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Jack Houston playing Richard Harrow is one of the best screen performances I've ever seen. And yet although his IMDB page says he worked a fair amount I have not seen him in anything prominent since. In fact the only thing he's been in that I've heard of is a famously failed Ben Hur remake.

Michael Pitt is incredible in Boardwalk, but I've heard rumors he is incredibly difficult and unprofessional to work with and thats why you never see him in anything anymore.

Its a shame because those two are insane talents.

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Eli and Nucky's fight in season 2. Absolute climax of the show for me. Fuck your cocksucking partner, fuck his conniving cunt of a mother, fuck that old man I'll see his corpse in a ditch and FUCK YOU BROTHER.

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I understand it's fiction, but Nucky is written to be very resourceful. This seems like a huge oversight.

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Some time recently I decided to go through Boardwalk Empire again, something I hadn’t done since before the fifth season debuted. I seemed to fly through it in a couple of weeks.

The show to me was always good, but not great, and I still feel that way after rewatching it.

Not only does HBO more often than not have solid programming, but mob history had always been interesting to me & at the same time, I just happened to be right in this time period in my US History class, so I was very excited for it.

The show to me always seemed a bit restricted in its potential because of the use of real life characters such as Al Capone, Lucky Luciano & Arnold Rothstein. It still feels that way. The fictional characters were often the best ones on the show. Gyp Rossetti is such a good villain for Season 3, Richard Harrow is great anytime he’s on camera, Chalky White eventually gets a lot deeper once his time to shine comes around Season 4, and Jimmy Darmody gives the show a unique angle for the first two seasons due to both him & Nucky Johnson being fictional.

One of my biggest gripes about the show are the decisions to kill some characters a little too soon, Jimmy being the best example. I get that by the time his story ended, it was the only way he could’ve ended, but I wish they added an arc in between Season 1 & 2 to keep him around for a little longer. Once Jimmy was gone, the show felt a little too lenient on real characters. Owen Sleater is another example, he didn’t really have much to do except have an affair with Margaret.

Also Gillian Darmody sucks. She just sucks.

Overall I enjoyed rewatching Boardwalk Empire. I believe it is a very good show for HBO, but it doesn’t deserve a place in the HBO Pantheon with other shows such as The Sopranos, The Wire, Game of Thrones, Deadwood, etc.

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At the end of season 1 they get together and formulate a plan to overthrow Nucky. My question is why? What drove each of them to do so?

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A friend of mine and me are really into board games, and love the roaring 20s era (my friend's girlfriend even more). So, since episode 1, season 1 has a countdown to 1920.

I was thinking of timing that right to line up for new year's 2020. With board games, alcohol (because 100 years ago it was prohibition era) and optionally clothes (since obviously, realistic costumes can cost a lot more than just a board game or two).

What do you guys think about doing something similar (the episode line up I mean)?

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I recently finished binge-watching BE with my brother. I enjoyed it overall, some seasons were better than others, some characters were better than others, etc etc. But something weird happened as I was watching it. As the show went on, I was able to say "Someone's going to die in this scene", regardless of if it appeared to be a tense scene with any risk of death.

And every time, I was right. I had no idea who was going to die, sometimes the person who died wasn't even known when I made the prediction. And I didn't always know every scene where someone died, some of them still surprised me, but I called a great number of them.

I have absolutely no idea what the hell I was picking up on to predict this. The scene looked different, but in a way I can't articulate. Something about the lighting, or the editing, or the cinematography, or something they did to the sets, or even the "film", was different in most of the scenes where someone died. And I don't know what it was.

Did anyone else notice this "death-cam" effect? I feel like it was most pronounced in S4E11 (no spoilers other than that at some point someone dies, which is almost every episode of the show).

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$40 one pocket, corn knife the other. And, friend, come Saturday night I use them both.

What does he mean by that?

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Just finished watching season 2 and it was awesome! Didnt expect how things would turn out, especially the ending. Still abit shocked actually...... I want to watch season 3 right now but have to wait till nextweek when i get it on bluray. Watching the trailer for it has got me hyped lol

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I know this post might get made a lot, so I'm sorry in advance. But I'm just wondering: what is the best Al Capone documentary out there right now? There are a couple on YouTube, just wondering from those of you that frequent this sub: what is your favourite one?

Thanks!

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Hello everyone, ever since I finished season 3 I've been searching for the music that plays when Richard Harrow turns into the terminator. I can't find it anywhere and it's driving me crazy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYHxOdqepl8 You can hear it in the background here, so far all I've got is the name and artist:

"What'll I do" by Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks + Sharon van Etten

I've tried youtube, spottify and all that other crap but I can't find it anyone, can someone please help me out.

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First of all, I think along with season 2 it might be my favorite season, it was so well cast. It had an amazing streak of episodes from The Old Ship of Zion to Farewell Daddy Blues (which is also my favorite episode of BE now, replacing Margate Sands).

But I think Richard's death hit me harder than any other TV character's death (except for maybe Lem/Shane from The Shield)

What an amazing final sequence. The final few shots were perfection, and the sound of the waves over the credits was great.

I've heard good and bad things about season 5. I really hope to see Narcisse die at some point, preferably at the hands of Chalky. I kinda hope Gillian's storyline ends at s4, because it reached it's natural conclusion. Can't wait for more Van Alden. I hope Eli is somehow integrated back into the show because Shea Wiggum impressed the hell out of me (I personally believe he is the best cast from the whole show). I want to see how they'll tackle Arnold's death and how that affects Margaret.

My personally ranking of the seasons thus far is-

2=4 >3>>>>1

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