Boardwalk Empire:

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  1. MikeK
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    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.
     
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    J.E.D What's tha matta?

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    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.
     
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    I stopped watching when they called Harding a moron and I'm not kidding. It was a decent show, but adios
     
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    Sarah G When Nothing Goes Right, Go Left Supporting Member

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    Love it. I watch it every week. Have you seen Homeland?
     
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    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
     
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    Of course you would, Frank.
     
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    By "reality", Frank means the pretend world in his head.
     
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    just because they called Harding a Moron?......:eusa_eh:......
     
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    Man, after 88 years, that’s taking partisan hackery to new extremes.
     
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    Not many people know this, but Harding was a member of the tea party.
     
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