Boardwalk Empire – S01E08 – Hold Me in Paradise Review

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A seemingly simple trip to Chicago for the Republican Convention turned out to be an exciting, ill-timed pursuit for Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) when the D'Alessio gang pulls a heist and shoots Nucky's brother, Eli (Shea Whigham) in the back in order to escape with the dough. The heist was a total surprise to me. I know it was talked about in the previous episode, but to see it happen the way it did was jolting. To shoot a character like ... Read More

Boardwalk Empire – S01E07 – Home Review

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"Home" could very well be the best episode we've had from HBO's new series, Boardwalk Empire. While the episode had plenty of things going on, it finally delved into some history. It pulled the masks off of some of the characters to reveal some interesting stories. It came at a terrific time, by the way. Despite being the lead character, Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) has still been a bit of a mystery. We didn't know much about his childhood ... Read More

Boardwalk Empire – S01E06 – Family Limitation Review

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"Family Limitation" was a fascinating episode to watch. It had a strong, action-packed start, but the sex scenes took the show to a whole different level... of weirdness, most notably Agent Van Alden's (Michael Shannon) personal whipping. Wow, what the hell is going on there?! Boardwalk Empire borders on greatness at times in the writing department. After seeing Lucy (Paz de la Huerta) lay into Margaret Schroeder (Kelly Macdonald) a few times, I was pleasantly surprised to see Margaret stand ... Read More

Boardwalk Empire – S01E05 – Nights in Ballygran Review

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Now that was a good episode! "Nights in Ballygran" included just about everything you can want from a good episode. It had intrigue, surprises, comedy, and conflict. As far as Boardwalk Empire goes, this was the best episode so far and it couldn't have come at a better time. The HBO series has always interested me, but it had yet have a really good episode. With so many different players involved in the show, I'm always intrigued to see ... Read More

Boardwalk Empire – S01E04 – Anastasia Review

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Boardwalk Empire remains a difficult show to get into. Despite telling a good story, this is hardly must-see television. The show is good, but it is yet to become an entertaining show. I suppose the lack of almost any humor has something to do with it. After leaving Atlantic City, Jimmy Darmody (Michael Pitt) found himself in Chicago, reuniting with the cocky Al Capone (Stephen Graham). I can see where they're going with the Capone character, but it's hard ... Read More

Boardwalk Empire – S01E03 – Broadway Limited Review

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"Broadway Limited" picked up right away with the story of the man who was shot in the woods by Jimmy (Michael Pitt) and Al Capone (Stephen Graham). It wasn't surprising that he ended up passing, but the manner in which it happened was. I never thought Agent Nelson Van Alden (Michael Shannon) had that in him. Putting his hand inside the man's stomach as a way to make him talk was something that caught me by surprise. The fact that ... Read More

Boardwalk Empire – S01E02 – The Ivory Tower Review

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Boardwalk Empire isn't the most thrilling show to watch. It's one of the few shows on television that feels more like a movie than a television episode. The slow, methodical pace makes for a unique show. It makes this a show I feel I have to watch, but not necessarily right away. I don't have the urge to watch it right away like some of the other shows I watch. I can DVR this and watch it ... Read More

Boardwalk Empire – S01E01 – Boardwalk Empire Review

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Boardwalk Empire has gotten a lot of attention because of one of its producers just so happens to be the legendary Martin Scorsese. Anything he touches tends to get people excited, but I guess I'm one of the few who doesn't get all caught up in the Scorsese love fest. I didn't know what to expect of the series premiere. The one thing I can say is it didn't live up to the hype. Boardwalk Empire stars Steve Buscemi as ... Read More