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Boardwalk Empire

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

  1. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

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    IIRC she already has.

    *edit* Dammit, Munch beat me.
     
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  2. Joffrey

    Joffrey Senior member

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    According to the Q&A he'll be back next season. That's hardly nothing.
     
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    Maybe, but its another example of the way the finally was not well executed.

    Re tatties, dont recall. She's hot, the way she calls van Alden 'husband' and tells him what to do. Hubba hubba.
     
  4. Joffrey

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    Since when does a SEASON finale have to wrap every single story line in a bow? They never explained what would happen to Mickey Doyle once the feds raid the Overholt distillery. Does that make it a shitty episode? Did they bury OWen or leave him in a ditch? We also didn't see a car drive Kessler away to his safe house...

    Van Alden/Mueller told on his boss to Capone. He'll be in Capone's pocket in season 4. Excited to see.
     
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    I hear your point, but I can only comment on what I view as closure/makes sense. Doyle is a 1 dimensional bit player. Van Alden carries a complex moral pack of baggage and is a central juxtaposition to the direction of the show. I believe it was a mistake to hang it.
     
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    I honestly cant stand van alden
     
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    i liked it when he burnt the guys face!
     
  8. Willie5566

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    Been saying this the entire time.
     
  9. munchausen

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    I didn't like him much the first season but he's become more interesting, even though now the writers don't know what to do with him anymore.
     
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    That's the feeling I get too. Does he go full gangster? I even thought he would get killed off in the last episode, an interesting angle would be for him to join Capone and then refuse to go to A City for the war, Capone kills him.
     
  11. whiteslashasian

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    Maybe Capone left him in Chicago to help keep things running?
     
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    Van Alden didn't have much effect other character's story lines, but I still really enjoyed him this season.

    I liked the last scene with Gyp where he started talking in a different voice. It was awkward and unnerving. I wasn't sure what to make of him at the beginning of the season, but he was a great character played by a great actor. He kind of reminded me of Chigurrah in No Country for Old Men, in the sense that he's just a destructive and chaotic force of nature.

    Richard's shootout was fine. It wasn't realistic, but it was so much fun! I loved the stairwell scene where he got two consecutive headshots. Everyone enjoyed his character and wanted to see a scene like that soon after his character was introduced. I also thought "why doesn't he just shoot him?" in the scene with Tommy as he was laying his gun down, but it was still tense and badass in a cheesy way. Just enjoy it.
     
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    That whole scene had been building for so long that it was incredibly cathartic when it finally happened. And Van Alden stomping around the office Godzilla-style was hilarious. This is in my top three scenes for the series.

    Both the Godzilla scene and Richard's killing spree had been been telegraphed, but Richard's scene was a bit of a letdown. I thought the finale was very good, but echo some of the criticism's of Harrow's brothel attack.
     
  14. munchausen

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    Gyp's other voice was supposed to be a Nucky impression, I think.
     
  15. OmniscientCause

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    Yea thats the way I viewed it.
     
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    The intention was to drug him up enough that she could physically overpower him and strangle him, just like she drugged up fake Jimmy and drowned him.


    People had realism complaints about the Wire, too. Remember Spiderman Omar?



    I had the same feeling about Jimmy.
     
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    Anybody watch the season opener?
     
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    Ah, yes. I only randomly noticed that the new episode aired.

    This season looks to be promising in new ways. The feud with NYC seems resolved for now. That new business guy moving into the Commodore's mansion and "teaming up" with Gillian. Eli's eldest son showing interest in the business. That new agent that let the corrupt one die. Al Capone's brothers showing up (I spoilered them for myself by reading their Wiki articles - don't do it!) and Van Alden not even seen yet.

    I wonder if Richard's story is over now?
     
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    Damn, didn't even know it had started.
     
  20. munchausen

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    They should have held it off four weeks and started it right after Breaking Bad finished. Or at least moved it to 10/9C. i know, DVR and all that, but the competition can't be good for it.
     

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