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YankeeGalSC
09-06-10, 06:03 AM
It starts on the 19th (on HBO) and I'm really excited to see it. I found an extended trailer for it while doing a search on Facebook. It looks really good.

machphantom
09-06-10, 10:53 PM
I also am definitely looking forward to this show, especially considering Scorsese directed the pilot, and Steve Buscemi proved to be quite the interesting gangster in The Sopranos.

DiMaggio5CF
09-06-10, 11:43 PM
I thought this was a thread about a really intense game of Monopoly :(

RhodyYanksFan
09-07-10, 07:41 AM
I saw the "making of" on HBO this weekend. I'm really excited for it as well. Looks like the making of another home run for HBO.

NewEraYanks2527
09-07-10, 09:04 AM
It could be the new must watch on Sundays. From the previews it looks like lots of violence and sex which are the two key elements to any successful HBO show.

wexy
09-07-10, 10:47 AM
It should be really good.

RhodyYanksFan
09-07-10, 10:54 AM
Has anyone read the book it's based on?

Barb51850
09-07-10, 02:46 PM
What time is it on? It will probably conflict with my favorite show "Mad Men"

RhodyYanksFan
09-07-10, 03:13 PM
What time is it on? It will probably conflict with my favorite show "Mad Men"

I think it'll be on at 9 taking over for True Blood, but HBO replays everything a million times.

xenadanielle
09-09-10, 07:29 AM
I, too, am looking forward to this show.

The Greek
09-10-10, 02:48 AM
I'm really excited about this show.

Hopefully it fills the void that has been left since Sopranos went off the air.

RhodyYanksFan
09-10-10, 07:15 AM
I'm really excited about this show.

Hopefully it fills the void that has been left since Sopranos went off the air.

:lol: Since that ended, there's been at least 5 TV series that are better than the Sopranos ever was.

Octoberbaby
09-10-10, 06:25 PM
I think it'll be on at 9 taking over for True Blood, but HBO replays everything a million times.

And so does AMC. I always just DVR my programs so I can watch them when I want anyway.

GordonGecko
09-10-10, 06:46 PM
Seems somewhat interesting but I have doubts it will deliver. I'm more interested in visiting the set in Greenpoint, anyone know if they're going to open it to the public?

Brooklyn Yankee Fan
09-11-10, 09:13 PM
Has the making of being one of the best shows to ever grace HBO.

The Greek
09-13-10, 12:06 AM
:lol: Since that ended, there's been at least 5 TV series that are better than the Sopranos ever was.

Oh really? Name them, please. Because there really hasn't been.

Sopranos is one of the greatest shows of all-time and I'm not the only one who thinks that.

Ignatowski
09-13-10, 05:57 AM
The Wire and Breaking Bad are great, but NOT better than the Sopranos

YankeeGalSC
09-13-10, 07:29 AM
"Breaking Bad" is like The Sopranos of meth in a roundabout way. I love it...but I agree there isn't a show yet that has been better than "The Sopranos". I even watch the reruns on A&E sometimes.

Anyway, only one more week until "Boardwalk Empire" starts.

RhodyYanksFan
09-13-10, 07:39 AM
Oh really? Name them, please. Because there really hasn't been.

Sopranos is one of the greatest shows of all-time and I'm not the only one who thinks that.

I can name 4: The Wire, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and The Shield.

All superior to The Sopranos after Livia and BP died.

GordonGecko
09-13-10, 07:49 AM
I can name 4: The Wire, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and The Shield.

All superior to The Sopranos after Livia and BP died.
I tried liking Mad Men, but that show is disgustingly boring

4bronxbombers
09-13-10, 08:18 AM
I thought this was a thread about a really intense game of Monopoly :(

Me tool :lol:

4bronxbombers
09-13-10, 08:19 AM
I can name 4: The Wire, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and The Shield.

All superior to The Sopranos after Livia and BP died.

My fav show of all time. I rented that entire series based on your raving about it Greg and am about to do the same for Mad Men. Hope I like Mad Men as much as The Wire even though I know they are entirely different.

pjfan
09-13-10, 09:21 AM
I tried liking Mad Men, but that show is disgustingly boring

Same here. I cannot, for the life of me, get into it. Totally boring.

Never watched The Shield. But I think Breaking Bad and The Wire are certainly on par with Sopranos.

I generally get rid of HBO after True Blood, but may have to keep it for Boardwalk Empire. I also have to get Showtime for Dexter. Don't think the wife will appreciate the $150 cable bill.

Steve Dalkowski
09-13-10, 09:47 AM
I tried liking Mad Men, but that show is disgustingly boringI don't think that's been a fair description of the show since the first season.

NerfBall55
09-14-10, 10:44 AM
Never watched The Shield.

7 seasons long, and not one bad episode. Taking that into consideration, I think it's one of the best shows ever.

GordonGecko
09-14-10, 10:48 AM
7 seasons long, and not one bad episode. Taking that into consideration, I think it's one of the best shows ever.
I don't like the bald guy, what's-his-name

Big_E
09-16-10, 06:57 AM
7 seasons long, and not one bad episode. Taking that into consideration, I think it's one of the best shows ever.
That series (The Shield) pissed me off so bad in the first season that I never watched it again...

Big_E
09-16-10, 07:02 AM
The Sopranos is so freaking overrated in retrospect.

I know people who watched every episode, but after the first few seasons, all they did was complain about how bad it had gotten. But they still watched it every week.

I watched the first season or so of Sopranos then got bored with it...I just don't care about the personal lives of those characters. There's a reason why gangster movies are so great. 2-3 hours and its over...But 86 hours? Ugh...

The Greek
09-17-10, 01:32 AM
I love how the cool thing now is to dislike popular things and support more "low key" shows.

In retrospect, Sopranos is still a great show.

Boring to you, not to others. Some people like storyline-driven shows rather than a bunch of guys getting whacked and Joe Pesci saying F**K 150 times. And I loved Goodfellas and Casino too.

This show is supposed to be different than those. It's not for everyone. But to say it's overrated? That has to be the most overused word I hear nowadays, especially for things of the past. "Oh, American History X? Overrated in retrospect. I got bored after the first half hour when I realized there wasn't anymore curb stomping in the rest of the movie." Eh.

RhodyYanksFan
09-17-10, 06:33 AM
I love how the cool thing now is to dislike popular things and support more "low key" shows.

In retrospect, Sopranos is still a great show.

Boring to you, not to others. Some people like storyline-driven shows rather than a bunch of guys getting whacked and Joe Pesci saying F**K 150 times. And I loved Goodfellas and Casino too.

This show is supposed to be different than those. It's not for everyone. But to say it's overrated? That has to be the most overused word I hear nowadays, especially for things of the past. "Oh, American History X? Overrated in retrospect. I got bored after the first half hour when I realized there wasn't anymore curb stomping in the rest of the movie." Eh.

The first two seasons were among the best in TV history. Then it really went downhill. Still better than anything on regular TV, but it wasn't as good as it started out. They easily could have cut 15 episodes. They spent 80% of an entire season on Vito being gay. Such a waste.

The Greek
09-17-10, 11:24 AM
The first two seasons were among the best in TV history. Then it really went downhill. Still better than anything on regular TV, but it wasn't as good as it started out. They easily could have cut 15 episodes. They spent 80% of an entire season on Vito being gay. Such a waste.

I agree with you on Vito and some boring episodes. I do think the first half of season 6 was the worst season overall. I didn't care about Vito or anything else going on that season.

But overall it was a great show. Those episodes did not bring the show down to overrated status. I still think Seasons 3, 5 and the second half of 6 were very, very good.

RhodyYanksFan
09-17-10, 11:32 AM
I agree with you on Vito and some boring episodes. I do think the first half of season 6 was the worst season overall. I didn't care about Vito or anything else going on that season.

But overall it was a great show. Those episodes did not bring the show down to overrated status. I still think Seasons 3, 5 and the second half of 6 were very, very good.

Name one thing that happened in season 4 besides the Tony and Ralph episode and hours wasted on Furio and Carmella all for nothing.

The Greek
09-17-10, 01:52 PM
Name one thing that happened in season 4 besides the Tony and Ralph episode and hours wasted on Furio and Carmella all for nothing.

Are you talking about Season 3 or 4? I didn't list 4 as a good season. It was mediocre at best.

And season 3 automatically is good because of Pine Barrens.

Ignatowski
09-17-10, 03:01 PM
The Sopranos was never the same after Livia died

RhodyYanksFan
09-17-10, 03:06 PM
Are you talking about Season 3 or 4? I didn't list 4 as a good season. It was mediocre at best.

And season 3 automatically is good because of Pine Barrens.

I know, but I was just pointing out there were entires seasons of Sopranos that could have been condensed into 2-3 episodes.

Pine Barrens rules all and it was directed by...Steve Buscemi who stars in Boardwalk Empire (see what I did there?).

pjfan
09-18-10, 08:01 AM
I know, but I was just pointing out there were entires seasons of Sopranos that could have been condensed into 2-3 episodes.

Pine Barrens rules all and it was directed by...Steve Buscemi who stars in Boardwalk Empire (see what I did there?).

And Pine Barrens was also co-written by...Terrence Winter who is also the executive producer of Boardwalk Empire.

Barb51850
09-18-10, 08:40 AM
Pine Barrens rules all and it was directed by...Steve Buscemi who stars in Boardwalk Empire (see what I did there?).

