists, way cool!
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby Fievel on Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:10 am

theangiechrist wrote:wow, what an unexpected end. The last 2 episodes really had a ton of twists, way cool!


Yeah, what Margret and Nucky each did in the end was so ridiculously unexpected. Even after sleeping on it, I'm not sure what to think of it.

The rest of the episode was really, really good though. I really liked how everything seemed to work out. But then that fucking ending came.... wow.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby Ribbons on Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:07 pm

Holy shit, is that rapper the guy who Van Alden killed in season 1? And he wrote it himself? :shock: That's awesome!

And I have got all of season 2 recorded on DVR, so I look forward to once again watching and commenting on it four months after anybody cares.

"You lunged for my weapon bitch/That's why I killed you" :lol:
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby Ribbons on Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:01 pm

'Boardwalk' showrunner explains shocking finale, season 3:

http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/12/11/boardwalk-empire-finale/

[WARNING: The following interview with Boardwalk Empire showrunner Terence Winter contains spoilers about the show's second-season finale that aired Sunday night.].

“This is the only way we could have ended, isn’t it?” Jimmy asks.

“This is your choice, James,” Nucky replies.

And with that buildup, Boardwalk Empire executed one of the most surprising moves in recent TV history: killing off James “Jimmy” Darmody (Michael Pitt), the show’s second-biggest character after Enoch “Nucky” Thompson (Steve Buscemi).

Nucky shot and killed his former protégé after a season-long power struggle for control of the Atlantic City booze trade. The Oedipal-conflicted young war veteran was the victim of his own tragic decisions, including a bungled assassination attempt on Nucky. Though many fans will regret losing Pitt’s character, the move gave viewers an uncompromising finale that allows Nucky to embrace his gangster destiny.

Below, Boardwalk Empire showrunner and executive producer Terence Winter, who wrote tonight’s finale, talks to EW about why Jimmy had to go, how he broke the news to Pitt and gives some hints about his plans for season 3 — which include a time jump and the introduction of new brash young character. And at the end of the interview, there’s a link to our exclusive interview with Pitt.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: When did you first know that you were going to kill off Jimmy?

TERENCE WINTER: Probably at the very beginning of season 2. The idea was to try and push things to their absolute limit, even if it makes it difficult for yourself and your writing team. If you take things to their logical extreme with the situation we created, Jimmy has betrayed Nucky, he tried to have him killed. You want to be honest about the storytelling. In the pilot, Jimmy told Nucky: “You can’t be half a gangster anymore.” We wanted with the first two seasons to follow that trajectory, where he goes full season from being the guy who doesn’t want to get his hands dirty to actually pulling the trigger himself. And what’s the strongest version of that? To pull the trigger on the very guy who told him, “You can’t be half a gangster anymore.” It’s like, “Guess what? You’re right. I can’t. And here’s me now fully becoming a gangster.” Anything short of Nucky doing it himself wouldn’t feel real, it wouldn’t be real. And it would be a cheat for us to say, “We want to keep our beloved character Jimmy Darmody alive.” One of the things I wanted to do by design in the finale is make the audience pissed off [at the start of the episode]. I wanted people to say [when it seemed like Nucky and Jimmy would reconcile], “Oh great, after all that, it’s all going to be forgotten and Jimmy is going to be back in Nucky’s good graces.” I wanted them to think right up to the very end that Nucky is going to forgive him and take him back. It was a really hard decision. You’re sort of blowing up your own show, in some ways. Now we’re back in the writers room trying to figure out where we go from here without Jimmy Darmody.

My only concern plot-wise was wondering whether Jimmy would really go so willingly to what he likely believes is his death.

