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Boardwalk Empire

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Jekyll, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    I disagree. Those were career Italian mob guys. Many of Nucky's guys fit that bill but those goons were downright gangsters. Regardless, no trained sniper like Richard is going to just walk thru halls like that, especially a sniper.
     
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    So again, a slipshod example of the episode's poor quality. It would have been well storyboarded to have 2 or 3 one second scenes where you see Richard staking out, then notices them leaving and realizes this was his chance. Eliminate a couple of seconds from the actual attack and you've got a plausible flow.
     
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    Actually, Prohibition was signed into place (Volstead Act) in the first season so we know it's about 1920 (the Act was made law in October of 1919). Also, I assume the phrase "Roaring 20s" is familiar to you, which was a period of prolonged economic expansion after WWI. Speaking of which, it was just after WWI, so there was indeed a bunch of former soldiers knocking around. Jim Darmody and Richard just to name two.
     
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    Who cares. This isn't the Wire and it's never made a pretense of being realistic.
     
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    Yea roaring 20s didnt apply to everyone. The income gap was huge back then...its worse now but thats neither here nor there.

    I thought we were in like 1923 at this point in time...id have to re-watch s3e1 to confirm though.

    To me it seemed the men are not young soliders like jimmy or richard though. Most of Massaria's guys look to be late 30s and 40s who wouldnt have been in the war. I dont have any research to prove this is how it was in real life, but thats the feel I got from this show.
     
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    Its never made a case to be a superhero movie either. In different but similar ways, this show risks descending into the same foolishness that True Blood did.
     
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    You're over thinking it. They probably had a rendezvous point if they ever had to leave in a hurry. Regardless, it is significant enough to take issue with.


    This whole season Nucky has made sure anyone who crossed him paid for it. That included the teenage boy who stole from him. This is no different.



    This will probably be a lot of what next season will revolve around. I am guessing Nucky will have a lot of dealings with Chicago.



    Do we know for a fact that Gillian did survive? I am pretty sure that part has been left open. Frankly, I do not think the show would suffer without her.

    The AR, Lucky, Meyer has a lot of intrigue. Lucky and Meyer took a big hit in their endeavor to be independent.
     
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    I'm pretty sure Richard was suppose to be a complete surprise- which it was.
    It wouldn't have been as effective in terms of excitement for them to show him stalking the bushes beforehand.


    And I would assume if your gonna go murder a house full of people your gonna case the place and see whats up first.
     
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    Entertainment Weekly interviewed the creator after the episode aired. He confirms that Gillian survived and also that Eddie- Nucky's butler, survives.
     
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    An appropriately disappointing end to an extremely disappointing season.

    Jumped the shark when they shot Jimmy. I won't bother with it next year.
     
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    Yea, came to the realization that Eddie was going to be back for next season at the end of this episode when I saw Nucky making his new demands to Eli in the blue Rolls Royce.





    I liked it, didn't over think this finale like many SF'ers here did, just learn to enjoy things, not everything has to be 'real as fuck'.
     
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    I agree with that... for the Walking Dead. Not this. Fun episode but it seems like the writers lost their heads a bit. Will keep watching though.
     
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    Somewhat disappointing about Gillian. One because her story has run its course and two because it does seem unbelievable.
     
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    All of you complainers are forgetting that the finale also set us up for less or none of Margaret next season. Focus on the positive...
     
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    Even her 2 minutes or whatever she had in the finale was painful to watch.
     
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    I do not think Margaret's role has been established for next season at all. She could easily end back up with Nucky. She has no income and two kids. Where is she going to go?
     
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    I seriously doubt we've seen the last of Margaret. The show needs to pull in women viewers and they are going to keep trying to sell that story. Personally, I think if they've got a much more intriguing female character in the prosecutor, but then again she's a real person so that limits what they can do with her story.
     
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    Here's an interview that Terrance Winter just did. It gives a little insight into season 4. Yes, Gillian survived and unfortunately, Margaret will be back.


     
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    Another problem with the season was that Meuller was just left there hanging. Met Capone, then nothing. At some point that Norwegian wife of his has to show those tatties too.
     
  20. munchausen

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    been done
     

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