That was a great episode. Probably one of the funniest of the series.

"Near exit 12!"

"Where???"

"Exit f**kin' 12!"

JfromJersey
09-18-10, 11:55 AM
It's Scorcese, so it has to be good right? I'll say one thing. If he can turn Buscemi into a macho sex symbol, he truly is a genius.

Octoberbaby
09-19-10, 01:05 AM
Oh really? Name them, please. Because there really hasn't been.

Sopranos is one of the greatest shows of all-time and I'm not the only one who thinks that.

I agree with you and I thought of asking that same question but why bother when I know I won't agree with the answer. ;)

xenadanielle
09-19-10, 12:40 PM
I set the DVR to record...there will be some conflict here since the Giants are on tonight.

The reviews I've read have not been great but who cares, I'm looking forward to watching.

I was flipping around and happened upon "Public Enemies" the John Dillinger pic w/Johnny Depp. Not the same period but it still got me in the mood to watch....

The Greek
09-19-10, 02:29 PM
I set the DVR to record...there will be some conflict here since the Giants are on tonight.

The reviews I've read have not been great but who cares, I'm looking forward to watching.

I was flipping around and happened upon "Public Enemies" the John Dillinger pic w/Johnny Depp. Not the same period but it still got me in the mood to watch....

The show has 90/100 on Metacritic.

Also, the premiere is running for 70 minutes so adjust your DVR accordingly.

Octoberbaby
09-19-10, 04:56 PM
I set the DVR to record...there will be some conflict here since the Giants are on tonight.

The reviews I've read have not been great but who cares, I'm looking forward to watching.

I was flipping around and happened upon "Public Enemies" the John Dillinger pic w/Johnny Depp. Not the same period but it still got me in the mood to watch....

GQ did a very favorable article this month about this show and about Steve Buscemi's performance.

The Greek
09-19-10, 05:45 PM
http://www.metacritic.com/tv/boardwalk-empire/season-1

The Greek
09-19-10, 09:19 PM
All the critics said that the premiere episode was the worst of the first 6 they viewed so that tells you this is going to be a great show considering the premiere was very good.

machphantom
09-20-10, 12:03 AM
All the critics said that the premiere episode was the worst of the first 6 they viewed so that tells you this is going to be a great show considering the premiere was very good.
Wow if this was the worst episode, then I am absolutely thrilled at what is soon to follow. I can't remember the last time I liked a series premiere this much.

The Greek
09-20-10, 12:07 AM
What bodes well for Boardwalk Empire as a weekly series is that this week’s debut is probably the least typical (the showiest, the slowest) of the episodes I’ve seen. The production becomes more sleek, emotionally complex, and sly in its subsequent hours.

Indeed. I loved the premiere and can't wait for next Sunday.

Melan-cynic
09-20-10, 12:41 AM
Couple things:

1) I love Sopranos - and the Pine Barrens is my favorite episode of all time Greek - but The Wire is the best show ever made IMO.

2) Agree Mad Men is very boring and without any likable characters.

3) THe premiere of Boardwalk was very good and has me pumped for the rest of the season. My friend works with the author of the book, he's already finished the second and third "installments" which will take readers all the way up to 1980s AC.

xenadanielle
09-20-10, 05:57 AM
Like I used to say in one of my snooty film classes in college: "I liked it. It was good."

YankeeGalSC
09-20-10, 08:20 AM
Couple things:

1) I love Sopranos - and the Pine Barrens is my favorite episode of all time Greek - but The Wire is the best show ever made IMO.

2) Agree Mad Men is very boring and without any likable characters.

3) THe premiere of Boardwalk was very good and has me pumped for the rest of the season. My friend works with the author of the book, he's already finished the second and third "installments" which will take readers all the way up to 1980s AC.

OMG...the "Pine Barrens" episode is my favorite as well. I haven't watch B.E. yet (I dvr'd it).

NewEraYanks2527
09-20-10, 08:47 AM
That was a great episode. Probably one of the funniest of the series.

"Near exit 12!"

"Where???"

"Exit f**kin' 12!"

"My dad you used to take me up here hunting, but we saw a sign that said Bear Left, so we went home."

THEBOSS84
09-20-10, 08:48 AM
I enjoyed the episode. It's going to be interesting to see the rise of Al Capone and the other mobsters.

Brooklyn Yankee Fan
09-20-10, 09:27 AM
I enjoyed the premier. I can tell I'm already hooked, looking forward to next Sundays episode already.

Mark19
09-20-10, 12:25 PM
Very interesting stuff - I think the most attractive thing about Steve Buscemi's character is that he is a proto-mobster and we get to see plenty of his humanity, almost Tony Soprano-esque.

Barb51850
09-20-10, 01:15 PM
Very interesting stuff - I think the most attractive thing about Steve Buscemi's character is that he is a proto-mobster and we get to see plenty of his humanity, almost Tony Soprano-esque.

Amazing actor. Always mesmerizing.

Retire21
09-20-10, 02:39 PM
I liked it, too, but does anyone think Steve Buschemi is poorly miscast? I mean, would his goons really respect a guy who looks like him? Even his voice doesn't sound very authoritative.

I'm not saying he did a poor job- I liked his performance. I just feel like Scorsese is asking his audience to make a giant leap of faith in believing someone who looks like Buschemi could be a kingpin.

Then again, look at Al Capone. :D

GordonGecko
09-20-10, 02:48 PM
... I just feel like Scorsese is asking his audience to make a giant leap of faith in believing someone who looks like Buschemi could be a kingpin.

Then again, look at Al Capone. :D
???? Al Capone looks like the prototypical kingpin http://www.nypost.com/rw/nypost/2010/05/09/news/photos_stories/cropped/al_capone--300x300.jpg

What does a kingpin look like to you....

Octoberbaby
09-20-10, 03:05 PM
Wow if this was the worst episode, then I am absolutely thrilled at what is soon to follow. I can't remember the last time I liked a series premiere this much.

Excellent! I watched it twice!

Retire21
09-20-10, 03:13 PM
???? Al Capone looks like the prototypical kingpin http://www.nypost.com/rw/nypost/2010/05/09/news/photos_stories/cropped/al_capone--300x300.jpg

What does a kingpin look like to you....

Agreed- Capone has that "look." However, I was going off the actor Scorsese used to portray him in BE- he looked pretty short- like Danny DeVito short. If that's how big Capone really was, crazy to think his goons took orders from him.

xenadanielle
09-20-10, 07:04 PM
I knew I recognized the actor playing Al Capone...he was Baby Face Nelson in "Public Enemies." Which, as I mentioned upthread, I watched on Saturday and it got me in the mood for "BE."

He is pretty short, which I believe was how he supposed to be as Baby Face at least.

I started to watch it again last night too, Lorraine. I have it on DVR but may try to catch one of the re-airs if I can...

The baby incubator "exhibit?" Freaky.

krystl
09-20-10, 07:49 PM
I need something new to watch. I missed last night's episode, but I'm sure they will probably re-run it over and over, right?

I'll have to check my TiVo.

smr15
09-20-10, 07:52 PM
I need something new to watch. I missed last night's episode, but I'm sure they will probably re-run it over and over, right?

I wondered about that, too.
I was thinking about ordering HBO, specifically to watch this series. I wonder how fast I can get it turned on, and if they're going to repeat the first episode before next week.

krystl
09-20-10, 07:58 PM
I wondered about that, too.
I was thinking about ordering HBO, specifically to watch this series. I wonder how fast I can get it turned on, and if they're going to repeat the first episode before next week.
I'm pretty sure they can have HBO on your tv within a few minutes.

Steve Dalkowski
09-20-10, 08:34 PM
I wondered about that, too.
I was thinking about ordering HBO, specifically to watch this series. I wonder how fast I can get it turned on, and if they're going to repeat the first episode before next week.You can have HBO before you go to bed tonight, and likely, you could watch Boardwalk Empire by then as well. HBO reruns its shows frequently.

xenadanielle
09-20-10, 08:39 PM
The whole baby incubator thing was so....disturbing. Yet that stuff was real! There were exhibits in AC and Coney Island too.


Another quirky attraction was the “Infant Incubator Exhibit” across from the Million Dollar Pier. In the early 20th century, incubators for premature babies were a technological novelty–but hospitals needed funds to purchase them, and that required public support for the idea. To raise interest, incubators were displayed to the public with the tiny preemies still inside. “Baby Hatcheries” were found at state fairs,amusement parks like Coney Island, and of course Atlantic City. Admission was charged to view the tiny human babies in incubators as they were cared for by nurses.

Barb51850
09-20-10, 08:59 PM
Will it be an hour and 15 minutes long each week? It cuts into Mad Men, which I also watch.

Trish
09-20-10, 09:47 PM
I'm going to check to see if HBO On Demand has it yet. I forgot to set my DVR.

krystl
09-20-10, 09:57 PM
I'm going to check to see if HBO On Demand has it yet. I forgot to set my DVR.
I checked the times and it's on constantly. But it's on multiple HBO channels, not just one. I set it up to tape at midnight tonight because it was on at 10:15 but I have 2 other shows recording.

NYDCYankee
09-21-10, 01:13 AM
It was good. I'm a big fan of Michael Pitt and Michael Shannon so I am glad to see them get bigtime roles. Pitt is like a poorman's DiCaprio.

