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Todd Bertuzzi
09-22-2010, 06:11 PM
Discuss!

Does Michael Pitt remind anyone else of Leo?

vidae
09-22-2010, 06:19 PM
Yeah, it's eerily close.

Great pilot episode. Can't wait for next week.

HeavyLeggedWaistBender
09-22-2010, 06:37 PM
Same, its distracting. I like what I saw, Ill be watching.

Don Vito
09-22-2010, 06:47 PM
Sunday was awesome, the only thing I don't like about the show is that even though he was great in the first episode, I think of two things everytime I see Steve Buscemi:

http://www.moviewiseguys.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/2us8lts.jpg

and

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c274/hanzelsolos/MrDeeds_2.jpg

Not even Reservoir Dogs, just Billy Madison and Mr. Deeds.

Giantsfan1080
09-22-2010, 06:50 PM
Great show. If I had to make a show about something it would be this.

yourfavestoner
09-22-2010, 08:44 PM
I found the pilot incredibly boring. I'll give it one more week to hook me.

HeavyLeggedWaistBender
09-22-2010, 09:26 PM
Sunday was awesome, the only thing I don't like about the show is that even though he was great in the first episode, I think of two things everytime I see Steve Buscemi:

http://www.moviewiseguys.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/2us8lts.jpg

and

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c274/hanzelsolos/MrDeeds_2.jpg

Not even Reservoir Dogs, just Billy Madison and Mr. Deeds.

I think of Con-Air.

tjsunstein
09-23-2010, 12:24 PM
I loved the pilot. I know it started slow but I trust that it set up a lot for next episode. The only thing I didn't like was how many characters they introduced. It was tough to keep track of after a day of football.

yourfavestoner
09-23-2010, 12:59 PM
I loved the pilot. I know it started slow but I trust that it set up a lot for next episode. The only thing I didn't like was how many characters they introduced. It was tough to keep track of after a day of football.

Yeah, that was my biggest complaint as well. Instead of throwing every single character that the show will feature at me, show a little bit more plot development.

RAVENS/WIZARDS/ORIOLES
09-23-2010, 01:00 PM
Man I loved the first episode. I was so happy when the one dude said he was Al Capone. It was awesome when Lucky Luciano says "I don't like what I'm hearing" and Busemi says "Well maybe you shouldn't be listening when grown ups are talking" ahahahhahh he straight bitched him.

Brent
09-24-2010, 10:30 PM
"jesus you're ******* mermaids now?"
"every vote counts!"

Rob S
09-24-2010, 10:34 PM
Loved the pilot.

I could see not liking it tho. YFS, you should stick it out until at least the 5th episode. Apparently that is the point when all the storylines intersect and everything gets awesome. There are a bunch of review out for those that care to read them.

gpngc
09-24-2010, 11:47 PM
I loved the pilot. I know it started slow but I trust that it set up a lot for next episode. The only thing I didn't like was how many characters they introduced. It was tough to keep track of after a day of football.

Excellent point.

It was very difficult to keep track of all those guys with thoughts of Jahvid Best running through our heads...

I would think a good portion of their target audience would be football-watchers as well...

Hollywood
09-25-2010, 02:33 AM
I think if the names 'Scorsese' 'Sopranos" and 'Buscemi' weren't involved, people would not be impressed at all by the pilot. I was bored by it and saw nothing ground breaking or very original. Ill give it a few more episodes but not sure (oh wait, yes I am...it's because of those names I mentioned above) why everyone is raving over it and the pilot episode.

I see nothing more than an outstanding marketing job by HBO right now.

trkaline
09-25-2010, 02:50 AM
I think if the names 'Scorsese' 'Sopranos" and 'Buscemi' weren't involved, people would not be impressed at all by the pilot. I was bored by it and saw nothing ground breaking or very original. Ill give it a few more episodes but not sure (oh wait, yes I am...it's because of those names I mentioned above) why everyone is raving over it and the pilot episode.

I see nothing more than an outstanding marketing job by HBO right now.