We know with [the previous week's episode] that he’s so emotionally damaged. I don’t think Jimmy ever expected to come back alive from World War I. I think he probably left for the war hoping he would die and was surprised he survived. He’s been a walking dead person ever since we’ve met him. He’s come back and gone through the motions of a person trying to make his way in the world, but ultimately becomes resigned to his fate. He gets manipulated into this run against Nucky, who was his mentor, and really the only father figure of any meaning that he has. The plot failed and he knows, as a good solider, he’s going to have to fall on his sword. He fully knows what he’s walking into at the end. He’s not armed. He says goodbye to his son. He basically gives Richard Harrow permission to not come with him. He knows he needs to be punished. The circumstances of his life have unraveled to the point where he’s willing to accept his fate. And psychologically Harrow is prepared to respect that as a soldier.

You touch on this in that last answer, but I still wanted to ask: Especially in light of what happens this week, why was it important to have the flashback that included the scene of Jimmy having sex with his mom?

We wanted to answer the questions: Why were Jimmy and Angela together in the first place? What is the basis of this weird relationship with his mother? What’s this strange hold she has on him? From the very first moment you see Jimmy and his mother together it’s really inappropriate — you think it’s a girlfriend, then you learn it’s his mother. We just wanted to pay that story off. It gives us so much insight into Jimmy’s psychology and how things got to this point.

I’m still haunted by his mom’s “I used to kiss his little winky” line from the season premiere.

Exactly.

On The Sopranos, you guys killed off plenty of key roles — you wrote the amazing “Long Term Parking” episode (where Adriana died). Arguably, this is a bigger move than any Sopranos hit. Do you have any concern about losing such a popular character?

Huge concern. As we go about the business of TV, you’re constantly looking for ways to keep ahead of the audience or defy expectations. It’s a big gamble creatively, you’re killing off a major, major character very early on. But you want to be true to the story and to do the most unexpected thing. The audience is used to seeing bodies start to drop in season 5. People won’t believe [Jimmy's dead] until the last second and even then some will wonder if it’s a dream. People didn’t believe it when Adriana was killed on The Sopranos and that was in season 5.

Because so many people thought Adriana was still alive, I was wondering if that’s why you showed Jimmy’s gunshot wounds.

That wasn’t conscious, but it never hurts to be definitive. He’s not getting up.

When did you tell Michael and how did that go?

We talked about it during the year. I generally don’t like to give actors a lot of advance notice about what’s happening on the show, because what [the writers] think is going to happen can change. The other thing is a lot of actors don’t want to know what’s coming. If they know the future of their characters, that information might [influence] their performance. Michael saw the way it was shaping up and he came into my office and he was all, “Are you guys considering where this is heading? Is Eli going to die? Have you thought about killing me?” And I said, “Yeah, we actually have. All I will tell you is everything is on the table. It could go this way, it could go that way. I don’t know.” Up until episode 9, I wasn’t 100 percent sure this is where we were going to go. I was pretty sure. I wanted to reserve my right to change my mind up until the last minute so I didn’t want to tell him. So he didn’t know officially until right before the script for [the finale] came out. He had a very strong suspicion and I was certainly preparing him for it. But Michael is an artist. He’s a phenomenal actor, and part of the challenge is to keep reinventing the series. He’s very much about doing what’s best for the show and the character. In terms of the storytelling, he totally got it. He really loved doing the show, but he’s also a guy who likes to do different things. I think he understands this was the single most powerful thing you could have done on the show.

Was that a slight Godfather nod, cross-cutting the wedding and the whacking?

Yeah, always. I’m not ashamed to say Godfather is one of my favorite movies of all time, and any time I can steal from it, I always do.

With Van Alden having run off to Cicero, is he going to still be in our story?

Yeah. People who are really students of Mob history will pick up on the fact that Cicero, Ill., is the place Al Capone became headquartered in 1924. So we put him in a place where he theoretically could interact with other characters on the show.

So can we expect to see Al Capone come into his own as a formidable force next season?

As time goes on. The plan is now is we would come back in season 3 a little further into the future and start to really track Al Capone’s rise and — God willing — through the course of the series. By 1925, Capone was the guy everybody recognizes — the guy in the white fedora who’s firmly in charge of Chicago. Hopefully we’ll be on the air long enough to see that guy. Certainly in [season 3] we’ll start to see Capone on pretty much equal footing as Johnny Torrio in terms of who’s running the town.