I just wonder how many seasons this show can last. It will be a great season but will it still be great in Season 4?

Though I said the same thing about Mad Men and it is even better now than it ever was.

Hitman23
09-21-10, 07:05 AM
Damn. Not a person who has seen this will stop raving about it. I wish it were on Showtime life would be simpler.

I'm going to wait for season's end and rent them. It's mroe fun watching episodes in bulk anyway. Going week to week is sort of a cock tease.

Trish
09-21-10, 07:37 AM
I checked the times and it's on constantly. But it's on multiple HBO channels, not just one. I set it up to tape at midnight tonight because it was on at 10:15 but I have 2 other shows recording.

Yeah I checked the guide and had it DVRd for midnight. Better this way, since I caught it on an HD channel. Woot!

NewEraYanks2527
09-21-10, 08:34 AM
Watched it last night, thought it could be really good once it starts picking up steam. I really like Buschemi's girl for some reason. Anyways I think it could be a very good series, the only thing I found annoying was the old school music, was it me or did it get really grating at points?

THEBOSS84
09-21-10, 08:38 AM
Watched it last night, thought it could be really good once it starts picking up steam. I really like Buschemi's girl for some reason. Anyways I think it could be a very good series, the only thing I found annoying was the old school music, was it me or did it get really grating at points?

I can think of two reasons.

NewEraYanks2527
09-21-10, 09:20 AM
I can think of two reasons. Besides that. I like that she has attitude.

Hitman23
09-21-10, 09:26 AM
Hey can I ask a question and get a sincere, unbiased opinion? I found The Sopranos to be flooded with cliche and over the top mob stuff. Maybe the entertainment market is just flooded with so much material that things have no way of avoiding it, but it just seemed so forced with that show. I wouldn't say it was a bad show but in no way did I enjoy what I have seen of it like most do.

So my question.... how does this one do it? Does it seem natural and well done?

The Greek
09-21-10, 11:20 AM
Watched it last night, thought it could be really good once it starts picking up steam. I really like Buschemi's girl for some reason. Anyways I think it could be a very good series, the only thing I found annoying was the old school music, was it me or did it get really grating at points?

You're going to be hearing that music unfortunately. It's part of the era and is played to keep that realism.

Mark19
09-21-10, 11:27 AM
Hey can I ask a question and get a sincere, unbiased opinion? I found The Sopranos to be flooded with cliche and over the top mob stuff. Maybe the entertainment market is just flooded with so much material that things have no way of avoiding it, but it just seemed so forced with that show. I wouldn't say it was a bad show but in no way did I enjoy what I have seen of it like most do.

So my question.... how does this one do it? Does it seem natural and well done?

I like this one because Buscemi's character, Enoch Thompson, isn't this brooding all-powerful, always in control type of guy. He gets confused, loses his temper and taken advantage of -- not your typical Godfather type.

Being based on a real person and a very dynamic period in American society helps create that atmosphere of change.

Melan-cynic
09-21-10, 11:45 AM
I knew I recognized the actor playing Al Capone...he was Baby Face Nelson in "Public Enemies." He started as Turkish's bumbling sidekick in Lock Stock. He was also in Gangs of New York which was directed by Martin Scorsese, and therefore provides the link to Boardwalk Empire.

THEBOSS84
09-21-10, 11:46 AM
Michael Pitt played one of the creepiest killers I've seen in the movie Funny Games.

Hitman23
09-21-10, 11:48 AM
I like this one because Buscemi's character, Enoch Thompson, isn't this brooding all-powerful, always in control type of guy. He gets confused, loses his temper and taken advantage of -- not your typical Godfather type.

Being based on a real person and a very dynamic period in American society helps create that atmosphere of change.I'm just afraid of seeing the same thing I've seen a hundred and one times. Thanks for your view though. I hear what you're sayng and appreciate the same type of character.

Hitman23
09-21-10, 11:49 AM
Michael Pitt played one of the creepiest killers I've seen in the movie Funny Games.holy eff Michael Pitt is in it? Sweet. This guy is a really good actor. This may be a springboard.

Melan-cynic
09-21-10, 12:05 PM
Michael Pitt played one of the creepiest killers I've seen in the movie Funny Games.The original Funny Games was even creepier, if you can believe that.

machphantom
09-21-10, 03:24 PM
You're going to be hearing that music unfortunately. It's part of the era and is played to keep that realism.
I actually liked the music a lot, and i'm sure it will be something seen a lot. I know Scorsese as a director is well known for his soundtracks, and using period music to set the tone.

Octoberbaby
09-21-10, 04:13 PM
The whole baby incubator thing was so....disturbing. Yet that stuff was real! There were exhibits in AC and Coney Island too.

I was thinking that maybe Nucky Thompson's wife died in child birth which would be why they had him looking at that so intently.

Octoberbaby
09-21-10, 04:16 PM
Will it be an hour and 15 minutes long each week? It cuts into Mad Men, which I also watch.

Mad Men is always repeated over and over too as was Boardwalk Empire. Being that I am on the West Coast I can DVR Mad Men at 7PM and watch it after BE.

Octoberbaby
09-21-10, 04:19 PM
Watched it last night, thought it could be really good once it starts picking up steam. I really like Buschemi's girl for some reason. Anyways I think it could be a very good series, the only thing I found annoying was the old school music, was it me or did it get really grating at points?

The review in GQ mentioned that as one turn off but I disagree. If I am watching a show about the '20's then I want to be brought into life in the '20's so I really believe I am there. The brought in authenticity, as well as atmosphere and I also can appreciate that music in its context.

JavyVazquezIsSick
09-21-10, 05:44 PM
Duuude. Awesome first episode. Very excited for the rest of the season.

BxBomber44
09-21-10, 11:23 PM
Very cool show, I'm into it.

krystl
09-22-10, 08:05 AM
Watched last night finally.

Not completely sold on it yet. I'll see how it goes after another episode or two.

The music didn't bother me at all. I expected it to be 20's era music.
But Buscemi as a head mobster didn't really fly with me.

NewEraYanks2527
09-22-10, 08:30 AM
The review in GQ mentioned that as one turn off but I disagree. If I am watching a show about the '20's then I want to be brought into life in the '20's so I really believe I am there. The brought in authenticity, as well as atmosphere and I also can appreciate that music in its context. I'm not saying they should have none of the music, just maybe not have it go one for what seems like forever. I like the authenticity but it just seemed that they stuck with it too much and id didn't add to the scene. A nice score could have been better for the final scene in the first espisode.

Brooklyn Yankee Fan
09-22-10, 08:59 AM
Two days after the premiere of HBO’s much-anticipated series Boardwalk Empire, the premium network announced it has renewed the Prohibition-era drama for a second season.

After garnering a number of breathless reviews, Boardwalk Empire bowed to 4.8 million viewers Sunday at 9 p.m., making it HBO’s most-watched series premiere since 2004. (Leading out of the third episode of season five of The Sopranos, Deadwood drew 5.79 million viewers on March 21, 2004. By comparison, Big Love opened to 4.56 million viewers in March 2006, while HBO’s proven vampire hit, True Blood, took wing with a rather anemic 1.44 million viewers in September 2008.)

Two encore presentations of Boardwalk brought the combined delivery to 7.1 million total viewers, per Nielsen.

At $18 million, Boardwalk is quite likely the most expensive TV pilot ever produced, and the money hangs all over the screen. Created by Sopranos vet Terence Winter––among other highlights, he wrote the script for the celebrated season-three episode “Pine Barrens,” in which Paulie and Christopher botch a hit in raucous fashion––the series also attracted the talents of Martin Scorcese. The Goodfellas/Raging Bull/Taxi Driver auteur is an executive producer of Boardwalk and he directed Sunday night’s opener.

Starring Steve Buscemi as Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, a political fixer and ward healer who has a finger in every barrel of illegal hooch flowing through Atlantic City, Boardwalk is based on a book by New Jersey superior court judge Nelson Johnson.

The period piece also stars Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Gretchen Mol, Dabney Coleman and Downtown scenester Paz de la Huerta in a breakout role as Nucky’s libidinous girlfriend, Lucy.

“All the ingredients aligned for this one,” said Michael Lombardo, president, HBO programming, by way of announcing the renewal. “The response from the media and our viewers has been nothing short of amazing.”

http://www.mediaweek.com/mw/content_display/news/cable-tv/e3i430e0ec60c443f099a03de4926b85baf

RhodyYanksFan
09-22-10, 08:53 PM
I'm not saying they should have none of the music, just maybe not have it go one for what seems like forever. I like the authenticity but it just seemed that they stuck with it too much and id didn't add to the scene. A nice score could have been better for the final scene in the first espisode.

The music was totally a Scorecese trait. I doubt it'll be that noticeable all season.

Finally watched it last night. I really enjoyed it. It had a movie feel to it.

Sam18
09-23-10, 12:37 PM
Lol I watched this on the train yesterday and when the sex scene came on I didn't know what to do, I was just hoping people around me weren't looking at my screen. Aside from that I really liked the first episode, good stuff.

RhodyYanksFan
09-23-10, 12:51 PM
Steve Buscemi wasn't made for HD.

OlgMvp
09-23-10, 02:01 PM
Watched last night finally.

Not completely sold on it yet. I'll see how it goes after another episode or two.