So basically what you are saying, is if their are people out there that didn't share the same view as you and happened to like the show that their all tools?

Hollywood
09-26-2010, 01:52 AM
So basically what you are saying, is if their are people out there that didn't share the same view as you and happened to like the show that their all tools?

uh no. Not at all did I say that. Just saying that if it weren't for those big and marquee names attached and the millions (and brilliant marketing) spent by HBO to market this show IMO it would pass without much notice. I personally (personally being the key word here) didn't see anything ground breaking or very exciting about the pilot.

trkaline
09-26-2010, 02:57 AM
uh no. Not at all did I say that. Just saying that if it weren't for those big and marquee names attached and the millions (and brilliant marketing) spent by HBO to market this show IMO it would pass without much notice. I personally (personally being the key word here) didn't see anything ground breaking or very exciting about the pilot.

My bad I reread what you posted, and the key word you used was "impress". I do agree I was not impressed by it, but I did like it and will be watching to see where its going.

M.O.T.H.
09-26-2010, 06:46 PM
New episode tonight. I forgot about it. But yeah, i absolutely loved the first episode. The rest arent directed by Scorsese, though. Correct? Hopefully they're just as good.

Giantsfan1080
09-26-2010, 07:09 PM
I'm upset it's on Sunday. I can't watch it live.

ccB
09-27-2010, 03:28 PM
I <3 this show.


OMAR LITTLE NEXT WEEK BISCHES!

ATLDirtyBirds
09-27-2010, 05:59 PM
I <3 this show.


OMAR LITTLE NEXT WEEK BISCHES!


I was about to stop watching in protest of not enough Omar when I saw the clips for next week.

Brodeur
09-27-2010, 06:04 PM
I don't know why Omar isn't the main character.

nepg
09-27-2010, 06:18 PM
Sunday was awesome, the only thing I don't like about the show is that even though he was great in the first episode, I think of two things everytime I see Steve Buscemi:

http://www.moviewiseguys.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/2us8lts.jpg

and

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c274/hanzelsolos/MrDeeds_2.jpg

Not even Reservoir Dogs, just Billy Madison and Mr. Deeds.

For some reason, I think of him from the Sopranos...which is why this series is probably going to work out really well.

Brent
09-27-2010, 07:51 PM
I don't know why Omar isn't the main character.
because of his skin color.

M.O.T.H.
09-28-2010, 11:25 PM
Another great episode. I'm hooked.

Giantsfan1080
09-29-2010, 08:12 AM
Great show. Whoever plays Arnold Rothstein is doing a great job.

ccB
09-29-2010, 01:26 PM
Al Capone is my favorite character so far, and I'm not surprised by this.

djp
09-30-2010, 03:15 PM
Omar comin! Where is he??

Show has been very good so far, but I can see what people mean when they say there's too much Buscemi. I hope they tone him down a little bit in the future episodes and focus more on the secondary characters.

gpngc
09-30-2010, 03:19 PM
Omar comin! Where is he??

Show has been very good so far, but I can see what people mean when they say there's too much Buscemi. I hope they tone him down a little bit in the future episodes and focus more on the secondary characters.

I can't picture him speaking in any way but how he talked in the wire... like speaking like a guy in the vaccum sweeper era... that's going to be so weird...

Giantsfan1080
09-30-2010, 03:20 PM
It's the 20's.

gpngc
09-30-2010, 03:27 PM
^LOL clearly.

fischbowl
10-04-2010, 03:32 PM
Michael Williams plays Chalky White almost exactly like Omar Little and it is beautiful. Boardwalk Empire continues to enamor me weekly.

djp
10-04-2010, 03:55 PM
Michael Williams plays Chalky White almost exactly like Omar Little and it is beautiful. Boardwalk Empire continues to enamor me weekly.

Except for the whole swearing thing. That threw me off for a second when he said ************.

Nuckys line was classic, though. "What does ************ mean?"