You mentioned jumping forward in time for season 3. How long will that be? [Note: Season 2 was set in 1921]

We’re thinking about 16 months and starting the [third] season around the beginning of 1923, then maybe run through the end of 1923. It was an exciting year. All the people who stockpiled liquor started to run out, so competition between bootleggers became really fierce.

I can’t imagine Nucky is going to be very pleased with Margaret donating all his land to the church.

I don’t think that will make anybody happy. The ramifications of that will be explored as the series progresses.

And I’m assuming Richard Harrow will continue as a key player?

Yes, Harrow will continue to be part of the show, absolutely.

One thing that impacted me this season was the polio story line — a really heartbreaking move. It’s easy to forget nowadays what a horrible disease that was.

Especially with that little girl. That actress is really so sweet. It was hard for us. My wife read that script and punched me in the arm. Steve Buscemi read the script and said he threw it across the room. We did a lot of research on the subject and it just ravaged children in this country, and adults too. It was a horrific disease.

So for season 3, I hear you’re looking to add a new character, Bud Matheson, described as a young James Cagney type. Might that be Boardwalk‘s new up-and-comer?

Yeah. As the ’20s progressed and became the Roaring ’20s, it was very youth-oriented culture. Young people really came into their own, with access to automobiles. They had influence on popular music and fashion trends. We really wanted to infuse the show with some exciting young sexy energy and this guy is the sort of embodiment of that new sort of go-getter who wants to grasp things with both hands. Cagney was a great prototype — the fast-talking brash young guy who wants it all and wants it now.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby Fievel on Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:27 pm

Yeah, Jimmy's dead.
It has lost all shock value for me at this point.
I think this is going to be the biggest game-changer from the finale:

I can’t imagine Nucky is going to be very pleased with Margaret donating all his land to the church.

I don’t think that will make anybody happy. The ramifications of that will be explored as the series progresses.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby Ribbons on Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:09 am

How does it affect the landscape of Atlantic City? Will Nucky try to drink the church's milkshake (or Canadian Club)?

And where does that leave his relationship with Margaret?

Jimmy's death was sort of inevitable, as they mention in the interview. But it was interesting to see Nucky complete his evolution from businessman to gangster. At the start of season 1 he was uncomfortable even ordering thugs to do his bidding; by the end of season 2 he pulled the trigger on his own son. The ramifications of that are certainly interesting.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby Fievel on Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:58 pm

Holy shit..... did not know this!
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby Ribbons on Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:32 pm

Richard Harrow takes off his mask for a Guinness commercial:

http://adage.com/article/news/guinness-bets-black-campaign-lager/237729/
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby Fievel on Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:22 pm

Ribbons wrote:Richard Harrow takes off his mask for a Guinness commercial:

http://adage.com/article/news/guinness-bets-black-campaign-lager/237729/


How.... fucking.... weird.... is that!?!?? :shock: :shock: :shock:
And a REAL VOICE, too!!!

Seriously, I found that extremely unsettling to watch. I would have found that much more comfortable to watch with his mask and broken voice - which is an amazing thing to say.

By the way, this season so far is good. Nucky is a fuck. His brother is slowly working his way back up. That Gyp dude is a great IGNORANT villain who amazingly just escaped death - and whose short fuse makes Capone's look a mile long. Speaking of Capone, his tender moment with his son - trying to teach him to fight was possibly one of the most beautiful moments of this series. Fuck you, I'm a dad to a 4 year old. I didn't see it coming and it wrecked me. And what about Van Alden?!?!? HO-LEE SHIT!!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: Fucking amazing character arc there!! Good shit going on.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby RaulMonkey on Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:33 am

Legendary season. I hope Eddie ended up okay. Now I know what Abraham Simpson was on about that time.

Rudyard Kipling wrote:If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss:
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby Fievel on Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:34 am

RaulMonkey wrote:Legendary season.