The music didn't bother me at all. I expected it to be 20's era music.
But Buscemi as a head mobster didn't really fly with me.


But isn't Buscemi really playing a corrupt politician with mob ties? That's how I interpret it.

RhodyYanksFan
09-23-10, 02:36 PM
He's the treasurer of Atlantic City, not a full fledged mobster.

OlgMvp
09-23-10, 02:52 PM
Exactly, he's more of a slimey politician.

He's perfectly cast if you look at it from that perspective.

RhodyYanksFan
09-23-10, 03:06 PM
Lol I watched this on the train yesterday and when the sex scene came on I didn't know what to do, I was just hoping people around me weren't looking at my screen. Aside from that I really liked the first episode, good stuff.

That was a heck of a scene.

krystl
09-23-10, 03:08 PM
Exactly, he's more of a slimey politician.

He's perfectly cast if you look at it from that perspective.
Yeah, you're right. I was basing it on earlier things I had read. That makes more sense, but I still have a problem with him being a figure who attracts women. I guess money talks. :lol:

CoyoteYankee
09-23-10, 03:18 PM
Lol I watched this on the train yesterday and when the sex scene came on I didn't know what to do, I was just hoping people around me weren't looking at my screen. Aside from that I really liked the first episode, good stuff.

Pervert.

Big_E
09-23-10, 04:00 PM
Lol I watched this on the train yesterday and when the sex scene came on I didn't know what to do, I was just hoping people around me weren't looking at my screen. Aside from that I really liked the first episode, good stuff.

You need to invest in a laptop privacy screen..

theDurk
09-23-10, 05:22 PM
Yeah, you're right. I was basing it on earlier things I had read. That makes more sense, but I still have a problem with him being a figure who attracts women. I guess money talks. :lol:

I think that's the point. Repulsive little slimebag derives money and dames from criminal enterprise. I think he's perfect.

NewEraYanks2527
09-24-10, 08:44 AM
The music was totally a Scorecese trait. I doubt it'll be that noticeable all season.

Finally watched it last night. I really enjoyed it. It had a movie feel to it.

How was it a Scorsese trait? He didn't even use the Rolling Stones one time! :D

NewEraYanks2527
09-24-10, 08:45 AM
Lol I watched this on the train yesterday and when the sex scene came on I didn't know what to do, I was just hoping people around me weren't looking at my screen. Aside from that I really liked the first episode, good stuff.

So aside from the boobs you liked the first episode. Got it.

xenadanielle
09-24-10, 07:53 PM
Lol I watched this on the train yesterday and when the sex scene came on I didn't know what to do, I was just hoping people around me weren't looking at my screen. Aside from that I really liked the first episode, good stuff.

Hahahahahahahahaaaa this is why I heart you so.... :D


How was it a Scorsese trait? He didn't even use the Rolling Stones one time! :D

Yeah, but the excellent Stones worshippers/shout-out-ers Brian Jonestown Massacre do the theme song....

teknetic
09-25-10, 08:42 AM
http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2009/04/29/fashion_wtf_paz_de_la_huerta

Octoberbaby
09-25-10, 01:13 PM
http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2009/04/29/fashion_wtf_paz_de_la_huerta

Sorry, but that actress sickens me.

krystl
09-25-10, 01:21 PM
Sorry, but that actress sickens me.
Yeah, I don't care for her either. And look at her before pic from 2005. IMO, she made herself look like a muppet.

Octoberbaby
09-25-10, 01:38 PM
Yeah, I don't care for her either. And look at her before pic from 2005. IMO, she made herself look like a muppet.

I just don't get that new trend of injecting your lips until you look like a guppy. She was much prettier before she did that to herself.

teknetic
09-25-10, 01:43 PM
She has a totally killer body.

Melan-cynic
09-25-10, 03:36 PM
Huh. She's got nothing.

Octoberbaby
09-25-10, 06:44 PM
Huh. She's got nothing.

Right! Anyone with eyes can see that.

xenadanielle
09-25-10, 06:47 PM
Yeah I didn't think she was anything special, and her accent was poorly done.

teknetic
09-26-10, 10:09 AM
Huh. She's got nothing.

I was referring to the sex scene. Her body didn't reflect that of a 10-year-old boy, that's a plus.

Melan-cynic
09-26-10, 03:09 PM
I was referring to the sex scene. Her body didn't reflect that of a 10-year-old boy, that's a plus.My b. Yeah I agree in that case.

Mark19
09-26-10, 11:13 PM
Interesting episode, added some depth to the characters while injecting some dark humor

krystl
09-27-10, 09:09 AM
I set it up to tape on HBO2 on Mondays at 8pm because I have 2 other shows taping Sundays at 9. So I'll watch tonight. :)

xenadanielle
09-27-10, 05:59 PM
I'm so mad! I had it set to record last night, but also record "Ice Road Truckers" for the bf at that time. He was home and trying to watch the ball game and football when the DVR went on, and he cancelled my BE recording! He said "I didn't know what to do! I was just pushing buttons!" Grrrrrrr. :mad:

Thanks Karen...I will record or watch then. I was going to look @ the HBO site to see when the re-airs are. :lol:

yanknbama
09-27-10, 11:53 PM
Very early in the series to make any substantial judgements but episode 2 definitely had a little bit more of a "holy ................" swagger that carried the Sopranos for so many years.
And I agree with Mark in that the character development is a major focal point. I'm already doing the comparison/contrasts with Godfather characters.

machphantom
09-28-10, 12:02 AM
Very early in the series to make any substantial judgements but episode 2 definitely had a little bit more of a "holy ................" swagger that carried the Sopranos for so many years.
Yes. The Al Capone beatdown was really unexpected and great, though I guess it would make sense that he would be a hothead. Another episode that I thoroughly enjoyed... I think HBO finally has found its' flagship show after The Sopranos departure.

NewEraYanks2527
09-28-10, 08:12 AM
Good character development episode, though does anyone else think the real protagonist is Jimmy and not Nucky?

teknetic
09-28-10, 09:39 AM
I'm so mad! I had it set to record last night, but also record "Ice Road Truckers" for the bf at that time. He was home and trying to watch the ball game and football when the DVR went on, and he cancelled my BE recording! He said "I didn't know what to do! I was just pushing buttons!" Grrrrrrr. :mad:

Thanks Karen...I will record or watch then. I was going to look @ the HBO site to see when the re-airs are. :lol:

http://www.icefilms.info/ip.php?v=116459&

If you don't mind watching it on your computer that is.

krystl
09-28-10, 02:30 PM
I liked the second episode more than the first. Unfortunately, my hubby did not enjoy it, so I will probably be looking forward to this one by myself every week. :lol:

One question, I was confused when Jimmy gave the "dancer" woman the jewelry and I swore he called her Ma. Is she his mother or did I miss something?

fredgmuggs
09-28-10, 02:39 PM
I liked the second episode more than the first. Unfortunately, my hubby did not enjoy it, so I will probably be looking forward to this one by myself every week. :lol:

One question, I was confused when Jimmy gave the "dancer" woman the jewelry and I swore he called her Ma. Is she his mother or did I miss something?
I watched the first two episodes (on HBO Demand) and I really haven't cared for the show, so I doubt I'll watch any more of it.

28 flavors, like Howard Johnson's used to say.

Melan-cynic
09-28-10, 02:40 PM
One question, I was confused when Jimmy gave the "dancer" woman the jewelry and I swore he called her Ma. Is she his mother or did I miss something?Someone's got ADD. :D Yeah, that's his mom.

krystl
09-28-10, 02:44 PM
Someone's got ADD. :D Yeah, that's his mom.
I was trying to figure out if she was a mistress or his sister. She didn't look old enough to be his mother. :lol:
And the way she jumped up on him and kissed him all over the face wasn't really motherly. ;)

JavyVazquezIsSick
09-28-10, 04:00 PM
Meh. Liked the first episode better, but still LOVE this show. Has all the awesome elements, gangsters, hot chicks, gambling, stealing, murder, New Jersey, all set during a time when America was super awesome.

teknetic
09-28-10, 07:43 PM
Jimmy looks like Papelbon, or am I seeing things?

xenadanielle
09-28-10, 08:42 PM
Jimmy looks like Papelbon, or am I seeing things?

Oh my...you may have a point. *barf*

I just watched ep 2...couple of things. Well, more than a couple:

--City of Atlantic and Isle of Absecon? LOL
--When I saw Jimmy looking at that necklace, I didn't think he was going to give it to his MOM. I wonder if Nucky is his Dad, based on the preview.
--Yeah, those kisses and legs-wrapped-around-Jimmy were not Mom-appropriate.
--I wonder if the Frank Hague Nucky mentioned (who really was the mayor of Jersey City) is/was related to Ryan, LOL. Isn't he related to some political types?
--Ageng Van Alden's voice is really sexy.
--I love Nucky's manservant, especially his overly teutonic pronounciation of Rothstein.

All in all, BE continues to be very good, IMO.

Melan-cynic
09-28-10, 08:47 PM
Jimmy looks like Papelbon, or am I seeing things?Michael Pitt? Don't see it.

Octoberbaby
09-29-10, 02:16 AM
I set it up to tape on HBO2 on Mondays at 8pm because I have 2 other shows taping Sundays at 9. So I'll watch tonight. :)

Where I live it re-airs on Sunday at 11PM so that is when I recorded it since I was recording Dexter and Desperate Housewives at 9PM. I was out for the evening. Maybe it does not air again at 11 on the East Coast.