Van Alden is starting to really creep me out.

fischbowl
10-06-2010, 06:19 PM
Are we safe to assume Emmy nominations for both Stuhlbarg and Shannon for best supporting and Buscemi and Pitt for lead? I don't think either Buscemi or Pitt could win alongside the three headed monster of Bryan Cranston, Jon Hamm, and Michael C. Hall, but it's shaping up to be an even thicker race.

Chucky
10-06-2010, 06:24 PM
Are we safe to assume Emmy nominations for both Stuhlbarg and Shannon for best supporting and Buscemi and Pitt for lead? I don't think either Buscemi or Pitt could win alongside the three headed monster of Bryan Cranston, Jon Hamm, and Michael C. Hall, but it's shaping up to be an even thicker race.

Stuhlberg is unbelievable. And as much as I love Aaron Paul, I think I might even prefer Stuhlberg at this point

djp
10-11-2010, 01:24 AM
Chalky's monologue was fantastic tonight. Absolutely phenomenal episode. Can't wait for next Sunday. Makes me almost want to actually order HBO. Anyone that wants a decent stream, pm me. This one took awhile to load but the quality was very good.

"Well, I ain't buildin' no bookcase"

TitansCJftw
10-11-2010, 02:54 AM
this show is epic so far its absolutely awesome

Brodeur
10-11-2010, 10:41 AM
Stuhlberg is unbelievable. And as much as I love Aaron Paul, I think I might even prefer Stuhlberg at this point

Stuhlberg doesn't even come close to Aaron Paul.

Brent
10-11-2010, 02:54 PM
"Well, I ain't buildin' no bookcase."

ATLDirtyBirds
10-11-2010, 06:31 PM
"Well, I ain't buildin' no bookcase."


I can't be the only one that was expecting The Wire intro to start after that. Simply a fantastic episode.

Brodeur
10-11-2010, 06:38 PM
I like this show, but I still don't think it has reached the epicness that I was promised before it started.

djp
10-12-2010, 03:33 PM
I like this show, but I still don't think it has reached the epicness that I was promised before it started.

Most of the reviewers that have watched the whole first season say it starts getting epic around episode 6.

Giantsfan1080
10-14-2010, 09:03 AM
They're still setting up a lot of different storylines but it's just excellent so far.

Giantsfan1080
10-14-2010, 09:44 AM
I forgot to mention this but the girl who played Pearl was out of this world amazingly hot. I actually felt bad when they cut her face up even though it wasn't real.

Mr. Goosemahn
10-17-2010, 08:55 PM
I think today's episode is my favorite one so far.

Not sure why, probably because it showed the most character development, IMO, out of all the episodes.

Also because it finally showed that:
Nucky isn't untouchable.

Dr. Gonzo
10-17-2010, 10:47 PM
Really good episode. Pitt gets better every episode and I am loving the whole Chicago story line. I read up quite a bit on prohibition era gangsters a few years back so it is great hearing names I recognize too.

Giantsfan1080
10-21-2010, 12:03 PM
Sh*t's really going to hit the fan this episode. Can't wait.

Job
10-24-2010, 09:43 PM
Omar comin! Where is he??

Show has been very good so far, but I can see what people mean when they say there's too much Buscemi. I hope they tone him down a little bit in the future episodes and focus more on the secondary characters.

Someone in here needs to enlighten me as to how there can ever possibly be too much Steve Buscemi.

J255979-11nine
10-25-2010, 01:23 AM
Someone in here needs to enlighten me as to how there can ever possibly be too much Steve Buscemi.

What? Are you enjoying his sex scenes or something?

Job
10-25-2010, 07:50 AM
What? Are you enjoying his sex scenes or something?

I fap to it non-stop.

J255979-11nine
10-26-2010, 01:51 PM
I fap to it non-stop.

Thank god. I'm not the only one!

TimD
10-26-2010, 02:05 PM
loving this series. cant wait for next episode.

Giantsfan1080
10-27-2010, 09:00 AM
I hope Jimmy and Capone don't go at each other. Their partnership is to good.

