Boardwalk Empire:

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by MikeK, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. MikeK
    Offline

    MikeK Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2010
    Messages:
    11,184
    Thanks Received:
    1,653
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    Lakewood, New Jersey
    Ratings:
    +2,518
    Isn't anyone else watching this excellent HBO series?

    Steve Buscemi has proven to be a flexible and really good actor having played everything from a degenerate low-life thief and killer in Fargo and a likeable dimwit lackey in The Big Lebowski to, now, Enoch Thompson, a very real, very corrupt New Jersey politician and bootlegger during the Prohibition era.

    In case anyone else has been following this series, I've been fascinated with the progress of the Margaret Schroeder character, from a beaten and dejected wife of a brutal drunk to the concubine of the racketeering titular King of Atlantic City. She is a substantive and resourceful woman to say the least. And the depictions of the Roaring Twenties era are as good as it gets -- from the sets to the costumes, the music, the background situations, the parade of interesting, colorful characters and the fascinating turns of events.

    I'd say Boardwalk Empire ranks with Deadwood and Rome as another of HBO's most artful productions. It has me looking forward to Sunday nights and I'd be interested in knowing what others think of it.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 2
  2. J.E.D
    Offline

    J.E.D What's tha matta?

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2011
    Messages:
    10,467
    Thanks Received:
    1,733
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Ratings:
    +2,326
    I've been watching it since last season. It's one of my favorite shows. The writing is great, the characters are deep and the cinematography is rich. At the moment, it's second only to The Wire in my list of favorite shows.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2011
  3. CrusaderFrank
    Offline

    CrusaderFrank Diamond Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Messages:
    73,314
    Thanks Received:
    13,368
    Trophy Points:
    2,210
    Ratings:
    +26,597
    I stopped watching when they called Harding a moron and I'm not kidding. It was a decent show, but adios
     
  4. Sarah G
    Offline

    Sarah G Noel Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2009
    Messages:
    39,892
    Thanks Received:
    9,731
    Trophy Points:
    1,362
    Location:
    NW Ohio
    Ratings:
    +16,316
    Love it. I watch it every week. Have you seen Homeland?
     
  5. CrusaderFrank
    Offline

    CrusaderFrank Diamond Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Messages:
    73,314
    Thanks Received:
    13,368
    Trophy Points:
    2,210
    Ratings:
    +26,597
    Homeland is ok. Id love to see them do something more realistic instead of turning a Marine, maybe having the President be a closet Muslim and Jihadist dedicated to destroying the country
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  6. Sarah G
    Offline

    Sarah G Noel Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2009
    Messages:
    39,892
    Thanks Received:
    9,731
    Trophy Points:
    1,362
    Location:
    NW Ohio
    Ratings:
    +16,316
    Of course you would, Frank.
     
  7. J.E.D
    Offline

    J.E.D What's tha matta?

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2011
    Messages:
    10,467
    Thanks Received:
    1,733
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Ratings:
    +2,326
    By "reality", Frank means the pretend world in his head.
     
  8. Harry Dresden
    Online

    Harry Dresden Latinum, Plantinum,Silver,Gold Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2008
    Messages:
    46,163
    Thanks Received:
    6,190
    Trophy Points:
    1,860
    Location:
    Nv.
    Ratings:
    +9,696
    just because they called Harding a Moron?......:eusa_eh:......
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  9. C_Clayton_Jones
    Offline

    C_Clayton_Jones Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    33,635
    Thanks Received:
    7,557
    Trophy Points:
    1,130
    Location:
    In a Republic, actually
    Ratings:
    +16,504
    Man, after 88 years, that’s taking partisan hackery to new extremes.
     
  10. percysunshine
    Offline

    percysunshine Gold Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2011
    Messages:
    14,524
    Thanks Received:
    2,042
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Location:
    Sty
    Ratings:
    +3,624
    Not many people know this, but Harding was a member of the tea party.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

boardewalk empire message board

,

boardwalk empire message board