Octoberbaby
09-29-10, 02:19 AM
Oh my...you may have a point. *barf*

I just watched ep 2...couple of things. Well, more than a couple:

--City of Atlantic and Isle of Absecon? LOL
--When I saw Jimmy looking at that necklace, I didn't think he was going to give it to his MOM. I wonder if Nucky is his Dad, based on the preview.
--Yeah, those kisses and legs-wrapped-around-Jimmy were not Mom-appropriate.
--I wonder if the Frank Hague Nucky mentioned (who really was the mayor of Jersey City) is/was related to Ryan, LOL. Isn't he related to some political types?
--Ageng Van Alden's voice is really sexy.
--I love Nucky's manservant, especially his overly teutonic pronounciation of Rothstein.

All in all, BE continues to be very good, IMO.

Yeah, the manservant is a hoot!

Octoberbaby
09-29-10, 02:24 AM
Good character development episode, though does anyone else think the real protagonist is Jimmy and not Nucky?

According to all the reviews I have read, the protagonist is Nucky. However, I get the feeling there is something about their relationship they have not revealed yet and I am sure it will be explored.

I really did not get the idea of Nucky making Jimmy get him that $3000 (which was probably worth about $300,000 in those days) and then gambling it away in one minute on Roulette.

krystl
09-29-10, 07:54 AM
Danielle, is that the prohibition agent you're talking about? My hubby said he sounds like the comedian Steven Wright with that droll monotone. :lol:

teknetic
09-29-10, 09:39 AM
So the girl he gave the necklace to was his mom? Sure as hell didn't look like it considering how much she was all over him.

krystl
09-29-10, 10:12 AM
So the girl he gave the necklace to was his mom? Sure as hell didn't look like it considering how much she was all over him.
I know. That's why I was confused. :lol:

xenadanielle
09-29-10, 10:46 AM
Danielle, is that the prohibition agent you're talking about? My hubby said he sounds like the comedian Steven Wright with that droll monotone. :lol:

Yes...:o

Melan-cynic
09-29-10, 10:58 AM
So the girl he gave the necklace to was his mom? Sure as hell didn't look like it considering how much she was all over him.Yeah, guess she had him when she was a zygote. His mom was probably a teenage pro.

krystl
09-29-10, 10:58 AM
Yes...:o
He reminds me of someone, but I don't know who.

Melan-cynic
09-29-10, 12:39 PM
He reminds me of someone, but I don't know who.There are better pics but he sort of looks like DiCaprio's pale brother:

http://dailydoppel.blogspot.com/2007/07/leonardo-dicaprio-michael-pitt.html
http://lookliker.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/leonardo-dicaprio-michael-pitt.jpg
http://totallylookslike.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/129200923569122367.jpg

Same height, physique, posture. And both don't age.

krystl
09-29-10, 01:01 PM
There are better pics but he sort of looks like DiCaprio's pale brother:

http://dailydoppel.blogspot.com/2007/07/leonardo-dicaprio-michael-pitt.html
http://lookliker.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/leonardo-dicaprio-michael-pitt.jpg
http://totallylookslike.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/129200923569122367.jpg

Same height, physique, posture. And both don't age.
He does kind of resemble DiCaprio, but I was talking about the guy who plays the prohibition agent.

RhodyYanksFan
09-30-10, 06:21 AM
Do we know why the Italian in Chicago was murdered at the end of the pilot?

I am really liking this show. Buscemi is doing a great job of going back and forth between humanitarian and pure evil. You want to root for him when he's helping the Irish widow, but then you hate him when he gambles away the money that Jimmy got for him, just to show Jimmy that he can.

JDPNYY
09-30-10, 09:20 PM
Do we know why the Italian in Chicago was murdered at the end of the pilot?

I am really liking this show. Buscemi is doing a great job of going back and forth between humanitarian and pure evil. You want to root for him when he's helping the Irish widow, but then you hate him when he gambles away the money that Jimmy got for him, just to show Jimmy that he can.

It was real life gangster - Big Jim Colosimo that was killed. It's a somewhat fictionalized version of his murder. Johnny Torrino supposedly had him killed because Big Jim was anti-bootlegging. Torrino became the boss of the Chicago Gang that Al Capone would inherit in the future.

RhodyYanksFan
10-01-10, 06:31 AM
It was real life gangster - Big Jim Colosimo that was killed. It's a somewhat fictionalized version of his murder. Johnny Torrino supposedly had him killed because Big Jim was anti-bootlegging. Torrino became the boss of the Chicago Gang that Al Capone would inherit in the future.

Thank you, but I still don't get how that fits in to the plot of the show.

xenadanielle
10-01-10, 09:21 PM
I'm watching the 2nd episode again....when Agent V.A. deeply inhales Mrs. Schroeder's purloined blue ribbon all fetish-y like, it reminded me of Frank Booth (Dennis Hopper) in Blue Velvet.

Another random observation--the aforementioned Mrs. S seemed disappointed when it was Nucky's brother who showed up at the hospital.



Yeah, the manservant is a hoot!

I loved when he made that big stink about how he needed a chauffeur's cap, then he had one in his next scene. :lol:

teknetic
10-01-10, 10:34 PM
There are better pics but he sort of looks like DiCaprio's pale brother:

http://dailydoppel.blogspot.com/2007/07/leonardo-dicaprio-michael-pitt.html
http://lookliker.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/leonardo-dicaprio-michael-pitt.jpg
http://totallylookslike.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/129200923569122367.jpg

Same height, physique, posture. And both don't age.

I caught it during one of the many scenes where he's wearing a hat and chewing gum. He sorta had that anus-face thing going on.

Octoberbaby
10-02-10, 01:14 PM
[QUOTE=xenadanielle;7006875]I'm watching the 2nd episode again....when Agent V.A. deeply inhales Mrs. Schroeder's purloined blue ribbon all fetish-y like, it reminded me of Frank Booth (Dennis Hopper) in Blue Velvet.

I didn't realize that was Mrs. Schroeders's blue ribbon. I couldn't figure out what he was doing there.

Melan-cynic
10-03-10, 02:40 PM
I caught it during one of the many scenes where he's wearing a hat and chewing gum. He sorta had that anus-face thing going on.

haha. Yea, I guess I could see that.

Octoberbaby
10-03-10, 04:03 PM
I caught it during one of the many scenes where he's wearing a hat and chewing gum. He sorta had that anus-face thing going on.

You mean like Papelbon?

The Greek
10-03-10, 09:06 PM
Tonights episode was very good and sets up a lot of action for the ensuing episodes.

xenadanielle
10-03-10, 09:28 PM
A much darker feel tonight...and yes setting up later action.

"What does MF-er mean?" that exchange made me die....

Poor Mrs. S having to dress that mean bad-accent gf of Nucky.

Nucky donated $ to the weird preemie side show. I guess there is something we will find out about later about his having children what with that exchange with his female and all.

What did they call Capone? Al Carbone? Ha...

Yikes to the treatment for the clap too. Uch. A guy I knew who had been a Marine told me about the awful movies they had to watch before they went to Tijuana...I guess that was what they saw.

And...hollah! Raritan Twp is near me...and where a friend of mine got a DUI. Not too many M.O.T.s there so I'm surprised that woman spoke Yiddish. :o

krystl
10-03-10, 10:39 PM
I hate that I have to wait till Monday nights to watch this. I think I'm gonna set it up to record on my bedroom TiVo for Sunday nights so I can participate in the discussions sooner. :lol:

BxBomber44
10-03-10, 11:33 PM
I just love Omar from the Wire has a gig in this series.

theDurk
10-04-10, 04:26 AM
So why go through Raritan anyway? There has been a river crossing in New Brunswick since 1887; you would be going way out of your way to go through Raritan to get to NYC from AC. Speaking as a New Jersey boy...

Other than that quibble, this is a great show. Photography, sets, acting are all first class.

teknetic
10-05-10, 12:00 AM
This show is a lot better than I expected it to be. Definitely one of fav's right now.

The scene with Van Olden and his wife was so random, but perfect.

Melan-cynic
10-05-10, 12:22 AM
Michael Shannon can bring the creepy like few can. Though nothing quite comes close to his performance in "Bug."

NewEraYanks2527
10-05-10, 08:51 AM
This show is a lot better than I expected it to be. Definitely one of fav's right now.

The scene with Van Olden and his wife was so random, but perfect.

Yeah that was a great scene and a really nice touch. By the way was I the only one that thought Jimmy was going to head to Chicago as soon as Nucky told him he has to leave? I knew the show had to get some more young Capone brutality.

krystl
10-05-10, 03:32 PM
The lady translating what the guy said in German (at the dentist's office) was hilarious. :lol:

Octoberbaby
10-05-10, 03:58 PM
A much darker feel tonight...and yes setting up later action.

"What does MF-er mean?" that exchange made me die....

Poor Mrs. S having to dress that mean bad-accent gf of Nucky.


INDEED. That GF of Nucky make me want to puke.