MetSox17
10-28-2010, 12:01 PM
Anyone else think Knucky is Jimmy's dad?

no bare feet
10-28-2010, 12:06 PM
Best show on TV.

aLARGEtopHat
10-28-2010, 01:52 PM
I give the show a Bish rating. Semi entertaining, but not great.

Mr. Goosemahn
10-28-2010, 02:22 PM
Anyone else think Knucky is Jimmy's dad?

Yeah, I thought that too when he was speaking with Jimmy's mom in the fortune reading establishment. There seemed to be some history/tension between them, and both show genuine care and interest towards Jimmy.

J255979-11nine
10-28-2010, 03:16 PM
Yeah, I thought that too when he was speaking with Jimmy's mom in the fortune reading establishment. There seemed to be some history/tension between them, and both show genuine care and interest towards Jimmy.

In episode 2 Nucky mentions Jimmy's father to Jimmy when they are having that meeting.

Mr. Goosemahn
10-28-2010, 04:09 PM
In episode 2 Nucky mentions Jimmy's father to Jimmy when they are having that meeting.

Oh yeah. Forgot about that.

Maybe it's his stepfather, or at least not his biological dad?

I dunno. This is all just speculation.

Job
10-28-2010, 04:13 PM
In episode 2 Nucky mentions Jimmy's father to Jimmy when they are having that meeting.

Do you really consider that proof?

ATLDirtyBirds
11-01-2010, 11:55 AM
Haven't watched yet, but I feel as if I'm going to be disappointed because no one bumped this up for something amazing that went down.

Giantsfan1080
11-01-2010, 12:02 PM
Haven't watched yet, but I feel as if I'm going to be disappointed because no one bumped this up for something amazing that went down.

The episode was very good as usual. It was mainly a character development episode though with a few things sprinkled in to advance the plot.

703SKINS202
11-01-2010, 12:59 PM
Glad to have found this thread, this show is so damn good. I thought last nights episode was really good again. I can't imagine how crazy the finale is going to be.

hobbes2053
11-01-2010, 01:25 PM
Last night blew my goddamn mind.

Todd Bertuzzi
11-01-2010, 03:02 PM
Love the new characters they introduced last night. Still need more Chalky though!

Dr. Gonzo
11-01-2010, 03:39 PM
Really amazing episode for sure. I will say it again, Pitt is reaaaally ******* good.

comahan
11-01-2010, 11:58 PM
Just finished this weeks episode. Definitely a top notch show. Love Chalky and Jimmy.

TitansCJftw
11-02-2010, 12:01 AM
my new favorite tv show, best **** on tv right now

Bob Sanders Dreadlock
11-02-2010, 12:56 PM
Nucky needs to kick some ass and take names. They have made him look weak the last 2 episodes. How many episodes are left?

Giantsfan1080
11-02-2010, 12:57 PM
I think it runs into mid December, so maybe 6 or 7 more episodes.

703SKINS202
11-02-2010, 02:04 PM
There's 12 so 5 more.

djp
11-02-2010, 02:45 PM
Nothing will ever top The Wire, but this show is pretty fantastic. Only other show I'm really watching now is Dexter.

Giantsfan1080
11-03-2010, 09:47 PM
I totally forgot Stephen Graham played Babyface Nelson in Public Enemies. He's getting all the good gangsters out of the way.

I don't think Dillinger ever crossed paths with Capone but maybe they'll throw something in with them two anyway.

djp
11-09-2010, 01:54 AM
No posts about episode 8? I thought it was the best of the series so far.

ATLDirtyBirds
11-09-2010, 05:34 AM
No posts about episode 8? I thought it was the best of the series so far.

Everything is ******* awesome. I can't wait for James to come back and **** **** up.

djp
11-12-2010, 01:30 PM
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs116.snc4/36185_165595090138245_125938460770575_379350_57351 _n.jpg

hobbes2053
11-14-2010, 08:57 PM
This show is just so much awesome.

mqtirishfan
11-21-2010, 09:07 PM
Solid episode tonight.

