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Boardwalk Empire --> "Boardwalk Empire" --> 09/19/10



Day:
Sunday, September 19, 2010

Time:
Pre-show: 8:45pm EST

Show: 9:00 – 10:15pm EST (multiple airings throughout night and week)

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Created By:
Terence Winter

Directed By:
Martin Scorsese

Starring:
Anna Katarina, Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Shea Whigham, Michael Shannon, Kelly Macdonald, Vincent Piazza, Stephen Graham, Michael Stuhlbarg, Todd Fredericks, William Hill, Jack Huston, Nicholas Alexander Martino, Pierre O'Farrell, Dabney Coleman, Gretchen Mol.

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January 1920. On the eve of Prohibition, Atlantic City's Treasurer, Nucky Thompson, condemns alcohol at a Women's Temperance League meeting, where he is noticed by Margaret Schroeder, a pretty, pregnant housewife who comes to him for help in getting her abusive husband Hans a job. Later that evening, the duplicitous Nucky privately tells his ward bosses about the opportunity to make huge profits selling bootleg liquor. At a countdown-to-midnight blast at Babette's Supper Club, he assures Jimmy Darmody, a recently returned WWI vet, that his appointment as "Man Friday" to the new Chief Clerk of the Fourth Ward, Paddy Ryan, will lead to bigger things. Jimmy, meanwhile, has higher aspirations and ends up making an alliance that could have dire consequences for both him and Nucky.

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Re: Boardwalk Empire --> "Boardwalk Empire" --> 09/19/10

Can't wait, has gotten rave reviews all around
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Re: Boardwalk Empire --> "Boardwalk Empire" --> 09/19/10

Hey, Weddin' Singer..... Aaaaaa-Ooooooo!
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Re: Boardwalk Empire --> "Boardwalk Empire" --> 09/19/10

Definitely will be checking this out. Looks very promising from the list of talent attached to it.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire --> "Boardwalk Empire" --> 09/19/10

Got another 3 free months of HBO from U-Verse, so why not.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire --> "Boardwalk Empire" --> 09/19/10

Shows like this make me want to sign-up for HBO.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire --> "Boardwalk Empire" --> 09/19/10

Been looking forward to this for months.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire --> "Boardwalk Empire" --> 09/19/10

I'm trying to keep my expectations in check...it's difficult though.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire --> "Boardwalk Empire" --> 09/19/10

Can't wait for this one. Buscemi finally getting to be the leading man. Thrilled that Marty is directing the first ep.

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Re: Boardwalk Empire --> "Boardwalk Empire" --> 09/19/10

that...was...fantastic!
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Re: Boardwalk Empire --> "Boardwalk Empire" --> 09/19/10

Originally Posted by scott1598 View Post
that...was...fantastic!
yep def. Also def. felt like a mini Martin Scorsesse movie too
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Re: Boardwalk Empire --> "Boardwalk Empire" --> 09/19/10

Definitely had the Scorsese style. Good opening, but still has room for development. I like how they're taking the approach of this being kind of a prequel to suit all gangster movies. I can only imagine how much money was spent on sets, which were quite impressive.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire --> "Boardwalk Empire" --> 09/19/10

I wonder if all episodes are going to have that style, as usually the pilot sets the tone for the rest of the series.
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Wow this show was great. I'd been looking forward to it like many others since I heard about it and it didn't let me down. I think after a long period of just so-so series HBO finally has something that's really worth watching again.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire --> "Boardwalk Empire" --> 09/19/10

I've never been a Michael Pitt fan and he really seemed miscast to me in this.

Otherwise it was very well done.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire --> "Boardwalk Empire" --> 09/19/10

I really liked it. Only things unclear to be were

a) How come Nucky was so okay with Jimmy after the heist? I mean didn't he essentially rip him off AND get the Feds sniffing around?

b) Why did they kill the fat and jolly Italian man?
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Re: Boardwalk Empire --> "Boardwalk Empire" --> 09/19/10

Originally Posted by CKMorpheus View Post
I really liked it. Only things unclear to be were

a) How come Nucky was so okay with Jimmy after the heist? I mean didn't he essentially rip him off AND get the Feds sniffing around?

b) Why did they kill the fat and jolly Italian man?
He didn't rip Nucky off, it was Rothstein's booze.

Colosimo, the guy who got wacked at the end, didn't want any part of bootlegging. That part was based off of true events.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire --> "Boardwalk Empire" --> 09/19/10

Loved every bit of it except the wildly inappropriate music they used for the opening credits.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire --> "Boardwalk Empire" --> 09/19/10

As good a first episode as I've seen. I loved every bit of it, even Michael Pitt who I always considered very bland.

Was that Omar Little in Nucky's waiting room?
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Re: Boardwalk Empire --> "Boardwalk Empire" --> 09/19/10

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Was that Omar Little in Nucky's waiting room?
Indeed it was!
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Re: Boardwalk Empire --> "Boardwalk Empire" --> 09/19/10

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Was that Omar Little in Nucky's waiting room?
Yep.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire --> "Boardwalk Empire" --> 09/19/10

Pitt seemed to be Scorsese's age appropriate replacement for DiCaprio. It's all I could see the entire time.

Outside of the bad CGI in the shoreline shots I thought it was pretty damn near perfect.
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Re: Boardwalk Empire --> "Boardwalk Empire" --> 09/19/10

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Colosimo, the guy who got wacked at the end, didn't want any part of bootlegging. That part was based off of true events.
Who ordered Colisimo killed?
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Re: Boardwalk Empire --> "Boardwalk Empire" --> 09/19/10

Enjoyed the pilot. How long before HBO decides the series is too expensive to produce?
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Re: Boardwalk Empire --> "Boardwalk Empire" --> 09/19/10

Originally Posted by chuckd21 View Post
Enjoyed the pilot. How long before HBO decides the series is too expensive to produce?
That's my worry. Loved it, but can't see it pulling in huge ratings. We'll see.

As much as I love Buschemi, he's not the leading man Gandolfini was.

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