RhodyYanksFan
10-10-10, 10:09 PM
I just watched last week's episode tonight. What did you all think about the final scene of Nucky going to the elevator? My guess is that it shows Nucky's acknowledgement that he's "getting his feet wet" i.e. no longer just a corrupt politician, but full fledged gangster. His hands are dirty with multiple murders stemming from his dealings. Buscemi did a great job of showing the concern over it but also being flippant in his acceptance of it. Awesome episode I thought.

Also, anyone else think that Jimmy is Nucky's son? The way Jimmy's mom was talking to Nucky and when Eli said "If that was me would you be half as forgiving?" just makes me feel like it.

Octoberbaby
10-12-10, 01:50 AM
I just watched last week's episode tonight. What did you all think about the final scene of Nucky going to the elevator? My guess is that it shows Nucky's acknowledgement that he's "getting his feet wet" i.e. no longer just a corrupt politician, but full fledged gangster. His hands are dirty with multiple murders stemming from his dealings. Buscemi did a great job of showing the concern over it but also being flippant in his acceptance of it. Awesome episode I thought.

Also, anyone else think that Jimmy is Nucky's son? The way Jimmy's mom was talking to Nucky and when Eli said "If that was me would you be half as forgiving?" just makes me feel like it.

I don't think that is the case because the character of Jimmy is fictitious while Nucky is based on fact.

teknetic
10-12-10, 09:51 AM
Omar with the best scene/line of the series thus far.

"I ain't buildin' no bookcase."

You knew it was going down that path when he started telling that story and it still ended up being awesome.

NewEraYanks2527
10-12-10, 10:27 AM
Omar with the best scene/line of the series thus far.

"I ain't buildin' no bookcase."

You knew it was going down that path when he started telling that story and it still ended up being awesome.

To me that was one of the best scenes of the season.

Anyone else like Jimmy's girl, she had a hot/cute thing going on, shame about her. Really hope Jimmy goes ape................ on that guy.

xenadanielle
10-12-10, 09:26 PM
To me that was one of the best scenes of the season.

Anyone else like Jimmy's girl, she had a hot/cute thing going on, shame about her. Really hope Jimmy goes ape................ on that guy.

Chalky's scene was great.

Jimmy's hooker was cute. I saw her as another version of his baby-mama though, or his mom LOL. He seems to be working out some kind of issue with the doe-eyed ladies.

Other stuff--what the heck, Margaret!!! I can't believe she shop-lifted from her job. Oops!

YankeeGalSC
10-13-10, 06:53 AM
Yeah, I was wondering why she did that...wonder if she'll get caught. I like the Chalky scene as well. Next week looks awesome.

krystl
10-13-10, 09:29 AM
I must have been really tired when I watched this episode. Most of what I've read doesn't sound familiar. :lol:

Looks like I'll be watching it again.

NerfBall55
10-13-10, 09:32 AM
INDEED. That GF of Nucky make me want to puke.

Puking was not one of the reactions I had to her.

Melan-cynic
10-13-10, 11:22 AM
Omar with the best scene/line of the series thus far.

"I ain't buildin' no bookcase."

You knew it was going down that path when he started telling that story and it still ended up being awesome.QFT. Of course OMAR has the best line of the series. Michael K. Williams is the effin man.

PlsDontTearDownY.S.
10-13-10, 01:35 PM
This show is so awesome. Capone is brilliantly cast, it feels like I'm actually watching a younger version of him. HBO is back.

Melan-cynic
10-13-10, 02:00 PM
This show is so awesome. Capone is brilliantly cast, it feels like I'm actually watching a younger version of him. HBO is back.
Agreed. Love the show, but I'm most entertained by Capone and Jimmy's storyline.

Lil' Tommy has come a long way since Snatch:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LfLCsiDaTY

NewEraYanks2527
10-14-10, 10:09 AM
Agreed. Love the show, but I'm most entertained by Capone and Jimmy's storyline.

Lil' Tommy has come a long way since Snatch:



I think he also played Baby Face Nelson in Public Enemies.

Melan-cynic
10-14-10, 10:28 AM
I think he also played Baby Face Nelson in Public Enemies.
Yep, also was one of Leo's henchmen in Gangs of New York and had a bit part in the greatest mini-series of all time, Band of Brothers.

ArodEra
10-16-10, 01:26 AM
For a Brit, he nails the Brooklyn accent as Capone. Superb acting. Liking the series a lot.

yanknbama
10-17-10, 11:29 PM
Agreed. Love the show, but I'm most entertained by Capone and Jimmy's storyline.

Lil' Tommy has come a long way since Snatch:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LfLCsiDaTY

Holy crap, he's put on the pounds! Love that movie.
"Nothing Tommy, it's tip-top, just not sure about the color"

Great show as well. As good as to be expected.

teknetic
10-18-10, 12:02 AM
Tonight's episode wasn't as awesome as last week's, but good nonetheless. Jimmy's mom is so skanky.

Melan-cynic
10-18-10, 10:11 AM
Tonight's episode wasn't as awesome as last week's, but good nonetheless. Jimmy's mom is so skanky.
Agreed, I think next episode is going to be the t*ts. Also, Gretchen Mol was even skankier when she played Bettie Page (http://www.pictureshowpundits.com/misc/silver_cines/2007/2007_mol.jpg).

Octoberbaby
10-18-10, 03:29 PM
I disagree with the people who didn't like last night's episode. I really loved it!

xenadanielle
10-18-10, 08:39 PM
I liked last night's episode too.

Margaret is soooo passive aggressive. I love it. Was that the photographer I noticed waiting to talk to Nucky in his anteroom?

I figured Pearl would eventually overdose or something, but her suicide was surprising.

Melan-cynic
10-18-10, 08:41 PM
I disagree with the people who didn't like last night's episode. I really loved it!
Think you misread. Nowhere did we post that we didn't like the ep, just that it wasn't as good as the previous week, which is true IMO.

Octoberbaby
10-19-10, 01:44 AM
Think you misread. Nowhere did we post that we didn't like the ep, just that it wasn't as good as the previous week, which is true IMO.

And I liked it better than the previous week, so I still disagree with you.

NewEraYanks2527
10-19-10, 09:07 AM
I liked last night's episode too.

Margaret is soooo passive aggressive. I love it. Was that the photographer I noticed waiting to talk to Nucky in his anteroom?

I figured Pearl would eventually overdose or something, but her suicide was surprising.

Not me I saw that coming a mile away. Poor Pearl. Really want to see Jimmy find that guy and make him pay.

Melan-cynic
10-19-10, 11:20 AM
And I liked it better than the previous week, so I still disagree with you.
Sorry for clarifying. Take a chill pill.

Sam18
10-19-10, 02:22 PM
So glad Pearl's dead, annoying bitch. I hope Jimmy and his entire family dies soon too.

teknetic
10-19-10, 05:05 PM
Even the little boy who's afraid of the vacuum sweeper?

krystl
10-19-10, 05:32 PM
I liked the episode, too.

theDurk
10-19-10, 06:00 PM
Even the little boy who's afraid of the vacuum sweeper?

...yeah, the little wuss...

Brooklyn Yankee Fan
10-20-10, 09:37 AM
I wonder who is "b-sing" one another more, Nucky or Mrs. Schroeder? Surely their "attraction" for one another isn't legit...

YankeeGalSC
10-21-10, 07:35 AM
I think Nucky is going after Margaret to keep her from talking to the feds.

Yankees1962
10-21-10, 01:08 PM
I think Nucky is going after Margaret to keep her from talking to the feds.
Maybe, but Margaret is a good-looking woman and in some ways is more attractive than his mistress.

krystl
10-21-10, 01:09 PM
Maybe, but Margaret is a good-looking woman and in some ways is more attractive than his mistress.
She's more attractive because she's got a working brain in her head. ;)

PlsDontTearDownY.S.
10-21-10, 01:26 PM
So glad Pearl's dead, annoying bitch. I hope Jimmy and his entire family dies soon too.


Why Jimmy? Going on what I saw from the series trailers, he's going to turn into this ruthless enforcer, it should be fun to watch

Mark19
10-21-10, 02:23 PM
Nucky and Margaret finally getting together seemed like a really cliched piece of scripting -- I really hope he isn't sincerely interested in her and just uses her infatuation to keep her from going to Van Alden again.

teknetic
10-25-10, 12:59 PM
What the hell was that ending about? I thought he was gonna pull a David Carradine at first, but nope..

Melan-cynic
10-25-10, 01:12 PM
I thought he was gonna pull a David Carradine at first
haha. Thought the same exact thing.

And it's an example of self-flagellation, a showing of penance seen in Catholicism and other religions.

Octoberbaby
10-25-10, 02:14 PM
haha. Thought the same exact thing.

And it's an example of self-flagellation, a showing of penance seen in Catholicism and other religions.

How horribly backward! Talk about repression! (I thought he was just a pervert so you are enlightening me.)

Anyway, I loved last night's episode. It was an orgy for the senses.

xenadanielle
10-25-10, 09:37 PM
How horribly backward! Talk about repression! (I thought he was just a pervert so you are enlightening me.)

Anyway, I loved last night's episode. It was an orgy for the senses.

Indeed!

And we got to see full-frontal male nudity in addition to lots of bewbs. :lol:

I know I can look this up...but would earlier bouts of VD cause deafness in a man's child like Capone posits? Doesn't sound right.

Interesting that Margaret came from Ireland as a pregnant teen...I wonder if we'll learn more backstory there. I *loved* her telling off Lucy off by diparaging the latter's lady-parts.