In-fucking-deed.
Actually disappointed that Gillian didn't die. I thought that would have tied up Jimmy's story nicely, especially with Harrow grabbing the kid. But no. Now it has to get messy. And speaking of Harrow. :shock: FUCK YEAH. What an amazing scene that whole shootout was. Some of the most intense television I've seen. "Close your eyes." - Brilliant.

Gyp - wish it would have been slower and more painful. I don't disagree with who did it, or why, but..... he got..... (wait for it)..... gypped.

Nucky's maneuvering at the end with the Overhold & Rothstein.... fucking brilliant. The realization that he was WAY over his head with that operation and he could fuck over Rothstein.... so awesome.

Owen. :( I really grew to like that character. I really disliked him when he was first introduced - too much swagger without any inkling of depth. Just - BAM! - here's some Irish guy who's going to flirt with Margaret and be Nucky's new right-hand guy. But really, over this season, he really grew as a character for me. And that final episode of his.... especially Margaret remembering their final conversation.... good stuff.

Margaret. I know it's typical mobster shit, but I love Nucky's monologue to her - "I forgive you." Really, dude? I don't remember her forgiving you. It's going to be interesting to see what her character is like now. I was really disappointed that her character wasn't more of a rebellious don't-fuck-with-me-type after screwing Nucky out of the real estate at the end of last season. The hospital arc was nice for one or two episodes but tiresome for a season.

Chalky - Things goin' be real intrestin' next season on the Boa'dwalk.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby RaulMonkey on Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:53 pm

For me the true climax/satisfaction of the season came with the penultimate episode, while the finale felt more like tying up loose ends. I shit my pants as Eli arrived on the scene with Capone and all them bad-ass Afros in tow. The finale kind of reminded me of the final book in the Dark Tower--the showdown happens and the bad guys die as you predicted they would. Gyp's death was kinda like Mordred's in a way, but I loved his googly eyes song, and it was kinda cool that we thought he might still out there as a threat in future seasons but--aaack! NOPE.

Richard's march through the whorehouse was an immaculate do-over of Travis Bickle's historic mission.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby Fievel on Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:37 pm

Googly eyes for the win. Grammy-snub!!!
I'd like to see Eli back up on top now.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby Ribbons on Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:19 pm

So now that Breaking Bad is over, I figured I would remind everybody looking for a classy drama that occasionally erupts into violence that this show still exists.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby Fievel on Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:20 am

Eddie.....

:(



Ribbons wrote:So now that Breaking Bad is over, I figured I would remind everybody looking for a classy drama that occasionally erupts into violence that this show still exists.


This show IS still fantastic. I think it gets better with age.
In fact, I think getting rid of Jimmy a couple of seasons ago was the best move as he was one of the weakest characters/subplots.

Now everything is really fucking interesting. Even the least interesting person (Gillian) is somewhat interesting because she has Ron Livingston tugging at her arm, and he was in Band of Fucking Brothers! (INSTA-CRED!)

I thought Al Capone being on the show was going to be a mistake, but adding that aspect of truth to the otherwise fictitious show is really cool... err, interesting.

I just wish more people talked about this show (The Zone, the press, Facebook, the gossiping moms at my kid's elementary school, etc.).
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby Ribbons on Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:12 pm

Hey, I've been watching faithfully! I usually let the episodes build up each season and then watch them all in one go, so I'm always a few months behind the curve. But, to your point, I don't really have to worry about spoilers with this show.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby Fievel on Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:34 am

Finally caught the finale....
After last year's finale's epic shootout, this year's was a huge letdown in that aspect, but had other great moments.

Knox getting his was fantastic. One of the best fights in a long time.
I absolutely loved Eli getting picked up by Van Alden - what a fucking Brute Squad they could make!!!
Chalky surviving was good.
But Narcisse surviving bugged me. He needed to die.
I'm assuming Capone put the hit out on Torrio?
Didn't really get where Nucky was at in life at the end there. Granted, I'm tired and my mind is wandering, but it just didn't seem important to the story.

