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DJariya
04-13-12, 07:55 PM
<img src="http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/2878/magiccity.jpg" alt="Image Hosted by ImageShack.us"/><br/>By <a target="_new" href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/djariya">djariya</a> at 2012-03-22

Synopsis:

Ike deals with the disappearance of Mike Strauss; DA Klein uses Ike's law-student son to battle organized crime; and Stevie and Lily's affair heats up.

Episode 2 of 10

Promo:

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/psDWoNbJexE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

joliom
04-14-12, 01:14 AM
I don't know if I'm going to stick it out with this show. It's really been boring me to death and so far I couldn't care less about any of the main characters. I'll give it one or two more episodes to see if it catches fire. Great production design, though.

dex14
04-15-12, 10:07 AM
Whats with the straight up use of The Godfather music?

Red Dog
04-15-12, 01:36 PM
Whats with the straight up use of The Godfather music?

Yeah - I was shocked by that.

Anyhow, I watched this one and the 3rd (which was on VOD), and I'm really enjoying it. The thing I wonder about is whether there was a real push to legalize casino gambling in FL in the late 50s. I guess maybe it was available in Cuba, pre-Castro, and they were trying to compete with that, but I'm skeptical that there was a serious push for it back then. Paramutuel betting (horses, dogs, jai alai) was quite prevalent in FL, and lucrative for the state.

dex14
04-15-12, 04:54 PM
It was...and that quote was real. Pretty detailed article.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/perspective/article1054214.ece

Red Dog
04-15-12, 06:03 PM
Yeah - supports my contention more --- that there was no political push to legalize casino gambling there in the late 50s. I have little doubt that illegal bookmaking thrived.

DJariya
04-15-12, 09:06 PM
:thumbsup: Good 2nd episode.

:drool: Jessica Marais (Lily Diamond) is hot as hell. Really sexy body. Can't wait to see how Stevie's affair with her blows up in his and Ike's face.

:lol: at Ben Diamond shooting the dog during his phonecall.

It's interesting to see Ike struggling to run a legitimate business, but also needing support from a shady character like Diamond.

This show has great visuals, set designs and a shit load of eye candy. Finally got to see an partial nude sex scene with Olga Kurylenko. :thumbsup:

This show IMO is almost like a mix of The Godfather and Mad Men.

Gunde
04-16-12, 10:52 AM
:drool: Jessica Marais (Lily Diamond) is hot as hell. Really sexy body.
Except for the fake tits :down:

I'm digging this show so far. Especially love the look and feel.