Octoberbaby
10-26-10, 12:27 AM
Indeed!

And we got to see full-frontal male nudity in addition to lots of bewbs. :lol:

I know I can look this up...but would earlier bouts of VD cause deafness in a man's child like Capone posits? Doesn't sound right.

Interesting that Margaret came from Ireland as a pregnant teen...I wonder if we'll learn more backstory there. I *loved* her telling off Lucy off by diparaging the latter's lady-parts.

There's always boobs but, full frontal male nudity, not so much! :lol:

I was so glad Margaret finally put that tramp in her place. She thinks she has the best (fill in the blank) in the world. Margaret hit her where it hurts, so to speak. I must say that skank is like chalk on a blackboard to me, she is a cross between an ugly Melanie Griffith and Lorraine Bracco (LB's voice, that is), no class whatsoever.

BTW, the fact that Nucky is now keeping Margaret in that place for concubines, does that mean he breaks off with the GF? Does that GF live with Nucky? If so, why didn't he put her in the place for the concubines? I have a feeling that Margaret is not going to sit for any of that. She will find a way to get back at Nucky.

teknetic
10-26-10, 09:42 AM
Probably wanted her nearby so he could bang her whenever he wanted.

krystl
10-26-10, 02:32 PM
Indeed!

And we got to see full-frontal male nudity in addition to lots of bewbs. :lol:

I know I can look this up...but would earlier bouts of VD cause deafness in a man's child like Capone posits? Doesn't sound right.

Interesting that Margaret came from Ireland as a pregnant teen...I wonder if we'll learn more backstory there. I *loved* her telling off Lucy off by diparaging the latter's lady-parts.
I don't remember Capone blaming the deafness on VD. I must have missed it. I remember Lucky Luciano explaining to Jimmy's mother about him having something like that a few years ago and he hadn't been able to "perform" until he was with her.
Was he the one they showed in the Dr's office having that horrible treatment a few episodes ago or what that someone else?

PlsDontTearDownY.S.
10-26-10, 02:40 PM
Was he the one they showed in the Dr's office having that horrible treatment a few episodes ago or what that someone else?

Yea, that was him

Great episode. The hit on Sheridan's crew was classic Scorcese. My favorite new line: "You're an inspiration to us all"

machphantom
10-26-10, 02:42 PM
Another great episode, possibly my favorite so far. Btw, that was Lucky who was getting... treated for his STD. Can't wait to see the look on Jimmy's face when he figured out the whole storyline with his mom!

Melan-cynic
10-26-10, 02:45 PM
Yea, that was him

Great episode. The hit on Sheridan's crew was classic Scorcese. My favorite new line: "You're an inspiration to us all"
Yeah it was.

It will be tough to beat ""I ain't buildin' no bookcase."

xenadanielle
10-30-10, 02:30 PM
I don't remember Capone blaming the deafness on VD. I must have missed it. I remember Lucky Luciano explaining to Jimmy's mother about him having something like that a few years ago and he hadn't been able to "perform" until he was with her.
Was he the one they showed in the Dr's office having that horrible treatment a few episodes ago or what that someone else?

Capone said something like "I wonder if he's suffering for my past transgressions" or similar.

And, now I feel so S-M-R-T b/c Sonny Capone actually *was* born with congenital syphilis, but became deaf when he was a little bit older after surgery @ age seven. Or so sayeth wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Francis_Capone

Yes and yes that was Lucky getting that painful treatment for his affliction in an earier episode. I hope Jimmy's mom doesn't catch something.

teknetic
10-30-10, 05:29 PM
Yeah it was.

It will be tough to beat ""I ain't buildin' no bookcase."

Omar needs more airtime. Less Ms. Schneider and her annoying accent would be nice also.

xenadanielle
10-31-10, 12:08 AM
There's always boobs but, full frontal male nudity, not so much! :lol:

I was so glad Margaret finally put that tramp in her place. She thinks she has the best (fill in the blank) in the world. Margaret hit her where it hurts, so to speak. I must say that skank is like chalk on a blackboard to me, she is a cross between an ugly Melanie Griffith and Lorraine Bracco (LB's voice, that is), no class whatsoever.

BTW, the fact that Nucky is now keeping Margaret in that place for concubines, does that mean he breaks off with the GF? Does that GF live with Nucky? If so, why didn't he put her in the place for the concubines? I have a feeling that Margaret is not going to sit for any of that. She will find a way to get back at Nucky.

Also...I think Lucky is really, uh, cute.:ga-ga:

And I still love the manservant--Mr Kessler. "You said to knock in a manly fashion!" He was also very respectful and kind to Margaret.

Octoberbaby
10-31-10, 12:13 AM
Also...I think Lucky is really, uh, cute.:ga-ga:



Not to mention, well endowed! :-hide-:

xenadanielle
10-31-10, 09:19 PM
Tonight's episode had it all...almost (no horse d!ck sadly :lol:): lesbonic love, a new and complicated character in the disfigured sniper, Nucky's Dad...wow. I need to watch again in a day or two. And, Meyer Lansky! WHen I played Mafia Wars one of my aliases was "Myra Lansky." I kindasorta knew something was up when that guy visited Chalky...and it turned out to be Lansky.

And now I have another interesting historical topic to research--the psychological "test" Jimmy and Sniper Dude were going to take. I guess it was related to PTSD, before they knew what it was...

Was Angela Darmody's lover the wife of the boardwalk photographer?

I wasn't surprised by Pearl's slasher getting killed at the end, but *was* surprised that Nucky set the house on fire. I got a weird vibe when he was taking Margaret there to look around though.

RYMASTER or Ryan_Yankees
10-31-10, 09:51 PM
Tonight's episode had it all...almost (no horse d!ck sadly :lol:):

Wait...what? :wtf:

xenadanielle
10-31-10, 09:59 PM
Wait...what? :wtf:

Err. :o:o:o Refer to Lorraine's post above mine...we saw Lucky Luciano's you-know-what last week, when Gillian-Jimmy's-Mom referred to it as such. I think? She called it a horse something...that ended in -ck.

RYMASTER or Ryan_Yankees
10-31-10, 10:00 PM
Err. :o:o:o Refer to Lorraine's post above mine...we saw Lucky Luciano's you-know-what last week, when Gillian-Jimmy's-Mom referred to it as such. I think? She called it a horse something...that ended in -ck.

Oh. I took your post literally. :lol:

Mark19
10-31-10, 10:11 PM
Not sure if everyone picked up on it, but the fat politician Nucky was talking to at Chalky's place -- he was referring to an Italian guy running a scheme with a great return, that guy was famous too, Charles Ponzi

xenadanielle
10-31-10, 10:15 PM
Oh. I took your post literally. :lol:

Oh. Sowwie! Have you been watching "BE?" It's so good!

I'm really haunted by this new sniper character; and I freaking love Jimmy. When he asked the bartender for a straw so the former could drink his whiskey that sealed the deal. My Dad could only drink from straws for a long time after he had his brain surgery...

Mark19
10-31-10, 10:42 PM
Oh. Sowwie! Have you been watching "BE?" It's so good!

I'm really haunted by this new sniper character; and I freaking love Jimmy. When he asked the bartender for a straw so the former could drink his whiskey that sealed the deal. My Dad could only drink from straws for a long time after he had his brain surgery...

Should be interesting to see how he fits into the crew, the actor is listed as appearing in every episode through the season end

xenadanielle
10-31-10, 10:53 PM
Not sure if everyone picked up on it, but the fat politician Nucky was talking to at Chalky's place -- he was referring to an Italian guy running a scheme with a great return, that guy was famous too, Charles Ponzi

Ho ho ho! I love how history inserts its little nose into this show.


Should be interesting to see how he fits into the crew, the actor is listed as appearing in every episode through the season end

Oh good. The actor really nailed it...the weird nervous mannerisms etc. I loved when he just kept listing all the guns he had. I hope Odette gave him the time of his life.

Ooh, I just looked the actor up on IMDB. He's a Huston as in Walter, John, Angelica...

Octoberbaby
11-01-10, 02:42 AM
Tonight's episode had it all...almost (no horse d!ck sadly :lol:): lesbonic love, a new and complicated character in the disfigured sniper, Nucky's Dad...wow. I need to watch again in a day or two. And, Meyer Lansky! WHen I played Mafia Wars one of my aliases was "Myra Lansky." I kindasorta knew something was up when that guy visited Chalky...and it turned out to be Lansky.

And now I have another interesting historical topic to research--the psychological "test" Jimmy and Sniper Dude were going to take. I guess it was related to PTSD, before they knew what it was...

Was Angela Darmody's lover the wife of the boardwalk photographer?

I wasn't surprised by Pearl's slasher getting killed at the end, but *was* surprised that Nucky set the house on fire. I got a weird vibe when he was taking Margaret there to look around though.

I'm going to watch it again too. There was just so much to absorb in this episode. I agree it was a surprise that Nucky burned down that house.

Octoberbaby
11-01-10, 02:45 AM
Ho ho ho! I love how history inserts its little nose into this show.



Oh good. The actor really nailed it...the weird nervous mannerisms etc. I loved when he just kept listing all the guns he had. I hope Odette gave him the time of his life.

Ooh, I just looked the actor up on IMDB. He's a Huston as in Walter, John, Angelica...