But Harrow...... :(
Once he told Tommy he loved him I knew he was going to die at some point.
Once he got shot I knew that was it.
Then it showed him on the train and I was like "WTF!?!?!? Harrow LIVES???"
But then they showed that shot of the house and I knew he was going to end up on the beach somewhere (didn't figure under a pier).
The shot of his real face sealed the deal.
And the most interesting man on the show is now dead.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby Ribbons on Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:09 pm

Spoilers nooooooo!
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby Fievel on Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:42 pm

Ribbons wrote:Hey, I've been watching faithfully!

:?

Hey.... it's been a week and a half...... you clicked..... :P
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby Ribbons on Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:45 pm

lol I know. I actually just started watching myself, I'm on episode 4 now.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby Ribbons on Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:07 am

I'm about halfway through season 4. I think the first season of Boardwalk Empire will probably always be the best. Its themes and focus were front and center in a way that none of the following seasons have been. But everything else about the show is good enough that I almost don't mind. The characters (and the actors who play them) are so interesting that I could probably watch them forever. Although considering how many of them die (Eddie!), the turnover is like two seasons max.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby Fievel on Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:13 pm

I liked the diversity of characters in the first season the best, for sure - with the Old Guard and the current rulers of the boardwalk and the potential future rulers lurking around the corner all mixed together. It made for richer stories within that geographical area itself.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby Ribbons on Fri Dec 27, 2013 8:25 pm

Fievel wrote:Chalky surviving was good.
But Narcisse surviving bugged me.


My (likely all-wrong) guess is that Narcisse is going to be a major player in the next season. Now that he knows Nucky tried to fuck him, and since a lot of other characters who filled that role are either dead or otherwise out of the picture, I can see him coming back to be a thorn in the side of the Thompson operation.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby Ribbons on Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:05 pm

Fievel wrote:Didn't really get where Nucky was at in life at the end there. Granted, I'm tired and my mind is wandering, but it just didn't seem important to the story.


As far as where Nucky was at in life, the way I made sense of it was this: he was going to hand the operation over to Eli, even after he learned of his betrayal, and retire to Cuba with his lady squeeze Sally. But because Eli murdered a federal agent and had to go into hiding, Nucky's stuck in Atlantic City (which may have been what he wanted deep down).
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby Fievel on Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:25 pm

BOARDWALK EMPIRE'S FINAL SEASON TO JUMP YEARS

Sounds like a fantastic move for the final season!!
Will be sad to see this show go, but like it's now frequently said - better to let it go when it's still fresh than to let it die a stale death.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby Fievel on Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:33 am

The previews for the final season are getting me seriously excited. This show's previews always do, and the seasons that followed never really disappointed, but man.... I'm ready for some Chalky.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby Ribbons on Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:44 pm

IT HAS BEGUN.

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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby Ribbons on Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:17 am

Anybody else watch the last season?
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby Fievel on Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:53 am

Yeah... predictable to a point (that most of the main cast was killed) but really, that's the way it had to go, I guess? I thoroughly enjoyed the season, for sure. I guess I was just hoping for a bigger OMG moment at the end than the reveal of who killed Nucky. I absolutely LOVED the young adult Nucky in the flashbacks. Holy shit did they find one hell of a doppelganger!

I think ultimately my biggest gripe with the final season is that character-wise, it ended too much like The Sopranos - with almost everyone being killed. Sure, it was mobsters in both, and one could argue that the risks come with the lifestyle. But I already saw that once... on the same channel... I was really hoping for a new take on the life.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby Ribbons on Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:19 pm

I was actually thinking the same thing, that the ending was very reminiscent of The Sopranos, without the ambiguity. I'm obsessed with this idea that the two shows are supposed to book-end each other, but honestly it was probably just a coincidence. It was an appropriate ending but it was very predictable (maybe not the identity of the shooter so much, that one I didn't see coming).

I really liked the last season though; looking back on it, I think the show had a pretty good run. Ditto on the Young Nucky casting.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire

Postby Ribbons on Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:59 am

The book on which the show was based is also a very interesting look at the history of Atlantic City. They only hint at it on-screen, but the Commodore was probably the most fascinatingly depraved character of the whole bunch.
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