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chris watton

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140 months

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Sunday 30th September 2012 quote quote all
I note that Nuckie isn't as 'nice' in this first episode, is this to set it up for his downfall, perhaps? (haven't read the real history of these people...)

Halb

21,757 posts

63 months

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chris watton said:
I note that Nuckie isn't as 'nice' in this first episode, is this to set it up for his downfall, perhaps? (haven't read the real history of these people...)
Interesting you say that. As I watched the last few episodes of the last series, I got the impression the Nuckie we had seen thus far could have been a veneer (perhaps unfair, not a veneer but the person he could be when things were 'easy'), and his real (deeper) dimensions could be seen as his situation became more precipitous. The last lines he speaks to Jimmy are, "you never knew me James. I'm not you, I'm not looking for redemption."
We do see the agony of Jimmy as he makes decision throughout S2, we rarely if at all see Nuckie's agonising.
And once he took that step into taking a life himself, the tagline, 'you can't be half a gangster' becomes more apparent. Nuckie has enjoyed pulling strings at a distance controlling his empire, then he was forced to get entrenched and elbow deep in the work itself. Once one foot was in, you can't stay that way, you either get out or step in.
I think looking back over previous series this is a masterfully written programme.

y2blade

52,368 posts

95 months

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Sunday 30th September 2012 quote quote all
Sky+ this.
Will be watching it tonight.

Halb

21,757 posts

63 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
Absolutely ace so far.

Just think, while Nucky is busy being bad, Lord Whatsit is bust running Downton Abbey.biggrin

TonyHetherington

31,747 posts

130 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
I have just watched episode 4 - is that where everyone else is? Bugger me this is the best thing on tv!
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The Spruce goose

5,808 posts

75 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
TonyHetherington said:
I have just watched episode 4 - is that where everyone else is? Bugger me this is the best thing on tv!
good glimpse of al capone character developing.

it is good so far.



TonyHetherington

31,747 posts

130 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
Indeed, he's becoming ever more high profile yes

davepoth

22,594 posts

79 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
TonyHetherington said:
I have just watched episode 4 - is that where everyone else is? Bugger me this is the best thing on tv!
Just checking, is this the one where someone says "vagina"? If so then yes, I am too. And I didn't see Nucky shooting the kid coming.

croakey

661 posts

68 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
I think sky Atlantic showed episode 2 last Saturday.

TonyHetherington

31,747 posts

130 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
davepoth said:
TonyHetherington said:
I have just watched episode 4 - is that where everyone else is? Bugger me this is the best thing on tv!
Just checking, is this the one where someone says "vagina"? If so then yes, I am too. And I didn't see Nucky shooting the kid coming.
Yes, that's the one yes

the bit at the end where he shot the kid was BRILLIANT. We'd spent the whole episode thinking that he's going to employ him, that he's going to maybe 'train him up' and become the new Jimmy, that maybe this is the softer side of Nucky coming through again, that he likes this cheeky chappy and he's going to let him get away with stealing from him. Then, POW! You then see that look in Nucky's eye of "I don't take st from anyone". Brilliant.

Halb

21,757 posts

63 months

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croakey said:
I think sky Atlantic showed episode 2 last Saturday.
Yip, this Sat will be ep3.

Oakey

15,639 posts

96 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
It was kind of obvious that Nucky would kill the kid. They built him up as a really likeable character, they made you root for him. So him getting a bullet to the head was the obvious conclusion, especially given how much of a Nucky has become

Halb

21,757 posts

63 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
I liked the title, Broadwalk Empire, not so keen on Boradwalk Empire.

TonyHetherington

31,747 posts

130 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
oops smile There was me trying to tidy it up a bit!

TonyHetherington

31,747 posts

130 months

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Oakey said:
It was kind of obvious that Nucky would kill the kid. They built him up as a really likeable character, they made you root for him. So him getting a bullet to the head was the obvious conclusion, especially given how much of a Nucky has become
Ha, that's interesting; I didn't see it coming at all!

Robbo66

2,030 posts

113 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
Yes, Sky showing episode 2. How have some seen episodes 3 & 4 already ?. Any idea what channel please ?.

Steve Evil

9,172 posts

109 months

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Robbo66 said:
Yes, Sky showing episode 2. How have some seen episodes 3 & 4 already ?. Any idea what channel please ?.
Downloaded from one of the torrent sites would be my guess.

P-Jay

5,833 posts

71 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
Steve Evil said:
Robbo66 said:
Yes, Sky showing episode 2. How have some seen episodes 3 & 4 already ?. Any idea what channel please ?.
Downloaded from one of the torrent sites would be my guess.
Yep, this thread could go the way of the Walking Dead, Big Bang Theory etc etc where you've got a small number of downloaders chatting away about episodes most posters won't have seen and it's difficult to work out which camp people are in without hitting the spoiler tags.

fun times... rolleyes

SWoll

4,894 posts

138 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
P-Jay said:
Steve Evil said:
Robbo66 said:
Yes, Sky showing episode 2. How have some seen episodes 3 & 4 already ?. Any idea what channel please ?.
Downloaded from one of the torrent sites would be my guess.
Yep, this thread could go the way of the Walking Dead, Big Bang Theory etc etc where you've got a small number of downloaders chatting away about episodes most posters won't have seen and it's difficult to work out which camp people are in without hitting the spoiler tags.

fun times... rolleyes
yes

Although I'm not sure about the "small number" comment. wink

TonyHetherington

31,747 posts

130 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
P-Jay said:
Yep, this thread could go the way of the Walking Dead, Big Bang Theory etc etc where you've got a small number of downloaders chatting away about episodes most posters won't have seen and it's difficult to work out which camp people are in without hitting the spoiler tags.

fun times... rolleyes
A spoiler tag means it will spoil part of the plot for you. Stick with that, you won't go wrong.
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