TimD
11-23-2010, 12:09 AM
just saw the recent episode. ohmygod was it amazing. everyone was brilliant. especially Jimmy

"I wasnt going to but you kinda talked me into it"

703SKINS202
11-23-2010, 09:50 AM
Yea this show is just the tits. Nothing better on tv right now imo. I can't wait for these last two episodes although I feel like they have soooooo much left to get through. Hopefully they are longer episodes like the premiere. Who does everyone think gets whacked in the end? I've been thinking about how they will setup season 2.

Brent
11-29-2010, 09:24 PM
wtf at that baptism scene, that dude has gone off the deep end.

Giantsfan1080
12-01-2010, 04:21 PM
We finally found out Jimmy's real father as well. 54 and a 13 year old, yikes.

Chucky
12-01-2010, 04:27 PM
wtf at that baptism scene, that dude has gone off the deep end.

I think we've known this since the scene where he chastised himself.

Damix
12-01-2010, 04:29 PM
We finally found out Jimmy's real father as well. 54 and a 13 year old, yikes.


There is hope for when I'm old...

VCU4LIFEGOVIKS
12-01-2010, 07:36 PM
We finally found out Jimmy's real father as well. 54 and a 13 year old, yikes.

Yeah the writers some how find away to make Van Alden more messed up every episode. I never thought they could top the episode when he whipped himself with the belt but they have twice.

VCU4LIFEGOVIKS
12-01-2010, 07:37 PM
just saw the recent episode. ohmygod was it amazing. everyone was brilliant. especially Jimmy

"I wasnt going to but you kinda talked me into it"

I laughed my ass off when he shot that guy.

Brent
12-01-2010, 08:02 PM
I laughed my ass off when he shot that guy.
that line was delivered perfectly, he's a really good actor.

LizardState
12-05-2010, 08:17 AM
Paris Green was when all the chickens came home to roost. I've watched the whole series from OnDemand now & got caught up.

We're seeing Emmy-caliber performances from topnotch actors here at this point, it's called hamartia in Greek Tragedy, the revealing of the tragic flaw in the tragic hero/heroine.

We see the cold-bloodedness from Gretchen Mol with the hint of her as the source of arsenic poisoning "enough to kill a hippo" in the dying Commodore, & that character trait passed on in her gangster son Jimmy when he stoically accepted abandonment from his wife & son, then without missing a beat puts the returned son to bed with "Just us guys now" telling his disloyal wife offhandedly about the bisexual extramarital affair ("I know what you've been up to") & kicking her to the curb.

And from the great Dabney Coleman as the dying Commodore, he becomes sentimental over his just revealed only son Jimmy & his mother the former teenage mistress as they circle like sharks smelling blood over his wealth while he's on a deathbed, so ironic as a Coleman is an actor who's built a career-long carefully cultivated image as an abrasively not very nice guy. I'm biased & have always loved Dabney Coleman in everything he's done (we both grew up in San Antonio), even watched every episode of his deadpan laughtrackless comedy Buffalo Bill about 16 yrs ago. I really will hate to see him written out of this superlative series.

And of course from Steve Buscemi as Nucky, the antihero crime boss. We were getting all warmed to him as a charming, witty guy with his love for Mrs. Schroeder & his hopes for a son that he lost as a widower restored in her. That was a flaw in that his weakness was exposed, & he knew it when he threw the disinfectant at her saying she washed herself "out like a common *****" so we see the real ruthlessness of Nucky again as he throws his corrupt brother under the bus.

We could argue that Kelly MacDonald, an underrated actress with her near flawless Irish accent, revealed her inner morality by biling on Nucky too. She clearly had misgivings about being politically manipulated by the corrupt regime & as a kept mistress by Nucky. We can count on seeing her flex her newfound power in episodes to come, can't wait to see if she & Nucky get back together b/c there is something sparking there between them, or if she will extract revenge via religious fanatic fatalist Fed Van Alden who also has a sexual obsession with the charismatic Mrs. Schroeder.

Also can't wait to see how Van Alden gets out of ridding himself of his treacherous underling in the baptism scene, remember he actually murdered him in front of many witnesses. Also can't wait for Capone to turn on Torrio & take him out, I'd bet the ranch on that one coming.