Well, she must have since he showed his appreciation to Jimmy at the end. :)

xenadanielle
11-01-10, 07:10 AM
Well, she must have since he showed his appreciation to Jimmy at the end. :)

Excellent point!!! :lol:

Yankees13
11-01-10, 12:35 PM
Loving this show so far. Last couple of episodes have been real good.

PlsDontTearDownY.S.
11-01-10, 03:47 PM
Another great whacking. The scenes with Darmody and the sniper were great. Michael Pitt is an amazing actor, he's killin it as James Darmody.

Melan-cynic
11-01-10, 03:49 PM
Yep, Pitt is very underrated. Glad that storyline will reconnect with Nucky next week as it has been the most compelling portion of the show IMO.

JavyVazquezIsSick
11-01-10, 05:44 PM
I frigging love this show. So angry I have to watch it one episode at a time.

That sniper is a dope new character.

ArodEra
11-01-10, 09:24 PM
The Margaret Schroeder character (or maybe the actress herself) is becoming annoying and the weak link in this series. Her scenes with Nucky bring this otherwise great series to a crawl, or at least slows it up. Since the relationship, her acting has become less convincing and it has nothing to do with the differences in their appearance, considering that Beauty and the Beast can be convincing with good acting and emotions that project.

And what's up with her teeth? Are they yellowed and tartared for the role?

Melan-cynic
11-01-10, 09:51 PM
Couldn't disagree more.

Kelly Macdonald is an incredibly underrated actor who's been at it since Trainspotting - which she was also excellent in.

ArodEra
11-02-10, 12:48 AM
I'm not questioning her overall acting ability or what she's done in the past, but her specific role as Nucky's mistress isn't very convincing and pretty overacted - even her end of the dialogue is over-enunciated (and annoying). Prior to them officially becoming a couple, she was bearable, even entertaining and likable. Now her scenes and the development of the relationship between her and Nucky bring the show down, seem unnatural and uncomfortable, and worst of all, are rather boring -- and that's pretty hard to do when you share a scene with Steve Buscemi.

Melan-cynic
11-02-10, 06:43 AM
I'm not questioning her overall acting ability or what she's done in the past, but her specific role as Nucky's mistress isn't very convincing and pretty overacted - even her end of the dialogue is over-enunciated (and annoying). Prior to them officially becoming a couple, she was bearable, even entertaining and likable. Now her scenes and the development of the relationship between her and Nucky bring the show down, seem unnatural and uncomfortable, and worst of all, are rather boring -- and that's pretty hard to do when you share a scene with Steve Buscemi.
Fair enough. You're certainly entitled to your opinion, I just happen to disagree.

I think her character is crucial in creating a vehicle for Nucky's internal struggle, conflict and connection to his past. No other character has been able to scratch the surface that is Nucky's emotions/fears and I think it's pretty important in presenting a "complete" main character.

In terms of her acting I think she's been excellent, but that's just my opinion of course.

JavyVazquezIsSick
11-02-10, 11:12 AM
Agreed and she's gorgeous.

Melan-cynic
11-02-10, 11:46 AM
Agreed and she's gorgeous.
This too.

ArodEra
11-02-10, 01:17 PM
Fair enough. You're certainly entitled to your opinion, I just happen to disagree.

I think her character is crucial in creating a vehicle for Nucky's internal struggle, conflict and connection to his past. No other character has been able to scratch the surface that is Nucky's emotions/fears and I think it's pretty important in presenting a "complete" main character.

In terms of her acting I think she's been excellent, but that's just my opinion of course.

Very good and perceptive observation.

ArodEra
11-02-10, 01:18 PM
This too.

And yes, not too shabby.

Melan-cynic
11-02-10, 01:42 PM
Very good and perceptive observation.
Thanks man. And, to preface, I agree that their relationship is by no means my favorite segment of the show. Jimmy, Capone and Nucky's business dealings are the foundation for the show. Now if we could just get more Chalky..

JavyVazquezIsSick
11-02-10, 07:17 PM
Coolest character is that new sniper dude. I have a huge spot in my life for snipers and that whole sniper mask thing blew my ................in* mind never heard of that before.

Melan-cynic
11-02-10, 11:33 PM
Coolest character is that new sniper dude. I have a huge spot in my life for snipers and that whole sniper mask thing blew my ................in* mind never heard of that before.
Agreed. The sniper character is def the t*ts.

NewEraYanks2527
11-03-10, 08:02 AM
Coolest character is that new sniper dude. I have a huge spot in my life for snipers and that whole sniper mask thing blew my ................in* mind never heard of that before.

Yeah he is a great character. I really enjoyed that he had a hard time lieing and Jimmy had to get him to try. It was a really great scene and great to see their relationship start. Then when he gets the bourbon and has to take it through a straw it's almost heartbreaking but Jimmy is accepting of him and the hooker never even bats an eye at his face. That was all great.

To me it almost seems like Chicago is more interesting than AC and that Jimmy has the better storyline. Nice to see that Nucky will come to see Jimmy next week.

Oh who else knew Jimmy wasn't going to let Liam walk away, no matter what story he told him about living being worse than dieing?

krystl
11-03-10, 01:54 PM
I'm not questioning her overall acting ability or what she's done in the past, but her specific role as Nucky's mistress isn't very convincing and pretty overacted - even her end of the dialogue is over-enunciated (and annoying). Prior to them officially becoming a couple, she was bearable, even entertaining and likable. Now her scenes and the development of the relationship between her and Nucky bring the show down, seem unnatural and uncomfortable, and worst of all, are rather boring -- and that's pretty hard to do when you share a scene with Steve Buscemi.
It's possible the unnatural and uncomfortable are part of her role. Margaret Shroeder has certainly never dealt with a man of Nucky's power and wealth before on such a personal level. I think it fits with the story.

And regarding her teeth, bleaching and modern dentistry wasn't invented yet. ;)

Octoberbaby
11-03-10, 02:38 PM
It's possible the unnatural and uncomfortable are part of her role. Margaret Shroeder has certainly never dealt with a man of Nucky's power and wealth before on such a personal level. I think it fits with the story.

And regarding her teeth, bleaching and modern dentistry wasn't invented yet. ;)

Besides that she was an Irish immigrant, her speech pattern would have to be uncomfortable and she would also have a different way of looking at things than an American of that time.

teknetic
11-06-10, 01:15 AM
Just got around to watching it (couldn't find a decent stream) The sniper scene in the end was awesome. There really aren't any weak actors on this show; they all nail their roles incredibly well.

Sam18
11-06-10, 01:23 AM
The lesbian scene man, sh*t got me son.

RYMASTER or Ryan_Yankees
11-06-10, 11:22 PM
The lesbian scene man, sh*t got me son.

Perv.

Melan-cynic
11-07-10, 10:00 AM
The lesbian scene man, sh*t got me son.
:lol:

Octoberbaby
11-09-10, 12:16 AM
Another great episode last night. I really loved when Margaret slapped that biotch (Nucky's ex) in the face. :lol:

Melan-cynic
11-09-10, 11:17 AM
Great show. I had high expectations and it has actually exceeded them to this point.

More assassin please.

PlsDontTearDownY.S.
11-09-10, 02:48 PM
"You're as subtle as a kick in the teeth" :lol:

Margaret Schroeder is going to be the downfall of Nucky, I can see it already

JavyVazquezIsSick
11-10-10, 04:14 PM
The lack of sniper was disappointing. I got an erection in his brief cameo.

JDPNYY
11-14-10, 09:21 PM
This series is simply brilliant.

Mark19
11-14-10, 09:41 PM
Fantastic stuff -- I sense a huge showdown

GimeMoMuny
11-14-10, 11:50 PM
Incredible episode. Simply incredible.

Melan-cynic
11-15-10, 01:13 AM
Great show. Only 3 eps left.

Octoberbaby
11-15-10, 03:41 AM
I was surprised to see that there was only 3 episodes left. I didn't think they had shown so many already. How many did they make for the first season?

The show keeps getting better and better. I will miss it when it ends for the season.

NewEraYanks2527
11-15-10, 08:46 AM
I was surprised to see that there was only 3 episodes left. I didn't think they had shown so many already. How many did they make for the first season?

The show keeps getting better and better. I will miss it when it ends for the season.

I think 10 episodes for the first season. It sure is heading for a showdown alright, anyone else get pissed when Van Alden showed up to arrest Jimmy? I really was looking forward to more Lucky and Jimmy dialogue.

Melan-cynic
11-15-10, 10:33 AM
I was surprised to see that there was only 3 episodes left. I didn't think they had shown so many already. How many did they make for the first season?

The show keeps getting better and better. I will miss it when it ends for the season.


I think 10 episodes for the first season. It sure is heading for a showdown alright, anyone else get pissed when Van Alden showed up to arrest Jimmy? I really was looking forward to more Lucky and Jimmy dialogue.
12 episodes for the first season and it was picked up for a second season after the 1st or 2nd show.

PlsDontTearDownY.S.
11-15-10, 01:00 PM
I think 10 episodes for the first season. It sure is heading for a showdown alright, anyone else get pissed when Van Alden showed up to arrest Jimmy? I really was looking forward to more Lucky and Jimmy dialogue.

Yea, what a buzzkill, almost as much as for his girlfriend when Jimmy showed up at home and ruined the threesome that was about to happen with her art dealer friends