I see a lot of Gangs of NY & maybe a little of the Aviator in the look & feel ambiance of the period here in BE, the hand of master craftsman Martin Scorsese is so apparent b/c this is what he does best. It is displayed int he wardrobe, the many cynical expressions in the dialog of 1920 vernacular we have heard from later Depression-era dramas, & the stunning characterizations in the players.

There's some of Bill the Butcher in Nucky & I'm really enjoying finally seeing Buscemi display his acting chops in a leading role like this, you could see that in previous criminal character roles in which he excelled like Mr. Pink in Reservoir Dogs, Tony Blundetto if the Sopranos, & all the Coen Bros. films such as Barton Fink, Miler's Crossing, Hudsucker Proxy, Lebowski & especially in Fargo which may have been his best ever film performance (although some prefer his Ghost World supernerd role). His performance as Nucky has Emmy written all over it, & I think the series will receive recognition for scripts directing, & maybe BSAs for Kelly MacDonald &/or Michael Pitt/Johnny & Mike Shannon/Van Alden.

703SKINS202
12-05-2010, 09:22 PM
Fantastic finale. Season 2 is going to be great. This is easily my favorite show now.

Giantsfan1080
10-06-2011, 06:21 PM
Great episode last week. Chalky was amazing as usual.

M.O.T.H.
10-06-2011, 06:25 PM
I'm really in to Boardwalk Empire. But sadly, I stopped watching like halfway through the first season for whatever reason. I'll have to catch up eventually.

All my friends think it's the most boring show on television.

Giantsfan1080
10-06-2011, 06:27 PM
It's a bit slow paced compared to other shows but it is so well done. The storylines, costumes, sets, dialouge, just everything is perfect. If you want really slow paced watch Treme. It's an excellent show also but you have to be in the right mood to watch it.

M.O.T.H.
10-06-2011, 06:31 PM
I couldnt get into Treme. But I agree with everything you said about Boardwalk Empire. Great time period to showcase.

I saw the making of season 2...the little 15 minute segment or whatever. And they just nail it. It really is amazing. And the sets and costumes, really do bring out the best in the actors. I dont care who you are...the clothes alone are enough to inspire.

TACKLE
12-06-2011, 02:06 AM
jimmy.....

ho.lee.fauk.

fischbowl
12-06-2011, 09:32 AM
jimmy.....

ho.lee.fauk.

That man hit for the Oedipal cycle in only one mere episode

Giantsfan1080
12-06-2011, 11:22 AM
They were foreshadowing that since Episode 1 basically but I still didn't want to see it.

TimD
12-06-2011, 11:43 AM
They were foreshadowing that since Episode 1 basically but I still didn't want to see it.

yea that was messsssed up

his mom is the worst

TACKLE
12-12-2011, 03:46 AM
RIP Jimmy Darmody :(

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lw2v3fI6PQ1qbvaudo1_500.gif

fischbowl
12-12-2011, 08:16 AM
I-Iwio2YH1I

ncst8fan83
12-12-2011, 09:17 AM
BE needs to seriously bring it in Season 3 to justify this ****. Ridiculous.

Todd Bertuzzi
09-17-2012, 03:03 PM
Season opener was kind of meh.

themaninblack
09-17-2012, 08:32 PM
I thought it was better than 'meh' but it certainly wasn't great. Had some great moments but some of it was also very boring. Typical of the series actually.

Todd Bertuzzi
09-25-2012, 02:45 PM
Bueller? Bueller? Anyone?

Anything with Gyp Rosetti is golden right now...the rest, not so much.

themaninblack
09-25-2012, 03:17 PM
I really loved most of last night's episode aside from the scenes involving Margaret. Part of me is hoping she gets offed at some point in the near future.

BuckeyeDan17
10-02-2012, 08:51 PM
Yeah I have grown to ******* hate Margaret. I'm big on Richard harrow, I was hoping he would blast mickey so I wouldn't have to hear that stupid laugh again. I agree gyp is a good character.